As technology advances, the difference between routers and switches is becoming less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to forward traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon largely predefined hardware configurations to move traffic at the highest possible rate. Today's routers typically incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that features routers designed to meet the requirements of users from households to nationwide ISPs.
The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing fault tolerance, remote administration, easy extensibility, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your company to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you hire new employees, open new offices, configure new functions, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical remote support to assist you to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your older routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís current router products.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that enable small sets of workers to share safe connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience providing immediate and economical technical assistance for small organizations to set up and support these routers, and Progentís CCIE network consultants can help you to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and support web-based setup for remote set up and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís popular IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or online users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or online users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide zero downtime Internet access.
More recent models in Cisco's family of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been developed with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support unified media networks by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing field upgrades to additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy efficiency.
A notable innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and deploy extra services when required without needing to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of current 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR 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.
2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 family and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast hardware encryption, a broad selection of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without forcing you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects previous investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
Compared to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.
4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite workers who need direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in the 4000 product line run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 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, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 router has a 1 RU package and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices in operation, are the industry's leading solution for small businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online design, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router configuration, and help business to move economically to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection within one resilient system for fast, expandable connectivity with vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to older generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold throughput increase plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically increases plug-in card slot throughput and capacity over the 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers further improvement of VPN throughput with an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant added value in comparison to older models of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering up to a fivefold performance increase, up to a 10 times improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically increased plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 router offers an array of popular protection functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special intelligent protection solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to provide businesses the highest degree of network agility, performance, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers offer embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and dependability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based programs in the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet ports for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This enables continuing return on investment by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new services are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure distribution points to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide service providers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry standards and statutory regulations for network information protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the 7600 Series router offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical rates via various OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises requiring satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 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, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K queues, 32K subscribers, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten adherence to service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in one operation, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers carriers world-class performance and uptime. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most popular multishelf network core router system. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules can be used across the whole Cisco CRS family.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with older Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current versions. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet effective array of IOS Software services, Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router simplifies setup, management, and technical support, but nevertheless provides advanced protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series access routers deliver safe connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and deployment and remote administration capabilities through Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable access using backup Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver excellent performance in small offices plus tight security via services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, antivirus support through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to meet challenging e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch offices, offering versatile LAN and WAN setup options, multiple protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a robust solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help You to Support Cisco Router Products
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