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Cisco Systems AXP

Integration with Cisco Application eXtension Platform

Optimizing the branch network and IT footprint is a key focus of reducing IT complexity today. The Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) has traditionally helped in consolidating the network infrastructure and lowering the total cost of ownership. The Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP) enhances the capabilities of the Cisco ISR by providing the means to develop and host custom and third-party applications directly on the Cisco ISR. The Cisco AXP is an application services hosting platform that physically resides inside of a Cisco ISR. Cisco AXP provides a service platform, with its own dedicated processor, hard disk, network interfaces, and memory, operating independently of the host router resources, that powers the nGenius Integrated Agent for Cisco ISR.

The nGenius Integrated Agent for Cisco ISR has successfully completed Cisco Interoperability Verification Testing (IVT). IVT validation provides assurance to joint Cisco-NetScout customers that the nGenius Integrated Agent has no impact on router performance.

The nGenius Integrated Agent for Cisco ISR
The nGenius Integrated Agent for Cisco ISR provides the same functionality as nGenius hardware-based probes, but in a cost-optimized, software-based form factor.

The nGenius Integrated Agent for Cisco ISR can be deployed within Cisco 2900 and 3900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) with Cisco Service Ready Engine (SRE) modules. The nGenius Integrated Agent is also supported on the Cisco 2800 and 3800 Series ISRs with Network Module Enhanced (NME) modules. By leveraging the Cisco AXP platform to integrate industry-leading probe technology from NetScout into Cisco Integrated Services Routers, packet flow visibility is cost-effectively extended to the branch environment. The nGenius Integrated Agent maintains always-on visibility into WAN and LAN traffic from the branch office to assure user experience and optimize service delivery, as well as delivering real-time application and network performance information into the nGenius Service Assurance Solution for an end-to-end view of the global network.

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