As technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 devices that connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on computation to move data based on sophisticated algorithms, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to move traffic at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers typically include L2 switches, and many of today’s switches have L3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source 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 designed to meet the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the performance and built-in functionality to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. These routers allow your business to build a firm basis for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you add new employees, establish extra sites, deploy new functions, give access to your system to customers and vendors, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer fast and economical online expertise to assist you to plan, configure, manage, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and remote offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable small sets of users to share secure access to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Built for simple installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote troubleshooting experts have extensive backgrounds delivering immediate and economical technical help for small businesses to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can help your company to determine ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your information system.
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider failover to provide non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 VPN connections, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connectivity, and Cisco's 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity plus USB connections using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for 881 routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Integrated Services G2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.
A key advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate extra services when desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office productivity and cut the price of expansion and support.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
In comparison to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and this can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 MB vs. 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 gigabytes.
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video applications, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide range of interface options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without requiring you to buy a new piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also preserves previous investments by accepting most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous model 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router 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 DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 GB.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile workers, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU package with two NIMs, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products in operation, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist business to move cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers incorporate data and security into one robust system for high-speed, scalable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to meet the requirements of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 router offers important benefits in comparison to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x throughput improvement plus built-in hardware encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software security image. The 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput and capacity over the 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of four basic versions: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically enhanced plug-in slot speed and density while maintaining support for the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules available today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers a range of common protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.
Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series router supports a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices to provide businesses the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest technologies, 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. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer embedded security processing, excellent throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the performance, resilience, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps interfaces for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This enables ongoing return on investment by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into one small device, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer larger businesses with fast, protected distribution points to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to offer ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network consultants have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprises and ISPs to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, third-party security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and government regulations for network information security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 router provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps bus option and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, multi-function solution for enterprises requiring satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that could violate adherence to SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router 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 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor 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 ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, offers service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the industry's most popular multishelf core router system. To protect past investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product families in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous operations per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work throughout the whole Carrier Routing System product line.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can also help you to plan and carry out upgrades to newer models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By offering a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router simplifies configuration, management, and technical support, but still provides advanced security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple setup and deployment and off-site management features through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable connectivity utilizing backup Internet connections are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver high speed in small workgroups plus enhanced security via features such as Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series
1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to meet complex e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, multiple protection features, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for medium and large offices. With over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series offers a resilient solution for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as 2 mega-packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Assist You to Support Cisco Router Products
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