As computer technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect different networks. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to send traffic based on complex software, providing intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely fixed hardware designs to steer traffic at the fastest possible speed. Today's routers ordinarily include L2 switches, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco makes a comprehensive product line that features routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to build a firm foundation for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add more employees, establish new sites, configure additional capabilities, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to assist your company to select, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level solutions that enable small groups of users to have safe connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options and integrated firewall for advanced security. Designed for easy installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth experience providing fast and economical technical assistance for small organizations to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to determine ways these routers can increase the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support web-based setup for remote deployment and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsCisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.

Cisco's more current devices in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port to enable 3G/4G WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in the 800 product line have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by permitting field upgrades to new modules as they become available. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services G2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy new services when required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide proven skills to assist you to design, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router provides an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video through MIMO support that improves the range of current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote TroubleshootingCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

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

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices in the field, are the industry's most popular technology for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help business to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security within one resilient solution for fast, scalable delivery of strategic business programs. The 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers important advantages compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance improvement plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput and density over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network speed with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Professional ServicesDesigned for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value compared to older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold performance increase, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically increased slot performance and capacity while preserving support for most of the almost 100 existing expansion modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.

Cisco's 2800 router provides an array of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can provide unique intelligent protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Companies can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmCisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices to provide businesses the highest degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to integrate security and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This permits ongoing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple distinct appliances into a single small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected headends to manage branch office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

Cisco Edge and Carrier Routers Support

Progent's national group of CCIE network experts have in-depth experience working with enterprises and Internet service providers to design efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, independent security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and statutory requirements for IT information security and incident reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 router has the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that might compromise adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing non-stop operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots able to provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers high-level capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multishelf network core router system. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product families in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet effective set of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, yet still provides advanced protection and performance options to match the particular 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 connectivity is needed. 850 Series routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, and simple configuration and deployment and off-site administration capabilities via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity using backup WAN connections are required. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance for small offices plus enhanced security through features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced protection options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive security features, and a selection of high performance 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 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the 3700 family offers a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as two million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified engineers can assist your business to plan, setup, and support a converged business network that can streamline processes, reduce expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your information network. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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