As technology progresses, the distinction between router and switch products has grown less clear. At heart, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products designed to connect networks. A typical example is connecting a small business network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices within a network. Basically, routers depend on computation to send traffic using sophisticated algorithms, providing flexibility at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to send traffic at the fastest feasible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches include some Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the producer of 90% of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in capability and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive portfolio that features routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.
The most recent Integrated Services Routers released by Cisco offer the speed and integrated functionality to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while also providing high availability, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and enhanced security and compliance. These routers allow your company to establish a firm basis for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you add more employees, open extra sites, configure additional capabilities, give access to your network to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide immediate and affordable remote support to assist your company to plan, configure, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or move efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable entry-level alternatives that enable small groups of users to have secure connectivity to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 Ethernet switches with wireless options plus built-in firewall to provide enhanced protection. Built for easy installation, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have extensive experience providing immediate and economical technical help for small organizations to set up and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network consultants can assist you to understand whether and how these routers can add to the business value of your information network.
Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small businesses with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with advanced encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for easy deployment and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and some support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are available. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS software.
The Cisco RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online users via IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support as many as 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 online connections, and allows as many as seven switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet connectivity.
Cisco's newer products in the growing family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for 10 VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 800 Mbps throughput and 10 VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing as well as USB ports attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop appliances intended for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. A wealth of models in the 800 Series family of routers have been released with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the wide selection of options available within the Cisco 800 Series line of routers. Models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support unified media networks by delivering voice and video, wireless and data in one integrated appliance. Advanced data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available features for Cisco 881 routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one desktop appliance.
Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers allow a wide range of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 router has a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router includes 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (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 deployments.
Cisco Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of large businesses with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and reliable connectivity. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces down-the-line expenses by permitting easy installation of new modules as they are developed. In comparison to older ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support Gbit switching and include multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.
A key advance with ISR Generation 2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly license and deploy extra functions as desired without having to download and transfer a new IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to help your business to design, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR G2 routers that improve satellite office productivity and reduce the price of expansion and support.
1900 ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows cordless connectivity to high-speed data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands coverage for current 802.11a/b/g clients. Connectivity options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In comparison to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as a default, and flash can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 MB instead of 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
2900 ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2900 Integrated Services G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular LAN switchports. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe off-site access and is significantly faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.
2900 ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-throughput capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices offer the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and support fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive multimedia applications, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN Switchports, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy another router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, the 3900 family also preserves previous investments by being compatible with the majority of the service modules from first-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two integrated power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard dynamic RAM capacity is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.
4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers intended for organizations with multiple branches and remote workers who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth required for hybrid WAN environments to support mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD video applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Devices in Cisco's ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The main difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, offering a higher degree of availability. The 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two network interface modules, delivers up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 router has a 2 RU package with three NIMs, delivers up to 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.
Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with in excess of 6M devices in the field, are the world's most popular solution for small to medium-sized companies and enterprises with branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing online design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and assist business to move efficiently to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers when it is appropriate for your business.
Cisco 1800 Series ISR Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers combine data and protection into a single resilient solution for fast, expandable access to mission-critical business applications. The 1800 Series design has been especially developed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses, enterprise branch offices, and service provider-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at high performance. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum flexibility and investment protection.
The Cisco 1841 router provides substantial advantages compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x throughput improvement and built-in hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly improves interface card slot performance and density in comparison to the Cisco 1700 Series while still providing compatibility with over 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 device offers further improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a broad range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; plus enough performance and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value vs. older models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering as much as a five times throughput increase, up to a tenfold increase in protection and voice speed, embedded service features, and radically increased slot speed and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the over 90 popular modules available currently for the 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 routers.
Cisco's 2800 router provides a range of common security features such as an IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution. Additionally, by incorporating security features directly into the router, Cisco can provide special smart protection functions other security appliances cannot, such as NAC for virus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling more scalable and easier to manage VPN environments.
Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony solution for as many as 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The Cisco 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for wireless network connectivity, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and network services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger sites.
Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
Cisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch locations to provide businesses the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers transparently incorporate the latest network engineering, adaptive services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 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 dependability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system analysis, and Web programs in the most competitive corporate networks. Built for performance, the 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services up to wired T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing architecture of the 3800 router is designed to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless support for fast deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router supports the bandwidth requirements for several Fast Ethernet interfaces for every slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af PoE, while still accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This permits ongoing ROI by supporting network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several separate appliances into a single small unit, the Cisco 3800 Series router significantly lowers the cost and hassle of managing wide area networks.
Cisco's Midrange Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange and carrier routers offer enterprises with high-performance, protected headends to aggregate branch office and off-site traffic and to provide service providers cost-effective WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.
Progent's national group of CCIE network engineers have in-depth experience helping enterprises and ISPs to design optimal installations and seamless expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, independent network security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and government regulations for IT information protection and incident reporting.
7600 Integrated Services Routers
The 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 router offers a broad array of high-touch network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 router provides the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing switching performance of 30 or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network card, which is powered by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 router provides only the standard 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 does not offer Cisco's distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that focus on aggregating services at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, single-product solution for enterprises who need branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative design that combines hardware acceleration with software flexibility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing dependable responsiveness.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support as many as 160 concurrent processor threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, allows the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 router to expand up to 128 hardware queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IPsec tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might threaten compliance with SLAs. These services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic management for applying multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in a single pass, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth voice, video, and conferencing applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco's 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, commercial, and mobile users by offering zero downtime availability, high performance, and application awareness. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed operating system designed for continuous availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can scale to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 line of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant control planes.
The ASR 9001 platform is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, BITS, and management. The ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-constrained sites. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 has 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards to provide N+1 redundancy.
The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco's Carrier Routing System family, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability software, gives service providers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily enhanced, and now includes the world's most popular multishelf network core router system. To protect existing investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with earlier products.
Current product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot systems plus multi-shelf models. Cisco's CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can scale to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to provide 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and PLIMs can be used across the complete Cisco CRS family.
Legacy Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Experts
Progent's Cisco certified support experts are familiar with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these older routers and can in addition help you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to newer versions. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
- Cisco 500 SR Series Routers
The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS Software image. By supporting a simple but powerful set of Cisco IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless provides advanced security and performance options to adapt to the particular requirements of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's legacy 850 Series routers are targeted at small offices, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where secure and affordable access is required. 850 Series routers offer protected connectivity with firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-connection 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, plus simple configuration and integration and off-site administration features through Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 routers are designed for small offices with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter environments where high-quality voice/video over IP and resilient access using backup Internet links are required. 870 Series access routers offer high speed for small offices as well as enhanced security via features such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using Network Admission Control, and policing of secure connection policies.
- Cisco 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are designed to deliver an affordable, integrated e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 routers offer versatility and manageability to meet challenging e-business requirements including data/voice/video/fax consolidation, fast broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.
- 2600 Series
The 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 3700 Series Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3700 product line offers a resilient platform for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- 7200 VXR Routers
The 7200 VXR router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact footprint with a broad selection of deployment profiles. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 as well as a number of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K PPP sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, 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 permits SIP connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) 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 ASR 1000 routers as well as various models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families such as the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration.
Ways Progent Can Help You with Cisco Routers
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