As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers depend on CPUs to move data using complex software, offering flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the fastest possible rate. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers designed to handle the needs of customers from households to the world's largest service providers.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, easy expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to establish a solid basis for an information network that can grow smoothly as you hire more employees, open new offices, configure additional capabilities, give access to your system to clients and vendors, and support an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide fast and economical remote support to help you to plan, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable limited groups of users to share safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support specialists have in-depth experience providing fast and economical technical assistance for small companies to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can help your company to determine how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.
Cisco’s RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or PPTP VPN. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 remote offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Newer models in Cisco's line of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options over many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the wide selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN connections such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a broad variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity 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 deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with advanced collaboration, virtual networking, protection, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that preserves prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future costs by permitting field installation of additional modules when they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far more, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and ultra-fast fabric for higher throughput. ISR G2 routers also support smart power control for better energy conservation.
A key innovation with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly authorize and activate new functions when required without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS image to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants offer world-class expertise to help your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of upgrades and maintenance.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output technology that improves the range of existing 802.11 clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4GB compared to 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series 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 available in four versions 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 Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as 1 GigE.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 family and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance processing power without requiring your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced fault tolerance, 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.
Compared to the older 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 family run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, providing a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides up to 300 Mbps throughput, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The redundant-power 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M devices deployed, have become the industry's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network consultants are proven experts at delivering online consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and help business to move economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and security within a single robust system for fast, expandable connectivity with strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially developed to satisfy the needs of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router offers substantial advantages relative to prior generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x performance increase plus integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 device significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as capacity in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while still providing support for dozens of existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network performance via an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of interface requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and enough speed and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value vs. prior generations of Cisco devices at similar price points by delivering as much as a five times throughput increase, up to a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, integrated service features, and dramatically improved slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the more than 90 existing modules available today for Cisco's 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
Cisco's 2800 provides a range of popular protection features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router itself, Cisco can enable unique intelligent security functions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to deploy a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch locations to provide businesses the top levels of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers offer embedded security intelligence, fast performance and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web applications in even the most demanding corporate networks. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of several Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing investment protection by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of multiple distinct appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 router dramatically lowers the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user traffic and to offer ISPs economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE network engineers have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and smooth upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party security vulnerability evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and statutory regulations for IT information security and reporting.
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented via logical and physical redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the 7600 provides a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 router provides the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the Switch Fabric Module is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and delivers 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not support distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for large businesses requiring satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor composed of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4K IP security tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow records. This processing capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a variety of advanced services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding performance degradation that could threaten compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single operation, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation IP voice and video applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering non-stop availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the ASR 9000 line of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for continuous uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The base chassis incorporates four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 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 one chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform comes in a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) family, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing operating system, offers service providers world-class performance and availability. The CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To preserve existing capital investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-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 the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of non-stop performance per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used throughout the complete Carrier Routing System family.
Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these routers and can also help you to prepare for and implement upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model router, built to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but effective array of Cisco IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines setup, administration, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides advanced protection and performance options to match the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers offer protected connectivity with firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and simple configuration and integration and off-site management features through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 users or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable connectivity utilizing standby WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers deliver excellent performance for small workgroups plus enhanced security through features that include Firewall, IPsec VPN, 3DES or AES plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus defense using NAC, and policing of safe access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize organizations. Cisco 1700 Series routers provide versatility and manageability to meet demanding e-business requirements such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful protection options. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice routers for branch sites, providing versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access appliances for medium and large offices. With over 70 interface options, the Cisco 3700 family offers a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The 7200 VXR Integrated Services router offers speed, flexibility, and scalability in a compact footprint with a wide range of configuration profiles. With processing throughput up to two mega-packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on various models in Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE qualified consultants can help your business to design, setup, and maintain an integrated business network that can simplify processes, lower costs, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide on-premises and remote support and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationwide.
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