As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on computation to steer traffic based on sophisticated software, offering flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to move traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily include L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer 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 built to meet the needs of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based management, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. These routers allow your company to establish a solid foundation for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you add more employees, open extra offices, activate new functions, extend your system to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist you to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small sets of users to have safe connectivity to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop devices include at least four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Designed for simple setup, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and economical technical assistance for small businesses to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced data encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS software.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G/4G WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy extra services as required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11 users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as a default, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has a slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote connections and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GE.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another device. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by accepting most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers who need direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a higher level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 router has a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M products deployed, have become the industry's leading solution for small businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online design, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist your IT organization to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers incorporate data and security within a single resilient system for high-speed, scalable delivery of vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum business agility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial benefits relative to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device 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 (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 device provides further improvement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of interface requirements, including support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial added value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering as much as a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and radically improved slot speed and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 Series provides a range of common security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer unique intelligent protection functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN networks.
Organizations can use the 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one robust system. 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 large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability required for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for every slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This enables ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the functions of several distinct devices into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to manage satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network engineers have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and service providers to design optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and government mandates for IT information security and reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The 7603 router does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing capability permits ASR 1000 routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance degradation that could violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by providing continual operation, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. 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 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and availability. The CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the world's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To protect existing investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible across the whole Carrier Routing System family.
Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and implement upgrades to newer models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple but effective array of Cisco IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 model router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides advanced security and performance alternatives to match the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series routers deliver secure connectivity with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and easy setup and integration and remote administration features via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using backup WAN connections are required. 870 Series access routers deliver high speed for small offices as well as enhanced security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus DMVPN and GETVPN, IPS, antivirus support using Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series offer versatility and manageability to satisfy challenging e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a robust solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
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