As computer technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products has grown blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect different networks. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to move traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend on largely fixed hardware configurations to send traffic at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers typically include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers engineered to meet the needs of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering fault tolerance, web-based management, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to build a solid foundation for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you add new workers, establish new offices, configure additional capabilities, extend your system to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical remote support to help your company to plan, deploy, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís newer router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small businesses and remote offices offer affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that allow limited sets of users to share secure connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progentís online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE network engineers can assist your company to determine whether and how these routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS control software.
Ciscoís RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Newer products in Cisco's line of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to four VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet 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 load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable unified media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-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 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces future expenses by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.
A notable advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy extra services as required without having to download and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and support.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve processing power without forcing you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous network investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. only 1.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for businesses with multiple branches and remote workers who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface 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, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a greater degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices deployed, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering online design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and security within a single resilient solution for fast, expandable connectivity with vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially developed to meet the needs of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 router provides substantial advantages relative to older generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput as well as capacity over Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional improvement of VPN speed with an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of connectivity needs, including support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series 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 Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering up to a five times throughput improvement, as much as a 10x increase in protection and voice speed, integrated service features, and dramatically improved slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules available today for the Cisco 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.
The Cisco 2800 Series offers an array of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution. Additionally, by incorporating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart protection functions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Companies can use the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated access point for wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless access, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite locations to offer companies the top levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in even the most demanding corporate environments. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 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 deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This enables ongoing ROI by allowing network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple separate appliances into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange and carrier routers offer enterprises with high-performance, protected distribution points to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers economical wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party network security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and statutory regulations for IT information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The 7603 does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance decay that could violate adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing non-stop operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle high-density 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 nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the complete Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE consultants are experienced with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of IOS Software features, Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, yet still delivers powerful protection and performance options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker sites where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series routers deliver protected access with firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and off-site administration features through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access using standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high performance in small offices as well as tight security through features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and policing of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize organizations. 1700 routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
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