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Versa CSG1300 is a powerful appliance for deployment large Enterprise branch or campus sites for up to 1,000 users who require advanced Secure SD-WAN along with comprehensive advanced application and cloud-intelligent SD-WAN services on-premises.
Next Generation Appliances for SD-WAN and Security
The Versa 1000 series are designed for Enterprises with high performance branch, campus, and data center WAN Edge requirements. Our premium suite of appliances, the high performance CSG1000 series deliver carrier-grade reliability, high performance and high compute capacity for enterprise-grade routing, SD-WAN, next-generation security and uCPE use-cases. The 1000 series are uniquely designed for the ideal, high-performance for WAN edge deployments with hot replaceable fans and power supply units as well as front-to-back cooling.
The CSG1000 series come with 16 high performance LAN and WAN interfaces out of which 8 are 10GE and 8 are 1GE interfaces. Also supported are Ethernet and non-Ethernet (ie: ADSL2+/VDSL2, T1E1) NIC options as well as wireless (3G, 4G-LTE, LTE Advanced-Pro, 5G, WiFi AP) options. Pre-populated with 8x SFP+ and 8x Copper GE interfaces with PoE+. Two of the 10GE interfaces are 10/5/2.5/1GE capable multi-rate Copper interfaces ideal for use with external mmWave 5G, latest GPON modems. CSG1000 appliances scale SD-WAN performance up to 14 Gbps and up to 2,000 users.
CSG1000 Series Appliances
Versa CSG series appliances are a family of nextgeneration enterprise software-defined networking appliances that are based on x86 architecture to deliver Secure SD-WAN with comprehensive integrated security, full-featured SD-WAN, scalable advanced routing, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics. Versa CSG1000 series appliances run VOS™ (Versa Operating System) and are ideal for Enterprises with high performance branch, campus and data center WAN Edge requirements.
Versa CSG1000 series appliances are supported by the Versa management and control software including Versa Director and Versa Analytics. Versa Secure SD-WAN helps migrate from legacy WANs to a Software-Defined Branch, thus achieving superior business agility, seamless connectivity and lower TCO (total cost of ownership). Versa CSG appliances enable secure, scalable and reliable enterprise-wide networking.
High performance Versa CSG1000 series appliances deliver carrier-grade reliability, high performance and high compute capacity for enterprise-grade routing, SD-WAN, nextgeneration security and uCPE use-cases. Versa CSG1000 series come with a diverse set of LAN and WAN ports including Ethernet and non-Ethernet (ie: ADSL2+/VDSL2, T1E1) wired options as well as wireless (3G, 4G-LTE, LTE Advanced, 5G, WiFi AP) WAN and LAN access technologies.
VERSA CSG1000 base units come preloaded with 16 high performance interfaces in the form of 8x 10GE and 8x 1GE interfaces unlike alternative vendor solutions which do not support basic interfaces. Two of the 10GE interfaces are 10/5/2.5/1GE capable multirate Cu interfaces optimized for external mmWave 5G, latest GPON or other high performance 10GE or multirate wired or wireless modem WAN connection capabilities. additional 10GE interfaces are offered in the form of SFP+ interfaces which can carry 10GE or 1GE Fiber or copper modules giving our customers plenty of connectivity options.
While VERSA CSG1000 interfaces are marked with appropriate WAN or LAN markers, and port numbers for ease of installation and cabling convenience, one can define any port as LAN or WAN using software controls which gives additional level of flexibility to the network operator.
Designed with in-field hot replaceable fans and power supply units, with front to back cooling, and high performance envelope, VERSA CSG1000 series appliances are setup to meet and exceed requirements of high performance WAN Edge deployments. CSG1K units come with faceplate integrated rack mount ears making it very easy for them to be installed on standard 19” wide standard racks.
The VERSA CSG1000 series appliances consists of the following base models:
- Versa CSG1300 is a powerful appliance for deployment within large Enterprise branch or campus sites for up to 1,000 users who require advanced Secure SD-WAN along with comprehensive application and cloud-intelligent SD-WAN services on-premises.
- Versa CSG1500 is a high performance appliance for deployment in large Enterprise branch, campus or data center locations for up to 2,000 users who require advanced Secure SD-WAN along with comprehensive advanced application and cloud-intelligent SD-WAN services on-premises.
Both Versa CSG1300 and Versa CSG1500 appliances are excellent choices as compute resources to host 3rd party software in the form of VMs (virtual machines) without the need to purchase any specialized hardware or cpmpute module.
