As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on processors to move traffic using complex software, offering intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the fastest possible rate. The current generation of routers usually include Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, remote administration, easy expandability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers enable you to build a firm basis for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new workers, open new sites, activate new functions, extend your system to clients and vendors, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable online expertise to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer affordable and reliable no-frills solutions that enable limited groups of users to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by cutting equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable technical assistance for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help you to determine ways these routers can add to the business value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy set up and management. All models support fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 remote offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet access.

Later models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by allowing field installation of new modules as they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.

A key advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly license and deploy extra features when required without having to download and transfer a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven expertise to help you to plan, implement, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and support.

Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11 clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and can be increased to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Experts2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve processing power without requiring you to purchase another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous investments by being compatible with most of the modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 ISR G2 offer two power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable platforms designed for businesses with multiple branches and offsite workers requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. 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 for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, have become the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help business to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection within one robust system for fast, scalable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 device provides substantial advantages compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold speed increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput and capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 device provides further improvement of VPN performance via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide array of connectivity needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router ConsultantsIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant added value vs. prior generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering as much as a 5x performance increase, as much as a 10x increase in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available today for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 provides an array of common security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can offer unique intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can use the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting Firm3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices to offer businesses the top degree of network agility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers offer internal security processing, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing selection of interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the functions of several distinct appliances into one compact device, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure distribution points to manage satellite office and off-site traffic and to offer carriers cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

Cisco WAN Edge Routers Consulting Support

Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and service providers to design optimal deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and statutory requirements for network information protection and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support Cisco's distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers HelpCisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume without suffering performance degradation that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering always-on availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 line of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for non-stop uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, 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 full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with previous products.

Available product families in Cisco's CRS family 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 as well as multiple-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules work throughout the entire Cisco CRS product line.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides powerful security and acceleration options to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity using standby Internet links are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high performance in small workgroups plus tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus protection through NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series is a family of modular access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple protection features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of access appliances for mid-size and large offices. With over 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small chassis with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can help your business to design, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your information network. Progent can provide on-premises and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and select cities nationally.

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