As computer technology progresses, the difference between router and switch products has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on processors to steer traffic based on complex algorithms, offering versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely predefined hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers built to meet the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering high availability, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. These routers enable your business to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new workers, establish extra sites, configure new functions, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical online support to help you to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices offer low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable small sets of users to have secure access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet switches with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote support experts have extensive experience providing fast and economical IT help for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help you to understand whether and how these routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for easy set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsCisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

More recent products in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with various options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces future expenses by permitting field installation of new modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy conservation.

A notable innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy extra features as desired without having to download and transfer a different IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide proven expertise to help your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 ISR G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video through MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers Remote ExpertsCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online System Design and TroubleshootingCisco 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 top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad selection of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without forcing you to purchase another router. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. only 1.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a higher degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices deployed, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist your IT organization to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum versatility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 device provides substantial advantages compared to older generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically improves interface card slot performance and density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while maintaining support for over 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of VPN speed via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering up to a five times performance increase, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules in use today for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 offers a range of popular protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer special smart security solutions other security devices can't, such as NAC for virus defense; V3PN for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can use the 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch locations to provide companies the top levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate security and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple separate appliances into one compact device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with fast, protected headends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and government requirements for network information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided via redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses requiring branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that could threaten compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives carriers high-level capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with previous products.

Current product lines in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can also assist you to plan and implement migrations to current models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but powerful array of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers powerful security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 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 access is required. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and remote management capabilities via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing standby WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high throughput for small workgroups plus enhanced security via features that include Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch offices, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security features, and a range of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Routers
    The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified consultants can assist your company to plan, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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