As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products has grown blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to send data based on sophisticated algorithms, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely fixed hardware configurations to move data at the highest possible speed. Today's routers ordinarily incorporate L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches include Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers designed to handle the needs of users ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to build a solid basis for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you add new workers, establish new offices, configure new capabilities, extend your system to clients and partners, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online support to help you to select, configure, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís current router solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small businesses and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited sets of users to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progentís online troubleshooting experts have extensive experience providing immediate and economical technical help for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand how these routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and support web-based setup for remote set up and management. All models support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportCiscoís RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support up to 50 remote offices or off-site users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer devices in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB ports using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and lowers future costs by allowing field upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. ISR G2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy conservation.

A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy extra services when required without needing to acquire and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers offer world-class expertise to assist you to plan, implement, and support multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance branch office productivity and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Help2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote connections and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without requiring you to purchase a new piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past network investments by supporting the majority of the modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote users requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the world's most popular solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and help your IT organization to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and protection into one robust solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to satisfy the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages in comparison to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold throughput increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of VPN speed with an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, including support for integrated switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingTargeted at small to midsize businesses and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value compared to older models of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering up to a fivefold throughput increase, as much as a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically improved slot performance and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series offers a range of common protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart protection functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Companies can utilize the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and Web applications in the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, protected head ends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange 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 CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE certified network engineers have extensive experience helping global businesses and service providers to design efficient deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government requirements for IT data security and incident reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 router has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The 7603 router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers SupportCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services 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. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that could compromise adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing continual operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf network core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the entire Cisco CRS product line.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful array of Cisco IOS control software features, Ciscoís 520 router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, but still delivers advanced security and acceleration options to match the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with an antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and off-site administration capabilities through Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where advanced VoIP and video and resilient connectivity using backup Internet links are needed. 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput for small offices plus tight security through services such as Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series offer versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive 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.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch sites, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of security features, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact chassis with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per device, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers and on various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE Certified consultants can assist you to plan, setup, and support a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and speed the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your integrated network. Progent offers onsite and off-site help and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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