As computer technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch has grown less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A common example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on processors to send traffic based on complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest feasible speed. The current generation of routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to meet the needs of customers ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco offer the performance and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based management, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a firm foundation for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you add new employees, establish extra sites, configure additional capabilities, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to assist your company to plan, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small groups of users to have safe access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have extensive experience delivering fast and affordable technical help for small businesses to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.

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

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in the 800 family of routers have been released with various options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one 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 with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces future expenses by allowing easy upgrades to new modules as they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for better energy conservation.

A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and deploy new functions as required without having to acquire and copy a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers offer world-class expertise to help you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the price of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Consulting1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of existing 802.11 clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online SupportCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects previous network investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two power supplies.

Compared to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, 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, provides up to 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M devices deployed, are the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router setup, and help business to migrate efficiently to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection into a single resilient solution for fast, scalable delivery of vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially engineered to satisfy the needs of small and midsize organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device provides important advantages relative to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x performance increase plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as density over the 1700 Series routers while maintaining support for dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router Professional ServicesDesigned for small to medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several platforms: the 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 routers at similar price points by offering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, up to a 10 times increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service features, and radically enhanced slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with most of the more than 90 popular modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 router provides a range of common security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can offer unique intelligent security functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Businesses can utilize the 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise satellite locations to provide companies the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security processing, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and web-based applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput demands of several 100Mbps ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the existing portfolio of modular interfaces. This enables continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single compact unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprises and ISPs to plan efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and government requirements for IT information security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Routers SupportThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

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

The Cisco 7603 router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not support Cisco's distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers HelpCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume without suffering performance decay that might threaten compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, enhancing the user experience for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering zero downtime operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

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

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are compatible with earlier products.

Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules can be used throughout the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet effective array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 model Secure Router simplifies configuration, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers advanced protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series routers offer protected access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with a single fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable access utilizing standby Internet connections are required. 870 Series routers offer excellent throughput in small offices plus enhanced security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Cisco 1700 Series provide versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, providing flexible 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 integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family offers a robust solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per device, voice/video/data integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent Can Assist You to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco certified engineers can assist you to plan, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can streamline operations, lower expenses, and speed time to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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