As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on computation to move data based on sophisticated algorithms, providing versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely predefined hardware configurations to move traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the requirements of users ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in features to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, remote management, easy scalability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers allow your company to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you add new employees, open extra sites, configure additional services, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable online expertise to help your company to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and dependable no-frills solutions that enable small groups of workers to have secure connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive experience delivering fast and affordable technical assistance for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets as many as seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer products in the expanding selection of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port to enable WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB ports using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support unified media environments by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-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) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature 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. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.

A key innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate extra features as required without having to download and copy a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer world-class expertise to help your business to design, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote HelpCisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

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

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online System Design and TroubleshootingCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, fast integrated encryption, a broad selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve processing power without forcing you to buy a new device. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and scalable routers designed for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote workers who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for SBC, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router has a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 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 deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist your IT organization to move economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultingThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides important benefits relative to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x performance increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series while still maintaining support for more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a broad range of interface needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router ConsultantsTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering up to a fivefold performance increase, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available today for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series provides an array of common security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series supports an integrated access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers SupportThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the highest levels of network agility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers offer internal security processing, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the traditional selection of interface modules. This ensures continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of several separate devices into one small unit, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, protected headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE network experts have extensive experience helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to design efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and government requirements for IT information security and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers HelpThe 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 provides the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for large businesses who need branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten compliance with SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing continual operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the world's most popular multichassis network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are compatible with previous products.

Available product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the whole Cisco CRS product line.

Older Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can also help you to rationalize and implement migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS image. By supporting a simple yet effective set of Cisco IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 model router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless delivers powerful security and performance options to match the particular needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable access is required. 850 Series routers deliver safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and deployment and off-site administration features through Web-based utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using backup Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high speed in small offices as well as tight security through features such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and policing of safe connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated e-business solution for small and midsize businesses. Cisco 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular access routers for branch sites, providing flexible LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive security features, and a range of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a resilient solution 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 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact chassis with a wide range of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per device, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified consultants can assist your company to design, setup, and support an integrated business network that can simplify processes, lower costs, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide on-premises and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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