As computer technology advances, the difference between routers and switches has grown less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on processors to move data based on sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to forward traffic at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers designed to meet the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your company to build a firm foundation for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you hire new workers, establish extra sites, configure additional services, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable remote support to help your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that allow limited sets of workers to share safe connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for simple installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable IT help for small companies to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand how these routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
More recent products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with various options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media environments 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 business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and reliable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing field upgrades to additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.
A notable innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy extra features when required without needing to download and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants offer proven expertise to assist you to design, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the price of upgrades and maintenance.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high throughput data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.
2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your 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 improve processing power without requiring you to purchase another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past network investments by being compatible with the majority of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.
Compared to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branches and remote users who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in the 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, delivers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of six million products in the field, have become the world's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help business to migrate efficiently to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and protection into one robust system for high-speed, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance as well as density in comparison to the 1700 Series routers while providing support for dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers additional improvement of VPN throughput via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of interface requirements, including support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering as much as a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a 10 times increase in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically increased plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules available currently for Cisco's 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of popular security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution set. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can offer special intelligent security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 router to create 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-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability required for building business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is built to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This enables ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into one compact device, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, protected distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have in-depth experience working with enterprises and Internet service providers to design efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, third-party security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry standards and statutory requirements for IT data protection and incident reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 router offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume without suffering performance decay that could compromise compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile users by providing zero downtime availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the world's most popular multichassis core router system. To protect past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Available product lines in the CRS family 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-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the complete Cisco CRS product line.
Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can also assist you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless provides advanced protection and performance alternatives to match the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series routers offer safe access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable access using standby Internet links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high performance for small offices plus tight security via services that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or AES plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large office networks. Supported by over 70 interface options, the 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a compact chassis with a broad selection of deployment profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
How Progent Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
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