As computer technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on processors to send traffic using sophisticated software, offering intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly predefined hardware configurations to send data at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that features routers built to meet the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, easy expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you hire more workers, open extra offices, deploy new services, extend your network to clients and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and affordable remote support to help your company to select, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and branch offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small groups of workers to share secure access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Built for easy setup, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience providing immediate and economical IT help for small companies to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist your company to understand whether and how these routers can increase the business value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and support web-based setup for easy set up and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.
Newer products in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been developed with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by allowing field upgrades to new modules when they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.
A notable innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate new features as desired without having to download and copy a new IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer world-class skills to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that allows cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of current 802.11 clients. Connectivity options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes vs. 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase another device. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past network investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB compared to 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules, delivers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, have become the industry's most popular technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and protection into one resilient system for fast, scalable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device offers important benefits compared to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 router offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value vs. prior models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering as much as a five times performance improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, embedded service options, and radically improved slot performance and density while maintaining support for most of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 provides an array of common security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution set. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can provide special smart security functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; V3PN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can use the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite locations to provide businesses the top levels of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers smoothly integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This permits ongoing return on investment by supporting network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into one small device, the 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure distribution points to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer carriers economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and Internet service providers to design efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party network security inventory evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business guidelines and government mandates for IT information protection and incident reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product answer for large businesses requiring branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary design that combines hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 routers to support a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might violate compliance with service level agreements. 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 control for performing multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering zero downtime operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density 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 and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the entire Cisco CRS family.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can also assist you to plan and implement upgrades to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 router, built to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By offering a simple but effective set of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless delivers advanced security and performance options to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure access with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus simple configuration and deployment and off-site management capabilities through Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using standby Internet connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent throughput in small workgroups plus tight security through features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using NAC, and enforcement of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated router platform for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive security features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a robust platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco Certified engineers can help you to plan, setup, and maintain a converged business network that can streamline processes, reduce costs, and accelerate the path to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and off-site support and offers data center support throughout and major locations nationwide.
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