As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to forward data based on sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely fixed hardware configurations to send data at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers designed to handle the needs of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the performance and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, web-based management, seamless extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire new workers, establish new offices, activate additional services, give access to your system to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical online support to help your company to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small businesses and remote offices offer affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable limited groups of users to share secure access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for simple installation, administration, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progentís remote support specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and affordable IT assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology 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 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and support web-based configuration for remote set up and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. These routers do not support Ciscoís popular IOS control software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support up to 50 remote offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's more current devices in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN 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 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support for 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules when they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, far more, and more affordable support. All ISR Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy conservation.
A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy new functions as desired without needing to download and transfer a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven skills to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO support that expands the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
In comparison to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for safe off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services 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 the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve processing power without forcing your business to purchase another device. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past network investments by supporting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a greater level of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router has a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products in the field, are the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at providing online consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and help you to migrate efficiently to the new releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and security into one resilient solution for high-speed, expandable access to mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum versatility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device provides substantial benefits relative to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router significantly increases interface card slot throughput as well as capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network performance with an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and slot density for future network growth and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering up to a five times performance improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically increased plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
The Cisco 2800 router offers a range of common security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Companies can utilize the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series supports an integrated access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite locations to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly integrate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in even the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This enables ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are deployed. By combining the capabilities of several separate devices into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected headends to aggregate branch office and remote user data packets and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have extensive experience helping enterprises and ISPs to design efficient installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent security inventory evaluations, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory requirements for IT data security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 Series router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, which provide performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The 7603 does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance decay that might threaten adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing continual operation, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives carriers high-level performance and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the industry's most popular multichassis network core router system. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the whole Carrier Routing System family.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 model SR Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet effective set of IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter locations where advanced VoIP and video and resilient connectivity using backup WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high performance in small workgroups as well as tight security through services that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize organizations. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the 2900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family offers a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, voice/video/data support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Premier consultants can help your business to plan, setup, and maintain a converged business network that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and off-site help and can provide data center support throughout and select locations nationwide.
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