As computer technology advances, the distinction between routers and switches has grown less clear. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on computation to forward traffic based on complex algorithms, providing versatility at the expense of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to forward data at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers ordinarily come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco offers a comprehensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco have the performance and integrated features to support IP voice and video plus virtualization while also offering high availability, remote management, seamless extensibility, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to build a firm foundation for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you add new employees, establish new sites, activate new functions, give access to your network to customers and vendors, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network consultants offer immediate and economical online expertise to help your company to select, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest routers and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and branch offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level solutions that enable limited groups of workers to share secure access to the Internet. All these fixed-configuration desktop devices include at least four Ethernet ports with wireless options and integrated firewall to provide advanced security. Designed for simple installation, administration, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce total cost of ownership by lowering equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth backgrounds delivering fast and affordable IT assistance for small companies to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based configuration for remote set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
More recent models in Cisco's family of RV Series Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit 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 businesses, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many devices in the 800 product line have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options offered within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support converged media environments by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to provide branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtualization, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects past investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting field installation of additional modules when they are developed. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher throughput, substantially more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers offer Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR G2 routers also offer intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.
A major advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate new features when required without needing to download and transfer a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide world-class skills to assist your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and support.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that improves coverage for current 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB instead of 128 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new Internal Services Module instead of a slot for the previous 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 supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules supported by Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, as well as GE.
2900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, accelerated integrated encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without requiring you to buy another device. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also protects previous network investments by accepting most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 support dual integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite users who need direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, cloud services, and HD video applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series are powered by Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU form factor with two NIMs, offers up to 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million products in operation, are the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online consulting, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and help business to move efficiently to the new releases of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it makes sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers intelligently embed data and protection within a single resilient solution for high-speed, expandable access to strategic business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially developed to handle the requirements of small-to-medium-sized organizations, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides substantial benefits compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold throughput increase and integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as density over the Cisco 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to midsize businesses and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four platforms: the 2801, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value compared to older models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering as much as a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service features, and dramatically increased plug-in slot performance and capacity while maintaining compatibility with most of the almost 100 existing modules available today for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides a range of common security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security features within the router itself, Cisco can provide unique intelligent security solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Organizations can use the 2800 Series router to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize branch offices.
The 2800 Series supports an integrated access point for wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices to provide companies the top levels of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers transparently integrate advanced technologies, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and web-based applications in the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for performance, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing interconnections, and integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interface modules. This ensures ongoing ROI by allowing network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the capabilities of several separate devices into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide enterprises with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer carriers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national group of CCIE network consultants have extensive backgrounds working with global businesses and service providers to design efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent network security inventory evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet industry standards and statutory requirements for network information protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 compliant chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed via various OSMs enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 Series router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the SFM is used, the 7609 Series can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 Mpps performance. The 7603 Series does not support Cisco's distributed switching capability.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, multi-function answer for large businesses who need satellite office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with software flexibility to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle up to 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128K queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that might violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic control for applying numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile customers by offering always-on availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU form factor and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots able to support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives carriers high-level performance and uptime. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the world's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with earlier products.
Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multi-chassis versions. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible across the entire Cisco CRS family.
Legacy Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified engineers are familiar with older routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to maintain these routers and can also assist you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Line of Routers
Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS Software image. By offering a limited but effective array of IOS control software services, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, yet still provides powerful protection and performance options to match the particular requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable access is required. 850 Series routers deliver secure access with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and off-site management features via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient connectivity utilizing standby Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent throughput in small workgroups plus enhanced security through services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or AES as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system, virus protection using Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure access policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series
1700 Series routers are built to provide an affordable, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular routers for branch sites, offering flexible LAN/WAN setup options, comprehensive security capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series
The Cisco 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice appliances for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 product line provides a robust platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a compact footprint with a wide selection of configuration profiles. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based 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 available via license to run on ASR 1000 routers as well as many models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
How Progent Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified engineers can assist your business to plan, configure, and manage an integrated business network that can simplify operations, reduce expenses, and speed the path to productivity. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your integrated network. Progent offers onsite and off-site troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationwide.
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