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Nortel
Secure Router 1004 and 3120
Evaluation of Routing and WAN Link Protocol
Interoperability with Cisco 2821 Integrated Services Router
Premise: Architects of enterprise net-
works require WAN access technology
that delivers interoperability with exist-
ing hardware and is “future proof.”
Considering the existing installed base
of Cisco WAN routers, any third-party
vendor must be able to interoperate
with Cisco devices if it is to be
considered as a viable router candidate
or alternative.
ortel commissioned The Tolly
Group to evaluate the interoper-
ability of its Secure Router 1004
and 3120 model WAN routers
with the Cisco Systems 2821 Integrated
Service Router in terms of routing and
WAN protocols, as well as other advanced
functions. Nortel’s Secure Routers offer
the choice of fixed or modular routers
integrating routing, security and
multimedia traffic forwarding in one
appliance.
To validate Nortel’s claim of seamless
interoperability with Cisco devices, The
Tolly Group constructed an interoper-
ability test bed anchored by the Nortel
and Cisco routers. In this environment,
engineers validated more than a dozen
different scenarios focusing on core
routing protocols, WAN link protocols
and other advanced functions.
The tests show that Nortel’s Secure
Routers successfully interoperate with the
Cisco 2821 Integrated Router in all
scenarios tested (See Figure 1.)
Test
Summary
TOLLY
T H E
G R O U P

Interoperates with Cisco 2821 during tests of routing protocols -
RIP (v1 and v2) and OSPF over a single T1-link, as well as using
multiple T1s using Multilink PPP

Interoperates with Cisco 2821 using the WAN Link protocols -
PPP, HDLC and Frame Relay

Demonstrates interoperability with Cisco 2821 using Multilink
Frame Relay (FRF.16) and Multilink PPP

Demonstrates interoperability with Cisco 2821 using IPSec VPN
and PIM Sparse Mode IP Multicasting
Test Highlights
No. 206158
October 2006
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Nortel Secure Router 1004 and 3120 Interoperability with
Cisco 2821 Integrated Services Router
Advanced Features
VPN IPSec interoperability

PIM SM —IP multicasting

Routing Protocols
IPv4 — RIP v1 and RIP v2

IPv4 — OSPF

Link Protocols
PPP basic operation (No authentication)

