As computer technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products has grown less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on computation to steer traffic based on complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly predefined hardware designs to move traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically come with L2 switching capability, and many modern switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco offers a comprehensive product line that features routers built to meet the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time providing high availability, web-based administration, seamless expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your company to establish a firm foundation for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you add new employees, establish extra sites, configure additional functions, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer fast and economical online support to assist your company to select, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable limited sets of users to have secure access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth experience providing immediate and affordable IT help for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to determine how these routers can add to the business value of your IT network.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultingCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer devices in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN tunnels, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB ports using 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable converged media environments by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for older ISR routers and lowers future expenses by allowing field installation of new modules when they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy conservation.

A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy extra functions when desired without needing to acquire and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers offer proven skills to help your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the price of upgrades and support.

1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Experts1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that expands the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption hardware supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve throughput without requiring you to purchase a new router. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past network investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable routers designed for businesses with multiple branches and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, have become the industry's leading solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and protection into a single resilient solution for fast, expandable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers important advantages compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold throughput improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot performance and density over the 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional enhancement of VPN throughput via an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering as much as a five times throughput increase, up to a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, integrated service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules in use today for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series offers an array of common protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can offer special intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmCisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite locations to provide companies the top levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers feature internal security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the existing selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing return on investment by supporting network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of several separate appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to offer service providers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes 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 nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network consultants have in-depth experience working with global businesses and ISPs to plan efficient installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and statutory mandates for network data protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is used, the 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that could threaten compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS built for non-stop availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, offers service providers high-level capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-shelf models. Cisco's 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 are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and implement migrations to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, but still delivers powerful security and acceleration alternatives to match the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where protected and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and off-site management features through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where advanced VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing backup WAN links are needed. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance for small workgroups plus enhanced security through features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to provide an affordable, integrated e-business platform for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive security features, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family 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 appliances for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 interface options, the 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide capabilities 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 available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE qualified consultants can help your business to design, setup, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, reduce costs, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your integrated network. Progent offers on-premises and off-site support and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationwide.

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