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Before purchasing your next router, we encourage calculating the total cost of implementation.

This of course includes the following:

  • Router purchase price

  • Cost of configuration

  • Cost of security implementation

  • Cost of testing:   Potentially additional costs are in time to revisit, reconfigure or troubleshoot.  -- Whether configuration is done by in-house IT staff or out-sourced, it certainly increases the total implementation cost and can be more critical than the actual hardware purchased.

There is no more cost-effective way to be certain your router is configured properly than having Cisco certified engineers, who focus on nothing but IOS configuration, configuring your router correctly and efficiently the first time. 

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Routers are the centerpiece of network infrastructure, intelligently steering data packets from one network to another. Cisco makes the vast majority of the world's routers and has created a comprehensive catalog that features routers designed to deliver the protection, throughput, and reliability characteristics required by businesses of any size. Cisco routers have built-in support for redundancy, instant failover, and redundant power for enhanced availability and system productivity. These features allow you to establish a strong structure for an IT network that allows you to expand as you support additional workers, establish new offices, install new services, extend your system to customers and partners, and build a more mobile user base.

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Cisco Routers for Small, Midsized and Enterprise Businesses
Cisco's routers offer a comprehensive solution that minimizes network outages and ensures connectivity to your most vital applications. Cisco's focus on combining innovative infrastructure services with performance allows companies to build networks that are more intelligent, more resilient, and more dependable. For organizations of any size that need fast, secure connectivity to their key programs as well as a foundation for continuing growth, Cisco routers provide a product line designed for safe, fast transmission of concurrent and video services. Cisco's integrated services routers incorporate security and voice support into a single routing solution that accelerates application installation and lowers operating costs and hassle.

Cisco SB 100 Routers
Cisco SB 100 Routers ConsultingCisco's Small Business 100 Series of routers offers an economical Cisco router for data-only networks in small business customers with up to five users. SB 100 options include Asymmetric DSL, Asymmetric DSL over ISDN, or an Ethernet wide area network version with a 4-port 10/100 switch. Each SB 100 delivers safe access with integrated stateful firewall and support for Multiprotocol Label Switching-based Virtual Private Networks. Also, an easy-to-use configuration utility, Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM), permits you to configure the SB 100 and its built-in firewall, while off-site management capabilities in Cisco IOS Software facilitate easy deployment and centralized support.

Cisco SB 100 Routers have been superseded by the Cisco 850 and 870 family of routers. Progressive Technology's Cisco-certified consultants can help your business to maintain your existing SB 100 devices and help you upgrade to more current routers.

Cisco 800 Series Access Routers with Integrated Services
Cisco 800 Family Router HelpCisco's 870 and Cisco 850 Integrated Services Routers are entry-level routers that offer secure, concurrent services over fast connections in small off-site offices, teleworker, and small company sites.

Cisco 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 10 users or for telecommuter sites where simply secure and economical connectivity is needed. Cisco 850 Series routers deliver safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN support for small LANs, four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, secure wireless option with a fixed antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and off-site management features through Web-based tools and IOS Software.

Cisco 870 Series routers are designed for small networks, recommended for as many as 20 users or for telecommuter locations where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable access utilizing backup WAN. wide area network connections are needed, in addition to protected access. 870 Series routers offer high throughput for WAN access in small workgroups as well as enhanced security through features such as Firewall, IPsec Virtual Private Networks, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard as well as DMVPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, and virus protection through NAC and policing of safe connection policies.

Cisco 870 Series routers also offer advanced quality of service (QoS), 4-connection 10/100 switch with VLAN support, secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with use of multiple antennas, simple configuration and deployment by means of Web-enabled tools and off-site administration capabilities via Cisco IOS Software, and PoE support for IP phone sets or wireless access points.

1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers incorporate data and protection within a single robust system for high-speed, expandable connectivity with mission-critical business programs. The 1800 Series architecture has been purposefully developed to satisfy the needs of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for access to simultaneous services at high-speed performance. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum flexibility and fast ROI.

