As computer technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect different networks. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on computation to steer data based on complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely fixed hardware configurations to forward data at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco offers an extensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the needs of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated functionality to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, remote management, easy scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a solid foundation for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, establish new offices, configure new functions, give access to your network to customers and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical remote expertise to help your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that allow limited groups of workers to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Built for simple setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and economical technical help for small businesses to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy deployment and management. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users via IPsec or PPTP VPN. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider failover to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Later models in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in the 800 family of routers have been released with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable 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, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and reliable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers down-the-line costs by allowing field installation of new modules when they become available. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.
A key advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new features when required without needing to download and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven expertise to help you to plan, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W router provides an WiFi access point that allows wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the recently introduced 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 support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to purchase another piece of equipment. As with other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with most of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU package with two NIMs, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in the field, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR 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 IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and assist you to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers incorporate data and security into one resilient system for high-speed, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The 1800 Series design has been especially engineered to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at high speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 device offers important advantages compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold throughput increase plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while still providing support for dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 router provides further enhancement of VPN throughput with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a broad range of connectivity needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the 2801, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value vs. prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering up to a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10 times increase in security and voice performance, embedded service features, and dramatically improved slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with most of the over 90 existing expansion modules in use today for the Cisco 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 router offers an array of popular protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can enable special smart protection solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices to offer companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into one compact device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide service providers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network engineers have extensive experience helping enterprise businesses and service providers to design optimal deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party network security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory requirements for network information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series provides the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 routers offer a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving consistent responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might violate adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing non-stop operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can support 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors and 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 operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the industry's most popular multishelf core router. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multi-shelf versions. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the entire Cisco CRS family.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers advanced security and performance alternatives to match the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure access with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and remote administration capabilities through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable access utilizing backup Internet links are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent speed for small offices plus enhanced security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to meet complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular access routers for branch offices, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive security capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a small footprint with a wide selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, 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 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
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