As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to forward traffic using complex algorithms, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering fault tolerance, remote management, seamless scalability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers enable your business to establish a solid foundation for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you hire new workers, open new sites, deploy new services, extend your network to clients and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer fast and economical remote support to help your company to plan, deploy, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices provide affordable and reliable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to share safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience providing immediate and affordable IT help for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine whether and how these routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with advanced data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer devices in the expanding family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been developed with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router has 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 includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future costs by allowing field installation of new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.
A notable advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy new features as desired without having to download and transfer a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven expertise to help your business to plan, configure, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and support.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of existing 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as standard, and can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to only 1.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to purchase another router. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB compared to only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branches and remote workers requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 model comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices in operation, have become the industry's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help business to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and protection into a single resilient system for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business programs. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 router provides important advantages relative to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold throughput increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves interface card slot performance as well as capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with dozens of available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of VPN throughput with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value vs. prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice speed, embedded service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot speed and capacity while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules available currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.
The Cisco 2800 offers an array of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can provide special intelligent security solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Companies can use the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated access point for wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust 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 throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate security and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This ensures ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new services are deployed. By combining the functions of multiple distinct devices into one compact device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of CCIE certified network experts have extensive backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and service providers to plan optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, third-party network security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and government regulations for IT data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 Series has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is powered by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises looking for branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.
ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that might compromise adherence to SLAs. These services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by offering continual operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 line of Routers run the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multi-shelf models. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible throughout the whole Cisco CRS product line.
Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can also assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, built to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful array of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides powerful security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for teleworker environments where protected and economical access is needed. 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and off-site administration features through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using backup WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver excellent performance in small offices plus tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through NAC, and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are built to provide an affordable, integrated router platform for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN setup options, multiple protection features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for medium and large offices. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line offers a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small chassis with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Router Products
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