As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to steer traffic using complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely fixed hardware designs to move traffic at the highest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually incorporate L2 switching capability, and many modern switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco makes an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, easy expandability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers enable your business to establish a solid basis for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add more employees, open extra sites, activate new services, give access to your network to customers and partners, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable online support to help your company to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and remote offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow limited sets of workers to share secure access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for simple setup, administration, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable IT assistance for small companies to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to understand how these routers can add to the business value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Remote SupportCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are available. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Later models in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing field installation of additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.

A key advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly license and deploy extra features as desired without having to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class expertise to help your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Support2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without requiring you to buy a new piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by accepting most of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

In comparison to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote users who need direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module 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, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your router setup, and assist your IT organization to migrate cost effectively to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and protection within one resilient solution for fast, expandable access to mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially developed to meet the requirements of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum business agility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 device provides important advantages compared to older generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement and built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as density over the 1700 Series while still maintaining support for dozens of existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router provides additional improvement of VPN throughput via an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Router Consulting FirmTargeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial added value compared to prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering up to a 5x performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and radically increased plug-in slot speed and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use today for the Cisco 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

Cisco's 2800 offers a range of common protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security functions within the router, Cisco can provide unique smart protection functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can use the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsCisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices to provide businesses the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and secure corporate communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and web-based programs in even the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services that match wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This enables ongoing investment protection by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience helping enterprises and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and government requirements for IT information protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 Series offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is installed, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.

The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers HelpCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for large businesses who need satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 routers to support a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that could compromise adherence to SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots able to provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently includes the industry's most popular multichassis network core router. To protect existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.

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

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work across the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but powerful array of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers deliver secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, and easy configuration and integration and remote administration features through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using backup Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance in small offices plus tight security through services that include Firewall, IP Security VPN, 3DES or AES as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of multiservice routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of 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 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a resilient solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small footprint with a wide range of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist You with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified consultants can help you to plan, setup, and support an integrated business network that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.

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