As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on computation to send traffic using sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely predefined hardware configurations to steer data at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers typically come with Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time offering fault tolerance, remote management, seamless expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you add more workers, open extra offices, activate additional services, give access to your network to clients and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable remote expertise to help your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited sets of workers to share secure connectivity to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive experience delivering immediate and affordable technical assistance for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to understand how these routers can add to the business value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current products in the expanding selection of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy installation of new modules as they are developed. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for improved energy conservation.
A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new features as required without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class skills to help your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and support.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for safe remote connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GbE.
2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to purchase another piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves past network investments by supporting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.
Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB vs. only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote users who need direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, provides as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices deployed, have become the industry's most popular solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router setup, and help you to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security into a single robust system for fast, expandable connectivity with strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially developed to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial advantages compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x performance improvement plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and capacity over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 device offers additional enhancement of VPN throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient performance and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value compared to older generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering as much as a 5x throughput improvement, up to a tenfold increase in security and voice speed, embedded service options, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router provides a range of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Organizations can use the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite locations to offer businesses the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate 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, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Built for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the existing selection of interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into one small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected head ends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features 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 group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have extensive experience helping enterprises and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government mandates for network data protection and incident reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series provides the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with performance 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 Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 router has only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises looking for satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could compromise compliance with service level agreements. These services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering continual operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots able to provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers world-class performance and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf network core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multiple-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible throughout the complete Cisco CRS family.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition assist you to plan and implement upgrades to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 router, designed to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet still delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with a single fixed antenna, and easy configuration and integration and off-site administration capabilities via Web-based utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access utilizing standby Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent speed for small offices as well as enhanced security through services such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, antivirus support using NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated e-business platform for small and midsize businesses. Cisco 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 Series offers a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a broad selection of deployment options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 PPP sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified engineers can help your company to design, setup, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and speed time to profitability. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your information network. Progent offers onsite and off-site support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.
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