As technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send data using sophisticated algorithms, offering versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely on mostly fixed hardware designs to move data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to handle the requirements of users ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, remote management, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. These routers allow your company to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you add new workers, open extra offices, deploy additional functions, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist you to plan, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that allow small sets of users to share safe connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical assistance for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online users through IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Later products in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for up to four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 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 Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces future expenses by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy conservation.

A key innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and activate new functions as desired without needing to acquire and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer proven skills to help you to design, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and support.

1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Remote ExpertsCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without forcing your business to purchase a new router. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB compared to only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branches and remote workers who need direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products deployed, have become the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online design, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist you to move cost effectively to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within a single resilient solution for fast, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to satisfy the needs of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 device offers important benefits compared to older generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance as well as density compared to the 1700 Series routers while still providing support for dozens of existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device provides further enhancement of VPN speed via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router Consulting FirmTargeted at small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four basic versions: the 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering up to a 5x throughput increase, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the over 90 existing modules available today for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 router provides a range of popular security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Also, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Businesses can use the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers Professional Services3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices to provide businesses the top degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by supporting network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest services are deployed. By combining the functions of multiple separate appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure headends to aggregate branch office and off-site traffic and to offer ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprises and service providers to design efficient installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and government mandates for network information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not support 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 devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises who need branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 000 queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability permits ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput decay that might violate compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving the user experience for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.

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

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Consulting and Troubleshooting ServicesCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the world's most popular multichassis network core router system. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Available product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used across the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.

Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out migrations to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a simple but powerful array of Cisco IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, yet still provides powerful security and performance options to match the particular needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and economical connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver secure connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus easy setup and integration and off-site management features through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing backup WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver excellent performance for small workgroups as well as tight security through services that include Firewall, IPsec tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through NAC, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Routers
    1700 Series routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and midsize businesses. 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and powerful protection options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface options, the 3700 family provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as various products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE qualified consultants can help your company to design, setup, and support an integrated business network that can simplify operations, lower costs, and speed the path to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers on-premises and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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