As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send data based on sophisticated algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to steer traffic at the highest feasible rate. Today's routers usually incorporate L2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source 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 built to handle the requirements of users from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and built-in functionality to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote administration, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. These routers allow your company to establish a solid basis for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire new workers, establish extra sites, configure new functions, extend your network to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online support to assist you to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow limited sets of workers to have safe access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall for enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progentís remote support experts have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and economical IT help for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Remote SupportCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers MaintenanceCiscoís RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.

More recent products in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been developed with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of new modules as they become available. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power control for better energy efficiency.

A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and activate extra features as desired without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that improves coverage for current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve throughput without requiring you to purchase another piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by accepting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Series ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with multiple branches and offsite workers requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in operation, are the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online design, administrative, and troubleshooting 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 minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and help you to move economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and security into a single robust system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum business agility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers important advantages relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router dramatically improves interface card slot throughput and density over the 1700 Series while providing support for over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; plus enough performance and slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingDesigned for small to midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant additional value vs. older models of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering up to a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service features, and radically improved slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 provides an array of common protection functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique smart security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus defense; V3PN for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router supports an integrated wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Routers Consulting Firm3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch locations to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and Web programs in even the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This enables continuing ROI by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into one small device, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected distribution points to manage branch office and off-site traffic and to offer service providers cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network consultants have extensive backgrounds working with global businesses and ISPs to design optimal deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent security inventory assessments, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry standards and government requirements for IT information security and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 Series offers the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultingCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers offer a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses requiring branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing capability permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that might threaten compliance with service level agreements. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, enhancing the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing continual availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, offers service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To preserve existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with previous products.

Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-shelf versions. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the whole Carrier Routing System family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can also assist you to rationalize and implement upgrades to current models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of IOS Software services, Ciscoís 520 Secure Router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance alternatives to match the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and easy configuration and integration and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity utilizing standby WAN links are required. 870 Series routers offer excellent performance in small workgroups plus tight security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize businesses. 1700 routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security features, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media support via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as 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 (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco Premier consultants can assist your company to design, configure, and manage a converged business network that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your information network. Progent can provide on-premises and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and major locations nationally.

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