As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to move traffic using sophisticated software, offering versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly predefined hardware designs to forward data at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers usually include L2 switches, and many of todayís switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco makes a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the needs of users from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, remote management, seamless expandability, and enhanced protection. These routers allow you to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire more employees, establish extra sites, configure additional functions, extend your system to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable remote support to assist you to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller companies and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that allow limited groups of users to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Built for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progentís remote support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and economical IT assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these routers, and Progentís CCIE network engineers can assist you to understand whether and how these routers can add to the business value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS software.
Ciscoís RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online workers through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.
More recent models in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 product line have been developed with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router includes 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 CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of new modules when they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.
A notable advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy extra features as desired without needing to acquire and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers offer proven expertise to help you to plan, configure, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of current 802.11 clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
2900 ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept fast DSPs for the most demanding voice/video environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without forcing you to purchase another piece of equipment. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.
Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with multiple branches and offsite users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU package with two NIMs, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 router features a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million products in the field, have become the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and assist you to move economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection within a single robust system for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to satisfy the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router provides important advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and density over Cisco's 1700 Series routers while providing support for more than 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of VPN performance with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value compared to older generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering as much as a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in security and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically enhanced plug-in slot performance and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available today for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.
The Cisco 2800 provides a range of popular protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide unique smart protection solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite locations to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is built to combine security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router meets the throughput demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This enables ongoing ROI by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure distribution points to manage branch office and off-site traffic and to offer service providers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business standards and statutory mandates for IT data security and reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 router provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the SFM.
The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that might compromise adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for non-stop availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.
The Cisco 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 modular bays to support adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, offers carriers high-level performance and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the world's most popular multichassis core router. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible across the entire Cisco CRS portfolio.
Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Routers
Ciscoís 520 Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple yet effective set of IOS control software features, Ciscoís 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but still delivers powerful security and performance alternatives to match the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where protected and economical access is required. 850 Series routers offer safe access with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a fixed antenna, and simple configuration and integration and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using backup Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high throughput for small workgroups plus tight security via services such as Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control, and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 Series provide versatility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular routers for branch offices, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the 3700 product line provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing speeds up to two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, voice/video/data support with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many products in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Router Products
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