As computer technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to send data using complex software, providing flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, depend on largely fixed hardware designs to forward traffic at the fastest possible rate. Today's routers typically come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, easy scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a solid basis for an information network that can grow smoothly as you hire more workers, open extra sites, deploy new functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to help you to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current networking products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited groups of workers to have secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop routers feature at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options and built-in firewall for advanced protection. Built for simple setup, administration, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by cutting equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and affordable IT assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help your company to understand whether and how these routers can add to the business value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ExpertsCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportCisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online workers through IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current products in the expanding selection of Small Business RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that features an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing plus USB connections using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been developed with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media networks by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

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

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy installation of additional modules as they become available. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All ISR G2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.

A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy extra services as desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants can provide proven skills to help your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that improves coverage for existing 802.11 clients. Interface alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.

3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT 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 processing power without forcing your business to purchase another router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by accepting most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in the 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, have become the world's leading solution for small businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection into a single robust system for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum business agility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot throughput and density over the 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of VPN throughput via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and slot density for future network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant additional value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering up to a 5x performance improvement, as much as a 10 times increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically improved slot performance and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 existing modules available currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router provides a range of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide special intelligent security functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer 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 security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This permits ongoing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple separate devices into a single small unit, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure head ends to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and Internet service providers to design efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, independent security inventory assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and government regulations for IT data security and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series offers the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises requiring satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability permits ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance degradation that might threaten compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully 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 with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis has four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, offers carriers high-level capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous products.

Current product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the complete Cisco CRS family.

Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and implement upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful array of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, but still provides advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for up to 10 users or for telecommuter sites where protected and economical access is required. 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient access using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high throughput for small offices plus enhanced security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, providing a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of protection features, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 family offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia 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 feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco qualified engineers can help you to design, setup, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, reduce costs, and accelerate time to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your integrated network. Progent offers onsite and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.

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