As technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to steer traffic based on complex algorithms, offering flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, depend on largely predefined hardware designs to send traffic at the fastest possible speed. Today's routers usually come with L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, remote administration, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a firm basis for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you hire new employees, establish extra offices, configure additional functions, give access to your network to clients and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable remote support to assist your company to select, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to support your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable small groups of workers to have safe connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options plus built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth experience delivering immediate and economical IT help for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help you to understand how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the business value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers through IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.
Newer products in Cisco's family of RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in the 800 product line have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable converged media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces future expenses by permitting field upgrades to new modules when they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable support. All ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy conservation.
A notable advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate extra features when desired without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants can provide proven skills to assist you to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that improves coverage for existing 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as GbE.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of interface options, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy a new piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.
Compared to the older 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU form factor with two network interface modules, delivers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, provides up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at providing remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers combine data and security within one robust system for fast, scalable connectivity with strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 device provides substantial benefits in comparison to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput increase and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and capacity over Cisco's 1700 Series while still providing support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 device provides additional enhancement of VPN performance via an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises four basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. older models of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering up to a 5x performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically improved slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available today for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides an array of common protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart security functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing selection of interfaces. This permits continuing investment protection by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of several distinct appliances into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, 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 helping enterprises 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 objective, third-party network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and statutory requirements for IT information security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed through various OSMs enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, providing switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses requiring satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the world's most popular multichassis network core router. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability 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 provide 400-Gbps of continuous operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules are compatible throughout the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where secure and economical access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and simple setup and deployment and remote management features via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable access utilizing standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high performance in small workgroups as well as tight security via services that include Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense using NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to provide an affordable, integrated router platform for small and midsize businesses. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and powerful security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection features, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large offices. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a wide range of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer-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 a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as 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 telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist You to Support Cisco Router Products
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