As technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect networks. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to steer data using sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely predefined hardware designs to send traffic at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically include L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers engineered to handle the needs of users from households to nationwide ISPs.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, remote administration, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. These routers enable your company to establish a firm foundation for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire new workers, open extra offices, configure additional functions, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable remote support to assist you to plan, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and branch offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small groups of users to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four Ethernet switches with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for easy installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth experience providing fast and affordable IT assistance for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to understand how these routers can increase the business value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN capability that allows remote users to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and lets as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current devices in the growing family of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for up to 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN connections, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in the 800 family of routers have been released with many options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable converged media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting field upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR G2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.
A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate new features when required without having to download and transfer a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers offer world-class skills to assist your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W router provides an integrated WiFi access point that allows cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of current 802.11 users. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a wide selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without forcing you to purchase another router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects previous investments by supporting most of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for businesses with multiple branches and offsite users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router has a 1 RU package with two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and help business to migrate economically to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and security within a single resilient solution for high-speed, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically engineered to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router offers important advantages relative to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x speed increase plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity compared to the 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for future network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering as much as a five times performance improvement, as much as a tenfold improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically improved plug-in slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 popular modules in use today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers an array of common protection functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can offer unique smart protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can utilize the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This enables continuing investment protection by supporting network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of several distinct appliances into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected distribution points to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs cost-effective WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have extensive experience helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to plan efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and government regulations for IT data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router provides a rich array of high-touch network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance decay that might violate adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving the user experience for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile users by offering continual availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs and 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, distributed software, offers service providers world-class performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the industry's most popular multishelf network core router system. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and carry out migrations to current versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited yet powerful set of IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, yet still provides advanced protection and performance options to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and off-site management features through Web-based tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing standby WAN links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver excellent speed for small offices plus tight security through services such as Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 routers offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact chassis with a broad range of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis 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 (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Premier consultants can help your company to design, setup, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline processes, reduce costs, and speed time to profitability. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and remote support and offers data center support throughout and select locations nationwide.
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