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Product Type: Router
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Product Description

The CISCO3945-SEC/K9 is a security bundle with a Services Performance Engine Module SPE 150, designed for wired connectivity utilizing Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet protocols. It supports a range of network and transport protocols including IPSec, PPPoE, L2TPv4, and is manageable remotely via SNMP and RMON, featuring 1 GB of RAM (expandable to 2 GB) and 256 MB of Flash Memory (expandable to 8 GB). This 3 RU device offers flexibility with 13 expansion slots, multiple connectivity options including 3 RJ-45 ports, 2 SFP ports, and an internal power supply, accommodating diverse networking environments.

FAQs for the CISCO3945-SEC/K9

  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The device has a desktop form factor.
  • How much RAM is installed in the SPE 150, and what is its maximum capacity?
    It comes with 1 GB of RAM installed and can be expanded to a maximum of 2 GB.
  • Can the device support Gigabit Ethernet?
    Yes, it supports Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet data link protocols.
  • What IOS software is included with the SPE 150?
    The device includes the IP Base IOS software.
  • Does the device have a built-in power supply?
    Yes, it comes with an internal power supply.
  • What is the maximum flash memory capacity for the SPE 150?
    The device's flash memory can be expanded up to 8 GB from its initial 256 MB.
  • How many rack units (RU) does the device occupy?
    The device occupies 3 RU.
  • What types of ports are available on the SPE 150?
    It has 3 RJ-45 ports for 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T, 1 console RJ-45 management port, 1 console mini USB Type B port, 1 auxiliary RJ-45 serial port, 2 hi-speed USB Type A ports, and 2 SFP ports.
  • Is the device capable of supporting IPSec and PPPoE protocols?
    Yes, it supports IPSec, PPPoE, and L2TPv4 network/transport protocols.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the SPE 150?
    The device measures 18.74 inches in width, 17.24 inches in depth, and 5.24 inches in height, with a weight of 39.02 lbs.

Product Review

The CISCO3945-SEC/K9 offers a comprehensive security bundle, including hardware acceleration for encryption, making it suitable for secure network environments. However, its base RAM and flash memory capacities are limited to 1 GB and 256 MB respectively, potentially constraining performance in high-demand scenarios, though both are expandable. With its 3 RU form factor and extensive connectivity options, including 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 SFP ports, it supports a flexible network infrastructure but may require additional space in smaller rack setups.


The CISCO CISCO3945-SEC/K9 is a comprehensive security and networking solution designed for enterprise applications. This device integrates a range of features to support complex networks, ensuring high performance and reliability. At the core of its design is the Services Performance Engine module, the SPE 150, enhancing its capabilities to handle demanding tasks efficiently. This unit occupies 3 rack units (RU) in size, making it a compact yet powerful addition to any data center or networking closet. It offers a wide range of expansion possibilities with 13 expansion slots available, allowing for customization and scalability according to networking needs. In terms of memory, the CISCO3945-SEC/K9 comes with 1 GB of RAM installed, which can be expanded up to 2 GB. This provides sufficient processing power to manage multiple tasks and applications simultaneously. The flash memory starts at 256 MB and can be expanded up to a maximum of 8 GB, offering ample storage for the operating system, applications, and networking configurations. Connectivity is a strong point for this device, supporting various data link protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of network infrastructures and high-speed connections. The device supports key network and transport protocols such as IPSec, PPPoE, and L2TPv4, making it versatile for different networking environments and security requirements. Remote management is made efficient through support for SNMP and RMON protocols, allowing for easy monitoring and management of the device from remote locations. The inclusion of IP Base IOS software provides a solid foundation for network management and security features. The hardware interface includes: - Three 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ports for Ethernet connectivity. - A console RJ-45 management port, a mini USB Type B console port, and an auxiliary RJ-45 serial port for management and configuration. - Two high-speed USB Type A ports for additional connectivity options. - Two SFP ports for fiber connectivity, enhancing the unit’s ability to connect to a wide range of network types and speeds. Designed for desktop form factor but equally at home in a rack setup, the CISCO3945-SEC/K9 measures 18.74 inches in width, 17.24 inches in depth, and 5.24 inches in height. It weighs 39.02 lbs, making it substantial yet manageable for installation and maintenance. The device also features an internal power supply, capable of operating on both 120 VAC and 230 VAC, providing flexibility for deployment in various geographical locations. Key hardware specifications include:
  • LED status lights indicators for at-a-glance monitoring of link activity and power status.
  • An internal power supply supporting a wide voltage range for global compatibility.
  • Physical dimensions and weight designed for both desktop and rack-mounted configurations, ensuring adaptability across different deployment scenarios.
The CISCO CISCO3945-SEC/K9 represents a versatile and powerful solution for enterprises looking to secure and manage their network infrastructure efficiently. Its combination of performance, expandability, and connectivity options make it a valuable asset for businesses aiming to maintain robust network security and performance.


Item Number and Manufacturer CISCO CISCO3945-SEC/K9
Included Security Features Yes
Engine Module for Performance SPE 150
Size (Rack Units) 3 RU
Expansion Slot Count 13
Memory (Current/Maximum) 1 GB / 2 GB
Storage (Current/Maximum) 256 MB / 8 GB
Chassis Type Desktop
Connection Type Wired
Supported Network Protocols Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Protocols for Network and Transport IPSec, PPPoE, L2TPv4
Protocols for Remote Management SNMP, RMON
Pre-installed IOS Software IP Base
Indicator LEDs Link Activity, Power
Ethernet Ports Count - RJ-45 3
Management Port - RJ-45 Console 1
Management Port - Mini USB Console 1
Auxiliary Serial Port - RJ-45 1
USB Ports (Type A) 2
SFP Module Slots 2
Operational Voltage 120 VAC/230 VAC
Dimensions (Width) 18.74 in.
Dimensions (Depth) 17.24 in.
Dimensions (Height) 5.24 in.
Unit Weight 39.02 lbs
Power Source Internal

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