As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to steer traffic based on sophisticated software, providing versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on mostly predefined hardware designs to send traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually incorporate L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to handle the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also offering high availability, web-based administration, easy expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, activate new functions, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable online expertise to help you to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and remote offices provide affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable small groups of users to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have extensive experience delivering fast and affordable technical help for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users via IPsec or PPTP VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer devices in the expanding selection of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for 3G/4G WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, two-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) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity 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 Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy installation of additional modules when they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy efficiency.

A notable innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate extra features as desired without having to acquire and copy a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer proven expertise to help you to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Consulting1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers Online ExpertsCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GbE.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve throughput without forcing you to purchase another device. As with other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past investments by accepting the majority of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products deployed, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at providing online consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist you to migrate efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and protection into one robust system for fast, scalable connectivity with strategic business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance improvement plus integrated hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device dramatically improves interface card slot throughput and capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network speed with an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad array of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value in comparison to older models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering as much as a 5x performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically increased slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with most of the over 90 popular modules available today for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.

Cisco's 2800 router offers an array of common security features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can offer unique smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Organizations can use 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 a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.

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

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers SupportThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices to offer companies the top degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for each expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This enables continuing investment protection by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple distinct devices into a single small unit, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer service providers economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE network engineers have extensive backgrounds helping enterprises and ISPs to plan efficient installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and statutory requirements for IT information security and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 Series router provides a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the SFM.

The 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 does not offer distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Series routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance degradation that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for applying multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by providing continual availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis has four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Consulting and Troubleshooting ServicesCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf network core router. To protect past investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with earlier products.

Current product lines in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multi-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules can be used across the entire Cisco CRS family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless provides powerful protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is required. 850 Series routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access utilizing standby Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small offices plus enhanced security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and policing of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are built to provide an affordable, standalone router platform for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, multiple security capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Assist You to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified engineers can help your company to design, setup, and manage an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationally.

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