As computer technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on processors to steer traffic using complex software, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon largely fixed hardware configurations to send data at the highest possible rate. Today's routers ordinarily incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote management, easy scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to build a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add new workers, open new sites, activate additional capabilities, extend your system to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical remote support to assist you to select, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to have safe access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT help for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco’s RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle as many as 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Newer models in Cisco's family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for up to four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and reliable WAN access. ISR G2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting field installation of additional modules when they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy conservation.

A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and activate new services as desired without having to download and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer proven expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast on-board encryption, a wide selection of interface options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve throughput without requiring you to purchase a new device. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help 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 help business to migrate economically to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and security within one resilient solution for fast, expandable connectivity with strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum business agility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial benefits compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase and built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases interface card slot performance and density over Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 device offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises four platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value vs. older models of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering as much as a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically improved slot speed and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 existing modules available currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 offers a range of common protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security features within the router, Cisco can enable special smart security solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 Series supports an integrated wireless access point for wireless network access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Help3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing selection of interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the capabilities of several distinct appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience working with global businesses and service providers to plan efficient installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and statutory mandates for IT information protection and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is deployed, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers HelpCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 000 queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that could violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To protect existing capital investments in network 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 units plus multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs work across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can also assist you to plan and implement migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet effective array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 Secure Router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to match the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver protected connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus easy setup and integration and remote administration capabilities through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter sites where advanced VoIP and video and resilient access using standby WAN links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high performance for small workgroups as well as enhanced security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus protection through NAC, and policing of safe connection policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, integrated router platform for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series provide versatility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the 3700 Series offers a robust platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact chassis with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
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