As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to move traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to move data at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers designed to meet the requirements of users ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote administration, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to establish a solid foundation for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you add more employees, establish new offices, activate additional services, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to assist you to select, deploy, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís current router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for small organizations and remote offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level solutions that allow small sets of workers to share secure access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers include at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall for advanced security. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers reduce TCO by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progentís online support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand how Ciscoís entry-level routers can increase the business value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support browser-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online SupportCiscoís RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers via IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.

More recent products in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in the 800 family of routers have been released with various options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting field installation of additional modules as they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.

A key advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate extra services when desired without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers offer proven expertise to help your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the previous generation 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 a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Help2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.

3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase a new piece of equipment. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of six million devices deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and dependable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing remote design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help your IT organization to move economically to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and security into one resilient solution for high-speed, expandable access to strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum versatility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 device offers substantial advantages compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software security image. The 1841 router dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while maintaining support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional enhancement of VPN speed with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad array of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router SupportTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering as much as a five times performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced slot performance and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the more than 90 popular expansion modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 offers a range of popular security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide unique intelligent protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony solution 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 supports an integrated access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers Support3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate environments. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By combining the functions of multiple distinct appliances into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, protected head ends to aggregate branch office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party security inventory assessments, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business guidelines and government mandates for network information security and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series has the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCiscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises who need branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 000 queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives carriers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now includes the world's most popular multichassis network core router. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the entire Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can also help you to prepare for and carry out migrations to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Ciscoís 520 router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS image. By offering a limited yet effective array of IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless provides advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to match the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and off-site management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable access using standby WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver excellent throughput for small workgroups plus enhanced security through features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 Series offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced protection options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular access routers for branch offices, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, multiple security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. With over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact chassis with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Premier engineers can assist your company to plan, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and speed time to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your integrated network. Progent can provide in-person and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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