As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on computation to send data based on sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely on mostly fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers engineered to meet the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, remote administration, seamless expandability, and advanced protection. These routers allow your company to establish a firm foundation for an information network that can grow smoothly as you hire more employees, establish extra sites, activate new capabilities, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to assist your company to plan, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for small businesses and branch offices offer low-cost and dependable entry-level solutions that enable limited groups of users to share safe access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options and integrated firewall for advanced security. Built for easy setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progentís remote support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical help for small companies to configure and maintain these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist your company to determine whether and how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers TroubleshootingCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All models support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer devices in the expanding family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB connections using 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small businesses, branch offices, retail venues, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in the 800 family of routers have been developed with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media networks by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting easy upgrades to new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy efficiency.

A major advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate new functions as desired without needing to acquire and transfer a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide proven skills to assist you to design, configure, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Online HelpCisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video via MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11 clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. 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 Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GbE.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features that match Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top performance and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include Ciscoís Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past investments by accepting most of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 support two power supplies.

In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. only 1.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and scalable platforms designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model has a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 model comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices deployed, have become the world's leading technology for small businesses and enterprise satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and help you to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and protection within a single resilient system for high-speed, expandable delivery of mission-critical business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to handle the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 router offers important advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The 1841 router offers additional improvement of VPN performance with an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for future network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router SupportTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at comparable price points by delivering as much as a 5x throughput improvement, as much as a 10x increase in security and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically enhanced slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the more than 90 existing expansion modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series provides a range of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to create a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesCisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite locations to offer companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into a single robust system. 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 intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and dependability necessary for building mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based programs in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the capabilities of several separate appliances into one small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís WAN edge and carrier routers can provide enterprises with fast, protected distribution points to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to offer carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive experience helping global businesses and ISPs to plan optimal deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent security inventory assessments, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory requirements for network data security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 router provides a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 offers the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ConsultingCiscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange products that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software versatility to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 routers feature Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU power permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance decay that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in one operation, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile users by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Performance of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform 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 to support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives service providers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous products.

Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used across the entire Cisco CRS product line.

Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement migrations to current models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS Software features, Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers advanced protection and performance alternatives to match the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and remote management capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing standby Internet connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer excellent speed for small offices as well as tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through NAC, and policing of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated router solution for small and midsize companies. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN and WAN setup options, multiple security features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, voice/video/data support via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business 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 various products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified engineers can assist your company to design, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower costs, and accelerate time to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and off-site help and offers data center support throughout and select locations nationwide.

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