As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to steer traffic based on complex software, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers usually come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers engineered to handle the requirements of users from households to the world's largest service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to build a solid basis for an information network that can grow smoothly as you hire new employees, open new offices, configure new functions, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide fast and economical remote support to help your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices provide affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable limited sets of workers to have safe access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT help for small organizations to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to understand how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the growing selection of RV Series Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN connections, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in the 800 product line have been developed with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy upgrades to new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All ISR G2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate new features as required without having to acquire and copy a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and support.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of existing 802.11 users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware 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 high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus 1 GigE.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. only 1.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another device. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past investments by accepting the majority of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable platforms designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit 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 provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 model features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of six million products in operation, are the world's most popular technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote design, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers intelligently embed data and security into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 router provides substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold speed improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining support for more than 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 device offers further improvement of VPN throughput with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and enough performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial added value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering as much as a five times throughput improvement, up to a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service options, and radically improved plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use today for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of popular security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can provide special smart security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can utilize the 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 Series supports a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interfaces. This permits ongoing investment protection by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the functions of several distinct devices into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure head ends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to provide ISPs cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping global businesses and service providers to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party network security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and statutory regulations for IT data protection and reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 offers the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary design that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 Series routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that could violate adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing always-on availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for non-stop uptime. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for 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 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible throughout the whole Carrier Routing System product line.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can also assist you to prepare for and implement migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple but effective array of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router simplifies configuration, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance alternatives to match the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver protected access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with a fixed antenna, and simple setup and deployment and off-site administration capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced VoIP and video and reliable access using standby Internet connections are required. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance in small offices plus tight security through features such as Firewall, IPsec tunneling, 3DES or 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.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize organizations. 1700 routers offer versatility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series is a family of modular routers for branch sites, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of protection features, 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 ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for mid-size and large offices. With over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on many products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
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