For years, I rode a Suzuki Hayabusa, a hypersports motorcycle with a very large engine. Felt like Han Solo’s (he shot first, you know) Millenium Falcon when you opened the throttle – instant, strong forward movement regardless of speed or gear. Open throttle and you are heaved down the road. Thus, I had to name the machine something. It was a grotesque bronze color, so for a while I called her the Copper Rhino, but eventually I settled on the name Aluminum Falcon (Hayabusa is the Japanese name for a variant of the Peregrin Falcon) as a good play on the name Hayabusa and also because the intake system set up a resonance in the upper midrange that reminded me of the warbling cry of a Wookie.
Cisco was recently awarded three separate government cryptographic validations in network routing for 12 of its newest Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.
The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich mediacollaboration and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings.
The newly validated FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Cryptographic validated products include:
- FIPS #1520 Cisco 1905, Cisco 1921, Cisco 1941, Cisco 2901, Cisco 2911, and Cisco 2921 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)
- FIPS#1521 Cisco 2951, Cisco 3925, and Cisco 3945 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)
- FIPS #1529 Cisco 881, Cisco 881G, and Cisco 891 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)
I’ve been watching with some interest how reporting on UCS Express has played out in the wake of our latest Borderless Networks initiative. The original Integrated Services Router launch was the first I participated in when I joined Cisco back in 2004, so it’s fun to have things come full circle.
Because I think history is a great way to get a perspective on the present, here’s a quick look at how we introduced the ISR in 2004: