As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch has grown blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to move traffic using complex software, offering versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to forward data at the highest feasible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily include L2 switches, and many of todayís switches have L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers built to meet the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also offering high availability, web-based management, easy scalability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to establish a solid foundation for an information network that can grow seamlessly as you hire more workers, establish new offices, deploy new services, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and economical online expertise to assist you to select, configure, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís current router products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for small businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that enable limited sets of users to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for simple installation, management, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progentís remote support experts have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and affordable technical help for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist your company to understand whether and how Ciscoís entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Ciscoís IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to provide non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support for 3G/4G WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB connections using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules when they become available. Compared to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy conservation.
A key advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and activate new features as required without having to download and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven skills to assist you to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that allows cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11 clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability that match Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without requiring your business to purchase another piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous investments by being compatible with most of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for SBC, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a higher level of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules, offers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices in operation, have become the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing remote design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router setup, and help you to migrate efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers intelligently embed data and protection within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of vital business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages in comparison to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an available IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly improves plug-in card slot performance and density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 device offers additional improvement of VPN speed with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of interface needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises several basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering as much as a five times performance increase, up to a tenfold improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically improved plug-in slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use today for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series provides a range of popular security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can offer unique smart security functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 router supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch locations to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers transparently integrate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security processing, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and web-based programs in the most demanding corporate environments. Built for speed, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into one small device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide team of CCIE network consultants have extensive backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent security inventory evaluations, penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and statutory regulations for IT information protection and reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput 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 offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product answer for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination 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 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that might threaten adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by offering always-on operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives service providers high-level capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the industry's most popular multichassis core router system. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with previous products.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System 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 plus multi-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.
Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also assist you to plan and implement upgrades to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a simple yet effective set of Cisco IOS Software services, Ciscoís 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still provides advanced protection and acceleration options to match the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver secure connectivity with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and remote administration capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter locations where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using standby WAN connections are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver high speed for small workgroups as well as tight security via services such as Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or AES as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support using NAC, and policing of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series provide versatility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, multiple protection features, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for mid-size and large-sized offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
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