As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on processors to forward traffic using sophisticated software, offering versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon largely fixed hardware designs to steer data at the highest possible rate. Today's routers typically include L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated features to manage data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers enable you to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add more employees, open new sites, deploy new services, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable remote support to assist you to plan, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of workers to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small businesses to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to determine how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportCisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN 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 IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows as many as 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Later products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for up to four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, 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) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by permitting field upgrades to additional modules as they become available. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.

A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate new features as required without needing to download and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 Series ISR G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that expands the range of existing 802.11 users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Compared to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Experts2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, 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 integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. only 1.

3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without requiring your business to buy another router. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects previous network investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

Compared to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with multiple branches and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core 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 survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers Online Consulting

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in operation, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and help your IT organization to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and protection within a single robust solution for high-speed, scalable delivery of mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially developed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router offers important advantages relative to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically improves interface card slot performance and density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while providing compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 device provides further enhancement of VPN performance via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Professional ServicesTargeted at small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering as much as a 5x throughput increase, up to a 10 times increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 provides a range of popular security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide unique smart protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series incorporates an integrated access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consultants3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices to provide businesses the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability required for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based applications in the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps ports for every slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the existing selection of modular interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by supporting network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and complexity of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure distribution points to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE certified network experts have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and ISPs to plan efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and statutory mandates for IT data security and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultantsThe 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed through various OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is used, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not support distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, single-product answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives carriers world-class capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with previous products.

Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-shelf versions. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs can be used across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a limited but powerful array of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, yet still provides advanced security and acceleration alternatives to match the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and off-site administration features through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using backup WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high speed for small workgroups as well as tight security through features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through NAC, and policing of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series modular access routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, multiple protection features, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for medium and large offices. With over 70 interface options, the 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based access to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent Can Help You to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Certified consultants can assist you to plan, setup, and support a converged business network that can simplify processes, lower costs, and accelerate time to productivity. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your integrated network. Progent can provide on-premises and remote help and can provide data center support throughout and major locations nationwide.

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