As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect different networks. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on computation to forward data based on sophisticated algorithms, offering versatility at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to steer traffic at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily incorporate L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers designed to meet the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote administration, easy extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more employees, open new sites, deploy additional functions, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to help you to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices provide affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable limited groups of users to share safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Designed for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience providing fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information system.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits remote users to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN 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 has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Cisco's newer devices in the growing family of Small Business RV Series Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the 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, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been developed with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A major innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy extra services as desired without needing to download and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to help you to design, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another router. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.
Compared to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite users who need direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, have become the industry's most popular technology for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable connectivity to strategic 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 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your existing router setup, and help you to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security within a single resilient system for high-speed, expandable access to mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 router offers important advantages relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x performance increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to the 1700 Series while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional enhancement of VPN throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad range of interface needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient performance and slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value compared to older generations of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering as much as a 5x performance increase, as much as a 10x improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically enhanced slot performance and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.
Cisco's 2800 offers a range of popular security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart protection solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series router to create a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch locations to offer companies the highest levels of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web applications in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the existing selection of modular interfaces. This permits continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the capabilities of several separate devices into a single compact device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of CCIE network engineers have extensive experience working with global businesses and service providers to design efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent network security vulnerability assessments, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government regulations for network information protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router has only the 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The 7603 router does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that could compromise compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering zero downtime operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives service providers high-level capacity and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf network core router system. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product lines in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the whole Cisco CRS family.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can also help you to plan and carry out migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet powerful set of Cisco IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, but still delivers advanced protection and acceleration options to match the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and economical access is needed. 850 Series routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and remote management features via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high performance for small workgroups plus enhanced security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router platform for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, multiple security features, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of access appliances for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 interface options, the 3700 product line provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services 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.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco certified engineers can help you to plan, setup, and support an integrated business network that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers on-premises and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationally.
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