A router is a device or, in some cases, software in a computer, that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. The router is connected to at least two networks and decides which way to send each information packet based on its current understanding of the state of the networks it is connected to.

The HP Routers like MSR 93x, MSR95x series delivers a high-performance small-branch router providing integrated routing, switching, security, SIP, 802.11n WLAN connectivity, and 4G LTE/3G in a single unit. With its converged infrastructure, it enables faster time to service and enhanced performance while simplifying your network through a single management screen and zero-touch deployment. The router increases flexibility and agility, delivering extensive connectivity capabilities in a compact, fixed form factor. These routers are based on open standards for seamless integration within small-branch deployment.

Excessive packet traffic can choke the router, thereby significantly slowing down packet transmission. Similarly, very low unused memory/CPU on the router can also affect the speed with which the router transmits data. It is therefore imperative to monitor the resource usage and the traffic to and from the router, so that any sudden increase in load or erosion of resources can be instantly detected, and remedial action immediately initiated. This can be achieved using the eG Enterprise.