As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on computation to forward data using complex software, providing flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon mostly fixed hardware designs to forward traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers usually come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco makes an extensive product line that features routers engineered to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers enable you to build a solid foundation for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new employees, establish new offices, configure additional services, give access to your network to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide fast and economical online expertise to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable limited groups of users to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for simple installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and economical technical help for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand ways these routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 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 ISP backup to provide zero downtime Internet access.
Newer models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with many options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting easy installation of additional modules as they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.
A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate extra services as desired without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide world-class skills to help your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond 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 DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without requiring your business to buy a new router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in the 4000 product line 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 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, offers up to 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 model comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 model features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, have become the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and assist you to migrate efficiently to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and security into one robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to satisfy the requirements of small and midsize organizations, branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device provides important benefits in comparison to older generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold throughput increase and integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 router dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity over Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of VPN throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad array of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial added value vs. prior models of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering as much as a five times performance improvement, as much as a tenfold improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and dramatically improved slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the more than 90 popular modules available currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router offers a range of common security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent security solutions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for antivirus protection; V3PN for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite offices to offer companies the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers feature internal security processing, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and web-based applications in even the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This permits ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of several distinct devices into one compact device, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to manage satellite office and off-site traffic and to offer ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide team of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and service providers to design optimal deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent network security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and statutory requirements for IT information protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 router provides a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed via various OSMs enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router has only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility to offer a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might violate adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia 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 support world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-shelf versions. The CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules are compatible throughout the complete Cisco CRS family.
Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also help you to rationalize and implement migrations to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a limited but powerful array of Cisco IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance alternatives to match the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series access routers deliver protected access with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, and easy configuration and integration and off-site management capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker locations where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient access using backup WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver excellent speed for small workgroups as well as tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy challenging e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive protection features, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for medium and large offices. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a wide range of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
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