As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on processors to steer data using sophisticated algorithms, offering versatility at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon mostly fixed hardware designs to send data at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers typically include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that features routers built to meet the needs of users ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, web-based management, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to build a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more workers, open extra offices, activate additional functions, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to help your company to plan, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited sets of users to share secure connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall for enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth experience delivering immediate and affordable IT assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can help you to determine ways these routers can add to the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or online workers through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
More recent products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting easy upgrades to new modules as they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, substantially more, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.
A notable advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy extra services when desired without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class skills to assist you to design, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands the range of existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve throughput without requiring your business to purchase another piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous network investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branches and offsite users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a higher degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), offers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in operation, have become the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and assist you to migrate economically to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of vital business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides substantial benefits compared to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series while still maintaining support for more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers further enhancement of VPN speed with an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by offering up to a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a 10 times improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically increased plug-in slot speed and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 existing expansion modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router offers an array of popular security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent security functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; V3PN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can utilize the 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 router supports an integrated access point for wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite locations to provide companies the highest levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate 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 offer embedded security intelligence, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate security and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This permits ongoing return on investment by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into one compact device, the 3800 router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure distribution points to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer ISPs economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have in-depth experience helping enterprise businesses and service providers to design efficient installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory regulations for IT information protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 has the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing capability permits ASR 1000 routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that might threaten adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis 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 box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 has 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) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, gives carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the industry's most popular multichassis core router system. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-shelf models. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules work across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement migrations to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 router simplifies setup, management, and technical support, but still delivers powerful protection and performance alternatives to match the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and off-site administration features through Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using backup Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high performance in small offices plus enhanced security through services such as Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular routers for branch networks, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, multiple security features, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services 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 chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring 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 lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Router Products
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