As technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on computation to send data using complex algorithms, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon mostly predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest feasible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with L2 switches, and many modern switches have L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive portfolio that features routers engineered to handle the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also offering high availability, remote administration, easy expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire new employees, open new offices, activate new capabilities, give access to your network to clients and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable online support to help you to select, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable small sets of workers to have secure access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for simple installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering fast and economical IT assistance for small companies to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help you to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 VPN connections, 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 Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing plus USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future costs by permitting field upgrades to new modules as they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, far greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy extra features when required without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as standard, and this can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GE.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.
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 deliver the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to buy a new router. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB compared to 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, offers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products deployed, are the world's leading technology for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and assist your IT organization to move economically to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security into one robust solution for high-speed, scalable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers important benefits relative to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold throughput improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly increases interface card slot performance and capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at comparable price points by offering as much as a 5x throughput increase, as much as a 10x improvement in security and voice speed, integrated service features, and radically increased slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the over 90 popular modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 router offers an array of common protection functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 router supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch locations to provide businesses the top degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the existing portfolio of modular interfaces. This enables continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into a single small unit, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected distribution points to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of CCIE network consultants have in-depth experience working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, independent security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and statutory regulations for IT information security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented via redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with software flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent performance.
ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that could compromise compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one operation, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for continuous availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers high-level capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-chassis versions. The CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible across the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE consultants are experienced with legacy routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By offering a limited yet effective set of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet still provides powerful protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for telecommuter sites where protected and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, and easy setup and integration and remote administration capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable access utilizing standby WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput for small offices plus enhanced security via features such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through NAC, and policing of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and powerful protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch offices, offering versatile LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP access to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Router Products
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