As computer technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on processors to steer data using sophisticated algorithms, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, depend upon mostly fixed hardware configurations to send traffic at the fastest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with L2 switches, and many of todayís switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco offers a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to handle the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering fault tolerance, remote administration, easy expandability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a firm foundation for an IT network that can grow seamlessly as you add more employees, establish new sites, configure additional functions, extend your network to clients and partners, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical online expertise to assist your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router products.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of workers to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy installation, administration, and support, Ciscoís entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering acquisition and maintenance expenses. Progentís online support specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering fast and affordable IT help for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progentís CCIE network engineers can help you to understand whether and how these routers can increase the business value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers SupportCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small organizations with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Ciscoís popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Newer products in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options over many years. The 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into one appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad range of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers introduce a design that protects prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting field installation of new modules when they are developed. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far more, and more affordable support. All ISR Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also offer smart power control for better energy conservation.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy extra functions as required without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers offer proven skills to assist your business to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.

Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Consulting1900 ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site access and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the 2921 router is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote EngineersCisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís ISR Generation 2 product line and support high-speed DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a broad range of connectivity options, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve throughput without forcing you to buy another piece of equipment. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Ciscoís 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by accepting most of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 ISR G2 support dual power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branches and offsite workers who need direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a greater degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of six million products in the field, have become the world's most popular solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router setup, and assist your IT organization to migrate cost effectively to the new releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection within a single robust system for fast, scalable delivery of mission-critical business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum versatility and fast ROI.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides substantial benefits compared to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an optional IOS Software security image. The 1841 router dramatically improves plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series while providing compatibility with over 30 available WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 device offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall functions; support for a wide range of interface needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient speed and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router Consulting FirmDesigned for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable price points by delivering as much as a fivefold performance improvement, as much as a 10x improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically improved plug-in slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 existing expansion modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series offers a range of popular protection features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent security solutions other security devices cannot, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional Services3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate branch offices to provide businesses the highest degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 Series routers deliver multiple simultaneous services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is built to combine security and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, TDM connections, and integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the traditional selection of interface modules. This enables continuing investment protection by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as new applications are added. By combining the functions of multiple distinct appliances into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure distribution points to aggregate branch office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs economical WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have extensive backgrounds working with enterprises and Internet service providers to design efficient installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, third-party network security vulnerability evaluations, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and government requirements for network information security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a rich set of high-touch network services at optical rates through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series provides the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the SFM.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCiscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Ciscoís midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises requiring satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers incorporate an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power allows ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding performance decay that could violate compliance with SLAs. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the ASR 9000 family of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router system. To preserve existing investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-chassis models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used throughout the entire Cisco CRS family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these older routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    Ciscoís 520 Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a simple yet effective array of Cisco IOS control software services, Ciscoís 520 router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, but nevertheless delivers advanced security and performance options to match the specific needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable access is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers deliver safe connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and off-site administration capabilities through Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access utilizing backup WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high speed in small offices plus enhanced security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or AES as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series
    1700 Series modular access routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 routers provide versatility and manageability to meet demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, multiple security capabilities, and a selection of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

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

  • 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact form factor with a broad range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers and on many products in Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE Certified engineers can assist you to plan, configure, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and speed time to positive ROI. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your information network. Progent can provide in-person and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and select cities nationally.

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