As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to steer traffic based on sophisticated software, offering flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to steer data at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically come with L2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco offers an extensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the needs of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing high availability, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to build a solid foundation for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you add new employees, open new sites, activate additional services, give access to your system to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable online expertise to help you to select, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can help you to maintain your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and branch offices provide affordable and dependable no-frills solutions that enable limited groups of users to have secure connectivity to wide area networks. These single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and support, Ciscoís small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth experience providing fast and affordable technical help for small businesses to set up and support these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and allow browser-based setup for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Ciscoís popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers ConsultantsCiscoís RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current products in the expanding selection of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 VPN tunnels, the Cisco RV215W wired/Wireless-N Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing plus USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many models in Cisco's 800 product line have been developed with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 router catalog can support converged media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for wired broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by allowing field installation of additional modules when they are developed. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All ISR G2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power control for better energy conservation.

A key innovation 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 rapidly license and activate new features as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide world-class expertise to help you to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Experts1900 ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video via MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be increased to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Help2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR 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 up to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 product line and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing you to purchase a new router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also preserves past network investments by being compatible with most of the modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support two integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the older model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and remote workers who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products in operation, have become the industry's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online design, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router setup, and assist your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the new line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security within one resilient solution for high-speed, scalable connectivity with vital business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to handle the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial advantages relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still providing support for dozens of available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network performance with an available VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router Professional ServicesTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value vs. prior models of Cisco devices at similar prices by delivering as much as a 5x throughput increase, up to a 10x improvement in security and voice speed, built-in service features, and dramatically improved slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available today for Cisco's 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 router provides an array of common security functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can enable special smart protection solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Help3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses and enterprise satellite locations to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security intelligence, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and web-based applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for fast deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing selection of interface modules. This enables ongoing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to innovations in technology as new services are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct devices into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer enterprises with high-performance, protected distribution points to aggregate satellite office and off-site data packets and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide team of CCIE certified network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprises and service providers to design efficient installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer unbiased, independent security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and statutory regulations for IT information protection and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers HelpThe 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through redundancy plus IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 Series provides a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series has the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCiscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers offer a small footprint, multi-function answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that combines hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable performance.

ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers to support a wide variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance decay that might violate compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by providing non-stop availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots that can handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with previous products.

Available product families in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs are compatible throughout the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to newer models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
    Ciscoís 520 model Secure Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS image. By supporting a simple yet effective array of IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, but still provides advanced protection and acceleration options to match the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for teleworker sites where protected and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver protected access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and off-site administration features through Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced VoIP and video and dependable connectivity using backup Internet links are required. 870 Series routers deliver high speed for small offices as well as tight security via services that include Firewall, IPsec tunneling, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Series
    1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series offer versatility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch offices, providing flexible LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive protection features, and a selection of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact footprint with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-touch IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can help you to plan, setup, and manage an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify processes, lower expenses, and speed time to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your integrated network. Progent offers on-premises and remote help and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationally.

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