As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on computation to move traffic using complex algorithms, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly fixed hardware designs to send traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering fault tolerance, remote administration, easy scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers enable your business to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire new employees, open extra sites, activate additional capabilities, give access to your system to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical remote expertise to help you 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 current router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to share safe access to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth experience delivering immediate and economical technical assistance for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can assist your company to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide 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 Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

More recent products in Cisco's family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for up to 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 wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.

A key advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy new functions when desired without having to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers offer world-class skills to help you to plan, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that improves the range of existing 802.11 clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead 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 slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated 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 protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without forcing your business to purchase another device. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with most of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, 3900 ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote workers who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 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. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, have become the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing remote design, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist business to move efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and protection into one robust system for fast, scalable access to strategic business programs. The 1800 Series design 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 delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum versatility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 router provides important benefits relative to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 router significantly increases interface card slot performance as well as capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 device provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of interface requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot density for future network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router SupportIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering up to a five times throughput increase, as much as a tenfold increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and radically increased slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the almost 100 existing modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 router offers a range of popular security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security VPN, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable special intelligent security functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 router incorporates an integrated access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesCisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to provide businesses the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and reliability necessary for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is built to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple separate appliances into one compact device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure headends to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to design optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and statutory mandates for IT data security and incident reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers SupportThe 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented through redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 router provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.

ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 routers to support a variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance decay that could violate compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing non-stop operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can support 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives service providers world-class capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Available product lines in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.

Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple but effective set of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 Secure Router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, but still provides advanced protection and acceleration options to match the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and off-site management features via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for teleworker environments where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing backup WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance for small offices as well as enhanced security through features that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business platform for small and midsize organizations. 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN and WAN configurations, multiple protection features, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds as high as 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco qualified consultants can assist you to design, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and off-site support and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationwide.

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