As technology advances, the difference between a router and a switch is becoming fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices designed to connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet. Switches are instead L2 devices that interface client devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on processors to forward traffic using sophisticated algorithms, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely on mostly predefined hardware configurations to send data at the fastest feasible rate. Today's routers ordinarily come with L2 switches, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers an extensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to the world's largest service providers.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and built-in functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your company to build a solid foundation for an information network that can grow seamlessly as you hire more employees, open extra offices, configure additional capabilities, extend your network to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical remote expertise to assist your company to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s newer router solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small organizations and branch offices provide low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that allow small groups of workers to share safe access to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall for enhanced protection. Designed for simple setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by lowering equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and economical technical assistance for small companies to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to determine whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.
Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series Routers can support from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models accommodate fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS control software.
The Cisco RV042 Dual WAN VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely handle as many as 50 branch offices or online users via Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support as many as 100 branch offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP redundancy to ensure non-stop Internet connectivity.
More recent models in Cisco's line of Small Business RV Series Routers include the RV110W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gbit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances intended for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options available within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for wired high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on a single desktop appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.
Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to provide satellite offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature an architecture that protects past investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by permitting field upgrades to new modules as they become available. Compared to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, substantially greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for better energy efficiency.
A notable advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can quickly authorize and deploy new features as desired without needing to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to help your business to plan, configure, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and maintenance.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables wireless access to high-speed data, voice, and video through MIMO support that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are able to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes compared to 384 MB. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 interface and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module rather than a slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR Generation 2 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 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected off-site connections and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as GE.
2900 Series ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco has released four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the highest performance and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept high-speed DSPs for the most demanding voice/video applications, fast integrated encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance processing power without requiring you to purchase another device. Like other ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past investments by accepting the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.
Compared to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 3925 router is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of only 1.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are compact modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and remote users requiring direct communication with private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Devices in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers extensive edge support for SBC, branch telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series is redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a higher level of availability. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 Integrated Services Router has a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 model comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, offers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, provides as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 model has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products in operation, have become the world's leading solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure high-performance, safe, and dependable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online design, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security profile of your router setup, and assist your IT organization to move efficiently to the latest releases of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers embed data and security into a single resilient system for high-speed, scalable connectivity with mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series architecture has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small and midsize businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 device provides important benefits relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x speed improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional IOS Software protection image. Cisco's 1841 router significantly increases interface card slot performance and density compared to the 1700 Series while still providing support for over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only on the 1841 router). The Cisco 1841 device offers further improvement of VPN throughput via an optional VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide array of interface requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough performance and slot density for ongoing network growth and next-generation applications.
2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Intended for small to medium-sized businesses and corporate satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering as much as a five times performance increase, as much as a tenfold improvement in security and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically improved slot performance and density while preserving compatibility with the vast majority of the almost 100 popular modules in use currently for the 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series routers.
The Cisco 2800 router provides an array of popular security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single secure solution. Also, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable unique smart security functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for supporting more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Companies can use the 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single router for their small to midsize branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series supports an integrated wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and corporate branch locations to provide businesses the top degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and secure enterprise 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 integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and reliability required for building mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in even the most competitive corporate environments. Built for performance, the 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer functions, smart network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the throughput demands of several 100Mbps ports for each expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This permits continuing investment protection by supporting network expansion or accommodating innovations in technology as the latest services are added. By combining the capabilities of several distinct appliances into one small device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and hassle of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers offer larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and remote user traffic and to provide service providers economical 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 Carrier Routing System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network engineers have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can provide objective, independent security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's Aggregation Services Routers to comply with industry guidelines and government requirements for IT data security and incident reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented via redundancy as well as IOS Software functions. Also, the Cisco 7600 router offers a broad set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router has the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the DFC and the SFM.
The Cisco 7603 Series router provides only the 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 Mpps centralized switching performance. The 7603 Series does not support Cisco's distributed switching technology.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises requiring satellite office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce a revolutionary design that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This parallel CPU architecture, in conjunction with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 000 queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2M Netflow log records. This CPU capability permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to deliver a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput decay that might compromise adherence to service level agreements. Examples of these services include Cisco Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing numerous levels of QoS to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile users by offering non-stop operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant switch fabric.
The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU form factor with 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU form factor and provides line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one chassis. The ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU chassis with 12 slots slots able to support 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the industry's most popular multichassis core router system. To preserve existing investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous products.
Available product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each Carrier Routing System series includes single-chassis 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-shelf models. The Cisco CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers up to 92 Tbps throughput. Routers in the CRS-3 Series are based on QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain 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 provide 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) can be used throughout the whole Cisco CRS portfolio.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE consultants are experienced with older Cisco routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition help you to rationalize and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
Cisco’s 520 router, built to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS image. By supporting a limited but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software services, Cisco’s 520 model router simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting, but nevertheless provides powerful security and acceleration alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for telecommuter environments where protected and economical connectivity is required. 850 Series access routers deliver safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and off-site administration capabilities via Web-enabled utilities and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series routers are targeted for small offices with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where high-quality VoIP and video and dependable access using standby Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver high speed for small offices plus tight security through services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and GETVPN, IPS, virus protection through Network Admission Control (NAC), and policing of secure access policies.
- 1700 Series
Cisco 1700 Series routers are designed to provide a cost-effective, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. Cisco 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy demanding e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the 1900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Series
The 2600 Series of routers is a family of modular routers for branch sites, offering flexible LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 3700 Series Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of modular, multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large offices. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 family provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router offers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a small footprint with a wide selection of deployment profiles. With processing throughput up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per unit, voice/video/data integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP-based connectivity to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many products within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE qualified engineers can help you to design, configure, and manage a converged network infrastructure that can streamline processes, reduce costs, and speed time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically enhance the business value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and remote support and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationwide.
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