As technology progresses, the difference between router and switch products has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on processors to steer data using sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in features to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while also providing high availability, web-based administration, easy expandability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers enable your business to build a solid basis for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you add new workers, establish extra sites, deploy additional functions, extend your network to clients and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist you to select, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and branch offices offer low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of users to have secure access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall for enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small organizations to configure and maintain these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to understand ways these routers can add to the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
Newer products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 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 Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in the 800 Series product line have been released with many options over the course of many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by permitting field upgrades to new modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power control for improved energy conservation.
A major innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate extra services when desired without having to download and copy a different IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to assist you to design, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.
2900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.
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 models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another router. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 family also protects previous investments by accepting most of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two power supplies.
Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for businesses with multiple branches and offsite workers who need direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of six million devices in operation, have become the world's leading solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and help business to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and security within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable access to mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 device offers substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput and capacity over the 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router offers additional improvement of VPN speed via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering up to a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and radically enhanced plug-in slot speed and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules available currently for Cisco's 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides an array of common protection functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent security solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch locations to provide businesses the top degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, 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. Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and web-based programs in even the most competitive corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into a single small device, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide group of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, independent network security inventory assessments, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business guidelines and statutory mandates for network information security and reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises requiring branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate a revolutionary design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance decay that might compromise compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for non-stop uptime. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors and 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, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers carriers world-class performance and uptime. The CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work across the complete Carrier Routing System family.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 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 troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides powerful protection and performance options to match the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, and easy configuration and integration and remote management capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access using standby Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high throughput in small offices as well as enhanced security through services that include Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support using NAC, and enforcement of safe access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to meet complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular routers for branch offices, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive security features, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large-sized offices. With over 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series provides a robust solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a small chassis with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation edge device 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, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers and on many models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help You to Support Cisco Router Products
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