As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Generally, routers rely on computation to forward traffic based on complex software, offering flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to move data at the fastest feasible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that features routers built to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing high availability, remote administration, easy expandability, and advanced protection. These routers enable you to establish a solid basis for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you add more employees, establish extra sites, configure new capabilities, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable online support to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking products.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small sets of workers to share safe connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have extensive backgrounds delivering fast and affordable IT assistance for small businesses to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help you to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or off-site users via IPsec or PPTP VPN. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Newer models in Cisco's family of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media networks by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN links such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and reliable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by permitting easy installation of new modules when they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.
A key innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy new services as desired without needing to download and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide world-class skills to help your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and cut the costs of upgrades and support.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W ISR router includes an integrated WiFi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the older 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 a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to only 1.
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without requiring you to purchase a new router. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with the majority of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, providing a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, are the world's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router setup, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers embed data and protection within a single resilient solution for fast, expandable connectivity with vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum business agility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 device offers important benefits in comparison to older generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software security image. The 1841 integrated services router significantly increases interface card slot performance and density over Cisco's 1700 Series while providing compatibility with dozens of existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device provides additional improvement of VPN throughput via an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
2800 Series Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering up to a five times throughput increase, as much as a 10 times increase in protection and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically increased plug-in slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the more than 90 popular modules available currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 provides an array of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution set. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite locations to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate the latest network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one resilient platform. 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, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the traditional selection of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing ROI by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By combining the capabilities of several separate devices into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of CCIE network experts have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, third-party security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government requirements for IT data protection and reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router provides the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for enterprises looking for satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could violate adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing continual availability, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, gives carriers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis network core router system. To preserve existing capital investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multi-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the complete Cisco CRS product line.
Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can also help you to rationalize and implement upgrades to current versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a simple but effective array of Cisco IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 SR Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and easy configuration and integration and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using backup WAN connections are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent speed in small workgroups as well as tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive security features, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. With more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad range of configuration options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits SIP access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers and on many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Router Products
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