As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to forward traffic based on complex software, providing versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely predefined hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers designed to handle the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing high availability, web-based administration, easy scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you add more workers, establish new offices, deploy additional capabilities, give access to your system to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online support to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small sets of users to share safe access to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT help for small businesses to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to determine how these routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers SupportCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and support web-based setup for easy set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers via IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 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.

Cisco's more current products in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in the 800 Series family of routers have been developed with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support unified media networks by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting field upgrades to additional modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier support. All ISR Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy conservation.

A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate new features as desired without having to download and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and support.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Experts1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Help2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GE.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online EngineersCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast on-board encryption, a wide selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in operation, are the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and help business to move cost effectively to the latest releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within a single robust system for fast, scalable connectivity with strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to satisfy the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides important benefits compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x performance increase and built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as density compared to the 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network speed with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide array of interface requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router ConsultingIntended for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold performance increase, as much as a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically increased slot performance and density while maintaining support for most of the over 90 existing expansion modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router provides an array of popular security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Companies can use the Cisco 2800 router to create an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers Consultants3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch locations to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This ensures continuing ROI by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the functions of several separate devices into a single small device, the 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to provide ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

Cisco WAN Edge Routers Support

Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth experience working with enterprises and ISPs to design efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory requirements for network data security and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series offers a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various OSMs enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 Series router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 000 queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance decay that might compromise adherence to SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering always-on operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform 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 to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now includes the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous products.

Available product lines in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules are compatible throughout the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model router, built to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to match the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using backup Internet connections are required. 870 Series routers offer excellent performance for small offices plus tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, multiple protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a family of access appliances for mid-size and large office networks. With over 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a compact chassis with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE qualified engineers can assist your company to plan, setup, and support an integrated business network that can streamline operations, lower costs, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers onsite and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.

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