As computer technology progresses, the difference between router and switch products has grown less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks with one another. A typical scenario is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on CPUs to forward data based on sophisticated software, providing intelligence at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend on mostly fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually come with L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in capability and speed and Cisco now makes an extensive product line that includes routers designed to meet the needs of users ranging from individual telecommuters to nationwide ISPs.
The latest ISR routers released by Cisco have the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video as well as virtualization while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless expandability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to establish a solid basis for an information environment that can evolve smoothly as you add more employees, establish extra sites, activate additional services, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical online support to help your company to plan, configure, administer, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to maintain your legacy routers or migrate non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable no-frills solutions that allow small sets of users to share safe connectivity to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with wireless options and built-in firewall to provide advanced security. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s remote troubleshooting specialists have in-depth backgrounds providing immediate and affordable technical assistance for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to determine how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide advanced data encryption, and support web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS platform.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN tunneling. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage up to 100 remote offices or off-site workers via full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider failover to provide zero downtime Internet access.
More recent models in Cisco's family of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four VLANs, the Cisco RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W Wireless Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and the ability to support 25 VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 Series family of routers have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for 881 routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for landline broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into a single appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios
The basic Cisco 881 features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line costs by permitting easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, substantially greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for higher performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power management for better energy efficiency.
A notable innovation with ISR G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate extra functions when desired without having to acquire and copy a new IOS Software image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist you to plan, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and cut the costs of upgrades and support.
Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications via MIMO support that improves the range of existing 802.11a/b/g users. Connectivity alternatives for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.
In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of CompactFlash storage as a default, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and lower performance AIM 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 add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four models which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switchports. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GE.
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older 2821 ISR router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 GB.
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia applications, accelerated integrated encryption, a wide range of interface alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced in the field to enhance throughput without forcing you to buy another piece of equipment. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects previous investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For advanced fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 offer two power supplies.
Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branch offices and remote workers who need direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for distributed enterprise sites to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million devices in operation, have become the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and reliable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing remote design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can assist you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your router setup, and help you to migrate economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers whenever it makes sense for your company.
Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
The Cisco 1800 Series of routers combine data and protection within a single robust solution for fast, expandable access to strategic business programs. The 1800 Series router design has been specifically developed to handle the requirements of small and midsize businesses, branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 device offers important advantages compared to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x performance improvement and integrated hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 integrated services router significantly increases interface card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to the 1700 Series while still maintaining support for over 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of VPN speed with an optional VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot density for future network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises four basic versions: the 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value compared to prior generations of Cisco routers at comparable prices by delivering up to a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a tenfold improvement in protection and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically enhanced plug-in slot performance and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use currently for the 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.
The Cisco 2800 provides an array of popular protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one protected solution. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special intelligent security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Organizations can use the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 router supports a built-in wireless access point for wireless LAN connectivity, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise satellite locations to provide companies the top degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and secure corporate communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security processing, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling mission-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web applications in even the most demanding enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for multiple Fast Ethernet ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This ensures continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By combining the functions of several separate devices into one small unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, protected distribution points to manage satellite office and off-site data packets and to provide ISPs cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE network engineers have extensive experience helping enterprise businesses and service providers to plan efficient installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent network security inventory assessments, penetration services and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and government regulations for IT information protection and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. High availability is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series router offers a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules enabled by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series router offers the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can also allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 million packets per second by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.
The 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers incorporate a revolutionary architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving dependable performance.
ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 concurrent threads. This massive parallelism, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IPsec tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power allows ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering performance decay that could violate compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for resource-intensive voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by providing continual availability, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for continuous availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup switch fabric.
The Cisco ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots able to support 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing software, offers carriers high-level performance and availability. The Cisco CRS portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To protect past investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are backward compatible with earlier products.
Available product lines in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain up to 922 Tbps.
Cisco's Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible throughout the whole Cisco CRS product line.
Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with older Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and carry out upgrades to current models. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 SR Series Unified Communications Routers
The Cisco 520 model Secure Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple but powerful array of Cisco IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 SR Router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, yet still provides powerful security and performance options to match the specific requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker environments where protected and affordable connectivity is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer protected connectivity with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and remote management capabilities via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker sites where high-quality VoIP and video and resilient access using standby Internet links are required. 870 Series access routers deliver high speed in small offices as well as tight security via features such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are engineered to provide an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize businesses. 1700 routers provide versatility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet access, and advanced security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The 2600 Series of routers is a line of multiservice access routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN and WAN setup options, comprehensive protection features, and a selection of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice solutions for medium and large office networks. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a resilient solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact form factor with a wide range of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as two million packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge solution for enterprises and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media support with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per device.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables enterprise-wide capabilities such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and IVR systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers and on many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE certified consultants can assist your company to plan, configure, and maintain a converged network infrastructure that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and speed the path to profitability. By teaming Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide in-person and remote troubleshooting and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select cities nationally.
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