As computer technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on processors to steer traffic using complex algorithms, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, web-based management, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new workers, open extra offices, deploy new functions, extend your system to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable remote expertise to help your company to plan, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current router products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable entry-level solutions that allow small sets of workers to share safe access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices include at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and economical technical assistance for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist your company to determine ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users via IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current products in the expanding family of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of new modules when they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy efficiency.
A key innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy new functions as required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to assist your business to design, implement, 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.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without forcing you to purchase another device. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous network investments by accepting most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite workers who need direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products in operation, are the world's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help you to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers intelligently embed data and protection into one resilient solution for fast, scalable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages compared to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed increase and built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot performance and capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing support for over 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot density for future network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value compared to older generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering as much as a fivefold throughput increase, as much as a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service features, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the almost 100 existing modules available currently for Cisco's 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router offers an array of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable special smart protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can use the 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates a built-in access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch locations to provide businesses the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based applications in the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is built to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This permits ongoing ROI by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By combining the functions of several distinct appliances into a single compact device, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure head ends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and service providers to design efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory requirements for IT information security and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 router provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 Series of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous products.
Current product families in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible across the complete Cisco CRS portfolio.
Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and implement upgrades to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 SR Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still delivers advanced security and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for as many as 10 users or for teleworker sites where protected and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and integration and off-site administration capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using standby WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high throughput in small workgroups plus enhanced security through services such as Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series routers are designed to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and midsize organizations. 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of protection features, 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 Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 product line provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified engineers can assist you to design, configure, and support a converged business network that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide on-premises and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationwide.
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