Versa has a differentiated architecture which integrates security, routing, SD-WAN, multi-tenancy and analytics in a single software operating system VOS™. Versa Director supports configuration, monitoring, and provisioning of Versa CSG appliances, and Versa Analytics provides device, network, and security analytics for the Versa CSG appliances. The Versa CSG1000 series appliances can be deployed by managed service providers (MSPs) for scalable managed services and by enterprises of all sizes.
For rack-mounted deployments, the port side of the Versa CSG1000 series appliances is designed to simplify operations and accessibility and to improve visibility of device operational status and health. Status LEDs provide succinct visualization of the operational status of the device and of the Bluetooth, WLAN, and LTE connections.
Versa Networks CSG series are a next-generation enterprise software-defined networking appliance that is based on Intel’s x86 latest architecture to deliver cloud-native SD-WAN, security, and routing services.
Networking + Security
Fully-featured routing, SD-WAN and layered security including NGFW, UTM and secure web gateway.
Campus or DC Edge
Designed for demanding connections of campus and data centers..
Up to two internal and two external LTE Advanced links providing unmatched resiliency and flexibility for wireless WAN.
802.11ac high-performance dual-radio WiFi module for enterprise-grade WLAN connectivity in the branch.
8 + 4 POE+ module to connect IP Phones, cameras, IoT devices
POE+ and WiFi are optional factory installed modules. Dual-LTE is an orderable option installed from factory.
The Versa CSG1000 series appliances are highly performing, scalable high-end branch appliances for Secure SD-WAN deployments.
Versatility and Flexibility
Versa CSG1000 series appliances are based on an x86 architecture, taking advantage of the latest performance enhancements for packet processing, encryption offload and compression/ decompression offload capabilities in. The innovative Versa CSG1000 series appliances are engineered to deliver highperformance and scalable multi-tenant, cloud-native enterprise-grade networking and security services, such as routing, SD-WAN, NGFW, CGNAT, 802.1x based access control and more.
Resiliency and Manageability Advantage
The Versa CSG1000 series appliances are designed for resiliency and durability to ensure business continuity and services. The appliances come with secure BIOS and securing booting capabilities. The Versa CSG1000 series appliances have specially designed LEDs that are unique and intuitive to instantly provide device and interface status for ease of manageability.
The platform hardware has been designed with security use-cases in mind. A TPM chip along with crypto acceleration integrated into the appliance ensures the integrity and security of critical data, such as encryption and authentication keys. Also the appliance is built with Secure Boot capabilities.
3G/4G/5G LTE Advantage
4G/LTE-Advanced Pro support is ubiquitous across all Versa CSG1000 models and can be used as a primary or backup WAN access link for the branch and remote sites. Enterprise customers can deploy Versa CSG1000 series appliances with up to two built-in and two additional attached LTE links simultaneously, providing unmatched resiliency and flexibility for wireless WAN access from the branch.
Each appliance is orderable with two factory-installed enterprise grade, internal CAT-12 LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A) global modems to provide simultaneous connectivity (Active/Active) to two active LTE access links. Each LTE modem provides performance up to 600 Mbps downstream and up to 100 Mbps upstream connection speeds.
The embedded LTE-A Pro modules are firmware controlled, smart modems with built-in eSIM capabilities allowing maximum carrier flexibility and deployment ease. The appliance has two externally accessible SIM card slots, one for each embedded LTE-A Pro modem. If the appliance is configured with two LTE-A Pro modems, each SIM card is used to control one LTE radio each. The appliance also has two external USB slots that can be connected to an LTE dongle if desired. With two internal modems customers can deploy up to four simultaneous LTE WAN connections.
Versa CSG1000 appliances also offer 5G and Sub 6 Ghz compatibility, future proofing for next gen 5G networks and connectivity needs.
Each Versa CSG1000 series appliance can be ordered with a factory-installed 802.11ac (Wave2) highperformance dual-radio access point module to deliver enterprise-grade WLAN connectivity to the branch.
The Wi-Fi AP module is an 802.11 a/b/g/n/an/ac (Wave2) access point that can support up to 8 SSIDs and 255 wireless clients concurrently (total 16 SSIDs). The embedded Wi-Fi AP module supports 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz frequency bands simultaneously (Dual Band, Dual Concurrent Access).
The module supports 2x2 MU-MIMO with beamforming capabilities and is suitable for small-to-mediumoffice deployments. The WLAN AP module also supports Mesh Wi-Fi and frequency-band steering capabilities and has the sufficient transmission power and MRC capabilities to process weak wireless signals from distant client devices, thus providing the best possible user experience.
While Versa CSG1000 units come with 8 built-in PoE+ ports, an additional 4 port Cu GE PoE+ NIC are orderable to run 12 ports with PoE+ capabilities. Versa CSG1000 units and the optional 4 port PoE+ NIC support 802.3af, and 802.3atstandards. Note, an external PSU (power supply unit) is required for the optional 4 port PoE+ NIC. APs, cameras, VoIP phones, and other PoE-capable devices can be powered without using AC adapters by leveraging the POE ports on the appliance.
