As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on processors to steer data using sophisticated software, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely predefined hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the needs of customers ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, seamless scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a firm foundation for an information network that can grow seamlessly as you add more employees, establish extra offices, configure additional services, extend your system to customers and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online support to help your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for small organizations and branch offices provide affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of workers to have safe access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall for advanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progentís online support experts have extensive experience delivering immediate and affordable IT help for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist your company to understand how these routers can increase the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsCiscoís RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows up to seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet access.

Newer models in Cisco's family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media networks by providing voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 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, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules when they become available. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy efficiency.

A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy new functions as desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to help you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote SupportCisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves the range of current 802.11 users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 megabytes vs. 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote SupportCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy a new router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Series ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is offered by default with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface 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. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products deployed, have become the world's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and help your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security within one resilient solution for fast, scalable connectivity with vital business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to satisfy the requirements of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum versatility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 device provides important benefits relative to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold throughput increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as density over the Cisco 1700 Series while providing support for over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device provides further enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance with an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router ConsultantsTargeted at small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series comprises four platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable price points by delivering up to a fivefold performance increase, up to a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically increased slot performance and capacity while preserving support for most of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available today for the Cisco 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series offers an array of popular protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can provide special intelligent protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can utilize the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 router supports a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise branch locations to offer businesses the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability required for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and web-based programs in even the most competitive corporate networks. Built for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate security and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of multiple Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This enables ongoing ROI by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as new services are added. By combining the functions of several distinct devices into one small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to provide carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of CCIE certified network engineers have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and ISPs to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party security inventory assessments, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business standards and government regulations for network information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router provides the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCiscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses requiring satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability permits ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance degradation that could threaten adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router system. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.

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

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the complete Carrier Routing System family.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE consultants are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out migrations to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a limited but powerful set of IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 model router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, but still provides advanced security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for telecommuter sites where protected and economical access is required. 850 Series access routers offer safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and simple setup and deployment and remote administration features via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small workgroups plus tight security via features such as Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    1700 Series routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated router platform for small and midsize businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch offices, providing a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 family provides a robust solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact chassis with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per device, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco Certified consultants can assist your company to plan, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower expenses, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your integrated network. Progent offers in-person and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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