As technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to forward traffic based on sophisticated algorithms, offering flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, by comparison, rely upon mostly fixed hardware designs to send traffic at the fastest possible rate. The current generation of routers ordinarily come with L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that includes routers built to meet the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and built-in features to manage IP voice and video as well as virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, web-based management, easy scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a firm basis for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you hire more workers, establish new offices, activate additional functions, extend your network to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and affordable online support to help you to select, deploy, manage, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited groups of users to share safe access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for easy setup, management, and support, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by lowering equipment and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience providing fast and economical IT help for small businesses to configure and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and support web-based configuration for easy set up and management. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle up to 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 branch offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows up to seven switched ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide non-stop Internet access.
Later models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for up to four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with various options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can enable converged media environments by providing voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces down-the-line costs by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far more, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.
A notable innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly license and deploy new features as desired without needing to download and copy a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide world-class expertise to help you to design, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that improves the range of current 802.11 users. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GbE.
In comparison to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash storage as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IP Security and SSL VPN for protected remote access and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber Gigabit Ethernet.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the highest performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, a maximum 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers support Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out in the field to enhance processing power without requiring your business to purchase another piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to replace, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes vs. only 1.
4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote workers who need direct communication with private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the throughput required for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for SBC, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is redundant power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), offers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, offers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's power-redundant 4431 model has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized companies and enterprise branch offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help your IT organization to move efficiently to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and security within one resilient solution for fast, expandable access to mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum versatility and investment protection.
Cisco's 1841 router offers important advantages in comparison to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase plus built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 router significantly improves plug-in card slot performance and density in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with more than 30 available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 device provides further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of interface requirements, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and expansion slot capacity for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize organizations and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises several platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer substantial added value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering up to a five times performance improvement, as much as a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service options, and dramatically increased plug-in slot speed and density while preserving compatibility with most of the over 90 existing modules available today for the Cisco 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 Series routers.
Cisco's 2800 router offers an array of popular protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, SSL Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, Secure Shell Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution set. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer special intelligent security solutions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for QoS support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.
Businesses can utilize the 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite locations to offer companies the top levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. 3800 Series routers seamlessly integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network analysis, and web-based applications in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the 3800 Series router is engineered to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer operations, smart network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the throughput demands of several 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the traditional selection of modular interfaces. This ensures ongoing investment protection by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By combining the functions of several distinct devices into a single compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to manage satellite office and off-site traffic and to offer carriers economical WAN edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth experience working with enterprises and ISPs to design optimal deployments and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, third-party network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration services and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government mandates for network information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The 7609 Series has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, providing performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second switching performance. The Cisco 7603 router does not offer Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for large businesses requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a rich set of concurrent services while preserving consistent performance.
ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing capability permits ASR 1000 routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput degradation that might violate compliance with service level agreements. These services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous availability. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, gives service providers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router. To protect past capital investments in network infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.
Available product lines in Cisco's CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-shelf versions. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs work across the whole Carrier Routing System product line.
Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to manage these routers and can also help you to rationalize and implement migrations to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single IOS image. By offering a limited yet effective set of IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 router streamlines configuration, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless delivers powerful security and performance options to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and deployment and remote management features through Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and reliable connectivity utilizing standby WAN connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer excellent performance in small workgroups plus tight security via features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, 3DES or Advanced Encryption Standard plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using NAC, and enforcement of secure connection policies.
- 1700 Routers
Cisco 1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide an affordable, integrated e-business platform for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to satisfy demanding e-business needs such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced security options. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, offering flexible LAN and WAN setup options, multiple protection capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series
The 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for medium and large office networks. With over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 family offers a robust platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a wide range of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Infrastructure Consulting and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Assist You to Support Cisco Router Products
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