As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send data based on complex software, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly fixed hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest feasible speed. The current generation of routers typically come with L2 switching capability, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the needs of users from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing high availability, web-based management, seamless scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a firm foundation for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you hire more workers, open new offices, deploy additional functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable remote support to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small sets of users to share secure connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices include at least four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall for advanced protection. Built for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical assistance for small businesses to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers Remote SupportCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer devices in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support unified media environments by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.

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

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules as they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy conservation.

A major innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and activate new features as required without needing to download and transfer a different IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers offer proven skills to help you to plan, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the price of upgrades and support.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO support that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and this can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes vs. 128 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Help2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GE.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 GB.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past network investments by accepting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with multiple branches and offsite workers requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in operation, are the world's most popular technology for small companies and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help your IT organization to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially developed to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers important benefits compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing 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 interface card slot throughput and density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while maintaining support for dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Router ConsultantsDesigned for small to midsize businesses and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a five times throughput increase, up to a 10x improvement in protection and voice speed, embedded service options, and dramatically increased plug-in slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 existing modules available today for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 provides an array of common security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart security solutions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN environments.

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

The 2800 Series supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsCisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices to offer companies the highest levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the existing portfolio of interface modules. This permits ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the functions of multiple separate appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure distribution points to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and ISPs to design efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party security inventory assessments, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory regulations for network information security and incident reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that could violate compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a 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 support the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The 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 form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 has 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now features the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.

Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work throughout the entire Cisco CRS product line.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and implement migrations to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a simple yet effective array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, but still delivers powerful protection and acceleration options to match the particular needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where protected and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity utilizing backup Internet links are required. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver excellent performance for small workgroups as well as tight security via features that include Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through NAC, and enforcement of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series routers are built to provide an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series offer versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive security capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security 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 permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many models 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. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Assist You to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE certified engineers can assist you to plan, setup, and maintain a converged business network that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and accelerate time to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide in-person and remote support and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.

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