As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to send traffic using sophisticated software, offering flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to send data at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers typically include L2 switches, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that features routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers from households to nationwide service providers.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, remote administration, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. These routers allow your business to build a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve smoothly as you add new employees, establish new sites, configure new functions, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical remote support to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer router products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and remote offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to share secure access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for simple installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth experience providing fast and affordable IT help for small organizations to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to understand whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical 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. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
More recent products in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 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 RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many models in the 800 product line have been developed with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support unified media environments by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that preserves past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and more affordable support. All ISR G2 routers offer Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.
A key innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and activate new functions as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and support.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes 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 coverage for current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous network investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.
Compared to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB instead of only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 model features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M products deployed, are the industry's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering online design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family 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 setup, and help your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and protection into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series design has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 device offers substantial advantages relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed increase and integrated hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot throughput and capacity compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device offers further improvement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a broad range of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and slot density for future network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering up to a five times throughput increase, as much as a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically improved plug-in slot speed and density while preserving support for most of the more than 90 popular modules in use today for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides a range of popular protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can enable special intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can utilize the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices to provide companies the highest degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly integrate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and dependability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into one small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth experience working with global businesses and ISPs to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent security inventory assessments, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and government requirements for IT information protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 router provides a broad array of high-touch network services at optical rates via various OSMs powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the SFM.
The 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 Series does not support Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent performance.
ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might violate compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and 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 line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, gives carriers high-level capacity and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the world's most popular multishelf core router system. To protect existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous products.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out migrations to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS Software image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still provides powerful security and acceleration options to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer protected access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with an antenna, and easy setup and integration and remote management capabilities via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using backup Internet links are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent throughput in small offices as well as tight security through services such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series
1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Cisco 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of protection features, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Help You with Cisco Router Products
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