As technology progresses, the difference between router and switch products is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect different networks. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on processors to forward data based on sophisticated software, providing versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon mostly predefined hardware designs to steer data at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers typically come with L2 switching capability, and many modern switches have L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to handle the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. These routers allow your business to establish a firm basis for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, configure additional functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable online support to assist your company to plan, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small groups of users to share secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have extensive experience providing immediate and affordable IT assistance for small organizations to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist your company to determine ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network securely. Models in the RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based setup for easy set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or online users via IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and USB support for 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future costs by allowing field installation of additional modules when they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for better energy conservation.
A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy extra functions when required without having to download and copy a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class skills to assist you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of existing 802.11 users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco 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 that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects past investments by being compatible with the majority of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer dual power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with multiple branches and offsite users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, cloud services, and multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 model comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices in operation, are the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and assist you to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and security within a single robust solution for fast, scalable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to handle the needs of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 router offers important advantages relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series while providing compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 router provides further enhancement of VPN throughput with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a wide array of connectivity needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value compared to older models of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering up to a five times throughput improvement, as much as a 10 times improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and dramatically increased plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules available today for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 Series router offers an array of popular security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can offer special smart security functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can use the 2800 Series router to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 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 supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses and corporate branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security processing, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This permits ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple separate appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate branch office and off-site traffic and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network consultants have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design efficient installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party network security inventory assessments, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and government requirements for IT information protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for large businesses who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 000 queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might compromise adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering zero downtime availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, offers service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most popular multishelf core router. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs work throughout the entire Cisco CRS product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out migrations to newer versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple yet effective set of IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, but still delivers advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to match the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and remote administration capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access using standby Internet links are required. 870 Series routers deliver excellent speed for small offices as well as tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large-sized offices. With over 70 interface options, the 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
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