As technology advances, the difference between router and switch products is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send data based on sophisticated algorithms, providing flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon mostly predefined hardware designs to steer data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers built to meet the needs of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, remote management, seamless expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to build a firm foundation for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you hire new workers, open extra sites, activate new functions, give access to your network to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical remote expertise to assist you to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that allow small groups of users to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and operational expenses. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and affordable technical help for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progentís CCIE network consultants can help you to determine how Ciscoís entry-level routers can add to the business value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows remote users to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsCiscoís RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Newer products in Cisco's line of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing field upgrades to new modules when they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy new functions as required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class skills to help you to design, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of current 802.11 users. Interface options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services 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 substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as a default, and this can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online SupportCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware provides IPsec and SSL VPN for safe off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without requiring your business to purchase another device. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite users requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, 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 provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in operation, are the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist business to move economically to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and protection within one resilient system for fast, scalable connectivity with strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 router offers important benefits relative to previous generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to the 1700 Series while providing support for more than 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a wide range of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises four platforms: the 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value in comparison to older models of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in security and voice performance, embedded service features, and radically enhanced slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules available currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 offers an array of common security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique smart protection functions other security devices can't, such as NAC for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

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

The 2800 router supports a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices to offer companies the highest levels of network agility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust platform. 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 embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wireline 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 several 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing portfolio of interfaces. This ensures continuing investment protection by allowing network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the functions of multiple separate appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 router significantly reduces the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with fast, protected headends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to provide ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to plan optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government regulations for IT data protection and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 Series router provides the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers HelpCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers incorporate an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.

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

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers high-level capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect past capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units plus multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules work throughout the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.

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

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Ciscoís 520 Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS image. By supporting a simple but effective set of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where protected and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver secure access with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and integration and off-site administration features via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent performance in small workgroups plus tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch offices, providing a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive security features, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized offices. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small chassis with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 routers and on various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE Certified engineers can help you to design, configure, and maintain a converged business network that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and accelerate time to profitability. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your integrated network. Progent can provide onsite and remote help and can provide data center support throughout and select cities nationally.

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