As computer technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on computation to send traffic using complex software, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers usually include L2 switches, and many modern switches include L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to handle the needs of users ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to build a firm basis for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire more employees, establish extra sites, deploy additional services, extend your network to clients and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable remote support to assist your company to select, configure, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable limited groups of users to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth experience providing immediate and affordable technical help for small companies to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to determine how these routers can add to the business value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Cisco's newer devices in the expanding selection of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router 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 switch and USB support to enable 3G/4G WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB connections using 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy upgrades to new modules as they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy new functions when desired without having to download and copy a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers offer world-class skills to help your business to plan, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote ExpertsCisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers 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 ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site access and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.

2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to only 1.

3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to purchase a new device. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past investments by accepting most of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual power supplies.

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

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

4000 Series Routers Online Troubleshooting

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products in the field, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help you to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security into one resilient solution for fast, expandable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router offers important benefits relative to older generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement and built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device significantly increases interface card slot performance as well as capacity compared to the 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed with an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough performance and slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router HelpTargeted at small to midsize businesses and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by delivering as much as a five times throughput increase, as much as a 10 times increase in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the over 90 popular modules in use today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series provides an array of popular security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Also, by integrating security functions within the router, Cisco can provide special smart security functions other security devices can't, such as NAC for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices to offer businesses the highest degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps ports for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the traditional selection of interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple distinct appliances into a single small device, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and complexity of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure head ends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have extensive experience working with enterprises and service providers to plan optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory mandates for network data protection and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 router provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series provides the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not support Cisco's distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers HelpCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous 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, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers to support a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance degradation that could violate adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in one operation, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering continual availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most popular multishelf network core router system. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

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

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used throughout the entire Carrier Routing System family.

Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE consultants are experienced with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful array of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, yet still provides advanced protection and performance options to adapt to the particular needs 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 needed. 850 Series routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, and simple configuration and integration and off-site management capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker environments where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable access utilizing standby Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small workgroups as well as tight security through features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 Series provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular access routers for branch networks, providing flexible LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large-sized offices. With over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide range of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as two million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE certified engineers can help your company to design, configure, and manage an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and accelerate time to profitability. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide on-premises and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationally.

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