Versa CSG1000 series platforms also support additional NIC options such as ADSL/VDSL NIC and T1/E1 NIC.
CSG1300 is a powerful appliance for deployment large Enterprise branch or campus sites for up to 1,000 users who require advanced Secure SD-WAN along with comprehensive advanced application and cloud-intelligent SD-WAN services on-premises.
CSG1500 is a high performance appliance for deployment in large Enterprise branch, campus or data center for up to 2,000 users who require advanced Secure SD-WAN along with comprehensive advanced application and cloud-intelligent SD-WAN services on-premises.
Both CSG1300 and CSG1500 appliances are excellent choices as compute resources to host 3rd party software in the form of VMs, without the need to purchase any specialized hardware or compute module.
|Recommended Deployment||Enterprise Branch||Enterprise Branch High Performance|
|Routing||10+ Gbps||20+ Gbps|
|Stateful Firewall||10+ Gbps||20+ Gbps|
|SD-WAN DIA||10 Gbps||20 Gbps|
|SD-WAN site to site||5 Gbps||13 Gbps|
|NGFW with SD-WAN||4 Gbps||10 Gbps|
|NGFW + AV with SD-WAN||1.2 Gbps||4.5 Gbps|
|NGFW + IPS with SD-WAN||700 Mbps||3 Gbps|
|NGFW + UTM with SD-WAN||450 Mbps||2 Gbps|
|Wired Interfaces||WAN: 2x 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M/10M Cu (multirate) 10GE ports, plus 2 x SFP+ ports
LAN: 8x Cu GE with PoE/PoE+ (30W) per port and 4x SFP+/SFP all routed ports, plus 1 NIC module slot for additional LAN or WAN ports (xDSL, TDM, additional Ethernet interfaces)
|Wireless Interfaces||Dual LTE (SIM Cards externally accessible), WiFi with external antennas, Bluetooth for ZTP, Built-in GPS|
|NIC Support||4P/8P GE PoE+, T1/E1, A/VDSL (Annex A, Annex B)|
|Management||1x GE Cu (dedicated Mgmt port), 1x RJ45 RS232 console, 2x USB|
|128GB SSD||256GB SSD|
|Other Interfaces and Modules|
|Crypto Acceleration||Intel SoC built-in Quick Assist Module|
|USB||2 x USB 2.0|
|Unit Weight||9Kg (19.84 lb)||9.5Kg (20.95 lb)|
|Unit Dimensions||(W) 440mm, (D) 470 mm, (H) 44mm||(W) 440mm, (D) 470 mm, (H) 44mm|
|PSU||Internal 920W 1+1 redundancy – back to front airflow, AC to DC|
|Unit Power||115 – 230 VAC|
|Cooling||Front to Back Cooling with FRU fans – 3+1 redundancy|
|Mounting||Rack mountable unit|
|Operational and Compliance|
|Operational Temperature||0-40C @ 3,000 m altitude|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 70 C|
|MTBF||180,000 Hrs, 25C, 115 - 230VAC
133,000 Hrs, 40C, 115 - 230VAC
|Safety||FCC Part 15, Class A|
|Regulatory||FCC (US), CE (EU), CB (IEC), UL/CSA62368-1, IEC60950-1, IEC62368-1 standards|
CSG300 NIC Modules
Versa Versa CSG Appliance 1000 series appliances offer field-based configurability using the NIC slot. NIC slots can carry the following NICs and other additional NIC types in the near future, provding the opportunity to further configure platforms based on design requirements.
|NIC Type||NIC Options||CSG355|
|GE||4 x Cu GE with 802.3at (POE+)||4-port Cu 802.3at (POE+) ports supporting both Type 1 and Type 2 POE devices. Each port can provide up to 30W of power, with a maximum of 60W for the module, for connecting PoE devices such as cameras, access points, and VoIP handsets|
|GE SFP||4 x GE SFP (Fiber)||4-port Fiber NIC supports GE SFP ports, Fiber Gigabit Ethernet support for 1000Base-SX/ LX, IEEE standard/ network topology|
|ADSL / VDSL||1 RJ45 port ADSL / VDSL||Two separate NICs:
Single port ADSL, VDSL module supporting Annex A (POTS)
Single port ADSL, VDSL module supporting Annex B (ISDN)
|T1 / E1||4 x RJ45 port T1/E1||Single NIC supporting T1/E1 framing, supports all common formats and PPP, HDLC, Frame relay encapsulations|
Download the Versa CSG1000 Series Datasheet (.PDF)
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