As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on computation to send traffic based on complex software, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely upon largely predefined hardware configurations to steer traffic at the fastest feasible rate. The current generation of routers usually include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to build a firm foundation for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, open new sites, activate additional functions, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable online expertise to assist you to plan, configure, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices provide low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that allow limited sets of users to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and economical IT help for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to understand whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's more current products in the growing family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN connections, the RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB connections using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options available within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR 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) fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting easy upgrades to new modules as they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer intelligent power control for improved energy conservation.
A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and activate new features as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants offer proven expertise to help you to design, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router provides an WiFi access point that enables wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that improves the range of existing 802.11 clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 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, xDSL, as well as GbE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. only 1.
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without forcing your business to buy another piece of equipment. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past network investments by being compatible with the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Series ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.
Compared to the older 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules, offers up to 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 router has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 model features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 model features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products in the field, are the industry's most popular technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router setup, and help your IT organization to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and security within a single resilient system for fast, expandable access to strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x throughput increase plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput and density compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 router offers additional improvement of VPN speed with an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises several platforms: the 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering up to a fivefold performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, integrated service features, and dramatically increased slot performance and capacity while preserving compatibility with most of the more than 90 existing expansion modules available currently for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router offers an array of common protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the top degree of network agility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly integrate the latest technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and reliability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and Web applications in the most demanding enterprise environments. Built for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the traditional selection of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing investment protection by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new services are added. By combining the functions of multiple separate devices into one small unit, the 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide carriers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network engineers have extensive experience helping global businesses and ISPs to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent security vulnerability assessments, 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 standards and statutory mandates for IT information security and reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 Series router provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 Series offers the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 does not offer distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line 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 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses requiring branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable performance.
ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding throughput decay that could violate compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering always-on availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots able to support 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives carriers world-class capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To protect past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product lines in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules can be used across the complete Cisco CRS product line.
Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can also assist you to plan and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited but effective array of IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and integration and remote management capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter sites where advanced VoIP and video and reliable access utilizing standby Internet connections are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver high speed in small offices plus enhanced security through features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to provide an affordable, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Cisco 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 family offers a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a small footprint with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help You to Support Cisco Routers
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