As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on processors to forward traffic using sophisticated algorithms, providing flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely on largely predefined hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest possible rate. Today's routers usually come with L2 switches, and many modern switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the requirements of users ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the performance and integrated functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote management, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to build a firm basis for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, open new offices, deploy additional services, extend your system to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to help your company to plan, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of workers to share secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Built for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine how these routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows up to seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.
More recent products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series family of routers have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing field installation of new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.
A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly license and activate new functions as required without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers offer proven expertise to help you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Interface options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance 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 or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GbE.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without requiring your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
Compared to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branches and remote workers who need direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 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 throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices in the field, are the world's leading solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist you to migrate economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers incorporate data and security into one robust system for high-speed, scalable delivery of mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides important advantages compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold speed improvement plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly increases interface card slot performance as well as density compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional improvement of VPN performance via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity needs, including support for integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Routers
Designed for small to midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering up to a fivefold throughput increase, as much as a 10x improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically enhanced plug-in slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the over 90 popular modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series routers.
Cisco's 2800 router provides an array of popular protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer unique intelligent protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices to provide companies the top degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of several 100Mbps ports for every slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This permits continuing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into one small unit, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure distribution points to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have extensive experience helping enterprises and ISPs to design efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and statutory requirements for IT information protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 router offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers to support a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance degradation that could compromise compliance with SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, offers service providers world-class capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs work across the complete Cisco CRS product line.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful set of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, but nevertheless provides advanced security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where protected and economical access is required. 850 Series routers deliver secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and remote administration capabilities through Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and reliable access using backup WAN connections are required. 870 Series routers offer excellent performance in small offices as well as tight security through services such as Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, virus protection through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice access routers for branch offices, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small chassis with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 PPP sessions per unit, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
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