As technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on computation to move traffic using complex software, offering intelligence at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely predefined hardware designs to steer traffic at the fastest possible rate. The current generation of routers usually include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers engineered to handle the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, remote management, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you add new employees, establish extra sites, activate additional capabilities, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices offer low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of workers to have secure access to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop devices include at least four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall for advanced security. Designed for easy setup, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth experience delivering fast and economical IT help for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help you to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your information system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding family of RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by allowing field upgrades to new modules as they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy efficiency.
A key innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and activate extra services when desired without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven expertise to help your business to design, implement, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 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 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing you to buy another device. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by accepting most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, provides as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M devices in operation, are the world's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering online design, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help business to move efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers combine data and protection into one robust solution for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to meet the needs of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed increase and built-in hardware encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot performance as well as density compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still maintaining support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of VPN throughput via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering as much as a 5x performance increase, up to a 10x improvement in security and voice performance, built-in service features, and dramatically enhanced slot speed and density while preserving support for most of the almost 100 existing expansion modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers an array of popular protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can use the 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the top levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. 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 provide the performance, availability, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and Web applications in even the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series router supports the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This ensures ongoing ROI by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several separate devices into a single small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, protected head ends to manage branch office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network consultants have in-depth experience helping global businesses and service providers to design optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry standards and government regulations for network information protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed through various OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 provides the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is deployed, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not offer distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for large businesses who need satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. 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 performing multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing non-stop operation, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. 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
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, gives carriers high-level capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line 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 offer up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used across the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can also help you to plan and carry out upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 model Secure Router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides powerful protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity utilizing backup Internet connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer excellent performance in small offices as well as enhanced security through features that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
1700 Series access routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet access, and powerful protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch sites, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series router offers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small chassis with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing throughput as high as 2 million packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows SIP access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
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