As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches has grown blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to send data based on complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely predefined hardware configurations to send data at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers typically incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in function and speed and Cisco offers an extensive product line that features routers designed to handle the needs of users from households to the world's largest service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, remote administration, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your business to build a solid basis for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more workers, open extra sites, configure new capabilities, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable remote expertise to help your company to plan, configure, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited groups of workers to share secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for simple setup, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have extensive experience providing fast and economical IT assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can assist you to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
More recent products in Cisco's family of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 family of routers have been released with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 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 allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing field installation of additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for improved energy efficiency.
A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate extra services as desired without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer proven skills to assist you to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
2900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 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 can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy a new piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with multiple branches and remote users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 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, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a greater degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of six million devices in the field, have become the world's most popular solution for small companies and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and help you to migrate cost effectively to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and protection into one robust solution for fast, scalable connectivity with vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to meet the requirements of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold throughput improvement plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity over the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of VPN throughput via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of interface requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial added value compared to older generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by offering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, integrated service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot speed and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the more than 90 existing modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can offer special intelligent protection functions other security devices can't, such as NAC for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 router to create an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless access, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch locations to provide companies the highest degree of network agility, performance, and functionality. 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly integrate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and web-based programs in the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new services are added. By integrating the functions of multiple separate appliances into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, protected head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer carriers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth experience working with enterprises and Internet service providers to design optimal deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party network security inventory evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government mandates for network information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate a revolutionary design that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that could violate adherence to SLAs. These services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing continual availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 family of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers high-level capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous products.
Available product families in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-chassis versions. The CRS-1 product line 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 use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs can be used throughout the whole Cisco CRS product line.
Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to newer models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model SR Router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By offering a limited but powerful array of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless provides powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and remote administration features via Web-based tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and reliable connectivity utilizing standby Internet connections are needed. 870 Series access routers offer high speed in small workgroups as well as enhanced security through features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus protection through NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series provide versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive security capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 interface options, the 3700 family offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a small form factor with a wide range of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per device, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can assist your company to plan, configure, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.
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