As computer technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products has grown blurred. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to send traffic using complex software, providing versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to move data at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the needs of customers from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in functionality to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, remote management, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a firm basis for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you add new employees, establish new offices, activate new services, extend your network to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical online support to assist your company to plan, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that enable small sets of users to share safe access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options and built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for simple setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth experience delivering fast and affordable technical assistance for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to understand how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business 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 access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users via IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current products in the expanding family of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support unified media networks by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by allowing easy installation of additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power control for improved energy efficiency.
A notable innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy extra features as required without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist you to design, configure, and support multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site connections and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve throughput without forcing you to purchase a new piece of equipment. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous investments by accepting most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB compared to only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, providing a greater level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 router has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of six million devices in operation, are the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist business to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection into one resilient solution for high-speed, scalable access to strategic business programs. The 1800 Series design has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 router provides important advantages relative to older generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x performance improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases interface card slot performance and density over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still providing support for over 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an available VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of interface needs, including support for optional switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant additional value vs. older models of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering as much as a five times performance improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically improved slot speed and density while maintaining support for most of the more than 90 existing expansion modules in use currently for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series provides a range of popular protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution set. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique smart protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series router supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the top degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate the latest network engineering, 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. 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and web-based programs in the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series router supports the throughput demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to offer ISPs cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network consultants have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and ISPs to plan efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide objective, third-party network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry standards and government mandates for network information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 router offers a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 has the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 does not support distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for large businesses who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance decay that might compromise adherence to SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The 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 (CRS) family, running 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 features the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis versions. The CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules can be used throughout the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can in addition assist you to plan and implement migrations to current versions. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 router streamlines configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced security and acceleration options to adapt to the specific needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and economical connectivity is needed. 850 Series routers offer secure access with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and simple configuration and deployment and off-site management capabilities through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter sites where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable access utilizing backup WAN connections are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver high performance in small workgroups as well as tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
1700 Series routers are engineered to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for medium and large office networks. With over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR solutions, 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 Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many products in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist You with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified engineers can help your business to design, configure, and support a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, lower costs, and speed the path to productivity. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and major cities nationally.
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