As computer technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on processors to steer traffic based on sophisticated software, providing flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely upon largely predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switches, and many of todayís switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to handle the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to support data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time providing high availability, remote management, seamless scalability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to build a firm basis for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you add new employees, establish extra sites, deploy additional functions, give access to your system to customers and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and affordable online support to help your company to select, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís current router products.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and branch offices provide low-cost and dependable entry-level solutions that enable small sets of workers to have secure access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop devices include at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for simple setup, administration, and support, Ciscoís small business routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and operational expenses. Progentís online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing fast and economical IT assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine ways Ciscoís entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultingCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN capability that allows remote users to connect to a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers via IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current products in the growing selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV120W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, Cisco's ultra-affordable RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and USB support to enable WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB connections attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 product line have been developed with various options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by allowing field upgrades to new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services G2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.

A major advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate new features when required without having to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, implement, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and support.

1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface alternatives for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as standard, and this can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online HelpCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco has released four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top performance and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 family and support fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast on-board encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without forcing you to buy a new piece of equipment. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by accepting most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.

4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users who need direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Devices in Cisco's 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, 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 integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive 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 is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of availability. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, delivers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 router features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of six million devices in the field, have become the world's leading solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at providing online design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and help you to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe modular Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and security within one robust solution for fast, scalable connectivity with strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 device offers important advantages compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further enhancement of VPN throughput with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer significant added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering as much as a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10x increase in security and voice speed, built-in service features, and radically increased slot performance and capacity while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the more than 90 popular modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router provides an array of common protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Also, by integrating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service support when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Organizations can use the Cisco 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless access, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and secure 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 processing, fast performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, availability, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wired T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of interfaces. This enables ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several separate appliances into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís WAN edge and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, secure headends to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide ISPs economical wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE certified network engineers have extensive backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with business guidelines and government regulations for network data security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided through logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various OSMs powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 router has the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is powered by the DFC Card and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers SupportCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the center of Ciscoís midrange products that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers introduce an innovative design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability allows ASR 1000 Series routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten compliance with service level agreements. These services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers ConsultingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now includes the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To protect past capital investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are compatible with previous products.

Available product lines in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multiple-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules can be used throughout the whole Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with older Cisco routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple but powerful set of IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, yet still delivers advanced security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure wireless option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and integration and off-site administration capabilities via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity utilizing standby WAN connections are required. 870 Series routers offer high performance in small offices as well as tight security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, IPS, antivirus support using NAC, and enforcement of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to provide an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide versatility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch networks, providing flexible LAN and WAN configurations, multiple protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a small form factor with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec 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 that allows SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Premier engineers can help your business to design, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can streamline processes, lower costs, and accelerate time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide on-premises and remote support and can provide data center support throughout and major cities nationwide.

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