As computer technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to steer data based on sophisticated algorithms, offering flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, in contrast, depend upon mostly predefined hardware configurations to move data at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers usually include Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and performance and Cisco now offers an extensive product line that includes routers built to meet the needs of users ranging from households to nationwide service providers.
The most recent ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy extensibility, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable your business to establish a firm basis for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you hire more employees, establish new offices, deploy new capabilities, extend your system to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide fast and economical remote support to help your company to plan, deploy, administer, update, and support Cisco's latest routers and can help you to maintain your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current router products.
Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and remote offices provide low-cost and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow small groups of users to have safe connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 switched Ethernet with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Designed for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering fast and affordable IT assistance for small businesses to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help you to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless versions are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS platform.
Cisco’s RV041 model Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support as many as 50 remote offices or online users via IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or online users via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for service provider failover to ensure zero downtime Internet access.
More recent products in Cisco's family of RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as four active VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail venues, telecommuters, and clients of broadband service providers. Many models in Cisco's 800 Series product line have been released with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the wide array of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 routers include redundant wide area network connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment models
The basic Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle up to 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 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 can also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. ISR G2 routers feature a design that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and reduces future costs by permitting easy installation of additional modules as they become available. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's ISR G2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far more, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also offer intelligent power control for better energy conservation.
A major innovation with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS feature sets so that your company can quickly authorize and deploy new functions when desired without having to download and copy a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide world-class skills to help you to design, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance branch office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and support.
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular LAN switches. The Cisco 1941W router includes an WiFi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via MIMO technology that improves coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the older 1841 ISR router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 ISR G2 routers have 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as a default, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes instead of 128 megabytes. Default DRAM capacity is 256 MB compared to 128 and top DRAM capacity is 2.25 GB compared to 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the new Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switches. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for safe off-site connections and is significantly higher performing than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus GE.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. only 1.
3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide selection of interface options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your IT investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without requiring your business to purchase a new piece of equipment. Like other Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves past network investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the older 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB instead of 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and expandable routers designed for organizations with a large number of branches and offsite users who need direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support technology for SBC, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply capability in the 4400 Series, providing a higher degree of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, provides as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two NIMs, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 1 Gbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 Integrated Services Router features a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with in excess of 6M products deployed, have become the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are seasoned experts at delivering online design, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the current release of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist business to move economically to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and protection into one robust system for fast, scalable access to strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been specifically engineered to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum business agility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 device provides substantial benefits relative to older generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold performance improvement and integrated hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software protection image. The 1841 integrated services router dramatically improves plug-in card slot throughput and capacity compared to the Cisco 1700 Series routers while still maintaining compatibility with more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers further enhancement of VPN throughput via an optional VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a wide range of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot capacity for future network growth and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises several basic versions: the Cisco 2801, the Cisco 2811 route, the Cisco 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide significant added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco routers at similar prices by delivering up to a fivefold throughput increase, as much as a 10 times increase in security and voice performance, built-in service options, and radically improved slot speed and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the almost 100 existing modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 offers an array of common security features including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Also, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable special intelligent security solutions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for QoS support when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Companies can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless LANs, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger locations.
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate branch locations to offer companies the top levels of network versatility, performance, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers feature internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network analysis, and Web programs in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 router is designed to integrate security and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput requirements for several Fast Ethernet ports for every expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also supporting the traditional selection of interface modules. This enables ongoing ROI by allowing network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as new services are added. By integrating the capabilities of several distinct appliances into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the cost and hassle of administering wide area networks.
Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and remote user data packets and to provide service providers cost-optimized WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with global businesses and Internet service providers to plan optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party security inventory evaluations, penetration services and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to meet industry standards and statutory requirements for IT information security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed through various OSMs enabled by Cisco patented PXF technology.
The 7609 has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is installed, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN module, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second performance. The 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for large businesses requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate an innovative design that combines on-board acceleration with software versatility to offer a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 000 hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput degradation that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, improving responsiveness for next-generation multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for carriers who need to deliver the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile customers by providing continual availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per chassis. Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can handle Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis incorporates four 10 GE SFP+ ports and ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-limited sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor with 10 line-card slots that can provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 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, running Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, offers service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously improved, and currently features the industry's most popular multichassis network core router system. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems as well as multiple-chassis versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to provide 400-Gbps of non-stop performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work across the complete Cisco CRS product line.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these older routers and can in addition assist you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 SR Router, built to support as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By offering a limited yet effective set of IOS control software services, the Cisco 520 model Secure Router streamlines setup, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless delivers powerful protection and performance options to match the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small networks, ideal for as many as 10 users or for teleworker sites where secure and economical access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a single fixed antenna, plus easy setup and integration and off-site management capabilities via Web-based utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced VoIP and video and reliable access utilizing backup Internet links are required. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer high speed for small offices plus enhanced security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series modular access routers are designed to provide an affordable, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized organizations. 1700 Series routers provide versatility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed broadband Internet access, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a family of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN and WAN setup options, multiple protection capabilities, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the 2900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a line of modular, multiservice access appliances for medium and large-sized offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 family offers a resilient solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small footprint with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput up to 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, voice/video/data support with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows SIP access to an IP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many models in Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco certified consultants can help your business to design, configure, and support a converged business network that can streamline operations, lower costs, and speed the path to productivity. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide in-person and off-site support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationally.
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