As computer technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to move data using complex algorithms, offering versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually include L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco makes an extensive product line that includes routers built to handle the needs of users from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the performance and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. These routers enable you to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, establish new offices, activate additional functions, extend your system to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist you to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and remote offices offer low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small sets of workers to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience delivering fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers MaintenanceThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current devices in the expanding family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB ports attaching 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support unified media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. 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 public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces future expenses by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR G2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate new services when required without having to download and copy a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers offer proven skills to help your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Help1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote TroubleshootingCisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switches. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy a new piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.

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

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module 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, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than six million products in operation, have become the world's leading technology for small businesses and enterprise satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist you to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security within a single resilient solution for fast, scalable access to strategic business programs. The 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 device provides important benefits compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while providing support for more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Router ConsultantsIntended for small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value compared to prior models of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering as much as a five times performance improvement, up to a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, integrated service features, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the more than 90 popular modules available today for Cisco's 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series router provides an array of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection solutions 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 Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and enterprise satellite locations to provide businesses the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently integrate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing ROI by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single small device, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and government regulations for network information security and incident reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 does not offer distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to offer a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.

ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume without suffering performance decay that might violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing continual operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots able to handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous products.

Available product families in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-chassis models. The 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 able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also assist you to plan and carry out migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers powerful security and acceleration alternatives to match the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-port 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and easy configuration and integration and remote administration capabilities via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and dependable access using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver excellent performance in small offices plus tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, 3DES or AES as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to meet challenging e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch networks, providing a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, multiple security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 PPP sessions per device, voice/video/data integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE certified consultants can help your company to plan, setup, and manage an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and speed time to productivity. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationwide.

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