As computer technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to send data based on sophisticated software, offering intelligence at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely on mostly fixed hardware designs to move data at the highest possible rate. Today's routers typically incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco offers a comprehensive product line that features routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to establish a firm basis for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, configure new capabilities, extend your system to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote support to help you to plan, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that enable limited sets of users to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide advanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience delivering immediate and economical technical assistance for small companies to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can help your company to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support web-based setup for remote deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer devices in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable 3G and 4G connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing plus USB connections using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been released with many options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting field upgrades to new modules as they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, far more, and more affordable support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.

A notable innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy new features when desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers offer proven skills to help your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that allows cordless access to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands the range of current 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects previous network investments by accepting the majority of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branches and remote users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in the field, have become the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your router setup, and help business to migrate efficiently to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within one resilient system for fast, expandable delivery of mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to handle the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router offers important benefits in comparison to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase and integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot throughput and density compared to the 1700 Series while providing compatibility with dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers additional enhancement of VPN throughput with an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of interface needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router ConsultingIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering up to a 5x throughput increase, as much as a 10 times increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically enhanced slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use currently for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series router provides an array of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique intelligent security functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch locations to provide companies the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers feature internal security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and web-based programs in the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This permits continuing ROI by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several separate devices into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network engineers have in-depth experience working with global businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, third-party network security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government requirements for IT information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router offers a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative architecture that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that might threaten adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime availability, high performance, 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 operating system built for continuous uptime. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, offers carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with earlier products.

Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-shelf models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the entire Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS image. By supporting a limited but powerful array of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers advanced security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers deliver secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and deployment and remote administration capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable access using backup Internet links are required. 870 Series routers offer high speed in small workgroups plus enhanced security through services that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated router platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN/WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized offices. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a broad range of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco qualified consultants can help you to plan, setup, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can streamline operations, lower expenses, and speed time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide in-person and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationally.

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