As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send traffic based on complex algorithms, providing intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely predefined hardware designs to send data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers ordinarily come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that features routers engineered to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based management, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable you to establish a solid foundation for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, open new offices, activate additional capabilities, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer fast and economical remote expertise to assist your company to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small groups of workers to share secure access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for advanced security. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience delivering fast and economical IT assistance for small companies to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine whether and how these routers can add to the business value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote deployment and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.
Later models in Cisco's line of RV Series Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in the 800 family of routers 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 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 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) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in modules for older ISR routers and lowers future costs by permitting easy installation of new modules when they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A notable advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate extra features as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers offer proven expertise to help your business to plan, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands the range of current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 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 G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, fast integrated encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without forcing your business to buy a new router. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous network investments by being compatible with most of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, 3900 ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.
Compared to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher degree of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 model has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, offers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in the field, have become the world's leading solution for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at delivering online design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist your IT organization to move economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security within a single robust system for high-speed, scalable delivery of strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially developed to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device provides important benefits compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold throughput increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly increases interface card slot performance and capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 router offers further improvement of VPN performance with an optional VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide range of connectivity needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient performance and slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value vs. prior generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot speed and density while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router offers an array of popular protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can provide special intelligent security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router supports an integrated access point for wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the highest levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to combine security and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing selection of interface modules. This ensures continuing return on investment by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into a single compact unit, the 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and service providers to plan optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and government requirements for network data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers introduce 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 routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability permits ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing continual availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the world's most popular multichassis core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as 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 Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations per slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and implement migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple but effective set of IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 model router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides powerful security and performance options to match the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site management capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing backup WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small offices as well as tight security through services that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and policing of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive security features, and a range 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 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small chassis with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE certified engineers can assist your company to design, configure, and support an integrated business network that can simplify processes, reduce costs, and speed time to productivity. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.
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