As computer technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products that connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on computation to steer data using complex software, offering versatility at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely fixed hardware configurations to move traffic at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually incorporate L2 switches, and many modern switches have L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the needs of customers from households to nationwide service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the performance and integrated functionality to support data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, remote management, easy scalability, and advanced protection. These routers enable you to establish a solid foundation for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you add more employees, establish extra sites, deploy additional capabilities, extend your network to clients and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online support to help you to select, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow small groups of users to have safe connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for enhanced security. Designed for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth experience providing immediate and economical IT help for small companies to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can help your company to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Newer models in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series family of routers have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace 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 environments.

Cisco ISR G2 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. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting field installation of new modules when they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR G2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy extra services when required without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the price of upgrades and support.

1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Experts1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 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
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Support2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing you to purchase a new device. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves past investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer two integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB compared to only 1.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices deployed, are the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help you to migrate economically to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers HelpThe Cisco 1800 Series of routers intelligently embed data and protection within one robust solution for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum business agility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial benefits compared to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold throughput increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router SupportDesigned for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering up to a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10 times improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 existing modules available today for the 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 router offers a range of popular security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution set. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique smart protection functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Businesses can utilize the 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers HelpThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch locations to offer businesses the top levels of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability required for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This enables continuing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected head ends to manage branch office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE network engineers have in-depth experience working with enterprises and ISPs to design optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and statutory regulations for network information security and incident reporting.

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

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

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises requiring satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput decay that could threaten compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing non-stop operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.

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

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with previous products.

Available product lines in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited yet effective set of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 Secure Router simplifies configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical access is needed. 850 Series routers deliver protected connectivity with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and integration and remote administration capabilities through Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using backup Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver excellent performance in small workgroups plus enhanced security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe connection policies.

  • 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Routers
    The 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a compact chassis with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per device, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco certified consultants can assist your company to design, configure, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and speed the path to productivity. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers in-person and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationally.

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