As computer technology advances, the difference between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to move data based on sophisticated software, offering flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to move traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually incorporate L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to build a firm basis for an information network that can grow seamlessly as you hire more workers, open new sites, configure additional services, give access to your system to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to help your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that allow limited sets of users to have secure connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and affordable technical help for small organizations to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to determine how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers MaintenanceCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer products in the growing family of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been developed with various options over the course of many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy conservation.

A major innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate extra functions when desired without needing to download and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to assist you to plan, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video via MIMO support that improves coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Support2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GbE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco 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 highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance processing power without requiring your business to purchase a new piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.

In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB vs. only 1.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices deployed, are the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing online design, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router setup, and help business to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers Consulting FirmThe modular Cisco 1800 family of routers embed data and security into one resilient solution for high-speed, scalable connectivity with vital business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 router provides important advantages relative to older generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software security image. The 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to the 1700 Series while still providing support for more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 device offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot density for future network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultantsTargeted at small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value vs. older models of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering up to a 5x performance increase, up to a tenfold increase in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically increased slot performance and capacity while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use today for the Cisco 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series offers an array of popular security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features within the router, Cisco can provide unique smart protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more scalable and manageable VPN environments.

Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless access, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices to provide businesses the top levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to combine security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the existing portfolio of interface modules. This permits continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the functions of multiple distinct appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer carriers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network consultants have extensive experience working with enterprises and ISPs to plan optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent network security inventory assessments, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and government mandates for network information protection and incident reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented through logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical rates through a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

The 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises requiring branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding throughput decay that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by providing zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers high-level performance and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multishelf network core router system. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with earlier products.

Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work throughout the complete Cisco CRS portfolio.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can in addition help you to plan and implement upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited but powerful set of IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, but nevertheless provides powerful security and acceleration options to match the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and integration and off-site administration features via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high speed for small workgroups plus enhanced security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support using Network Admission Control, and policing of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice routers for branch offices, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, multiple protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact footprint with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as two mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified consultants can assist your business to design, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide in-person and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationally.

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