As computer technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect different networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to move traffic using sophisticated algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in function and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers designed to handle the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to manage IP voice and video plus virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, remote administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new employees, open extra sites, activate additional capabilities, extend your network to clients and vendors, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable remote support to assist your company to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable limited sets of workers to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce ownership costs by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth experience delivering immediate and economical technical help for small businesses to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultingCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.

Cisco's newer devices in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 product line have been developed with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting field installation of new modules when they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and deploy new features when required without needing to download and copy a different IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven expertise to help your business to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 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 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Experts2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 ISR G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast on-board encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to buy another device. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by being compatible with most of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB compared to only 1.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branches and remote workers requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M devices deployed, have become the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, safe, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing remote design, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and help you to migrate efficiently to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers intelligently embed data and security into one resilient system for fast, expandable access to strategic business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 router offers important advantages compared to older generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software security image. The 1841 router dramatically improves plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while still maintaining support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 device offers additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed via an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingIntended for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value vs. older models of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering as much as a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically improved slot speed and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 existing modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 router offers a range of popular security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

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

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers Consulting Firm3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch locations to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in even the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This ensures continuing investment protection by allowing network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several separate appliances into one small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE certified network engineers have extensive experience helping global businesses and ISPs to plan efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government regulations for network data security and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not support distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.

ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 000 queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance decay that could violate compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, improving the user experience for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime operation, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, gives carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier products.

Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the entire Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and implement upgrades to current models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a simple but effective array of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers powerful security and acceleration options to match the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and off-site administration capabilities via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable access using backup Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent throughput for small offices as well as tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, 3DES or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

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

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad selection of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified consultants can assist your business to design, configure, and maintain a converged business network that can simplify operations, lower costs, and speed time to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers on-premises and off-site help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.

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