As technology advances, the difference between router and switch products has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to move traffic using complex algorithms, providing versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, depend upon largely fixed hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers ordinarily include L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive portfolio that features routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support IP voice and video plus virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, remote administration, seamless scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to build a firm basis for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more workers, establish extra offices, configure new capabilities, give access to your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and affordable online support to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices provide affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small groups of users to have safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced security. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can assist your company to determine whether and how these routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or online users via IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's more current devices in the expanding selection of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.
A major innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy extra functions as required without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide proven skills to assist you to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN for protected remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without requiring your business to purchase a new router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past network investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two power supplies.
Compared to the older 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two network interface modules, provides as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million products deployed, have become the world's most popular technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing remote design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help business to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and protection into a single robust solution for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), 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 routers offers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 router offers important advantages in comparison to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 router dramatically improves interface card slot performance and capacity over the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with dozens of available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 device provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed via an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the almost 100 existing modules available currently for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of popular security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features within the router itself, Cisco can provide special smart security functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless network access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses and corporate branch offices to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly integrate the latest network engineering, smart services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability required for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and web-based programs in the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This enables ongoing return on investment by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple distinct devices into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected head ends to manage branch office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience helping enterprises and service providers to design efficient installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory regulations for network information security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router provides only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could compromise compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by providing zero downtime operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity 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 comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Current product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS image. By supporting a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, but still delivers powerful security and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and integration and remote administration features via Web-based utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity using backup Internet connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high speed for small workgroups plus tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The 3700 Series is a family of access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. With more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 product line provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide range of deployment profiles. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based access to an IP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia 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 feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can help you to plan, setup, and maintain a converged business network that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.
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