As computer technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to steer traffic based on complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend upon mostly fixed hardware designs to steer data at the highest feasible speed. Today's routers typically incorporate L2 switches, and many modern switches include L3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the needs of customers from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and integrated functionality to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, web-based management, easy scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to establish a solid basis for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, establish extra sites, configure new capabilities, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable remote expertise to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and remote offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow limited sets of workers to have safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, management, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience providing immediate and affordable IT assistance for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can help your company to understand how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network securely. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for remote deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Ciscoís IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.

More recent products in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for up to four VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 product line have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR 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 desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy 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 G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for older ISR routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy conservation.

A key advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new features when required without having to download and transfer a different IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to help you to plan, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the costs of upgrades and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer 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 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as standard, and can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís popular 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GbE.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of only 1.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve processing power without requiring your business to purchase a new router. As with other ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers who need direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology 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 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 model has a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M devices deployed, are the world's most popular technology for small companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and help your IT organization to move economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe modular Cisco 1800 family of routers intelligently embed data and security into one robust system for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 device offers important benefits relative to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide array of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router ConsultingTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering up to a 5x performance improvement, up to a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, built-in service options, and dramatically increased slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 existing expansion modules in use currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 offers a range of popular security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.

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

The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpCisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices to offer businesses the top degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly integrate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security processing, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid installation of new applications, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet ports for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still accommodating the existing selection of modular interfaces. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple separate devices into one small device, the 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience working with enterprises and ISPs to design optimal deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security inventory assessments, penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and government requirements for network information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services 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. High availability is implemented through redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series provides a broad array 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 provides the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers ExpertsCiscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange devices that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers offer a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses who need satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten compliance with SLAs. These services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing zero downtime availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the world's most popular multichassis network core router. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Current product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multiple-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs are compatible across the complete Cisco CRS product line.

Older Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out migrations to newer versions. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful array of Cisco IOS Software services, Ciscoís 520 model SR Router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, but nevertheless provides powerful security and performance alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe access with firewall and IP security VPN services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and off-site management features through Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity utilizing standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high performance in small offices as well as tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, antivirus support using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure connection policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and advanced security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch offices, providing a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a resilient solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router offers performance, flexibility, and scalability in a compact chassis with a broad range of configuration options. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 routers and on various products in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Premier consultants can help your business to design, configure, and maintain a converged business network that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and speed the path to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide onsite and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and major locations nationally.

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