As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on processors to move data using complex software, providing flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon largely predefined hardware configurations to send data at the highest possible speed. Today's routers typically incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that features routers built to handle the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. These routers enable your company to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new workers, establish new offices, deploy new capabilities, extend your system to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to help you to plan, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that enable limited groups of workers to have secure connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at least four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have extensive backgrounds delivering immediate and economical technical help for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to understand whether and how these routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote deployment and management. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Later products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for better energy conservation.

A notable advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new services as required without having to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist you to plan, implement, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and cut the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Help2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.

2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without requiring your business to purchase a new device. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous network investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branches and offsite users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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The major difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model comes in a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices in the field, are the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your router setup, and assist you to move economically to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers SupportThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers combine data and security within one resilient solution for high-speed, scalable access to strategic business applications. The 1800 Series design has been especially engineered to handle the needs of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 router offers important advantages in comparison to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x performance improvement and built-in hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to Cisco's 1700 Series while still providing support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a wide range of connectivity needs, including support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Professional ServicesIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value compared to older models of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering as much as a 5x throughput increase, as much as a 10x improvement in security and voice speed, integrated service features, and radically increased slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules in use today for the Cisco 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 provides an array of popular protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent security solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Businesses can utilize the 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Support3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to provide companies the highest degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and secure corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of several separate appliances into a single small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, protected distribution points to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have extensive experience working with global businesses and service providers to design efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, third-party security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government requirements for network data security and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router provides a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is used, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding performance degradation that might compromise compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering always-on availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most popular multichassis core router system. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-chassis versions. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules work across the complete Cisco CRS family.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and implement migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS Software image. By supporting a simple but powerful array of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model SR Router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, and easy setup and deployment and off-site management capabilities via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using backup WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput for small offices as well as enhanced security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for medium and large offices. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact chassis with a broad selection of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco qualified engineers can help your business to plan, setup, and manage a converged business network that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers on-premises and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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