As computer technology advances, the difference between routers and switches is becoming fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on processors to forward data using complex software, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely on mostly fixed hardware designs to send traffic at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically include L2 switches, and many modern switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the needs of customers from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, remote administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. These routers allow your company to build a solid basis for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more workers, establish new offices, activate additional services, give access to your system to customers and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable online support to help your company to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of workers to have safe access to wide area networks. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Designed for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers minimize ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical assistance for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist your company to understand whether and how these routers can increase the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network securely. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís IOS platform.
Ciscoís RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 branch offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Cisco's newer devices in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port switch and USB support for 3G and 4G connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing plus USB ports using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 family of routers have been released with many options over the course of many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 has 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. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers future costs by allowing easy installation of additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy efficiency.
A key advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy new functions when required without having to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to help your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and SSL VPN for safe off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GbE.
2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, fast on-board encryption, a wide range of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct access to private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in 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. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 router features a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M devices deployed, have become the industry's most popular technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help you to move economically to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers combine data and security within one resilient solution for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to satisfy the requirements of small and midsize businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers maximum versatility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers substantial benefits in comparison to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity over the Cisco 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad array of connectivity needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Targeted at small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant additional value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering up to a five times performance increase, as much as a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, integrated service features, and radically enhanced plug-in slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use currently for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series routers.
The Cisco 2800 router provides an array of common security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch locations to offer companies the top levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to combine security and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This permits ongoing investment protection by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By combining the capabilities of several separate devices into one small device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly lowers the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and off-site traffic and to provide service providers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth experience working with global businesses and ISPs to plan efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and government regulations for IT data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 router provides a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router provides the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is installed, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 does not offer distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises looking for satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable performance.
Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing power allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance decay that might threaten compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers run the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (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-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can support 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers carriers world-class performance and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis network core router. To preserve existing capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous products.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-shelf models. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of uninterrupted performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs work across the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited but powerful set of IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance alternatives to match the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy setup and integration and remote administration features through Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing backup WAN links are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high throughput for small workgroups as well as tight security through services such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using NAC, and policing of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Routers
1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated router solution for small and midsize businesses (SMB). 1700 Series provide versatility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive protection options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive security capabilities, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for medium and large office networks. With over 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a small footprint with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as many products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
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