As technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A common example is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Generally, routers rely on CPUs to steer traffic based on complex software, offering intelligence at the cost of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely upon mostly fixed hardware designs to steer traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers usually come with Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches have Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that includes routers engineered to handle the requirements of customers ranging from individual telecommuters to the world's largest ISPs.
The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the performance and integrated features to manage IP voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, web-based administration, seamless expandability, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to establish a solid basis for an IT network that can grow smoothly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, configure additional capabilities, give access to your network to clients and vendors, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and affordable remote expertise to assist your company to plan, configure, administer, update, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.
Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices offer low-cost and reliable no-frills alternatives that allow limited sets of workers to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. All these single-configuration desktop routers include at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with Wi-Fi options and integrated firewall to provide enhanced security. Built for easy setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce total cost of ownership by cutting equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s online support specialists have extensive backgrounds delivering immediate and economical technical help for small businesses to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE network engineers can help you to understand whether and how Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the business value of your IT network.
Cisco RV Series Routers
Cisco's affordably priced RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to connect to a network without compromising security. Models in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can support up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with integrated firewalls that provide advanced encryption, and support browser-based setup for remote set up and management. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. Cisco's RV Series VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS software.
Cisco’s RV041 model VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can securely support up to 50 branch offices or online workers via Internet Protocol Security or PPTP tunneling protocol. The RV042G supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 remote offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to provide non-stop Internet access.
Cisco's newer products in the expanding selection of RV Series VPN Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for as many as 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN connections, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port Ethernet switch and a USB port for 3G and 4G connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gbit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G and 4G modems for WAN failover.
Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over the course of many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options available within Cisco's 800 Series line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support converged media networks by delivering 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 features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include redundant wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN links such as DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one appliance.
Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models
The baseline Cisco 881 features a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W ISR 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 Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE feature license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for outdated PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks can also support offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center environments.
Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of large businesses with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and reliable WAN access. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves past investments in service modules for older ISR routers and reduces future expenses by permitting easy installation of new modules as they are developed. Compared to older Integrated Services Routers, Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers offer 2-7 times higher performance, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR G2 routers offer gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. ISR G2 routers also support intelligent power management for improved energy efficiency.
A major advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and activate extra services as desired without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's group of CCIE network engineers can provide world-class expertise to assist your business to plan, implement, and maintain multi-location deployments of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers that enhance branch office efficiency and cut the price of upgrades and maintenance.
1900 Series ISR G2 Routers
1900 Series ISR G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router includes an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that improves coverage for current 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash memory as standard, and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes instead of 128 and top dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console instead of the older DB-9 connector and has a slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the previous and lower performance AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for PVDM modules.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are released in four models which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption hardware supports IP Security and SSL VPN tunneling for safe remote access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Series ISR G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is shipped standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.
3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco offers four models for the high-end 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top performance and slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and support fast DSPs for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated on-board encryption, a wide range of interface options, a maximum 98 modular LAN switches, and up to 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without forcing you to buy a new device. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also protects past network investments by supporting the majority of the add-in modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 support two power supplies.
In comparison to the older model 3825 Integrated Services router which the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 3925 is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 MB. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB compared to 1 gigabytes.
Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and expandable platforms intended for businesses with a large number of branch offices and offsite users requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU package, are able to handle Up to 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To handle unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and Time Division Multiplexing gateways.
The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 and 4300 Series is dual power supply capability in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package with two network interface modules (NIMs), offers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 ISR Router has a 1 RU package with two NIMs, delivers as much as 300 Mbps throughput, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 400 Mbps performance, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, delivers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 model comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and supports 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.
Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than six million products in operation, have become the world's most popular solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, secure, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are seasoned experts at providing online design, administrative, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the current version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, evaluate the security profile of your existing router configuration, and assist you to move cost effectively to the latest releases of Cisco ISR G2 routers when it is appropriate for your company.
Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Routers
The modular Cisco 1800 Series of routers intelligently embed data and security within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of vital business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been specifically developed to handle the needs of small and midsize businesses, branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of simultaneous services at high speed. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.
