As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to steer data using complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely upon largely predefined hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically come with L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers designed to handle the needs of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated features to manage data voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. These routers allow you to build a solid foundation for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you add new employees, open extra offices, deploy additional capabilities, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online expertise to assist you to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small sets of users to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices include at least four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for easy setup, management, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progentís online troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and economical technical assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS control software.
The Cisco RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet access.
More recent models in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W 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 Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in the 800 product line have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that preserves 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 are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All ISR Generation 2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for better energy efficiency.
A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly license and deploy extra functions as required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist you to design, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IPsec and SSL VPN for safe off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability that match Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve processing power without requiring your business to purchase another router. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 family also protects past investments by supporting most of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branches and remote users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle 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. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, delivers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 model has a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, have become the industry's most popular technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, safe, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist you to move economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and security within a single resilient system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with vital business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 device provides important advantages compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to the 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with over 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 router provides additional improvement of VPN performance with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant additional value in comparison to prior models of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering up to a five times throughput increase, as much as a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 router offers a range of popular protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite locations to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate 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 high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in even the most demanding corporate networks. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the capabilities of several separate devices into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and complexity of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and statutory requirements for network data security and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router offers a rich set of high-touch network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router provides the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is used, the 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that could compromise adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing always-on availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect past investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multi-chassis versions. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs are compatible throughout the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can also assist you to plan and carry out upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
Ciscoís 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a simple but powerful set of IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides advanced security and performance alternatives to match the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and off-site administration capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity using standby Internet links are required. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance for small workgroups as well as tight security through services that include Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN/WAN configurations, comprehensive security capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact chassis with a broad range of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable 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 carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many products in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist You to Support Cisco Routers
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