As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products has grown blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products that connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to send data using complex software, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend on largely fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the fastest possible rate. Today's routers ordinarily incorporate L2 switches, and many modern switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco offers an extensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the performance and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering high availability, remote administration, easy expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to build a solid basis for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you hire new employees, establish new offices, activate new services, give access to your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical online support to help you to plan, configure, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current networking products.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited sets of users to have secure access to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have extensive experience providing immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help you to understand how these routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.
Newer products in Cisco's family of RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.
A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy new services when desired without having to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and support.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that improves coverage for existing 802.11 users. Connectivity alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote connections and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. only 1.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to purchase a new router. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by supporting most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
Compared to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), offers up to 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router features a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products in operation, are the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help your IT organization to move economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection within one resilient solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device provides substantial advantages compared to older generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase and integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad array of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value vs. prior models of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering as much as a 5x performance improvement, as much as a 10x increase in security and voice speed, embedded service options, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and capacity while preserving support for most of the more than 90 existing modules in use today for Cisco's 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides a range of popular security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single secure solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can offer special smart protection functions other security devices can't, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices to offer companies the top degree of network agility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly integrate advanced network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for each slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By integrating the functions of several distinct devices into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure distribution points to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth experience helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to design efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, third-party network security inventory evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and government regulations for network information security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented through logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 Series router has the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.
The 7603 router provides only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that could violate adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering zero downtime operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers service providers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the world's most popular multichassis core router. To preserve existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multi-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs work across the entire Cisco CRS family.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a simple but powerful array of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still provides advanced protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and deployment and remote administration capabilities via Web-based utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using standby WAN links are required. 870 Series routers deliver high speed for small offices plus tight security via features that include Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using NAC, and policing of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, integrated router platform for small and midsize companies. 1700 routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of security features, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can assist you to plan, setup, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, reduce costs, and speed the path to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.
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