Engineered for secure data access, the Cisco 1841 integrated services router offers notable additional value relative to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a fivefold speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available IOS Software security image. Cisco's 1841 device dramatically improves interface card slot throughput as well as density over Cisco's 1700 Series while still maintaining support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of VPN speed via an available Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; support for a wide range of interface requirements, such as support for optional integrated switch ports; and enough performance and slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Router Consulting FirmDesigned for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises four platforms: the 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. The Cisco 2800 Series provides substantial added value in comparison to prior models of Cisco routers at similar prices by offering up to a five times performance improvement, up to a 10x increase in security and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically improved slot performance and capacity while preserving support for the vast majority of the over 90 popular expansion modules in use today for Cisco's 1700, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series offer a variety of advanced simultaneous services at high speed up to multiple T1/E1/xDSL connections. 2800 routers offer embedded encryption acceleration and internal voice DSP expansion slots; IPS and firewall capability; optional integrated call processing and voice message management; high-density interfaces for a wide range of tethered and untethered access requirements; and enough throughput and slot density for future network growth needs and advanced applications.

The Cisco 2800 Series provides a range of common security functions such as a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an IPS, IPSec Virtual Private Network, Secure Socket Layer VPN, powerful application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in a single secure solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can offer unique smart protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control for antivirus protection; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) support when mixing voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; VPN; and Easy VPN for supporting increasingly expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Companies can use the 2800 Series to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one platform for their small to midsize satellite offices.

The 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless LAN connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for larger sites.

3800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to provide companies the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest network engineering, smart services, and secure enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series routers feature embedded security intelligence, fast throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for building business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in the most demanding enterprise environments. Built for performance, the Cisco 3800 integrated services routers deliver multiple simultaneous services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 Series router is designed to incorporate and combine security and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid deployment of new applications, including application layer functions, smart network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router supports the bandwidth demands of multiple Fast Ethernet interfaces per expansion slot, TDM interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), while also accommodating the existing portfolio of interface modules. This enables ongoing ROI by supporting network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as the latest applications are deployed. By combining the functions of several distinct appliances into one small device, the 3800 router dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of administering wide area networks.

7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
7200 VXR Router Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers high levels of speed, modularity, and expandability in a small chassis with a broad range of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as 2 million packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 as well as an unprecedented number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is the ideal broadband aggregation WAN and MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers.

The 7200 VXR Series router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16,000 PPP sessions per chassis, voice/video/data integration with TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.

The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router combines into a single chassis functions previously performed by multiple appliances. Thanks to this integration, the 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router offers a single, cost-effective platform that supports sophisticated LAN and WAN interfaces plus high-speed services aggregation which includes Point-to-Point Protocol, RFC 1483 termination, and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) tunneling; digital T1/E1 TDM trunk termination for and data; multichannel T3/E3 and T1/E1 with integrated channel service unit/data service unit (CSU/DSU); ATM, Packet over SONET (PoS), and Dynamic Packet Transport connectivity; ATM IMA (Inverse Multiplexing over ATM) for mixed media; and low-density Layer 2 Ethernet switching.

7600 Series Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco 7600 Series router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided through logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 router offers a rich set of high-touch network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The Cisco 7609 Series router has the option to select a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, delivering centralized switching performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the 7609 can in addition support distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet LAN card, which is controlled by the DFC and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 offers exclusively the 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 router does not offer distributed switching technology.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progressive Technology's Network Professionals
Progressive Technology's Cisco certified engineers are experienced with legacy Cisco routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progressive Technology can help you to maintain these routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out upgrades to current models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progressive Technology include:

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, standalone e-business solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series provide flexibility and ease of administration to meet challenging e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, fast broadband Internet access, and powerful protection options.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series is a family of modular routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN configurations, a wide array of security features, and selection of fast processors.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The 3700 routers is a family of multi-service access appliances for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by more than 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol routing.

How Progressive Technology Can Assist Your Business to Support Cisco Routers
Progressive Technology's  certified consultants can assist you to design, configure, and support an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower costs, and accelerate time to positive ROI. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with
Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco wireless integration, Progressive Technology can dramatically increase the strategic value of your information network. Progressive Technology offers in-person and off-site help and offers data center support throughout major cities nationally.

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