As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches is becoming less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on processors to steer data based on complex algorithms, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon largely predefined hardware configurations to forward data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically incorporate L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco makes an extensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to build a firm basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you add more employees, open extra sites, deploy new functions, extend your system to clients and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online expertise to assist you to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of workers to have safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize TCO by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and economical IT assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help your company to determine ways these routers can add to the business value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultingCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current products in the growing selection of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support for WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in the 800 Series product line have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future costs by allowing field upgrades to additional modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR G2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy extra services when desired without having to download and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to help your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Help1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide selection of interface options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance throughput without requiring you to purchase a new piece of equipment. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past investments by accepting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 support dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite users 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 required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, safe, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and assist business to move economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security into a single robust system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially developed to meet the needs of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum flexibility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 device provides substantial benefits relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement plus built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to the 1700 Series while still providing support for dozens of available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of interface needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmDesigned for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value compared to prior models of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering as much as a 5x performance increase, up to a 10x increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and radically increased plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 existing expansion modules available currently for the 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series router provides an array of common protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer special smart security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router supports a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers Help3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate branch locations to offer companies the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By combining the functions of multiple distinct devices into one compact device, the 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected head ends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping global businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security inventory assessments, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and government regulations for network data security and reporting.

7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented via redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

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

The 7603 router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume without suffering throughput decay that could violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving the user experience for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing always-on operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, gives service providers high-level capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To protect existing investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.

Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-shelf models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules work across the whole Cisco CRS family.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a limited but effective array of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet still provides advanced protection and performance options to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers offer protected connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and remote management features through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity utilizing backup Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high performance for small offices plus enhanced security through features that include Firewall, IP Security VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize companies. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of protection features, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small chassis with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, voice/video/data integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can help you to plan, setup, and manage a converged business network that can simplify processes, lower costs, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and off-site support and offers data center support throughout and select locations nationwide.

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