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Data Sheet

Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine

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The Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine is a network element specifically designed for carrier-grade
deployments requiring high-capacity stateful application and session-based classification and control of applicationlevel IP traffic per subscriber.
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Cisco SCE 2020 Service Control Engine

PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Service providers have an ever-increasing need to track subscriber traffic patterns, manage network bandwidth resources, and expand their
service differentiation.
The Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine is designed for carrier-grade deployments that require high-capacity stateful
application- and session-based classification and control of all network traffic. Powered by a patented architecture employing hardware
acceleration and multiple high-speed Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) processors, the Cisco SCE 2000 Series is at the nucleus of
the Cisco Service Control technology solution. It is a high-performance, purpose-built traffic metering and control device with a highly
programmable core that can track and manage up to 2 million concurrent unidirectional application flows over an IP network. This
extensible network element is specifically designed for scalable control of application flows.
Carriers and service providers deploy the Cisco SCE 2000 Series in high-performance metropolitan-area (metro), cable, DSL, mobile, or
Wi-Fi networks to provide advanced application-level bandwidth optimization, management, and service control functions. The Cisco SCE
2000 Series resides at the edge of the network where two high-speed gigabit links are used for connecting aggregation access devices to the
Internet backbone infrastructure.
Residing at this critical part of the network, the Cisco SCE 2000 Series has a multitude of carrier-grade features to help ensure nonstop
network availability and overall IP service control. Two cascaded Cisco SCE 2000 Series engines can be deployed on dual gigabit links to
achieve high availability and failover without imposing any single point of failure. To achieve higher performance and maximum capacity,
the Cisco SCE 2000 Series takes advantage of patented system logic and stateful deep packet inspection analysis technology.
This solution provides state-based protocol monitoring that allows for the detection and control of virtually any network application,
including: Web browsing, multimedia streaming, and peer-to-peer (P2P). The result is overall reduction of network congestion by
optimizing application-level traffic, eliminating costly network link usage and infrastructure upgrades. Application and subscriber
awareness become the foundation for the deployment of application tiers of service that can be based on content and premium IP service
delivery.

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All contents are Copyright © 1992–2006 Cisco Systems. The Cisco SCE 2000 Series is an advanced IP service control solution offering throughput and capacity to support wire-speed processing of 4 Gbps of traffic over 2 gigabit links supporting 2 million unidirectional flows and using customized ASICs and hardware acceleration to help ensure carrier-grade performance. Page 2 of 6 . This breakthrough solution protects the investment in existing Cisco gear. it supports application-level classification of IP traffic for the real-time control of contentbased services for a given subscriber or group. 10 Gigabit and Multi-Gigabit Solution The Cisco SCE2000 serves as the foundation for Cisco’s deep packet inspection solution for multi-gigabit and 10 gigabit speeds. A group of Cisco SCE 2000s can be connected to Cisco 7600s or Catalyst 6500s providing 10 gigabit or multi-gigabit links. Cisco Service Control Engine with Cisco Service Control Application SERVICE APPLICATIONS The Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine is the highest-performing member of the Cisco SCE Family. This solution offers programmable application detection and subscriber awareness. while ensuring that the traffic of each IP flow and subscriber is processed by the same Cisco SCE 2000.Figure 2. KEY BENEFITS Superior Performance Cisco Service Control solutions analyze the payload of individual packets using stateful deep packet inspection at Layer 3–7. Working with the Cisco Service Control Application for Broadband. This document is Cisco Public Information. Inc. making Cisco the industry's first in implementing service control functionality for these very fast network connections. and then used for load-balancing the IP traffic. All rights reserved. and delivers scalability by inserting additional SCE 2000s as traffic increases for implementing a pay-as-you-grow strategy (Figure 3).

without imposing any single point of failure. This unique architecture provides for stateful deep packet inspection in network environments with asymmetrical traffic flows. and support systems using industry-standard APIs. and redirection that uses protocolspecific. All contents are Copyright © 1992–2006 Cisco Systems. All rights reserved. Page 3 of 6 . High availability is managed by using two Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engines in a unique cascading configuration overlaying dual gigabit links. By maintaining state information. The programmability of the Cisco SCE 2000 Series helps ensure that carriers can protect their network investments and adapt their service control infrastructure to meet the changing needs of new and emerging protocols and applications. management. 10 Gigabit and Multi-Gigabit Solution Stateful Deep Packet Inspection Instead of processing packets as individual events. This results in a decrease in the total cost of ownership of the Cisco SCE 2000 Series because capital equipment and operational costs can be further reduced by deploying a flexible. extensible network element for overall service control of application traffic. and tracks applications that involve multiple inter-related or spawned flows commonly found in voice-over-IP (VoIP) or multimedia streaming protocols. SML.Figure 3. operation. This document is Cisco Public Information. Programmability The Cisco SCE 2000 Series is programmable and extensible. Application level classification of IP traffic helps ensure real-time analysis and control of content-based services for a given subscriber or group of subscribers. can adapt the Cisco SCE Engines to the dynamic requirements of application-level analysis and traffic optimization while enabling the system to identify and manage complex protocols such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). a programming language specifically developed for service delivery. quota. the Cisco SCE 2000 Series fully reconstructs individual traffic flows and the Layer 7 state of each individual application flow. High Availability The performance requirements of a carrier-grade network demand that all network elements be capable of 24-hour operation. Inc. The Cisco Service Control Engine applies rules as part of controlling the admission policies or session characteristics of a data flow. state-based traffic flow analysis. provisioning. which takes over if an interruption in the operation of the primary platform occurs. The primary Cisco SCE 2000 Series processes IP traffic of the two links while sharing state information with the secondary engine. Integration and Management The Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine integrates with existing network infrastructure. the Cisco SCE 2000 Series readily identifies applications that employ dynamically assigned port numbers. Real-time advanced control functions include granular bandwidth shaping. helping to ensure that the solution can be readily adapted to new protocols and IP traffic-management requirements.

