As computer technology progresses, the difference between router and switch products is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks. A common scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on computation to steer data based on sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on mostly fixed hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest feasible speed. The current generation of routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco makes an extensive portfolio that includes routers designed to handle the requirements of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in features to support data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, remote management, seamless expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow you to build a solid foundation for an information environment that can grow smoothly as you hire new workers, open extra offices, configure additional functions, give access to your system to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers offer immediate and economical online expertise to assist your company to plan, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or migrate efficiently to Ciscoís newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Ciscoís routers for small companies and branch offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level solutions that allow limited sets of users to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Ciscoís entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progentís online support experts have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and economical technical assistance for small businesses to set up and maintain these devices, and Progentís CCIE-certified network consultants can assist your company to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can increase the strategic value of your information network.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers TroubleshootingCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to connect to a network securely. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and several models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are offered. These VPN routers do not support Ciscoís IOS control software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online SupportThe Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support as many as 50 remote offices or online workers via IPsec or PPTP VPN. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet access.

Later models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been developed with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable unified media environments by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 router features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves past investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by allowing field installation of new modules when they are developed. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All ISR Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.

A key advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and activate new functions when required without having to acquire and copy a new IOS Software image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants offer world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of upgrades and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

In comparison to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB instead of 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR 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 Help2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Ciscoís successful 2800 router family. Ciscoís 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus 1 GigE.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Ciscoís Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features identical to Ciscoís Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote System Design and TroubleshootingCisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest throughput and add-in slot densities in Ciscoís Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, fast integrated encryption, a wide selection of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance processing power without forcing you to buy another device. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past network investments by supporting the majority of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, are able to support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million devices in the field, are the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at delivering remote design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help business to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers embed data and protection within a single resilient system for fast, expandable access to strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers substantial benefits relative to previous generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a fivefold speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software protection image. The 1841 device significantly improves interface card slot throughput as well as capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network speed with an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Integrated Services Router ConsultingDesigned for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers consists of several platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide significant added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering up to a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a 10 times increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service features, and dramatically increased slot speed and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the over 90 existing modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series offers a range of popular protection features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can offer unique smart protection functions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.

Businesses can use the 2800 router to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting Firm3800 Series routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to provide businesses the top degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and protected corporate communications into a single resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate environments. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while also accommodating the traditional selection of modular interfaces. This enables continuing ROI by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple separate devices into a single small device, the 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and complexity of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Ciscoís midrange and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure head ends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to provide carriers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Ciscoís WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide team of Cisco CCIE network experts have in-depth experience working with enterprises and Internet service providers to design efficient deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent network security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet business guidelines and statutory regulations for network data security and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers Consulting FirmThe 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series router provides a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The Cisco 7603 does not support Cisco's distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ConsultingCiscoís ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the center of Ciscoís midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Ciscoís ASR 1000 routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for large businesses requiring branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Ciscoís proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for every service, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 hardware queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU power permits Ciscoís ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a variety of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding throughput decay that might violate adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for next-generation multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high performance, and application awareness. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors 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 (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, gives service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and now includes the world's most popular multichassis network core router. To preserve existing capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with previous products.

Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps performance.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work across the complete Cisco CRS family.

Older Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can also assist you to rationalize and carry out migrations to newer models. Older Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, built to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS Software features, Ciscoís 520 SR Router simplifies configuration, administration, and troubleshooting, yet nevertheless delivers powerful protection and acceleration alternatives to match the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure wireless option with an antenna, and simple configuration and deployment and remote administration capabilities through Web-based utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing backup Internet connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer high throughput in small workgroups as well as enhanced security via services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized organizations. Cisco 1700 routers provide flexibility and manageability to meet demanding e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

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

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large-sized office networks. With more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a small footprint with a wide range of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two million packets per second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to GbE, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration via TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable 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 allows SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, 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 Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist You to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE Premier consultants can assist you to design, configure, and manage an integrated business network that can simplify processes, reduce costs, and speed the path to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your connectivity environment. Progent can provide in-person and remote troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout and select cities nationally.

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