As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to move traffic using sophisticated software, providing flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely on mostly predefined hardware designs to steer data at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers usually come with Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the needs of users ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing high availability, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you add new employees, establish new offices, activate new functions, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable online support to assist your company to select, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of users to have safe access to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices include at least four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall for advanced security. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth experience delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small businesses to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist your company to understand whether and how these routers can increase the business value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current devices in the growing family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that features an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB ports attaching 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable unified media networks by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular 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 features for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W 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 Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by allowing field upgrades to additional modules as they become available. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier support. All ISR Generation 2 routers offer GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.

A notable innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy new functions as required without having to download and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide world-class skills to help you to plan, implement, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Consulting1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated WiFi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ExpertsCisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase another router. As with other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two power supplies.

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

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable platforms designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to 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 services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network 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, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers Online Troubleshooting

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, are the industry's most popular solution for small companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at delivering remote design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and assist your IT organization to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe modular Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and security within a single resilient system for fast, expandable access to strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 device provides important advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput increase and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as density over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad range of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingTargeted at small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial added value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering as much as a five times throughput improvement, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot performance and capacity while preserving support for most of the over 90 existing expansion modules available today for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 provides a range of common protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single secure solution. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special intelligent security solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

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

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices to provide companies the top degree of network agility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of several 100Mbps ports for each slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This ensures continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct appliances into a single small unit, the 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds working with global businesses and ISPs to plan optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and government mandates for network information security and reporting.

7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers Consulting FirmThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented through logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is installed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers to deliver a variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by offering continual operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 line of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can support 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 for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the world's most popular multishelf core router. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with previous products.

Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs can be used across the entire Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful array of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 SR Router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides powerful security and performance alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple setup and integration and remote administration features via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using standby WAN links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver excellent throughput in small offices as well as tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense using Network Admission Control, and policing of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of protection features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family offers a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (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 scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can help your business to plan, configure, and support an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and accelerate time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your integrated network. Progent offers in-person and off-site support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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