As computer technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to steer traffic based on complex software, providing flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to send traffic at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering high availability, web-based management, seamless scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a solid foundation for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new workers, open new offices, deploy additional functions, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical remote support to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level solutions that allow limited sets of users to share secure connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall for enhanced security. Built for easy setup, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and economical IT help for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network securely. Devices in the RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco’s RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current devices in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G/4G WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many models in the 800 Series family of routers have been developed with many options over the course of many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by permitting field installation of new modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far more, and more affordable support. All Integrated Services G2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.

A major innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate new services when required without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer proven skills to assist you to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves coverage for existing 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Consulting2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy another piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous investments by accepting the majority of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

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

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with multiple branches and remote users who need direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices deployed, are the world's most popular technology for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at delivering remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router setup, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and security into one robust system for high-speed, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to satisfy the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 router provides substantial benefits compared to older generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as density compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router HelpTargeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering up to a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically enhanced slot speed and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the over 90 existing modules in use today for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series routers.

Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of common protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Businesses can use the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure 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. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and Web applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to integrate security and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This permits ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple distinct appliances into one small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE certified network experts have extensive experience helping global businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and government regulations for IT information protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical rates through a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that might violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 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 support world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering zero downtime operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 family 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 redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product families in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work throughout the entire Cisco CRS family.

Older Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers deliver protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and deployment and remote administration features through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable access using backup WAN links are required. 870 Series routers deliver excellent speed for small offices plus enhanced security via features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series routers provide versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and powerful security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular routers for branch networks, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, comprehensive protection features, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust 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 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP access to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco Certified engineers can help your business to plan, setup, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline processes, lower expenses, and speed the path to productivity. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide onsite and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationally.

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