As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A common example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to forward traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon largely fixed hardware designs to steer traffic at the highest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily include L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco offers a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the needs of users from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to build a firm basis for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you add more workers, open extra offices, deploy new services, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable online support to help you to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís newer router products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small organizations and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small sets of workers to have secure access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers reduce ownership costs by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progentís remote support specialists have in-depth experience delivering immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help you to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not support Ciscoís popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportCiscoís RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Cisco's newer products in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that includes an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support unified media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for improved energy efficiency.

A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy new services as desired without needing to download and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist you to plan, implement, and support multi-site installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Help1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.

2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast integrated encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase a new device. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past investments by accepting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.

In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite workers who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices deployed, are the industry's most popular technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing remote design, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and help you to move economically to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and security into one robust system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with strategic business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to handle the needs of small and midsize organizations, branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial benefits compared to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold speed increase plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing support for more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router provides further enhancement of VPN speed with an optional VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a broad range of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough performance and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router SupportIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value vs. prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering as much as a fivefold performance increase, as much as a 10x improvement in security and voice speed, built-in service options, and dramatically improved plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules available currently for Cisco's 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 provides a range of common security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security features within the router itself, Cisco can provide unique intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; V3PN for QoS enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers Consulting3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive 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. 3800 Series routers offer embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This permits continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the functions of multiple separate appliances into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of CCIE network engineers have in-depth experience helping enterprise businesses and service providers to design optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, third-party network security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and statutory mandates for network data security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 Series router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers ConsultingCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises requiring satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance degradation that might violate compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving the user experience for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.

The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives service providers world-class performance and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers 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 Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs work across the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and carry out migrations to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but still delivers powerful protection and acceleration options to match the particular needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and integration and off-site management features through Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using standby Internet links are required. 870 Series routers offer excellent performance for small offices plus enhanced security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business platform for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch offices, offering versatile LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent Can Help You with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Certified consultants can help your business to design, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can simplify processes, reduce costs, and speed the path to profitability. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide on-premises and off-site support and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationally.

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