As technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send data based on complex software, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend upon mostly predefined hardware designs to forward data at the highest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily come with L2 switches, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in function and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers designed to meet the needs of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to build a firm foundation for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, establish extra offices, deploy new capabilities, extend your system to customers and vendors, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable remote support to help your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller companies and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable small sets of users to have secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for simple setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience providing immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these routers, and Progentís CCIE network engineers can help you to determine how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers HelpCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.

Cisco's more current devices in the expanding selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The basic 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 PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by permitting easy installation of new modules when they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy efficiency.

A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new functions as desired without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated WiFi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.

2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 product line and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another device. As with other ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also protects previous investments by accepting the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote users who need direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices in the field, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to move economically to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers HelpThe Cisco 1800 Series of routers incorporate data and security into a single resilient solution for high-speed, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 router provides substantial benefits relative to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x throughput improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases interface card slot throughput and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional improvement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of interface needs, including support for integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router Professional ServicesTargeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a 5x throughput increase, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving support for most of the over 90 existing expansion modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.

Cisco's 2800 Series provides an array of popular protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can offer unique intelligent security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.

Organizations can use the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Routers Consulting Firm3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one resilient 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 internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability required for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This permits continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the functions of several distinct appliances into a single compact unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, secure distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE network engineers have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory mandates for IT data security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers ConsultingThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 Series router provides the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers SupportCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance degradation that could compromise adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed OS built for non-stop availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules are compatible throughout the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out migrations to current models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS control software features, Ciscoís 520 Secure Router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, but still provides powerful security and performance alternatives to match the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where protected and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and deployment and off-site administration capabilities through Web-based utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using backup WAN connections are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent throughput in small offices as well as enhanced security through services such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced security options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

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

  • 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 family offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as many products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE Certified consultants can help your business to plan, configure, and support an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify operations, reduce costs, and speed time to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent offers onsite and remote help and offers data center support throughout and major locations nationwide.

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