As computer technology advances, the difference between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on processors to move traffic using complex algorithms, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to steer data at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco offers a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to meet the needs of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated functionality to support data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based management, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to build a firm foundation for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire more employees, open extra offices, configure new capabilities, give access to your network to clients and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to help you to select, configure, administer, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable limited sets of workers to have secure connectivity to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options and integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable IT assistance for small organizations to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can assist you to understand how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your IT network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ExpertsCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that permits remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to ensure zero downtime Internet access.

Cisco's newer devices in the growing family of Small Business RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 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 supports SIP trunking to replace legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing field upgrades to additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy conservation.

A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate new features as required without having to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class skills to help you to plan, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and support.

1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Troubleshooting1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11 clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and this can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online SupportCisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 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 product line and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without forcing your business to buy another piece of equipment. As with other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous investments by accepting the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branches and remote workers requiring direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices in the field, have become the world's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and help business to move economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers Consulting FirmThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers incorporate data and security within a single resilient system for fast, scalable delivery of strategic business programs. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides important advantages relative to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically improves plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity in comparison to the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 device offers additional enhancement of VPN throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of connectivity needs, including support for integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router Professional ServicesDesigned for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value vs. prior generations of Cisco devices at comparable price points by offering up to a 5x throughput increase, up to a tenfold improvement in protection and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically improved slot performance and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the over 90 popular modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 router provides an array of common security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security functions within the router, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless access, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and reliability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and Web programs in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is built to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the existing selection of interface modules. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, protected head ends to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to provide ISPs cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

Cisco WAN Edge Routers Consulting Support

Progent's national group of CCIE network experts have extensive experience helping global 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 security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and government requirements for network information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided via logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 provides a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 router has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 does not support distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises requiring branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 000 queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in one operation, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing always-on availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 line of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router system. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the entire Carrier Routing System family.

Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, built to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited yet effective array of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and economical access is required. 850 Series access routers deliver safe access with firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and remote management capabilities via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high throughput in small offices plus enhanced security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice routers for branch networks, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for medium and large office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small chassis with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per device, voice/video/data support via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Certified consultants can assist you to plan, configure, and support a converged business network that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide in-person and remote help and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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