As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products that connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on processors to move data based on sophisticated algorithms, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to forward data at the highest possible speed. Today's routers typically include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the needs of users ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based management, easy scalability, and advanced protection. These routers enable your company to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, establish new sites, configure additional functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and affordable remote expertise to help your company to plan, configure, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of users to have safe access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progentís online support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical help for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to understand ways Ciscoís entry-level routers can add to the business value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Newer products in Cisco's portfolio of RV Series Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable unified media networks by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four 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) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces future expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules when they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.
A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly license and activate new services when desired without needing to download and copy a different IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers offer world-class skills to help your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and support.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through MIMO support that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another device. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past network investments by supporting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with multiple branches and offsite users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 model comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model features a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in the field, have become the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing remote design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to move cost effectively to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and protection within one resilient system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at high speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 router provides important benefits in comparison to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x performance increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 integrated services router significantly improves interface card slot throughput and density compared to the 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with dozens of existing 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 further enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value compared to older generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering up to a fivefold throughput improvement, as much as a tenfold increase in security and voice speed, integrated service options, and dramatically improved plug-in slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the over 90 popular modules in use currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 offers an array of popular protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart protection solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 router supports a built-in access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and web-based applications in even the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This ensures continuing ROI by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the functions of multiple distinct appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, independent network security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory regulations for IT information security and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 Series router provides a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not support Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product answer for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by offering continual operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, gives carriers world-class performance and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To protect past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible across the complete Cisco CRS family.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out migrations to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies configuration, administration, and technical support, but still delivers advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where protected and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with an antenna, and simple configuration and integration and remote management capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing standby WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high throughput for small offices plus tight security via services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense using NAC, and policing of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business platform for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series is a line of modular routers for branch sites, offering flexible LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series offers a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide range of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers and on many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
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