As computer technology advances, the difference between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect different networks. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to move data using complex algorithms, providing versatility at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely on largely fixed hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers typically incorporate L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and built-in functionality to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while also offering high availability, remote management, seamless scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you hire more employees, open extra sites, deploy additional capabilities, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical remote support to help you to plan, configure, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that enable small sets of workers to have safe access to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and economical IT assistance for small businesses to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are available. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceCisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet access.

Newer products in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable converged media networks by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting easy installation of additional modules as they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.

A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate new services when desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide proven skills to assist you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.

1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through MIMO support that improves coverage for current 802.11 clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Support2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and SSL VPN for safe remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve throughput without requiring you to purchase another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past network investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.

In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are compact modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices in operation, are the world's most popular solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and assist you to migrate economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection into a single resilient solution for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to satisfy the requirements of small and midsize organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides important advantages compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves plug-in card slot performance as well as density compared to the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional enhancement of VPN throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmDesigned for small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value in comparison to older models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering up to a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a 10 times increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically improved slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the more than 90 popular modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.

Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of popular security features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique intelligent protection solutions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Companies can use the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Help3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite locations to provide companies the top degree of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for several 100Mbps ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This ensures continuing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the functions of several separate appliances into a single small unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer service providers economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds helping global businesses and ISPs to design optimal deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government requirements for network information security and incident reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 Series provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, multi-function answer for enterprises requiring branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS built for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives service providers world-class capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the industry's most popular multishelf core router. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the entire Carrier Routing System family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can also assist you to prepare for and carry out migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 SR Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a simple but effective array of IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still delivers advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to match the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver protected connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, and easy setup and integration and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing backup WAN links are required. 870 Series routers offer high performance in small workgroups plus enhanced security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated router solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to meet challenging e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN/WAN configurations, comprehensive protection features, and a range of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for medium and large office networks. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small chassis with a broad selection of deployment options. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN 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 an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE certified consultants can assist your company to design, configure, and maintain a converged business network that can streamline operations, lower costs, and accelerate the path to productivity. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers onsite and off-site support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationally.

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