As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on computation to steer traffic using complex software, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers usually include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco offers an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services 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 providing high availability, web-based management, seamless scalability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers enable your company to build a firm foundation for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you add more workers, open new offices, configure additional functions, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to help you to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to maintain your older routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that allow small groups of workers to have safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle up to 50 branch offices or online users via IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current devices in the expanding selection of RV Series Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB connections using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media environments by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.

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

The basic Cisco 881 has 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. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and reliable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces future costs by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they become available. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.

A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy new services when desired without having to download and copy a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class skills to help your business to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.

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

In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four models 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 Integrated Services G2 family and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without forcing you to purchase another device. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous investments by being compatible with most of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable routers designed for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote workers requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE software, 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 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices in operation, have become the industry's leading technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist your IT organization to move economically to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers Professional ServicesThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and security into one robust solution for fast, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router provides important benefits compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase and integrated hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly increases plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity over Cisco's 1700 Series while providing support for dozens of available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network speed with an optional VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router SupportIntended for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value vs. older generations of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with most of the almost 100 popular modules in use currently for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 router provides an array of common protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide special intelligent protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting Firm3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the highest degree of network agility, performance, and functionality. 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and Web applications in the most competitive corporate networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to combine security and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are deployed. By combining the capabilities of several distinct appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected headends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to provide ISPs economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

Cisco Edge and Service Provider Routers Consultants

Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network consultants have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and Internet service providers to plan optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party network security inventory assessments, penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and government regulations for network data protection and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 Series router offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 Series provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might violate adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, 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 accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf network core router. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. 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 Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and implement upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS Software image. By supporting a simple but effective set of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 model SR Router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but still delivers powerful protection and acceleration options to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series routers deliver safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and simple setup and deployment and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using backup Internet links are needed. 870 Series access routers offer high throughput in small offices plus tight security through features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using Network Admission Control, and policing of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive protection features, and a range 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 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 family offers a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a small form factor with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco certified consultants can assist your business to design, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower expenses, and speed time to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide on-premises and off-site support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationally.

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