As computer technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on processors to send traffic using sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches have L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco offers an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, web-based management, easy expandability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a solid foundation for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, open extra sites, activate additional services, extend your system to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online support to assist you to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited sets of users to have secure access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four Ethernet ports with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online support experts have extensive experience delivering fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to understand ways these routers can add to the business value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and support web-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportCisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers via IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 remote offices or online users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Newer models in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 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 Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and reliable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules as they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy efficiency.

A notable innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and activate extra functions when required without having to download and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the price of expansion and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Experts1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Default DRAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote HelpCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in operation, have become the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist business to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection within a single resilient solution for fast, expandable access to vital business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to handle the needs of small and midsize organizations, branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 device offers important benefits in comparison to older generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically improves interface card slot throughput and capacity over the 1700 Series routers while still providing support for over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network performance with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; plus enough performance and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router Professional ServicesDesigned for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering up to a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a 10x increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules available today for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series router offers a range of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Businesses can use the 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series supports a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices to offer businesses the highest degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently integrate the latest technologies, smart 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. 3800 Series routers feature internal security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This permits ongoing return on investment by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, secure headends to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to plan optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent 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 standards and statutory mandates for IT information protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided via redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 Series provides the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that might violate compliance with SLAs. These services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering always-on availability, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with previous products.

Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible throughout the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition help you to plan and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but powerful array of IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers powerful security and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and off-site administration features via 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 telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using standby Internet links are required. 870 Series routers offer high performance for small workgroups plus tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, providing flexible LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large-sized offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as 2 million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE qualified engineers can help your company to plan, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline processes, reduce costs, and speed time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide in-person and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationally.

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