PPP PAP authentication

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Frame relay operation

Multilink frame relay FRF 16

HDLC

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Executive
Summary
Nortels Secure Router
1004 and 3120 success-
fully interoperate with
the Cisco 2821 Integrated
Service Router using
common routing
protocols and WAN
link protocols.
Nortel’s Secure Router
models 1004 and 3120
combine routing, security
and multimedia forwarding
into one appliance. Consid-
ering the existing installed
base of Cisco routers, every
network vendor needs to
ensure interoperability with
installed Cisco devices to
provide deployment flexibil-
ity and investment protec-
tion.
Nortel submitted its Secure
Router 1004 and 3120 to
The Tolly Group for evalua-
tion of a variety of WAN
protocol and feature in-
teroperability with a Cisco
Systems 2821 Integrated
Services Router.
The Nortel Secure Routers
demonstrated successful
interoperability with the
Cisco 2821 Integrated Serv-
ices Router using single or
multiple (2x) simulated T1
WAN links.
WAN Link
Protocol
Certifications
10731 — Frame
Relay Operation
The Nortel Secure Router
1004 and 3120 successfully
negotiated a WAN link over
a single simulated T1 with a
similarly configured Cisco
2821 router using Frame Relay as
the line protocol.
10859 — Multilink
Frame Relay (FRF.16)
Nortel Secure Routers 1004 and
3120 were verified to establish a
Multilink Frame Relay bundle us-
ing 2xT1s with the Cisco 2821
router by configuring the Nortel
Secure Router as a Data Channel
Equipment (DCE) and the Cisco
2821 configured as a Data Termina-
tion Equipment (DTE).
10726 — PPP Basic
Operation (No
Authentication)
The Nortel Secure Router 1004 and
3120 demonstrated that they can
successfully negotiate a WAN link
with a Cisco 2821 router over sin-
gle T1 with no authentication and
using the Point-to-Point Protocol
(PPP).
Nortel Secure Router 1004 and 3120
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Nortel Secure Router 1004 and 3120 Tolly Verified
Certifications for Interoperability with Cisco 2821 ISR
TV number
Certification name
Category
10720 IPv4 - RIP v 1 Routing Protocol
Support
Cisco Interoperability
- Routing Protocols
10721
IPv4 - RIP v 2 Routing Protocol
Support
Cisco Interoperability
- Routing Protocols
10723 IPv4 - OSPF Routing Protocol
Support
Cisco Interoperability
- Routing Protocols
10725
PIM Sparse Mode -
IP Multicasting
Cisco Interoperability
- Advanced Features
10734
VPN IPSec Interoperability
Cisco Interoperability
- Advanced Features
10726
PPP Basic Operation
(No Authentication)
Cisco Interoperability
- Link Protocols
10727
PPP Multilink Operation
Cisco Interoperability
- Link Protocols
10728
PPP - PAP Authentication
Cisco Interoperability
- Link Protocols
10730
HDLC Operation
Cisco Interoperability
- Link Protocols
10731
Frame Relay Operation
Cisco Interoperability
- Link Protocols
10859 Multilink Frame Relay
(FRF 16)
Cisco Interoperability
- Link Protocols
Figure 2Source: The Toily Group, September 2006
10727 — PPP
Multilink
Operation
The Nortel Secure Routers
demonstrated their ability to
bundle multiple T1 links
into one logical interface
using the PPP Multilink pro-
tocol when interoperating
with a Cisco 2821 router
using 2xT1 links.
10728 — PPP PAP
Authentication
This test verified that the
Secure Router 1004 and
3120 successfully estab-
lished a WAN link over sin-
gle T1 with a Cisco 2821
using PPP as the line proto-
col and the Password
Authentication Protocol
(PAP) for authentication.
10730 — HDLC
Operation
This certification verified
that the Secure Router 1004
and 3120 established a
WAN link using a single T1
with an identically config-
ured Cisco 2821 router us-
ing High-Level Data Link
Connectivity (HDLC) as the
line protocol.
Routing
Protocol
Interoperability
Certifications
10720 — IPv4 —
RIP v1 Routing
Protocol
Support
Nortel’s Secure Router 1004
and 3120 routers success-
fully exchanged IPv4 rout-
ing tables and updates with
a Cisco 2821 router using
Routing Information Proto-
col (RIP) version 1.
The Nortel Secure Routers tested
also verified interoperability with
the Cisco 2821 to send RIP version
1 routing table updates over a 2xT1
Multilink PPP link.
10721 — IPv4 — RIP v2
Routing Protocol
Support
The Secure Router 1004 and 3120
demonstrated interoperability with
the Cisco 2821 by exchanging IPv4
routing table updates over a single
T1 WAN link using RIP version 2
routing protocol. Engineers also
verified interoperability with the
Cisco 2821 over 2xT1 WAN link
bundle by exchanging routing table
updates using RIP version 2 over
Multilink PPP.
10723 — IPv4 — OSPF
Routing Protocol
Support
The Secure Router 1004 and 3120
demonstrated the ability to ex-
change IPv4 routing table updates
with a Cisco 2821 router using the
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
routing protocol over a single simu-
lated T1, as well as 2xT1 simulated
link using MLPPP, respectively.
Advanced WAN
Features
10734 — IPSec VPN
Interoperability
Nortel’s Secure Router 1004 and
3120 demonstrated the ability to
establish an IPSec VPN tunnel over
a single T1 or 2xT1 WAN link with
the Cisco 2821 router using PPP or
Multilink PPP.
10725 — PIM Sparse
Mode - IP Multicasting
The Nortel Secure Router 1004 and
3120 demonstrated the ability to
join an IP multicast group with a
Cisco 2821 using PIM Sparse
Mode over a simulated WAN link
using either a single T1 or 2xT1
using Multilink PPP.
Nortel Secure Router 1004 and 3120
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Nortel
Secure
Router 1004
and 3120
Interoperability with
Cisco 2821 ISR
Product Specifications
Vendor-supplied information not
necessarily verified by The Tolly Group
Nortel Secure Router 3120
Two-slot modular 1u chassis with
two 10/100 Ethernetports, com-
pact flash, USB, console and AUX
ports
Module options:
Four and eight-port T1/E1
cards
ChannelizedDS3 and Clear-
channel/fractionalized DS3
cards
Two and four-port serial cards
On-board VPN encryption chip
Wire-speed performance with
services enabled
Nortel Secure Router 1004
Half rack-width 1u chassis with
two 10/100 Ethernet ports,
256MB RAM, console and AUX
ports
4T1/E1 ports; T1/E1 ports can be
remotely enabled via software
license key
On-board VPN acceleration chip
Wire-speed performance with
services enabled
For more information contact:
Nortel
35 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC


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Test
Methodology
The test bed consisted of a Nortel Secure
Router 1004 or 3120 connected to a Cisco
2821 ISR using a single T1 or 2xT1 for mul-
tilink tests. Each router was connected to a
PC simulating an end-point. (See Figure 3.) For the test
methodology of
the Secure Router 1004
, refer to
http://www.tolly.com/TVDetail.aspx?ProductID=208
For the test methodology of
the Secure Router 3120
, refer to
http://www.tolly.com/TVDetail.aspx?ProductID=209
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Test Bed Diagram
Figure 3
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Test Equipment Summary
The Tolly Group gratefully acknowledges the providers of test equipment used in this project.
Vendor
Product
Web
Spirent Communications SmartWindow 8.0 http:www.spirentcom.com
The Tolly Group is a lead-
ing global provider of third-
party validation services
for vendors
of IT prod-
ucts, com-
ponents
and serv-
ices.
The company is based in
Boca Raton, FL and can
be reached by phone at
(561) 391-5610, or via the
Internet at
http://www.tolly.com
,
sales@tolly.com

Nortel Secure Router 1004 and 3120
Nortel Secure Router 1004
Nortel Secure Router 3120
or
Cisco 2821
Integrated Services
Router
1xT1 for single link
tests and 2xT1 for
multilink tests
PC
PC
Frame Relay or
PPP or HDLC as
WAN line
protocols
WAN
GbE
LAN
GbE

LAN