As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to send data based on sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to steer data at the highest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of todayís switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time providing high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a solid basis for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire new employees, open extra offices, configure new capabilities, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable online expertise to help you to plan, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and branch offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level solutions that enable limited sets of workers to share safe access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for simple setup, management, and support, Ciscoís small business routers minimize ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance investments. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small companies to set up and support these routers, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to determine ways these routers can increase the business value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are offered. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or off-site workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage as many as 100 branch offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP backup to provide non-stop Internet access.

Cisco's newer devices in the expanding selection of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the Cisco RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support for 3G/4G WAN connections, and Cisco's 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G/4G modems for WAN failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media environments by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on a single appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 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. With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects past investments in modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers down-the-line costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power control for improved energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly authorize and deploy extra features when required without needing to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class expertise to help you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Online Experts1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of flash storage as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online Support2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption hardware provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.

2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability that match Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.

3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 family and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve processing power without forcing you to buy a new piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB vs. only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with a large number of branches and offsite users who need direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher level of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 model has a 1 RU package with two NIMs, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and 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 can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in the field, are the industry's leading solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and help business to move cost effectively to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection within a single resilient solution for high-speed, expandable connectivity with mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers important advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router significantly improves plug-in card slot performance as well as capacity over the 1700 Series routers while providing support for dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; support for a broad range of interface requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial added value vs. prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable price points by delivering as much as a fivefold performance increase, as much as a 10x improvement in security and voice speed, built-in service options, and radically improved slot performance and capacity while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use currently for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router provides a range of common security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution. Also, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.

Organizations can utilize the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 router supports a built-in access point for wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers transparently integrate the latest technologies, 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. 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in even the most demanding enterprise environments. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is designed to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the throughput demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as new services are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into one compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, protected distribution points to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE network experts have extensive experience working with global businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, third-party network security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory mandates for network information security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultantsThe 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 router provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 Series router offers the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.

The 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers HelpCiscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange routers that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for large businesses looking for satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can handle up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance degradation that might threaten adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering zero downtime availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (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 chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor and includes 10 line-card slots able to 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 CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco Carrier Routing System ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, offers service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently includes the world's most popular multichassis network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are compatible with previous products.

Current product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multi-chassis versions. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules are compatible throughout the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out migrations to current models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet powerful array of Cisco IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 model Secure Router streamlines configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance options to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. 850 Series routers offer secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus simple setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for teleworker locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing backup WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent throughput in small offices plus tight security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus defense using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    1700 Series modular access routers are designed to deliver an affordable, integrated router solution for small and midsize organizations. 1700 Series offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN configurations, multiple security capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for mid-size and large offices. With more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as 2 million packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS available via license to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent Can Help You with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE Certified consultants can help your business to design, setup, and support a converged business network that can streamline processes, reduce expenses, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the strategic value of your information network. Progent offers in-person and remote support and offers data center support throughout and select cities nationally.

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