As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to move traffic using complex software, providing versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to handle the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, remote management, easy expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you add more employees, open new offices, activate new capabilities, give access to your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist you to plan, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís current router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills solutions that allow limited groups of workers to have secure access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for simple setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progentís remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small organizations to configure and support these routers, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These routers do not support Ciscoís popular IOS control software.
Ciscoís RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Later models in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media networks by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules when they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.
A major innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy extra functions when required without having to download and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class skills to assist you to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that improves the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
Compared to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and this can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes a 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 ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve throughput without forcing you to buy another device. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 model comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in operation, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing remote consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and assist business to migrate economically to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers embed data and security into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable access to strategic business applications. The 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum business agility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 device provides important benefits compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance improvement and integrated hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to Cisco's 1700 Series while maintaining support for over 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router provides additional enhancement of VPN throughput with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a wide array of interface requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value compared to prior models of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering up to a fivefold performance improvement, as much as a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically increased plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with most of the more than 90 popular expansion modules available currently for the Cisco 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 router provides an array of common security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Also, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless access, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices to offer businesses the highest degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust 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 feature internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based programs in even the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This ensures ongoing investment protection by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single compact unit, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide group of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprises and ISPs to design optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory requirements for IT information security and incident reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed via various OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises who need branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile users by providing always-on availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 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, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots able to handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives carriers high-level capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-chassis versions. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules are compatible across the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also assist you to prepare for and carry out migrations to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet effective array of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies configuration, administration, and technical support, but still delivers advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and remote administration capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using standby WAN links are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent throughput for small workgroups as well as tight security through features that include Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or AES as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated e-business platform for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide versatility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular access routers for branch networks, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, multiple protection features, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family offers a resilient platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, voice/video/data support 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 chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco Premier engineers can assist your company to design, setup, and manage a converged business network that can simplify processes, reduce costs, and accelerate time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide in-person and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and select locations nationally.
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