As computer technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products that connect different networks. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to steer traffic using complex software, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely predefined hardware designs to forward data at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers engineered to meet the needs of customers ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the performance and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, remote management, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. These routers allow your business to establish a firm foundation for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you hire new employees, open new offices, deploy new services, extend your system to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to assist you to plan, configure, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that allow small groups of workers to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices include at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical assistance for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can assist you to determine ways these routers can increase the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Models in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and support web-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or online users through IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
Newer models in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN links like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR G2 routers feature a design that preserves past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting easy installation of additional modules as they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All ISR Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy conservation.
A major innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy extra features when desired without needing to download and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide proven skills to assist you to plan, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
Compared to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase a new router. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB compared to only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote users who need direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface 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, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, delivers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products deployed, have become the industry's most popular technology for small companies and enterprise satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help business to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and protection into a single resilient solution for high-speed, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series design has been especially developed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold throughput increase plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly increases plug-in card slot performance as well as density over Cisco's 1700 Series while maintaining support for dozens of existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a wide range of connectivity requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value compared to prior models of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput improvement, as much as a 10x increase in security and voice performance, embedded service options, and dramatically enhanced slot speed and capacity while preserving support for most of the almost 100 existing expansion modules available today for the Cisco 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides a range of popular security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can offer special smart security functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 router supports a built-in access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices to provide companies the top levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web applications in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of several 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This permits continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into a single compact device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected head ends to aggregate branch office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and ISPs to design efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business standards and government regulations for network information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 router offers a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series provides the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product answer for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput decay that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing non-stop operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules can be used across the whole Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to plan and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Routers
Cisco’s 520 SR Router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful array of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still provides powerful security and acceleration options to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with a single fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for teleworker locations where advanced VoIP and video and dependable access using standby Internet connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent performance for small workgroups plus tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using NAC, and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to meet challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for medium and large office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 family provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small footprint with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media support via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE certified consultants can help you to design, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and accelerate time to productivity. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationwide.
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