As technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect different networks. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on processors to send data using sophisticated software, offering flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly predefined hardware designs to send traffic at the highest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switches, and many of todayís switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that features routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, remote management, easy expandability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your company to build a solid basis for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more workers, open new offices, deploy new capabilities, give access to your system to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to help you to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and support 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 Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and branch offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable limited groups of users to have secure access to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize TCO by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting experts have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to understand how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCiscoís RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to ensure non-stop Internet access.

Newer products in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting field installation of additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far more, and more affordable support. All ISR Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy conservation.

A notable innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy new services as required without needing to download and transfer a different IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to design, implement, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Help1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router provides an WiFi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11 clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

Compared to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and this can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a 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 allow redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote TroubleshootingCisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Ciscoís Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing you to buy a new device. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also preserves past network investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with multiple branches and offsite users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices in operation, have become the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router setup, and help your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection within one resilient system for fast, scalable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial benefits in comparison to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software security image. The 1841 router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and density over the 1700 Series while maintaining support for dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 device offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Router ConsultingDesigned for small to midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, up to a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules available today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.

Cisco's 2800 Series provides an array of common protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide special smart security solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch locations to offer businesses the top degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web programs in even the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing investment protection by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single small device, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to offer ISPs cost-effective WAN edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds helping global businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory regulations for IT data security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is installed, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 router does not support Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCiscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might threaten adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers service providers world-class performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the world's most popular multichassis network core router system. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with previous products.

Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-shelf versions. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work across the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers advanced security and performance options to adapt to the specific requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe access with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, and simple setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities through Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small workgroups plus tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through NAC, and policing of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a small footprint with a broad selection of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits SIP-based access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Premier consultants can assist your business to design, configure, and support a converged business network that can simplify operations, reduce expenses, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your integrated network. Progent offers in-person and off-site support and offers data center support throughout and major locations nationally.

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