As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on computation to move traffic using complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to move traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that features routers built to handle the needs of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing high availability, web-based management, easy scalability, and advanced protection. These routers enable you to establish a firm foundation for an information network that can grow smoothly as you hire more employees, open new sites, activate new functions, extend your system to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical remote expertise to assist you to plan, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and branch offices offer affordable and reliable no-frills alternatives that enable small groups of users to share secure connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices include at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for enhanced security. Designed for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or off-site users via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.
Cisco's newer devices in the expanding family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity plus USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many models in the 800 product line have been developed with various options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media environments by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules as they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All ISR Generation 2 routers offer GE switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for improved energy efficiency.
A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate new services when desired without having to download and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer proven expertise to assist your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through MIMO support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
In comparison to the older generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes vs. 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote connections and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 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 copper and fiber 1 GigE.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, fast hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past network investments by being compatible with most of the modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 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 extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, offers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router features 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 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices deployed, are the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within one robust system for high-speed, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers optimum versatility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 device provides important benefits in comparison to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series while providing support for more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a broad array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize organizations and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value compared to older generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering up to a 5x performance increase, up to a tenfold increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service features, and dramatically increased slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules in use today for the Cisco 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router provides a range of popular security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the top levels of network versatility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust 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 embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and web-based programs in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to combine security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for several 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of several distinct devices into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the cost and complexity of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to provide carriers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have extensive backgrounds working with global businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, independent security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government regulations for network data security and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, 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 million packets per second performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not support distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses looking for satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with software versatility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten adherence to SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, improving the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering non-stop availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in 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 switching capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, gives carriers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs are compatible throughout the whole Carrier Routing System product line.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE consultants are experienced with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 model router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless delivers advanced security and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 workers or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series routers deliver protected access with firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using backup Internet connections are needed. 870 Series routers deliver high throughput in small offices as well as enhanced security through features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus defense through NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, integrated router solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of security capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a small chassis with a wide range of configuration options. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 PPP sessions per unit, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with rich media 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 feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
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