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Cisco ASR 1000 Series 20-Gbps Embedded Services Processor

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Deliver High-Performing Advanced Services

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Service Processors (ESPs) are based on an innovative new Cisco processor for next-generation forwarding and queuing in silicon. The Cisco ASR 1000 Series 20 Gbps ESP is supported on the Cisco ASR 1004 and 1006 Routers. On the Cisco ASR 1006 Router, it can be deployed in a redundant configuration.

All network traffic and data-plane processing tasks are handled by the Cisco ASR 1000 Series ESPs. The modules perform all baseline router packet operations, including:

  • MAC classification
  • Quality-of-service (QoS) classification, policing, and shaping
  • Security access control lists (ACLs)
  • VPNs
  • Load balancing
  • NetFlow

They are also responsible for advanced services such as:

  • Zone-based firewall
  • Encryption services
  • Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Flexible packet matching (FPM)

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