The Cisco 7301 Series Router is a compact, high-performance single-rack-unit (1RU) router coupled with a broad set of interfaces and Cisco IOS Software features, which makes it ideal for both service providers and enterprise applications. As part of the industry-leading Cisco 7000 Series routers, the Cisco 7301 takes advantage of the widest range of features, robust functionality, and proven port adapter investment protection. The Cisco 7301 packs high performance in a space- and power-efficient form factor that includes a single Cisco 7000 Series port adapter slot, three onboard Gigabit Ethernet (copper or optical) or Fast Ethernet ports, and new high-speed bus technologies. The Cisco 7301 delivers a full suite of Cisco IOS Software services for managing network security, allocating quality of service (QoS) among applications or users, and providing value-added services such as NetFlow accounting and encryption. QoS applications such as Committed Access Rate (CAR), Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), and Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ) can be flexibly applied to provide precedence across IP addresses, applications, or specific users with a high level of granularity. With its combination of scalable performance, compact architecture, high density, and low price per port, the Cisco 7301 is ideally suited for a variety of key applications within both the service provider and enterprise markets.