As computer technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to forward data based on complex algorithms, providing versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend on largely predefined hardware designs to steer traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to meet the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, remote administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to build a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire more employees, establish new offices, deploy additional capabilities, extend your system to clients and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical online expertise to help your company to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer networking products.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that allow small groups of users to have safe access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progentís online support experts have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and economical technical assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can help your company to determine how these routers can add to the business value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users via IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to 7 switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
More recent models in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over the course of many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and reliable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy installation of new modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, far more, and more affordable support. All ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.
A key advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new features when desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers offer proven skills to assist you to design, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and flash can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GbE.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast on-board encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without requiring your business to buy a new piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 family also protects past investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules, provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 model has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides as much as 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M products in the field, are the world's most popular technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help business to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security into a single robust system for fast, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to meet the needs of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial advantages compared to older generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold throughput improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to the 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 device offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value compared to older generations of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering as much as a five times throughput improvement, as much as a 10 times improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and dramatically improved plug-in slot performance and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the more than 90 popular modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
The Cisco 2800 Series offers a range of common protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can offer unique smart protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 router incorporates an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch locations to provide businesses the highest degree of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing portfolio of interface modules. This ensures continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, protected head ends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers economical WAN edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds helping enterprises and service providers to plan optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business standards and statutory requirements for network data security and reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises who need satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 000 queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might violate adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by offering zero downtime operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, gives carriers world-class performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To preserve existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product lines in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work throughout the whole Carrier Routing System product line.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement migrations to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple but powerful array of Cisco IOS control software features, Ciscoís 520 router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, but still provides powerful protection and performance options to match the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series routers deliver protected access with firewall and IP security VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and remote administration capabilities via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access utilizing backup Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver excellent performance for small offices as well as tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using NAC, and policing of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series provide versatility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular access routers for branch networks, providing flexible LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for medium and large offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as two mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per device, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist You with Cisco Router Products
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