As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A common example is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on computation to send data using complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely predefined hardware designs to send traffic at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers typically include L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that features routers built to meet the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, remote management, easy expandability, and advanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to build a solid basis for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, open extra offices, deploy new functions, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable online support to help your company to plan, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of users to have secure access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for easy setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and maintenance investments. Progentís online support experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering fast and affordable technical help for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE-certified network engineers can help you to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingCiscoís RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.

Cisco's newer products in the growing family of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future expenses by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules as they become available. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.

A notable advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and activate new features as desired without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide proven expertise to assist your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and support.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands the range of current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4GB instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Experts2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

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

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Ciscoís Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to purchase another piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 family also protects previous network investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Series ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote workers requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers Online Consulting

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M devices in operation, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router setup, and assist you to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security into a single resilient system for fast, scalable delivery of vital business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial advantages compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold performance improvement and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly increases interface card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining support for dozens of existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 router offers further enhancement of VPN performance with an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to midsize businesses and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering up to a fivefold performance increase, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and radically increased plug-in slot speed and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules available currently for the 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series router provides a range of popular security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart security solutions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for antivirus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can utilize the 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 Series supports an integrated wireless access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series Routers HelpCisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch locations to offer businesses the top levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest network engineering, smart 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 offer embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based applications in even the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is built to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide carriers cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

Cisco Edge and Carrier Routers Support

Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and statutory mandates for network data security and reporting.

7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 router offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router provides the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is installed, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers HelpCiscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary design that mixes on-board acceleration with software flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 000 queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers service providers world-class capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently includes the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To protect past investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work throughout the complete Cisco CRS product line.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and implement upgrades to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
    Ciscoís 520 model router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, but still delivers powerful protection and performance options to match the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver protected connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with a fixed antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and remote administration features through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing backup Internet connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high throughput in small offices as well as enhanced security through features such as Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 Series provide flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, offering versatile LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. With over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust platform 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 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based access to an IP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can help your company to design, configure, and manage a converged business network that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and speed time to productivity. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide in-person and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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