As technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch has grown less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to send data using complex software, providing flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers usually include L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to handle the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire new employees, open new sites, deploy new capabilities, give access to your network to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to assist you to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level solutions that enable limited groups of users to share safe access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Built for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive experience providing fast and economical IT help for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Models in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy set up and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers MaintenanceCisco’s RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers via IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet access.

Later models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future expenses by allowing easy installation of new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services G2 routers offer GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power control for better energy efficiency.

A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy new services when required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven expertise to help your business to plan, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IP Security and SSL VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to buy a new device. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are compact modular and expandable platforms designed for businesses with multiple branches and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the world's most popular technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering online design, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist your IT organization to move efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security within a single robust system for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business applications. The 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router offers important benefits in comparison to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x throughput increase plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput and capacity compared to the 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with over 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, 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 Series Integrated Services Router ConsultantsDesigned for small to midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering as much as a five times throughput improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service features, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the more than 90 popular expansion modules in use currently for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of common security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security solutions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers Consultants3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one 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 internal security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to combine security and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the existing portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of several separate devices into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected distribution points to manage branch office and off-site traffic and to offer ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth experience working with enterprises and service providers to design efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business guidelines and statutory mandates for network information protection and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 has the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 router has only the 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-shelf versions. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible across the entire Carrier Routing System family.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 Secure Router simplifies configuration, administration, and technical support, yet still provides advanced protection and performance options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and economical connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and off-site management capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable connectivity utilizing standby Internet links are needed. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance in small offices plus tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, standalone router platform for small and midsize businesses. Cisco 1700 Series offer versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and advanced security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular access routers for branch offices, providing versatile LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP 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 feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE certified consultants can assist you to design, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can streamline operations, lower expenses, and speed the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent offers onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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