As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to forward data based on complex software, offering versatility at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend on largely fixed hardware designs to move data at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers ordinarily include Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that includes routers built to meet the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in features to manage data voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, remote management, easy scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your company to establish a firm basis for an IT environment that can grow smoothly as you add more employees, open extra offices, deploy new capabilities, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical remote support to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and dependable no-frills solutions that allow limited groups of users to have secure access to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop routers feature at least four switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable IT help for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help you to understand how Cisco-s small office routers can increase the business value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models support fast Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or online users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 remote offices or online users via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet access.
Later models in Cisco's line of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 product line have been developed with many options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog 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 survivability, available options for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. The Cisco 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and reliable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces future expenses by permitting field upgrades to new modules as they are developed. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.
A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate extra services as required without needing to acquire and transfer a new IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide world-class skills to help your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office productivity and cut the price of expansion and support.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switchports. The Cisco 1941W router provides an WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous 1841 ISR router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has a slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The on-board encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for protected remote access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber GbE.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 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. Standard dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.
3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy another device. Like other ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with a large number of branch offices and remote users requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU package and includes two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the world's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing online design, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your existing router setup, and assist business to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and protection within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable access to vital business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router provides substantial benefits in comparison to older generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a 5x throughput increase plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router dramatically improves plug-in card slot performance and density compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining support for dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of VPN performance with an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; support for a broad range of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series routers comprises four platforms: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value compared to prior models of Cisco routers at similar price points by offering up to a five times throughput improvement, up to a 10 times improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service options, and dramatically enhanced slot speed and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules available currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
The Cisco 2800 Series router provides an array of popular security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security functions within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent security functions other security appliances can't, such as NAC for antivirus protection; V3PN for QoS enforcement when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can use the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The 2800 router supports an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite locations to provide companies the highest degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability necessary for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and web-based programs in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while still supporting the traditional selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by supporting network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into a single compact unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly reduces the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, protected head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to offer carriers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide team of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprises and Internet service providers to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and statutory regulations for IT data protection and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 router provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various OSMs powered by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The Cisco 7609 offers the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. When the SFM is used, the 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not support Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises who need satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing capability permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers to support a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could violate adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering continual availability, high speed, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes and switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers service providers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf network core router system. To protect existing capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are backward compatible with previous products.
Available product families in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems plus multi-shelf models. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop operations per slot. CRS Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules can be used throughout the complete Carrier Routing System family.
Older Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can also assist you to rationalize and implement migrations to current models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one IOS image. By offering a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where protected and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver secure access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security VPN support, a four-port 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy configuration and integration and remote administration capabilities through Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where high-quality voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity using standby Internet connections are required. 870 Series access routers deliver high throughput in small offices as well as tight security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Routers
1700 Series access routers are designed to provide an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize businesses. 1700 Series provide versatility and ease of administration to meet demanding e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, multiple security features, and a selection of high-speed processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a resilient solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as 2 mega-packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that allows SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Routers
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