As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on processors to forward data using complex algorithms, providing flexibility at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend on largely predefined hardware designs to send data at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time providing high availability, web-based management, seamless expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow you to establish a solid foundation for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, establish extra sites, deploy additional capabilities, extend your network to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online support to assist your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills solutions that enable limited sets of workers to share secure connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Designed for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize TCO by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable IT help for small companies to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows as many as 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's newer devices in the growing selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable 3G/4G WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with an integrated a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB ports attaching 3G and 4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 product line have been released with many options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 ISR routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 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) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtualization, security, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line costs by allowing easy installation of new modules when they become available. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for improved energy conservation.
A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly license and activate new functions as required without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants offer world-class expertise to assist you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and flash can be expanded to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption hardware supports IPsec and SSL VPN for safe remote access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase a new piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is offered standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM size is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are compact modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a higher degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, offers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides as much as 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products in the field, have become the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing online design, administrative, and troubleshooting services 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 the least possible service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router setup, and help you to migrate efficiently to the new line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and security into one robust solution for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at high performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum versatility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial benefits relative to older generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance improvement plus built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot throughput as well as density over the 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 router provides further enhancement of VPN performance with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Routers
Intended for small to midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the 2811 router, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value vs. older generations of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering as much as a five times performance increase, as much as a 10 times increase in protection and voice speed, integrated service options, and radically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
The Cisco 2800 provides an array of common security features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent protection solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for 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 easier to manage VPN networks.
Companies can use the 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch locations to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer embedded security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and web-based applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of several 100Mbps interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing selection of interface modules. This ensures ongoing ROI by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into a single small unit, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the expense and complexity of managing remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer service providers economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of Cisco CCIE network experts have extensive backgrounds helping enterprises and ISPs to design efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts offer objective, independent network security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business guidelines and statutory mandates for network data protection and incident reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical rates via various OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. If the SFM is used, the 7609 can also support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises requiring branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding performance decay that might threaten compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for resource-intensive IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to support world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile users by offering zero downtime operation, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to accept adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 has 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers world-class capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now features the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To preserve existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with earlier products.
Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multi-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules work across the complete Carrier Routing System product line.
Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and implement migrations to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS Software image. By offering a simple yet effective array of IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, yet nevertheless provides powerful security and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and integration and remote management capabilities via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable connectivity using backup WAN links are required. 870 Series routers deliver excellent performance for small workgroups plus enhanced security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus support using NAC, and policing of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series access routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, integrated router platform for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN configurations, multiple protection features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series offers a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol 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.
- 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a compact chassis with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing throughput as high as 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per unit, mixed-media support via TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Premier consultants can help your company to plan, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, reduce costs, and accelerate the path to profitability. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide on-premises and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout and select locations nationally.
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