As technology progresses, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send traffic based on complex software, offering versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend upon largely fixed hardware designs to move data at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily include L2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the requirements of users from households to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, remote administration, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. These routers allow your company to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add new workers, open new offices, activate additional services, give access to your system to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable online support to assist you to select, configure, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices provide affordable and reliable entry-level solutions that allow limited groups of users to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Built for easy setup, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have in-depth experience providing immediate and affordable IT help for small organizations to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand whether and how these routers can increase the business value of your IT network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultingCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or off-site users via IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as 7 ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.

Cisco's more current products in the growing selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 VPN connections, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with various options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment models

The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting field installation of additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy conservation.

A key advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and deploy new features when required without needing to acquire and copy a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class skills to help you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.

1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Experts1900 Series ISR G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that enables wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Experts2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber GE.

2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase another device. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with most of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote workers who need direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers Online Consulting

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the industry's leading solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to move economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection into a single resilient solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to handle the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 router provides important benefits relative to previous generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x performance improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while maintaining support for dozens of existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router offers further enhancement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Professional ServicesTargeted at small to midsize businesses and enterprise satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value in comparison to older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10 times increase in security and voice performance, embedded service options, and dramatically increased slot speed and density while maintaining support for most of the almost 100 existing modules in use today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series offers an array of popular security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can provide special intelligent protection functions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series router supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingCisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers smoothly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the throughput requirements for several 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This ensures continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct appliances into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure headends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer service providers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

Cisco Edge and Carrier Routers Consultants

Progent's nationwide team of CCIE certified network experts have extensive experience working with enterprises and Internet service providers to plan optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, third-party security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and government mandates for IT data protection and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers SupportThe 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is installed, the 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.

The 7603 router has only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not support distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 000 queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance decay that could violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile customers by providing non-stop operation, high speed, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS built for continuous availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers service providers high-level performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router system. To protect past investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs can be used across the whole Carrier Routing System family.

Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and implement migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By offering a limited but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 model SR Router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, but still provides powerful protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-port 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and remote administration features through Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity using standby WAN links are needed. 870 Series access routers deliver excellent speed in small offices as well as enhanced security through services such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to provide a cost-effective, integrated router platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). 1700 routers offer versatility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, providing flexible LAN/WAN configurations, multiple security capabilities, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized offices. With more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 product line provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact chassis with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Certified consultants can assist your company to plan, configure, and manage an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline processes, lower costs, and speed time to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent offers onsite and off-site help and can provide data center support throughout and select cities nationally.

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