As computer technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to steer data based on sophisticated algorithms, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend on largely fixed hardware configurations to forward data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically incorporate L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that includes routers engineered to handle the requirements of users from households to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire more workers, open extra sites, configure new services, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer fast and economical remote support to help your company to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small companies and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of users to have safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for enhanced security. Built for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize TCO by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience delivering fast and economical technical help for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can assist you to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and support web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer devices in the growing selection of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 VPN connections, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port to enable WAN connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing plus USB ports using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many models in the 800 family of routers have been released with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting field upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.
A key advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate extra features as required without having to download and copy a different IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office productivity and cut the costs of upgrades and support.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that improves coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for safe off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of only 1.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing your business to buy a new device. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two power supplies.
Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB compared to only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote users who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package with two NIMs, provides as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M devices deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at providing remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and help business to migrate efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 family of routers intelligently embed data and security within a single resilient solution for fast, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum business agility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides substantial benefits in comparison to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot performance as well as density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing compatibility with more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device offers further improvement of VPN performance with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of connectivity needs, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by offering up to a fivefold performance improvement, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and radically increased slot performance and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the more than 90 popular modules available currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 router provides an array of common security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, SSL VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can use the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 router incorporates an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to offer companies the top levels of network agility, performance, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 Series routers transparently integrate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to combine security and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing portfolio of interface modules. This permits continuing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are added. By integrating the functions of multiple distinct devices into a single compact device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to offer carriers cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and service providers to plan efficient deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and statutory mandates for IT information protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product answer for enterprises who need satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering performance decay that could threaten adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives carriers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To protect existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Available product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System family.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out migrations to newer models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet powerful set of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but still delivers powerful protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus simple setup and integration and remote administration capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using standby Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high throughput for small workgroups plus tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, 3DES or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series routers provide versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. With over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
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