As computer technology advances, the difference between router and switch products has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect different networks. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on computation to steer traffic using sophisticated software, offering versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to forward data at the highest feasible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers engineered to meet the needs of customers ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, remote management, seamless expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you hire more workers, establish new sites, activate new capabilities, extend your system to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers offer immediate and affordable remote support to assist you to select, configure, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and branch offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited groups of workers to share secure access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and economical IT help for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help you to understand how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch 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 up to 100 remote connections, and lets as many as seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Later products in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting easy installation of additional modules as they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy efficiency.

A key advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate extra features as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants offer proven skills to help your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of existing 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready 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 IPsec and SSL VPN for protected off-site connections and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy another device. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects past network investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 support two power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, 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 handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in the field, have become the world's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering remote design, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help you to move efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and security within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers important advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to the 1700 Series while still maintaining support for more than 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router offers further enhancement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router ConsultingTargeted at small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the 2801, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering up to a five times performance improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules in use today for the Cisco 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series provides an array of common security features including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Also, by integrating security functions within the router, Cisco can offer special smart protection solutions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Businesses can use the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 router supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based programs in the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is built to combine security and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing return on investment by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple separate appliances into one small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have extensive backgrounds helping global businesses and ISPs to design optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and statutory mandates for network data security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 Series provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router provides the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is deployed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, multi-function answer for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.

ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten adherence to SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant 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 capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to support 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Available product families in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multi-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the whole Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can also assist you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance alternatives to match the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable access utilizing standby Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high throughput for small workgroups plus tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular access routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact chassis with a broad range of configuration options. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified consultants can assist your company to design, configure, and maintain a converged business network that can streamline processes, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.

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