Cisco CISCO2851-HSEC/K9 Security Bundle Router
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Cisco CISCO2851-HSEC/K9 Sec BNDL Router 2851 Security Bundle Refurbished

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CISCO2851-HSEC/K9 2851 Security Bundle Router with IOS Advanced Security and AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product overview for the Cisco CISCO2851-HSEC/K9

In the realm of networking, Cisco has consistently been a trusted name, delivering cutting-edge solutions for various business needs. One such powerhouse is the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 2851 Security Bundle Router, a versatile device equipped with advanced security features, including the IOS Advanced Security and AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS.

Understanding the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9

The Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 is a router IOS Advanced Security designed for medium to large-sized enterprises, providing a robust platform for secure and efficient data communication. Let's delve into the key features that make this router a standout choice.

Performance Excellence

The 2851 router is part of Cisco's 2800 Series, known for its exceptional performance. With a 1.3 GHz processing speed and support for multiple high-speed interfaces, it ensures seamless data transmission, making it ideal for businesses with demanding network requirements.

Security at the forefront

Security is paramount in the digital age, and the HSEC/K9 variant of the 2851 router emphasizes this aspect. The inclusion of the High-Speed Encryption Card (HSEC) and the Advanced Integration Module (AIM) ensures that data is transmitted securely, safeguarding against potential threats.

IOS advanced security

The router comes pre-loaded with the IOS Advanced Security feature. This sophisticated operating system provides a comprehensive suite of security protocols, encryption algorithms, and threat detection mechanisms. It empowers businesses to create a secure network environment, protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access and potential cyberattacks.

Unpacking the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 Security Bundle

The "Security Bundle" designation indicates that this router is not just a hardware device; it's a comprehensive solution tailored for security-intensive applications. Let's break down the components of this bundle:

Hardware Components

The core of the bundle is the Cisco 2851 router itself. With its advanced processing capabilities and modular design, it forms the foundation for a reliable and scalable network infrastructure.

High-Speed Encryption Card (HSEC)

The HSEC is a critical component for securing data in transit. It accelerates encryption processes, ensuring that sensitive information remains confidential during transmission. This is especially crucial for industries dealing with confidential data, such as finance and healthcare.

Advanced Integration Module - VPN (AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS)

The AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS is a VPN-specific module designed to enhance the router's Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities. It bolsters the router's ability to establish secure connections over the internet, facilitating remote access and secure communication between geographically dispersed offices.

Software Components

The Inclusive Operating System (IOS) is the software that powers Cisco routers. In this bundle, the router comes equipped with the Advanced Security version of the IOS. This means that out of the box, the device is fortified with advanced security features, reducing the need for additional software purchases and installations.

Applications of the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 in Real-world Scenarios

Understanding the technical specifications is essential, but it's equally important to grasp how this router translates into real-world benefits for businesses. Let's explore some common scenarios where the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 shines:

Secure Data Transmission in Finance

In the financial sector, where confidentiality is paramount, the HSEC/K9 bundle plays a crucial role. The HSEC ensures that financial transactions and client data are encrypted, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches. Additionally, the VPN capabilities facilitated by AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS enable secure communication between bank branches or with external partners.

Healthcare Data Protection

For healthcare providers dealing with sensitive patient information, compliance with data protection regulations is non-negotiable. The Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9, with its robust security features, provides a secure network foundation for healthcare organizations. The HSEC encrypts patient records and other confidential data, while the VPN capabilities enable secure communication between hospitals and clinics.

Remote Work Enablement

In the era of remote work, businesses need reliable and secure connections for employees working from various locations. The Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 facilitates secure remote access through its VPN capabilities, ensuring that employees can connect to the corporate network securely, regardless of their physical location.


Start by physically installing the router in a suitable rack or location. Ensure proper ventilation to prevent overheating, and connect the necessary cables to establish network connectivity.

Initialization and Basic

Upon power-up, the router goes through an initialization process. Once initialized, a basic configuration must be performed. This involves setting the router's hostname, configuring interfaces, and defining basic security parameters.

IOS Advanced Security Configuration

Activate and configure the IOS Advanced Security features to enhance the router's security posture. This includes setting up firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and access control lists to regulate traffic and detect potential threats.

HSEC and AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS Integration

Integrate the HSEC and AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS modules into the router. This typically involves inserting the modules into the designated slots and configuring them through the router's command-line interface. Proper configuration ensures that encryption and VPN functionalities are optimized.

Testing and Optimization

After the initial configuration, thorough testing is essential to ensure that all security features are functioning as intended. This includes conducting penetration tests, assessing VPN connectivity, and verifying the proper functioning of encryption mechanisms. Fine-tune configurations based on test results to optimize performance.

General Information about the Cisco CISCO2851-HSEC/K9
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# CISCO2851-HSEC/K9
  • Product Type: Router
Interfaces/Ports for the Sec BNDL Router
  • Total Number of Ports: 2
  • USB: Yes
  • Management Port: Yes
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 2
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 11
  • Expansion Slot Type: NME
  • Expansion Slot Type: EVM
  • Expansion Slot Type: AIM
  • Expansion Slot Type: PVDM
Network and Communication
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
Management and Protocols
  • Security Features:
  • AIM-based security acceleration
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN support
  • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Easy VPN Client and Server


  • Standard Memory: 256 MB
  • Maximum Memory: 1 GB
  • Memory Technology: DRAM
  • Flash Memory: 64 MB

Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC
  • Input Voltage: 220 V AC

Finally, the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 2851 Security Bundle Router with IOS Advanced Security and AIM-VPN-EPII-PLUS is a powerhouse solution for businesses seeking a secure and high-performance networking infrastructure. From its hardware components to the advanced security features embedded in the IOS, every aspect of this router is designed to meet the demands of modern enterprises.

Whether it's securing financial transactions, protecting healthcare data, or enabling secure remote work, the Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 proves to be a versatile and reliable choice. Its installation and configuration processes, though requiring attention to detail, pave the way for a robust and secure network environment.

As technology continues to evolve, Cisco remains at the forefront, consistently delivering innovative solutions to meet the ever-growing challenges of the digital landscape. The Cisco 2851-HSEC/K9 stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing not just routers but comprehensive networking solutions that empower businesses to thrive in a secure and connected world.

Product Condition:
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