As technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on processors to forward data using complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to move traffic at the fastest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically include Layer 2 switches, and many of todayís switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that features routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy expandability, and advanced protection. These routers enable you to build a solid foundation for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, establish new offices, deploy additional services, extend your network to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable remote expertise to help you to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of workers to share secure access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting experts have extensive experience delivering fast and economical technical assistance for small organizations to configure and support these routers, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine ways these routers can increase the business value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or online users through IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.
Newer models in Cisco's line of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. 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 SRST. 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 foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing field installation of new modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power control for better energy efficiency.
A key advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and deploy new features when required without having to acquire and copy a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the costs of upgrades and support.
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the models in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. only 1.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase a new device. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects past investments by supporting most of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), provides as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 model has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 router features a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products in operation, are the world's most popular technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the current 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 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and security into a single resilient system for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been especially developed to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to older generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly increases interface card slot performance and density in comparison to the 1700 Series while still providing support for over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable price points by delivering up to a five times throughput increase, as much as a 10 times improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically enhanced plug-in slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 popular modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 router provides an array of popular security functions including an 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. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can offer special smart protection functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; V3PN for QoS enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch offices to provide businesses the top degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most competitive corporate networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to combine protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This ensures continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 router significantly reduces the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange and carrier routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected headends to manage satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide carriers cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Ciscoís midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE certified network engineers have extensive backgrounds helping enterprises and service providers to design optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business guidelines and government mandates for IT data protection and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logic and hardware redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 provides a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates via a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 has the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not support Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might compromise adherence to service level agreements. These services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, enhancing the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors 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) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, gives service providers world-class capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the world's most popular multishelf core router. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with earlier products.
Available product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the entire Cisco CRS product line.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out migrations to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited but powerful array of IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 router simplifies configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet still delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, plus easy setup and deployment and remote management features through Web-based tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity utilizing standby Internet links are required. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent performance for small workgroups as well as enhanced security via services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, antivirus support using NAC, and policing of safe access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for medium and large offices. With more than 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a broad selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as many models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Routers
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