Cisco's 1841 integrated services router provides important advantages relative to previous generations of 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase plus integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router significantly increases plug-in card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with over 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput with an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system and firewall capabilities; support for a broad array of connectivity requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Targeted at small to midsize organizations and corporate satellite offices, Cisco's 2800 Series consists of four basic versions: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value vs. older models of Cisco routers at comparable price points by offering up to a fivefold throughput increase, up to a 10 times improvement in security and voice performance, built-in service features, and radically enhanced plug-in slot speed and capacity while preserving support for most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules available currently for the Cisco 1700, the 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.
Cisco's 2800 Series router provides an array of common security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Additionally, by integrating security features within the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security solutions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and easier to manage VPN networks.
Businesses can use the 2800 Series to deploy a converged IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.
The 2800 router supports a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for high-density locations.
Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate satellite locations to offer companies the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly incorporate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure corporate 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 intelligence, fast throughput and high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system analysis, and Web programs in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for performance, the The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services up to wire-speed T3/E3 rates.
The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice handling with the latest wired and wireless support for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces for each expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power sourcing to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while still accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This enables ongoing investment protection by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the capabilities of multiple distinct appliances into a single small device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of administering remote networks.
Cisco's Midrange WAN Aggregation Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers offer enterprises with fast, secure distribution points to manage satellite office and remote user data packets and to offer carriers cost-optimized WAN edge routing. Cisco’s midrange and carrier router product line includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR family, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.
Progent's nationwide group of Cisco CCIE network engineers have in-depth experience working with enterprise businesses and ISPs to design efficient installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent security inventory evaluations, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and government requirements for network information protection and incident reporting.
7600 Series Routers
The 7600 Series Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure by using an NEBS-3 chassis, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is implemented via logical and physical redundancy plus Cisco IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series offers a broad set of high-touch network services at optical speed through various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.
The 7609 Series router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet module, which is controlled by the DFC Card and the Switch Fabric Module.
The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not support distributed switching.
Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge line of routers is positioned in the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers offer a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises looking for branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes hardware acceleration with programmable versatility in order to offer a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving consistent performance.
Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 000 queues, 32K clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU capability permits ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a wide variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput decay that could violate compliance with SLAs. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for performing numerous levels of QoS to a packet in a single operation, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who are required to support the highest quality HD multimedia services to home, business, and mobile users by offering non-stop availability, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers can scale up to 96 Tbps per chassis. the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, and fan trays plus backup control planes.
The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric capacity. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has 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 comes in a 6 RU form factor and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in one box. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis with 10 line-card slots that can handle 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route processors 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 distributed operating system, gives carriers world-class performance and uptime. The Cisco CRS product line was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the industry's most widely deployed multishelf core router system. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are backward compatible with earlier CRS versions.
Available product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each Carrier Routing System series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multiple-chassis models. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and offers as much as 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Series Routers incorporate CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to deliver an impressive 922 Tbps.
The Cisco CRS Multichassis platforms can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop performance per slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs can be used throughout the complete Cisco CRS family.
Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are experienced with legacy routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can also assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current models. Popular Cisco routers supported by Progent include:
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
- Cisco 500 Series Routers
The Cisco 520 model SR Router, designed to handle up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 switch and a single Cisco IOS Software image. By supporting a limited yet powerful array of IOS Software features, Cisco’s 520 router streamlines configuration, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless provides advanced protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular needs of your business.
- Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
Cisco's discontinued 850 Series routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable connectivity is required. 850 Series routers deliver protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network services, a four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with a single fixed antenna, and easy setup and deployment and off-site management capabilities through Web-enabled utilities and Cisco IOS Software.
Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are targeted for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker sites where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient access utilizing standby WAN links are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high performance in small offices as well as tight security through features that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection using NAC, and policing of safe connection policies.
- 1700 Series Routers
1700 Series routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated router platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Cisco 1700 routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and comprehensive security options. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.
- Cisco 2600 Routers
The 2600 Series is a family of multiservice routers for branch offices, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a range of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 routers.
- 3700 Routers
The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for medium and large offices. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol data routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.
- Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing speeds as high as two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to GbE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR Integrated Services router is a solid services aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The Cisco 7200 VXR router provides services aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration with time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec VPN expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) access to an IP PSTN carrier and enables enterprise-wide collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a feature of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router lines including Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit Cisco SIP Infrastructure Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.
Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Router Products
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