As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect different networks. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to forward traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, offering versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon largely predefined hardware configurations to send traffic at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers typically incorporate L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that features routers built to meet the requirements of customers from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in features to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to establish a solid basis for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you hire more employees, open extra sites, activate new services, extend your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist you to plan, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable limited groups of users to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable technical assistance for small companies to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can assist you to determine how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that permits remote users to access a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote deployment and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Newer models in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with various options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules when they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy new features as required without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to help you to design, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Help1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

Compared to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 ISR G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without requiring you to buy another router. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

4000 Series Routers Online Troubleshooting

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices in the field, are the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at providing online design, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help business to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers SupportThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security within one robust solution for fast, expandable access to mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages compared to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot throughput as well as capacity over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 device provides further improvement of VPN performance with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router ConsultingTargeted at small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value in comparison to older generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering up to a five times performance increase, as much as a 10 times improvement in security and voice speed, built-in service features, and radically improved slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the more than 90 popular expansion modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 provides a range of common protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent protection functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 router supports an integrated access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers HelpThe Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices to provide businesses the highest levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the existing selection of interface modules. This enables continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, protected head ends to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive experience helping enterprises and ISPs to design optimal deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory requirements for IT information protection and incident reporting.

7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various OSMs enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router provides the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by providing non-stop availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 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 base chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots able to provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The 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 CRS Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives carriers high-level performance and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multiple-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules work across the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out migrations to current versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple yet effective set of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, but still delivers powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical access is needed. 850 Series routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and remote management features via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity using backup WAN connections are required. 870 Series routers offer high performance in small workgroups plus enhanced security through features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small chassis with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds 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 Series router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE certified consultants can assist your business to plan, setup, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and accelerate time to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide onsite and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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