As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on computation to move data using complex software, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to steer data at the fastest possible speed. Today's routers usually come with L2 switching capability, and many modern switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that includes routers designed to meet the needs of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, remote management, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your company to establish a firm foundation for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more employees, establish new sites, deploy additional services, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable online expertise to help your company to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that allow limited groups of users to share safe access to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall for advanced security. Built for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and economical technical help for small companies to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series 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. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current devices in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB connections using 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series family of routers have been developed with many options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 routers include redundant 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 connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, 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 PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting field upgrades to additional modules as they become available. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, far more, and easier support. All ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy efficiency.
A notable innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy new services when desired without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide proven expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to purchase another device. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects previous network investments by being compatible with most of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in the field, have become the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help your IT organization to move efficiently to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security within a single resilient system for fast, scalable access to strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 router offers important advantages relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 device significantly increases plug-in card slot performance as well as density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with dozens of existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of connectivity needs, including support for integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Targeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value vs. older models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering up to a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10x improvement in protection and voice speed, embedded service options, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available today for the 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single secure solution. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide special smart security solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices to offer businesses the highest levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security processing, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and Web applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple 100Mbps ports for every slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This ensures continuing ROI by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple distinct devices into a single compact device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide enterprises with fast, secure distribution points to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds helping global businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, independent security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and government requirements for network data security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router has only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 000 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could violate adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing always-on availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 model 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 to support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also help you to plan and carry out upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless provides powerful protection and performance options to match the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with a single fixed antenna, and easy configuration and integration and remote administration features via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and resilient connectivity utilizing backup WAN connections are needed. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance for small offices plus enhanced security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- 1700 Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, standalone router platform for small and midsize organizations. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN configurations, comprehensive security features, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact chassis with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-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 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media 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 built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many products in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Routers
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