As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect different networks. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to send data using sophisticated algorithms, providing intelligence at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely predefined hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically include L2 switches, and many of todayís switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the producer of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and performance and Cisco makes an extensive product line that features routers built to handle the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.

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The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, remote administration, easy scalability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers enable your company to build a solid basis for an information environment that can grow seamlessly as you add more workers, open new sites, deploy additional capabilities, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical remote support to assist you to select, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's most advanced routers and can help you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Ciscoís newer router solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for smaller businesses and branch offices offer low-cost and dependable entry-level solutions that enable limited sets of workers to share safe connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall for advanced protection. Built for easy installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and maintenance expenses. Progentís remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience providing immediate and economical IT assistance for small businesses to configure and maintain these routers, and Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to understand how these routers can increase the business value of your information network.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not support Ciscoís IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceCiscoís RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.

Cisco's newer products in the growing family of RV Series 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 tunnels, the Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and a USB port for WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that features a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one desktop appliance.

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

The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity to replace legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also support offsite agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing field installation of new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All ISR G2 routers support GE switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. Integrated Services G2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy conservation.

A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and activate extra features as desired without having to acquire and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants offer proven skills to help you to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and cut the price of expansion and support.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Support1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that enables wireless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and flash can be increased to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers Online Troubleshooting2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís popular 2800 router series. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as GE.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top throughput and slot densities in Ciscoís ISR G2 family and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia applications, fast on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to improve processing power without requiring your business to purchase a new device. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous investments by accepting most of the modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual power supplies.

Compared to the older 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash memory and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers designed for businesses with multiple branches and remote workers requiring direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have 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. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.

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

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M devices in the field, are the world's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, secure, and dependable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering remote design, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current release of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router configuration, and assist business to move economically to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers HelpThe Cisco 1800 family of routers intelligently embed data and security into one resilient system for high-speed, scalable access to strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been especially developed to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated services systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device provides substantial advantages in comparison to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x speed increase and integrated hardware encryption enabled by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 router significantly increases interface card slot performance as well as density compared to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network speed via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a wide array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional switch ports; and sufficient performance and expansion slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Router ConsultingTargeted at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable price points by delivering as much as a fivefold throughput increase, as much as a 10 times increase in protection and voice speed, embedded service features, and dramatically increased plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving compatibility with most of the almost 100 popular modules available today for the 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 router provides a range of common security functions such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can provide special smart protection functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more scalable and manageable VPN environments.

Companies can use the 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony environment 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 incorporates an integrated wireless access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and network services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices to offer companies the top levels of network versatility, speed, and functionality. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers smoothly integrate the latest technologies, smart 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. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and Web applications in the most demanding corporate networks. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 router is engineered to combine security and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new applications, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This ensures ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest services are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into a single compact device, the 3800 Series router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Ciscoís midrange and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, protected headends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to provide ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Ciscoís midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's nationwide team of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprises and ISPs to design optimal deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide unbiased, third-party security inventory assessments, penetration services and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory mandates for network data security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The 7609 router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.

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

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCiscoís ASR 1000 Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary design that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable flexibility to offer a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent performance.

ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Ciscoís new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, allows the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow records. This CPU power allows Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services concurrently in massive volume while avoiding performance degradation that might violate adherence to SLAs. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing continual availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router 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 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots that can support up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS ConsultingCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, offers carriers world-class performance and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and now features the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To preserve existing capital investments in infrastructure, new CRS 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 CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-shelf versions. The CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on 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 have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco CRS Multichassis models can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to current versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and one IOS image. By supporting a simple yet effective array of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 model SR Router simplifies setup, management, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless provides powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and economical access is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and remote management features via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient access utilizing standby WAN links are needed. 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small offices plus enhanced security through features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of safe access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to deliver a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, offering versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for medium and large offices. Supported by more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 Series provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16K PPP sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Help You to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can help your company to design, setup, and manage an integrated business network that can streamline operations, lower costs, and accelerate the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your information network. Progent offers onsite and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and major locations nationally.

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