As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to forward data based on complex software, offering intelligence at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly fixed hardware configurations to forward traffic at the fastest possible rate. Today's routers usually include Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco makes a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers enable your company to build a solid foundation for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, configure additional functions, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to help your company to select, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth experience delivering fast and economical IT assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help your company to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or online users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Newer models in Cisco's family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Series 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 clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules as they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.
A major innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly license and activate new functions when required without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers offer world-class expertise to assist you to design, configure, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11 clients. Connectivity alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad selection of interface options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without requiring your business to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects previous investments by supporting most of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote users requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a greater degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package with two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices deployed, have become the world's leading technology for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help you to migrate economically to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within a single robust system for high-speed, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device provides important advantages relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance improvement plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot performance and capacity over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 available 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 Virtual Private Network performance with an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a wide array of interface needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and slot density for future network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering up to a five times performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically improved slot speed and density while preserving support for most of the more than 90 popular expansion modules available today for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 Series offers an array of common protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer special smart security functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Businesses can utilize the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices to offer businesses the top levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers smoothly integrate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in even the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This permits ongoing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the functions of several separate appliances into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate branch office and off-site traffic and to provide service providers economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have extensive backgrounds helping global businesses and ISPs to plan optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party network security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory regulations for IT information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, gives carriers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the industry's most popular multichassis network core router system. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with previous products.
Current product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the whole Cisco CRS product line.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model router, built to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS image. By offering a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 model router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series access routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and remote management features via Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high speed in small offices plus tight security via services such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.
- 1700 Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, providing flexible LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a range of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. With more than 70 interface options, the 3700 product line offers a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent Can Assist You to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified consultants can assist you to plan, setup, and support an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline processes, reduce expenses, and speed time to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers in-person and remote help and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationwide.
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