This Cisco ASR router aggregates multiple WAN connections and network services, including encryption and traffic management, and forwards them across WAN connections at high line speeds. The router contains both hardware and software redundancy in a high-availability design. It is a single-rack-unit router supporting extra high forwarding capacity. The Cisco embedded services processors accelerate many advanced features such as crypto-based access security; thread defense, deep packet inspection and a diverse set of data center interconnect features. This Cisco router sits at the edge of your enterprise data center or large office connected to the WAN, as well as in service provider points of presence. It will highly benefit enterprises experiencing explosive network traffic or network service providers needing to deliver high-performance services.