As technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on computation to send data based on complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend on mostly fixed hardware configurations to forward data at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the needs of users from households to the world's largest service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering high availability, web-based administration, easy expandability, and enhanced protection. These routers allow your company to build a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, establish extra sites, configure new capabilities, extend your system to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical remote expertise to help you to select, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of workers to share secure access to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s remote support specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and economical technical assistance for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist your company to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and support web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 branch 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 online connections, and lets up to seven ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Later products in Cisco's line of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for up to four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been developed with various options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy conservation.
A notable advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy extra features as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video via MIMO support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve processing power without forcing you to purchase a new router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual power supplies.
Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB instead of only 1.
4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 model features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in operation, have become the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to migrate economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers embed data and security into one resilient system for fast, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router provides important advantages compared to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router significantly improves interface card slot performance and capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize businesses and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. older models of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering up to a five times throughput increase, up to a tenfold increase in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and radically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with most of the more than 90 popular modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart protection solutions other security devices can't, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers smoothly integrate advanced network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This enables continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the functions of multiple distinct devices into one small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, secure head ends to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to provide service providers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE certified network engineers have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and service providers to design optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business guidelines and government mandates for network data protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses who need branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers incorporate an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume without suffering performance degradation that could compromise compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing non-stop availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS built for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS 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 connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multishelf network core router. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the complete Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable access is required. 850 Series routers deliver secure connectivity with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site management capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter locations where advanced VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing backup Internet connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver excellent speed in small workgroups as well as tight security through services that include Firewall, IP Security tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, antivirus support using NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and powerful protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large office networks. With over 70 interface options, the 3700 Series offers a robust platform for data, voice 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 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide range of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based 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 capability of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Premier consultants can assist you to plan, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide onsite and off-site support and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationally.
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