As computer technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on computation to send data based on complex algorithms, providing flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the highest possible rate. Today's routers typically come with L2 switches, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco makes a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to handle the needs of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to build a solid foundation for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you hire more employees, establish new offices, deploy new functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical remote support to help your company to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices provide affordable and reliable entry-level solutions that enable small groups of workers to have safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT help for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help your company to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or online users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 remote offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support for WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB ports using 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 devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media networks 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 survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and reliable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing field installation of additional modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All ISR G2 routers offer Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.
A notable innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new services when desired without having to download and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers offer world-class skills to assist you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and this can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services 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 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus 1 GigE.
2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a wide range of interface options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without requiring you to buy a new piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past network investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable platforms designed for businesses with multiple branches and remote workers requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher degree of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU package and includes two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, have become the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and help you to move economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and security within one robust system for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to older generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x speed increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically improves interface card slot performance as well as density over Cisco's 1700 Series while providing support for dozens of available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value vs. prior generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering up to a 5x performance improvement, as much as a tenfold improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically improved slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 popular modules available currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 provides an array of common protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can offer special smart protection functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Organizations can use the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 router incorporates a built-in access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one robust system. 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 performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in the most competitive corporate environments. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are added. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate devices into a single small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of CCIE network engineers have in-depth backgrounds helping global businesses and service providers to design optimal deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry standards and statutory requirements for network data security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series provides the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 Series does not support Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises requiring branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could compromise adherence to SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering always-on operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed OS built for continuous uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale 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 support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible throughout the whole Cisco CRS family.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and implement migrations to current versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series routers deliver safe access with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus easy setup and integration and remote administration capabilities via Web-based tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable access utilizing backup WAN connections are required. 870 Series routers deliver excellent throughput in small workgroups as well as tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN configurations, comprehensive security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a small footprint with a wide range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
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