As computer technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches is becoming less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to move data using sophisticated software, offering versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly fixed hardware designs to forward data at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the needs of customers ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. These routers allow your business to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, configure new capabilities, give access to your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable remote support to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable small sets of users to share secure connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Built for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience providing immediate and economical IT assistance for small businesses to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can assist your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT network.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultingCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for easy set up and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or online workers via IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet access.

Cisco's more current devices in the growing family of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers 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 Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support converged media networks by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers future costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules when they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services G2 routers offer GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy conservation.

A major innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can quickly license and activate extra features as desired without having to download and transfer a new IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to assist you to design, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands the range of current 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Troubleshooting2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote access and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without requiring your business to purchase another piece of equipment. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous network investments by supporting the majority of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices in operation, have become the industry's leading technology for small companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and assist business to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultingThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers combine data and protection within a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial benefits relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x speed increase plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot throughput and capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 router provides additional improvement of VPN speed via an available VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and expansion slot density for future network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the 2801 router, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a tenfold increase in security and voice speed, built-in service options, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 provides an array of common protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide unique smart protection functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Businesses can use the 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmCisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite locations to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and Web applications in even the most demanding corporate environments. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate security and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for every slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This ensures ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple separate devices into a single small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive experience working with global businesses and service providers to plan efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and government regulations for IT data protection and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router provides the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is installed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 does not support distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance decay that might violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing continual availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers world-class performance and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To protect existing investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the complete Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet effective set of Cisco IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, yet still delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable access is needed. 850 Series routers offer secure access with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, and easy setup and deployment and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using standby WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver high throughput for small offices as well as enhanced security via services that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    1700 Series access routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN configurations, multiple security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small form factor with a wide range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to two million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can assist your company to plan, setup, and support an integrated business network that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and speed time to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers in-person and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and select cities nationwide.

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