As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to forward data using complex software, providing flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely fixed hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest feasible rate. The current generation of routers typically include L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that features routers built to meet the requirements of customers from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based management, seamless expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire new workers, open extra offices, configure new functions, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and affordable online support to assist you to select, deploy, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís current router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of users to share secure access to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for simple setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small organizations to set up and support these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to understand whether and how these routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users via IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.
Newer products in Cisco's line of RV Series Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting easy installation of new modules when they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.
A key innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and activate new features when desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to help you to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video through MIMO support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Default DRAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected remote connections and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.
2900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy a new router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using WAN 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 1RU or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 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, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model has a 1 RU package and includes two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides as much as 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 model features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the industry's leading technology for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing online design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and assist you to move efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection into one resilient system for fast, expandable delivery of vital business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum business agility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial benefits in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router significantly improves interface card slot performance as well as density over the Cisco 1700 Series while providing support for more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of VPN performance with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial added value in comparison to older models of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically improved plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with most of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available currently for the Cisco 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 provides an array of common protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable special intelligent protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can use the 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 Series router supports an integrated access point for wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices to offer companies the highest levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most demanding corporate environments. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the throughput requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into a single compact unit, the 3800 router dramatically lowers the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to provide carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory regulations for network data security and reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 router offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.
The 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could threaten adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers world-class capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently features the world's most popular multichassis core router system. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with earlier products.
Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-shelf versions. The CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs are compatible throughout the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and implement migrations to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
Ciscoís 520 Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited but effective set of Cisco IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 model router streamlines configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet still delivers advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a single fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable access using backup Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver high throughput in small workgroups plus tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through NAC, and enforcement of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Series
1700 Series routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with rich media 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 capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE Premier consultants can help your company to plan, configure, and support a converged network infrastructure that can streamline processes, lower costs, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide on-premises and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and select cities nationally.
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