As computer technology advances, the difference between router and switch products is becoming blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to send traffic using complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend on mostly predefined hardware configurations to forward data at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers typically come with Layer 2 switches, and many of todayís switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to handle the needs of customers ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, web-based administration, easy extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. These routers allow you to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you hire new workers, open extra sites, deploy additional functions, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers offer fast and economical online support to help your company to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that enable limited groups of users to have safe access to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Built for easy setup, management, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize TCO by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progentís online troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience providing immediate and economical IT assistance for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand how Ciscoís entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows up to seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet access.
Later products in Cisco's family of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless 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 Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers offer Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy efficiency.
A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy new features as desired without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide proven skills to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that improves the range of existing 802.11 users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without requiring your business to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 family also protects previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of availability. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 model 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 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the industry's leading solution for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help your IT organization to move cost effectively to the latest releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and protection within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to satisfy the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers important advantages relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot performance as well as density over the 1700 Series while providing support for dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed with an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several platforms: the 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering as much as a fivefold performance increase, up to a 10x improvement in security and voice performance, embedded service features, and radically improved slot speed and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing modules available currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 offers an array of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security functions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN networks.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite locations to provide companies the highest degree of network agility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure 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 offer internal security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability required for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in even the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of modular interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the functions of multiple distinct devices into a single small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected head ends to manage branch office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds helping global businesses and ISPs to design optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party security inventory assessments, penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and statutory requirements for network data security and reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 Series router offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series provides the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The 7603 router provides only the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 does not support Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises looking for satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput decay that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. These services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing always-on operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale 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 provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and implement upgrades to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
Ciscoís 520 model router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet effective array of IOS Software services, Ciscoís 520 model SR Router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides advanced security and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus simple setup and integration and remote management features through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent performance in small offices plus tight security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security features, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 Series offers a resilient platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact chassis with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based access to an IP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families 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 services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent Can Help You with Cisco Router Products
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