As computer technology advances, the difference between routers and switches has grown fuzzier. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on computation to steer traffic using complex algorithms, offering intelligence at the expense of throughput. Switches, in contrast, rely on mostly fixed hardware configurations to send data at the fastest possible rate. Today's routers typically come with L2 switches, and many of today’s switches include L3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now makes a comprehensive product line that features routers built to meet the needs of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to manage data voice and video as well as virtual environments while also offering fault tolerance, remote management, seamless scalability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to build a solid foundation for an IT network that can evolve seamlessly as you add new employees, establish extra offices, activate additional functions, give access to your system to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco certified CCIE network engineers offer immediate and affordable online support to help you to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller organizations and remote offices offer affordable and reliable entry-level solutions that allow small sets of workers to share safe access to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce ownership costs by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s remote support specialists have in-depth experience providing immediate and economical technical assistance for small businesses to set up and support these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network consultants can assist you to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the business value of your IT network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's economical RV Series Routers are designed to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with advanced data encryption, and allow web-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wired/Wireless models are available. Cisco's RV Series routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.
The Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely handle up to 50 remote offices or off-site users through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 branch offices or online users with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and lets up to 7 ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider failover to provide zero downtime Internet connectivity.
Later products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the Cisco RV110W wired/Wireless-N VPN Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for four active VLANs, the RV130W wired/Wireless-N 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 the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the Cisco 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail venues, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series product line have been released with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant WAN connections or support for wired high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios
The baseline Cisco 881 has a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router includes four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, the Cisco 881 ISR router allows SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers feature an architecture that preserves prior investments in modules for older Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by allowing easy upgrades to new modules when they are developed. In comparison to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far greater expandability, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for improved energy efficiency.
A key advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can rapidly license and activate extra functions when desired without needing to download and copy a different IOS Software image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE network consultants offer world-class skills to help you to design, implement, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that improve satellite office efficiency and reduce the costs of expansion and maintenance.
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router includes an WiFi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video through MIMO technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.
Compared to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and has a slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four models which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 to 50 Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is dramatically faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.
2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers support the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance capability identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast hardware encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy another router. As with other Cisco ISR G2 routers, the 3900 Series also preserves previous network investments by being compatible with most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.
In comparison to the previous 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 4 gigabytes vs. 1 GB.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and expandable routers intended for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite workers requiring direct access to in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 family run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU 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 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for session border control, telephony survivability, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a higher level of fault tolerance. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers as much as 100 Mbps performance, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package with two NIMs, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides up to 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's original ISR routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the industry's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve high-performance, safe, and dependable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing online design, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with minimal service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help business to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 1800 family of routers combine data and protection within one resilient solution for fast, scalable access to mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series router design has been especially engineered to meet the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at wire performance. The integrated services systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series offers optimum flexibility and fast ROI.
The Cisco 1841 device offers substantial benefits compared to older generations of 1700 Series routers by bringing more than a 5x performance increase and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 integrated services router dramatically increases plug-in card slot performance and capacity compared to the 1700 Series while providing support for dozens of available WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router offers further enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad array of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough speed and expansion slot density for future network expansion and next-generation applications.
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Designed for small to midsize organizations and enterprise 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 routers offer significant added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by delivering up to a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, integrated service options, and radically increased slot speed and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules available today for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 Series offers an array of popular protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router, Cisco can provide unique intelligent protection functions other security devices can't, such as NAC for antivirus defense; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service enforcement when mixing voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly scalable and manageable VPN networks.
Companies can use the 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP phones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates a built-in wireless access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations and corporate satellite locations to provide companies the top degree of network agility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate advanced network engineering, adaptive services, and protected corporate communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series routers offer embedded security processing, excellent performance and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the speed, resilience, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and Web applications in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 data rates.
The proprietary routing technology of the Cisco 3800 Series router is designed to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wireline and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of several 100Mbps ports for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the existing selection of interface modules. This permits ongoing return on investment by supporting network scaling or accommodating innovations in technology as new services are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple distinct devices into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with fast, secure headends to manage branch office and remote user traffic and to offer carriers cost-optimized wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have extensive experience helping enterprise businesses and ISPs to design optimal deployments and smooth upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, independent network security vulnerability evaluations, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with industry standards and government regulations for network information security and reporting.
Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. Also, the Cisco 7600 Series offers a rich set of high-touch IP network services at optical rates through a variety of OSMs powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.
The Cisco 7609 Series has the option to select a 256-Gbps SFM or a 32-Gbps bus, which provide performance of 30 Mpps or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is used, the 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with rates up to 168 Mpps by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 Series does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services line of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on aggregating services at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers offer a small form factor, single-product answer for enterprises looking for branch office service aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series routers incorporate a revolutionary design that combines on-board acceleration with programmable versatility in order to deliver a rich set of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.
ASR 1000 Series routers feature Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can support as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 WAN Edge router to expand up to 128K queues, 32,000 subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers to support a wide variety of sophisticated services concurrently in high volume without suffering throughput decay that might violate compliance with service level agreements. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for applying multiple levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, enhancing the user experience for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to deliver the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, business, and mobile users by providing always-on availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers run the IOS XR operating system, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop availability. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays to support adapters for 1 GE, 10 GE, and 40 GE. The chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in one box. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU form factor and includes 12 slots slots able to handle up to 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed software, gives carriers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and currently includes the world's most widely deployed multishelf network core router. To preserve past capital investments in network infrastructure, the latest CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.
Current product families in Cisco's CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every Carrier Routing System series includes single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units as well as multiple-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series are based on Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps performance.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of uninterrupted operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can accommodate up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) work throughout the whole Cisco CRS product line.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can also help you to rationalize and implement upgrades to newer versions. Popular Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 Line of Unified Communications Routers
Cisco’s 520 model Secure Router, built to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single IOS image. By supporting a limited yet powerful array of IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 router streamlines setup, management, and technical support, yet nevertheless delivers advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the specific requirements of your organization.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer secure connectivity with firewall and IP security VPN services, a four-connection 10/100 switch, a protected wireless option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and remote administration capabilities via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small offices with as many as 20 users or for teleworker sites where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using standby WAN links are required. 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance for small offices plus tight security through services that include Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus defense through Network Admission Control, and policing of safe access policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are engineered to deliver a cost-effective, standalone e-business platform for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series routers provide flexibility and manageability to meet challenging e-business needs such as multiservice data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and advanced protection solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series Routers
The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of modular access routers for branch networks, providing versatile LAN and WAN configurations, comprehensive security capabilities, and a range of high performance processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Routers
The 3700 Series is a family of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 ISR G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad range of deployment options. With processing throughput as high as two mega-packets / second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router features services aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 PPP sessions per device, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to a SIP PSTN service provider and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers as well as many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Routers
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