As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on computation to send traffic based on complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend on largely predefined hardware designs to move data at the fastest possible speed. Today's routers ordinarily incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, remote management, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to build a firm foundation for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, establish new sites, deploy additional functions, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to help you to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and branch offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable limited groups of workers to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and economical technical assistance for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can assist your company to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultingCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN technology that permits remote users to access a network securely. Devices in the RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online workers via IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Newer products in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 product line have been released with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one appliance.

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

The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces future costs by allowing field installation of new modules when they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services G2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy conservation.

A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and activate extra functions as desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers offer world-class skills to help your business to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Consulting1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands the range of current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote HelpCisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad selection of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects past investments by being compatible with most of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers SupportThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security into one robust system for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers substantial benefits relative to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. The 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a wide range of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and expansion slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Router HelpTargeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering up to a 5x throughput increase, as much as a 10 times improvement in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically enhanced slot speed and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 provides an array of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique intelligent security functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can use the Cisco 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite locations to provide businesses the top levels of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure enterprise 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 offer embedded security processing, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in the most demanding corporate environments. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected headends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to offer service providers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping global businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and statutory regulations for network data protection and incident reporting.

7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers ConsultingThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router offers a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, multi-function answer for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance decay that might violate adherence to service level agreements. These services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.

Available product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 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 Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the entire Cisco CRS portfolio.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless provides advanced protection and acceleration options to match the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and off-site administration features through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing backup WAN connections are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high speed in small workgroups plus enhanced security through features such as Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus protection through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice routers for branch sites, offering flexible LAN/WAN setup options, multiple protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified consultants can help your company to plan, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and accelerate time to profitability. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide in-person and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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