As technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to steer traffic using complex software, providing versatility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest possible rate. Today's routers usually include L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco makes an extensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of customers ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to support data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, remote management, easy scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add new employees, open extra offices, activate additional functions, extend your system to customers and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical online support to help you to plan, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of workers to have safe connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop devices include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options plus built-in firewall for advanced security. Built for simple installation, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and economical IT assistance for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist your company to determine how these routers can increase the business value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
Later products in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and lowers future costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power management for better energy efficiency.
A notable advance with Integrated Services Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy extra functions when required without having to download and copy a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide world-class expertise to assist you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and reduce the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated WiFi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that expands the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector 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 ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus 1 GigE.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast hardware encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance throughput without forcing you to buy a new router. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects past network investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable platforms designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for SBC, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), offers up to 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 model has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices in operation, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist you to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security into a single resilient solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with strategic business applications. The 1800 Series design has been especially developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum business agility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 device provides substantial benefits compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold throughput increase and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot performance and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining support for over 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 router offers further improvement of VPN throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall capabilities; support for a broad range of connectivity needs, including support for optional switch ports; plus sufficient speed and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant additional value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by offering up to a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10x improvement in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically improved slot performance and density while preserving support for the vast majority of the over 90 popular modules available currently for the 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.
The Cisco 2800 router offers an array of common protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell (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 itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, 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 VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can use the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 router incorporates an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and enterprise branch offices to provide businesses the highest levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate the latest technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer embedded security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate security and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of modular interfaces. This ensures continuing investment protection by allowing network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure distribution points to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds helping global businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry guidelines and government requirements for IT data protection and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 router offers the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is used, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet module, which is powered by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for large businesses looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to offer a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle as many as 160 concurrent threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could compromise compliance with SLAs. 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 performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile users by providing zero downtime operation, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now includes the industry's most popular multishelf network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous products.
Current product families in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work throughout the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can also assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS image. By supporting a limited yet effective array of IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer safe access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and easy configuration and integration and off-site management features through Web-based utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable access using standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver high performance for small workgroups as well as enhanced security through features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support through NAC, and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular access routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a selection of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of access solutions for medium and large offices. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact chassis with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Certified engineers can help your company to plan, configure, and support a converged network infrastructure that can streamline processes, reduce costs, and accelerate time to profitability. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your integrated network. Progent can provide in-person and remote help and offers data center support throughout and major locations nationally.
For additional information about Progent's engineering expertise for Cisco products, select a subject:
To contact Progent about technical help for Cisco networking, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.