As computer technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products has grown less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on computation to forward data based on sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly fixed hardware designs to steer data at the highest possible rate. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers designed to handle the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing high availability, remote management, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a firm basis for an IT environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, establish extra offices, configure new functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical online support to help you to select, configure, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited sets of workers to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall for advanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.
The Cisco RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 branch offices or online users through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's newer devices in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity plus USB connections using 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 product line have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for 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 includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules as they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.
A notable advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy new services when required without having to download and transfer a different IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist you to design, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without requiring you to buy another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by accepting the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branches and remote users requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful 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 include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a higher level of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, offers up to 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model has a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, provides as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 model features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, have become the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing remote design, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help your IT organization to move efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security into a single robust system for high-speed, expandable delivery of vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been specifically developed to meet the needs of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to Cisco's 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with dozens of existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional enhancement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value vs. prior generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering up to a fivefold performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically increased slot speed and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series provides an array of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent security functions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for antivirus defense; 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 enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Companies can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The 2800 router incorporates a built-in access point for wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one robust platform. 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 offer internal security processing, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the throughput demands of several 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This enables continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate devices into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer enterprises with high-performance, protected head ends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE network consultants have extensive experience working with enterprises and service providers to plan efficient installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and government mandates for network data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 Series router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not support distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises requiring branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability permits ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. These services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, offers carriers high-level performance and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the industry's most popular multichassis network core router. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the complete Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can also help you to plan and implement migrations to newer versions. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, yet still provides advanced security and acceleration alternatives to match the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer safe connectivity with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and off-site management capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for teleworker environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable access using standby WAN connections are required. 870 Series routers offer excellent throughput for small offices plus tight security via features that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense through NAC, and enforcement of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series access routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to meet challenging e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular routers for branch sites, providing flexible LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad selection of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as various products in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
How Progent Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
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