As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on computation to move data using complex algorithms, offering versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to forward data at the highest feasible rate. The current generation of routers typically include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated features to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy expandability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your company to establish a solid basis for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire more employees, open new offices, configure additional capabilities, extend your system to customers and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills solutions that enable small groups of workers to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet ports with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for simple setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have extensive experience providing immediate and affordable IT help for small companies to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Cisco's more current products in the growing family of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.

A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and activate extra features as desired without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants offer proven expertise to help your business to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.

1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands coverage for current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous network investments by being compatible with most of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices in operation, have become the world's most popular technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and help business to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers SupportThe Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within one robust solution for fast, scalable delivery of vital business programs. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial advantages relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 integrated services router significantly improves plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity over Cisco's 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device offers further enhancement of VPN throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router ConsultingIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering as much as a fivefold performance increase, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice speed, embedded service options, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for most of the over 90 existing modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 offers a range of common security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security functions within the router, Cisco can provide special smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch locations to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and dependability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and web-based applications in the most competitive corporate networks. Built for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is built to combine security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of interface modules. This enables ongoing return on investment by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple distinct devices into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers can provide enterprises with fast, secure head ends to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer service providers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and statutory mandates for network information protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is installed, the 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding performance degradation that could compromise compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers high-level capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf network core router system. To preserve existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with earlier products.

Current product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver 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.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and implement migrations to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet effective array of IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, but still provides advanced security and performance options to match the specific needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, and simple setup and integration and off-site administration features through Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity utilizing backup Internet links are needed. 870 Series access routers offer high performance in small workgroups as well as tight security through features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or AES plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    1700 Series access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to meet challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, providing flexible LAN/WAN configurations, multiple protection features, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR router delivers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 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 Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco qualified engineers can help your business to plan, configure, and manage a converged business network that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and speed time to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your information network. Progent offers onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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