As technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to forward data based on complex algorithms, offering versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers usually include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that features routers engineered to handle the needs of users from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to manage data voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, remote management, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your company to build a firm foundation for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more workers, establish new sites, activate additional functions, give access to your system to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable remote expertise to help your company to select, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level solutions that allow small sets of workers to share safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall for enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience providing immediate and affordable technical help for small organizations to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers Remote SupportCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All models support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users through IPsec or PPTP VPN. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

More recent products in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules as they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy extra features when desired without having to download and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide proven skills to help your business to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and support.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as standard, and can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ExpertsCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast hardware encryption, a broad range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without requiring you to purchase a new piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. only 1.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote workers requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's 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 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products in the field, are the world's leading technology for small companies and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help your IT organization to move efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers incorporate data and security within one robust system for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x performance improvement and built-in hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly improves plug-in card slot performance as well as density compared to the 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity needs, including support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmDesigned for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value compared to prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering as much as a 5x throughput increase, up to a tenfold increase in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the more than 90 popular expansion modules in use today for the Cisco 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series router offers a range of popular security features including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent security functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated access point for wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers HelpThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced technologies, smart 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. 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and Web programs in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps ports for each slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interfaces. This permits continuing return on investment by supporting network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of several separate devices into a single compact unit, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide carriers cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line features 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.

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Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive experience helping global businesses and ISPs to plan efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and government requirements for IT information security and reporting.

7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the SFM.

The 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses who need branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance degradation that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most popular multishelf network core router system. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-shelf versions. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible across the entire Cisco CRS family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out migrations to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, yet still provides advanced protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer safe access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and remote management features via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable access utilizing standby WAN connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer high speed for small offices plus enhanced security through features that include Firewall, IPsec tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense using NAC, and policing of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 Series routers provide versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of multiservice routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can assist you to plan, configure, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify processes, reduce costs, and accelerate time to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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