As computer technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect different networks. A common example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to steer traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to move data at the fastest possible speed. Today's routers usually include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers designed to handle the needs of users ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, remote administration, easy expandability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable you to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, establish new offices, configure new capabilities, give access to your system to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable online support to help your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that allow limited groups of workers to share secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options and built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience delivering immediate and economical IT help for small organizations to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network securely. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 remote offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding family of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB ports attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A notable advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and activate new functions when desired without having to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11 users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to 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 Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus 1 GigE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services 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 devices offer the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of interface options, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve processing power without forcing you to buy a new device. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by accepting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, 3900 ISR G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branches and remote workers requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network 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, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than six million products in operation, have become the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and assist business to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and protection into one robust system for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business programs. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to meet the requirements of small and midsize organizations, 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 offers maximum versatility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device offers important advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x performance improvement plus integrated hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot throughput as well as density over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering as much as a fivefold performance increase, up to a tenfold improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot performance and capacity while preserving support for most of the over 90 existing expansion modules in use today for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 Series provides a range of common protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can utilize the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to provide businesses the top degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate the latest technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and Web applications in even the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to integrate security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This permits continuing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the functions of several separate appliances into one small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier 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 national group of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent security inventory evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory regulations for network information security and incident reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could threaten compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To protect past investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work across the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also help you to rationalize and implement migrations to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a limited but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance options to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver protected access with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and remote management features through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using backup WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high speed for small offices as well as tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, antivirus support using NAC, and policing of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN/WAN configurations, multiple protection capabilities, and a selection 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.
- 3700 Series Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large offices. With over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP access to an IP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE Certified engineers can help your business to design, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can simplify operations, lower costs, and accelerate time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationally.
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