As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect different networks. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on computation to move traffic using sophisticated algorithms, providing flexibility at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to steer traffic at the fastest possible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily come with L2 switches, and many of todayís switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the needs of users from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, web-based management, seamless expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a solid basis for an information network that can grow seamlessly as you add new employees, establish extra offices, configure new services, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and support an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical remote support to assist you to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable limited sets of users to have safe access to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for simple setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize TCO by cutting equipment and operational investments. Progentís remote support experts have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical help for small organizations to configure and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE network consultants can assist your company to determine whether and how Ciscoís entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow browser-based setup for easy set up and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís popular IOS platform.
Ciscoís RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online workers via IPsec or PPTP VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding family of RV Series Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series family of routers 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 offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 includes 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 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All ISR G2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for better energy efficiency.
A major innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy new functions when required without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven expertise to help you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and top dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. only 1.
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and support fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast integrated encryption, a wide range of interface options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve throughput without requiring your business to purchase a new router. As with other ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 family also protects previous network investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 ISR G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms designed for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model has a 1 RU form factor with two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 model has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products deployed, are the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and assist your IT organization to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and security within one resilient solution for fast, scalable delivery of vital business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at high speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device offers important benefits in comparison to older generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router dramatically increases interface card slot throughput and capacity compared to the 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 router offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering up to a five times throughput increase, as much as a tenfold improvement in protection and voice performance, embedded service features, and radically improved plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 existing modules available today for the 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 Series provides an array of popular security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can use the 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite offices to provide businesses the highest degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently incorporate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and web-based programs in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange and carrier routers can provide enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience helping enterprises and ISPs to design optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent network security inventory assessments, penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory mandates for network data protection and incident reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. When the SFM is deployed, the 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 Mpps performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not support Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate a revolutionary design that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that could threaten compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis has four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers carriers world-class performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now includes the world's most popular multishelf core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multiple-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules can be used across the complete Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can also help you to plan and carry out migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
Ciscoís 520 Secure Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By supporting a limited yet effective array of Cisco IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance options to adapt to the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where protected and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and remote management features via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and resilient access using standby Internet links are required. 870 Series routers offer high performance for small workgroups as well as enhanced security via features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, integrated e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 Series offer versatility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity 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 (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help You to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified engineers can help your company to design, configure, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower costs, and accelerate time to productivity. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your integrated network. Progent can provide in-person and remote support and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.
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