As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch has grown less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to forward data based on sophisticated software, offering versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to steer traffic at the fastest possible speed. Today's routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the needs of users ranging from households to nationwide ISPs.

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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 management, easy extensibility, and enhanced protection. These routers enable your company to build a solid foundation for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more employees, open new sites, configure additional functions, give access to your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical remote support to assist you to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small sets of users to share safe access to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options and integrated firewall for advanced protection. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize TCO by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth experience providing fast and affordable IT assistance for small businesses to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can assist you to determine how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that allows remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and support browser-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceCisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online workers through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes 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 includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet access.

Cisco's more current products in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable 3G and 4G connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB connections using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 family of routers have been developed with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 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 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy upgrades to new modules as they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.

A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy extra features when desired without having to acquire and copy a new IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can provide proven expertise to assist you to design, configure, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and support.

1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Troubleshooting1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has a slot for the recently introduced ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IP Security and SSL VPN for protected off-site access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.

2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to only 1.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of connectivity options, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without requiring you to buy a new router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous network investments by supporting most of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of six million devices deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and help business to migrate economically to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection within one resilient system for high-speed, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to handle the needs of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router offers substantial advantages in comparison to older generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed increase and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases interface card slot throughput as well as capacity over the 1700 Series while maintaining support for over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and enough performance and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router SupportTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco devices at comparable price points by offering as much as a five times performance increase, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and radically improved plug-in slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for most of the more than 90 popular expansion modules in use today for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 provides an array of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise satellite locations to provide businesses the top levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and Web applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the existing selection of interface modules. This ensures ongoing ROI by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several distinct appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer service providers cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE certified network consultants have extensive backgrounds helping enterprises and ISPs to plan optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party network security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and statutory requirements for network information protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series provides the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for large businesses requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility to offer a rich set of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent performance.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 000 queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, improving the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have 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 form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in 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 CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System Consulting and Troubleshooting ServicesCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, gives carriers world-class performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now features the industry's most popular multichassis core router. To protect past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous products.

Current product lines in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with 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 portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these older routers and can also assist you to prepare for and implement migrations to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model SR Router, designed to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited but effective set of IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 SR Router simplifies configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, but still provides advanced security and acceleration options to match the particular needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer safe access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and remote administration features via Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 users or for teleworker sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity using backup Internet links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high throughput for small workgroups as well as tight security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    1700 Series modular access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router platform for small and midsize companies. 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful protection options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, offering flexible LAN/WAN setup options, multiple protection features, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized offices. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 family offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers and on various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Router Products
Progent's Cisco Premier engineers can help you to plan, setup, and support an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and speed the path to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide onsite and off-site support and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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