As computer technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to steer data using complex software, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly predefined hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers designed to meet the needs of users from households to nationwide service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, remote management, seamless extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. These routers allow your company to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add new employees, establish new sites, configure additional capabilities, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to assist you to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable limited groups of users to have safe access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at least four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth experience delivering immediate and economical IT help for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help you to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices 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 with sophisticated encryption, and support web-based setup for easy set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site users through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.

Later models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single 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 redundant WAN links or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.

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

The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy upgrades to new modules as they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy conservation.

A notable advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy extra features as required without needing to acquire and transfer a new IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer proven skills to assist you to design, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W router includes an integrated WiFi access point that allows cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that improves the range of existing 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has a slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include 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 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GbE.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to only 1.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most demanding voice/video applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without requiring you to purchase a new router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects previous investments by supporting most of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in operation, have become the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router setup, and assist business to migrate efficiently to the new line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security into a single resilient system for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial benefits in comparison to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x performance improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad range of connectivity requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router ConsultingDesigned for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by offering as much as a five times throughput increase, up to a tenfold improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 existing expansion modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series router offers a range of common security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique smart security functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Companies can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to create a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

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

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch locations to offer companies the top levels of network agility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web applications in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are added. By combining the capabilities of several distinct appliances into a single small unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected head ends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide carriers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and government requirements for IT information security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 has the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.

The 7603 router provides only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers HelpCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, improving the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing continual availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots able to provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the industry's most popular multichassis core router system. To protect existing investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are compatible with previous products.

Current product families in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the complete Cisco CRS product line.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 SR Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited yet powerful set of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router simplifies configuration, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the particular needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series access routers deliver safe access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and remote management features via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity using backup WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver high throughput for small workgroups plus tight security through features such as Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and comprehensive security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular routers for branch networks, providing flexible LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. With over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, voice/video/data support with 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 and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE qualified consultants can help your business to plan, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can streamline operations, lower costs, and accelerate time to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your integrated network. Progent offers onsite and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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