As computer technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect networks. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on computation to steer data using complex software, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend on largely fixed hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest possible rate. Today's routers usually come with L2 switches, and many modern switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless expandability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers allow you to establish a firm foundation for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more employees, establish extra offices, configure new services, extend your system to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical online expertise to help your company to select, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís current networking products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable entry-level solutions that allow limited sets of users to share secure access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for easy installation, management, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and economical IT assistance for small companies to configure and maintain these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network engineers can assist your company to determine how these routers can increase the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. These routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets up to seven switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current products in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in the 800 product line have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable unified media environments by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting easy installation of new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for improved energy conservation.
A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and activate new services as desired without having to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer world-class expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the price of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as GE.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without forcing you to purchase a new piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by accepting most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, providing a greater level of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model comes in a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and help you to move economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and security into one robust system for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed increase and built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly improves plug-in card slot performance and capacity over the 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 device provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an available VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of interface needs, including support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot density for future network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value in comparison to prior models of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a five times throughput improvement, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically improved slot speed and density while preserving support for most of the more than 90 popular modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series router offers an array of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide unique smart protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN networks.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices to provide businesses the top degree of network agility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is built to combine security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the existing selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing return on investment by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct devices into a single small unit, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure head ends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer service providers cost-effective WAN edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide group of CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprises and ISPs to design efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and statutory requirements for network information security and reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 Series router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is deployed, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, single-product answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128 queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume without suffering performance decay that could violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering always-on availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 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 ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 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
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now features the industry's most popular multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product lines in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible throughout the whole Cisco CRS family.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can also help you to plan and carry out migrations to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model SR Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited yet powerful set of IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers advanced security and performance options to match the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and remote administration capabilities through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable access using standby Internet links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high throughput for small workgroups as well as enhanced security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, multiple security features, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families 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 support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
How Progent Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
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