As technology advances, the distinction between a router and a switch is becoming less clear. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices within a network. Basically, routers rely on CPUs to steer traffic based on complex algorithms, providing intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, by comparison, depend on mostly fixed hardware configurations to send traffic at the fastest possible rate. Today's routers typically include Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that features routers built to meet the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the performance and built-in features to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while also offering high availability, web-based management, easy extensibility, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add new workers, establish extra sites, configure additional functions, extend your network to customers and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer fast and economical online expertise to assist you to plan, deploy, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your older routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that allow small sets of users to share safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four Ethernet switches with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive backgrounds providing fast and affordable technical help for small organizations to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits remote users to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV041 model VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or off-site workers through IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage up to 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Newer products in Cisco's line of RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 family of routers have been released with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media networks by delivering IP 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 business continuity, available options for 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that protects past investments in service modules for older Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by allowing field installation of additional modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher performance, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy conservation.

A major advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate extra functions as desired without needing to download and transfer a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven skills to help your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and support.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves the range of current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes vs. only 1.

3900 ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of interface options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve throughput without forcing your business to purchase a new router. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also protects past investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are compact modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with multiple branches and remote users requiring direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series provides the throughput required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, are the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and reliable connectivity to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your router configuration, and help your IT organization to migrate efficiently to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers HelpThe Cisco 1800 family of routers intelligently embed data and security within a single robust solution for fast, expandable delivery of strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically developed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at high performance. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 router offers important advantages in comparison to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement plus integrated hardware encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while still maintaining compatibility with dozens of available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, such as support for optional switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingIntended for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value in comparison to older generations of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering as much as a fivefold performance increase, up to a 10 times improvement in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically increased slot performance and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco 2800 Series offers an array of common security features such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special smart protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.

Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony environment for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch locations to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced network engineering, smart services, and secure corporate communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for building business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web applications in even the most competitive enterprise networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps ports for each slot, TDM connections, and integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing selection of modular interfaces. This permits continuing ROI by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the capabilities of several distinct devices into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to manage branch office and remote user data packets and to offer ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, 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 engineers have extensive backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to plan efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business guidelines and government requirements for network information protection and reporting.

7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Routers HelpThe Cisco 7600 Series router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is provided via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through various OSMs powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The 7609 Series router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers SupportCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers provide a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility in order to offer a rich set of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.

ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 routers to support a variety of advanced services concurrently in massive volume without suffering performance degradation that might threaten compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering always-on operation, high performance, and application awareness. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.

The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for GPS clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots that can support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has 2 route CPUs as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System Configuration ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, offers carriers high-level capacity and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now includes the world's most widely deployed multishelf network core router. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous products.

Current product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-shelf models. The CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver 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.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out migrations to newer models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple but effective array of Cisco IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 model SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and troubleshooting, yet still delivers powerful protection and performance options to match the particular needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker sites where protected and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and remote management capabilities via Web-based utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for telecommuter locations where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using standby Internet connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer high throughput in small offices plus enhanced security through services such as Firewall, IP Security VPN, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, virus protection using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe connection policies.

  • 1700 Routers
    1700 Series routers are built to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business platform for small and midsize organizations. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and powerful security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN configurations, multiple protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact footprint with a broad selection of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to two million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, voice/video/data integration with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN scalable to 5,000 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 access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 routers and on many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 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, see Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and CUBE Integration.

How Progent Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Premier engineers can assist your company to plan, setup, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower costs, and speed the path to profitability. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your information network. Progent offers on-premises and off-site help and can provide data center support throughout and major locations nationwide.

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