As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on computation to steer traffic based on complex algorithms, providing flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to send traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers typically come with Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire new workers, establish new sites, activate additional capabilities, extend your system to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical remote support to help you to select, deploy, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to share secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience delivering fast and affordable IT help for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can assist you to determine ways these routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 branch offices or online users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet access.
Later models in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in the 800 product line have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for older ISR routers and lowers future costs by permitting easy installation of additional modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.
A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy new features when required without needing to download and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that expands the range of existing 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without forcing you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with multiple branches and offsite users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M devices in operation, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified 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 assist you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help business to move efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security within one resilient system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to satisfy the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides important advantages in comparison to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput improvement and integrated hardware encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to the 1700 Series while still maintaining support for dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of interface needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several platforms: the 2801, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant added value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering as much as a 5x performance increase, up to a 10 times improvement in security and voice speed, integrated service features, and radically improved plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules available currently for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 router provides an array of popular security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security functions within the router, Cisco can enable special smart security functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional selection of interfaces. This permits ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By combining the functions of multiple separate devices into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, protected head ends to manage satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide carriers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth experience working with enterprises and service providers to plan optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government regulations for IT information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router has the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, multi-function answer for enterprises looking for satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 routers to support a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that could violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers service providers world-class performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router. To preserve existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can also help you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 router, built to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited but effective array of IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where protected and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer protected access with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and integration and off-site management features through Web-based tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using standby WAN connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer excellent speed in small workgroups as well as enhanced security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize businesses. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 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 flexible LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a compact chassis with a wide selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist You with Cisco Router Products
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