As technology advances, the difference between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to forward traffic based on complex algorithms, providing flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely fixed hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers ordinarily incorporate L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that features routers built to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based management, seamless expandability, and advanced protection. These routers allow you to build a firm basis for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, establish extra sites, activate additional services, extend your system to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer fast and economical online support to assist you to select, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that allow small sets of workers to share secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for simple installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help your company to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS software.
Cisco’s RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.
More recent models in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media environments by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy conservation.
A major innovation with Integrated Services Generation 2 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 as required without having to download and copy a different IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide proven expertise to assist you to design, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W router provides an WiFi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without forcing you to buy another piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable platforms designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, providing a greater degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU form factor with two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices deployed, have become the world's leading solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist business to move efficiently to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and protection into a single robust solution for high-speed, expandable access to strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the requirements of small and midsize businesses, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial benefits relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance as well as density over the Cisco 1700 Series while still maintaining support for over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers additional enhancement of VPN performance via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough speed and slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize businesses and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. prior models of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service features, and radically increased slot speed and capacity while maintaining support for most of the over 90 existing modules in use today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series routers.
The Cisco 2800 Series provides a range of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can provide special smart security functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can use the 2800 router to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices to offer businesses the top levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and secure corporate communications into a single robust system. 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 intelligence, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This permits ongoing return on investment by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are added. By integrating the capabilities of several separate devices into one compact device, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer carriers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network consultants have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and service providers to design optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and government mandates for network data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that could compromise adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing continual availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 line 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, plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected wireless option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and remote management features via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable access utilizing standby WAN links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high performance in small workgroups plus tight security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, multiple security capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for medium and large-sized offices. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities 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 built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
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