Additionally. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 4 of 6 . All rights reserved. and fault management All contents are Copyright © 1992–2006 Cisco Systems. helping to ensure that no single point of failure exists for management of application-level traffic. the system is equipped to provide failover protection. This powerful solution is provided in a compact.and GUI-based interfaces are provided for service management and delivery.000 Simultaneous Unidirectional Flows Up to 2. Cisco SCE 2000 Series Features Feature Benefit Traffic Handling Programmable Protocol Detection ● More than 600 protocols supported ● Extensible to emerging protocols ● Adaptive peer-to-peer (P2P) recognition Tunneling Support and Stateful Layer 7 Deep Packet Inspection ● Multiprotocol Label Switching traffic engineering (MPLS-TE) ● MPLS-VPN ● VLAN ● Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Differentiated Classes of Service (CoSs) Support for: ● Differentiated Services (DiffServ) ● Type-of-service (ToS) byte Capacity and Performance Maximum Throughput 4 Gbps Number of Concurrent Subscribers Up to 200. Availability. Table 1. FEATURES The Cisco SCE 2000 Series manages a wide variety of IP traffic while providing the highest throughput and supporting the greatest number of concurrent subscribers of any competitive offering in its class. monitoring.000 Reliability. and Serviceability (RAS) and Failover High Availability Dual-cascaded system design to provide redundancy and failover protection System Bypass for Link Preservation ● Internal electrical bypass mechanism (one per Gigabit Ethernet link) ● Support for external optical bypass module (one per Gigabit Ethernet link) Field-Replaceable Units ● Power supplies ● Fan unit Internal Redundancy ● Redundant power supplies ● Redundant fans Line Feeds Dual AC and DC power Integration and Management Integration Industry-standard application programming interfaces (APIs) to ensure easy integration with: ● Provisioning systems ● Operations support systems (OSSs) ● Management systems ● Billing systems Management Powerful management capabilities offering: ● GUI-based interfaces for service management ● Command-line interface (CLI) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) interfaces for configuration. monitoring. 2-rack unit (RU) form factor (Table 1). Extensible Markup Language (XML). Inc.Powerful management and infrastructure supporting the CLI and SNMP for configuration. and fault management are provided to facilitate transparent deployment and interoperability.000.

Product Specifications of Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine Specification Description Models Cisco SCE 2020 Service Control Engine Management Interfaces 2 x 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Ethernet RJ-45 Console Interface 2 x RS-232 RJ-45 Interfaces 4-port Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE (SC): SX. ETS 300-019 ORDERING INFORMATION Table 3. Page 5 of 6 . resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction.3 x 18 in. 850 nm or LX.cisco. 2 PSUs with dual line feeds Power Cooling and Airflow Redundant cooling fans EMC FCC part 15. 4 Multimode GBE Interfaces SCE2020-4XGBE-MM Cisco SCE 2020 Single-Mode Chassis. All contents are Copyright © 1992–2006 Cisco Systems. Cisco services help you to protect your network investment. 250K. 683 BTU/hour. 4 Single-Mode GBE Interfaces SCE2020-4XGBE-SM Cisco Service Control Application View Only SCA-BB-VO-R3 Cisco Service Control Application Capacity Control SCA-BB-CC-R3 Cisco Service Control Application Tiered Control SCA-BB-TC-XXX-R3* * XXX represents number of subscribers: 10K. IEC 60950 Telecom Safety Compliance NEBS Level 3 approved. 200W AC/DC. Full CE Mark. This document is Cisco Public Information. tools. Inc. 47–63 Hz. FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information about Cisco Service Control. (9 x 44 x 46 cm) Temperature Nominal 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C). 200W ● –36 to –72 VDC.com/. ULC 60950.54 x 17. Ordering Information for Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engine Product Name Part Number Cisco SCE 2020 Multimode Chassis.PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Table 2. All rights reserved. refer to Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services. optimize network operations. visit http://www. and partners. 1310 nm Weight 33. and prepare your network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your business. 50K. short term range 23 to 131°F (-5 to +55°C) Humidity 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing) ● 100–240 VAC. For more information about Cisco Services. or 1M SERVICE AND SUPPORT Cisco Systems® offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. EN500 82-1 Safety UL 60950. processes. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of people.1 lb (15 kg) Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.

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