The HP MSR20 router series is a component of the HP FlexBranch solution, which is part of the HP FlexNetwork architecture. It features a modular design that delivers unmatched flexibility for small branch offices and small to medium-sized businesses while reducing complexity, simplifying management, and increasing control.

MSR20 series routers provide a full-featured, resilient routing platform, including IPv6 and MPLS, up to 180 Kpps forwarding capacity, and 100 Mbps encryption. These products offer lasting investment protection, and help reduce capital and operating expenses.

What's new

  • Converged routing, switching, voice, and security
  • Embedded encryption, firewall, and security features
  • Modular WAN/LAN interface options
  • Unified wired and wireless
  • Single pane-of-glass management


Quality of Service (QoS)

Traffic policing with Committed Access Rate (CAR) and line rate
Congestion management with FIFO, PQ, CQ, WFQ, CBQ, and RTPQ
Weighted random early detection (WRED)/random early detection (RED) delivers congestion avoidance capabilities through the use of queue management algorithms
Traffic shaping, FR QoS, MPLS QoS, and MP QoS/LFI supported

Device management

Industry-standard CLI with a hierarchical structure reduces training time and expenses, and increases productivity in multivendor installations
Management security restricts access to critical configuration commands; offers multiple privilege levels with password protection; ACLs provide telnet and SNMP access; local and remote syslog capabilities allow logging of all access
Complete support of SNMPv1, v2, and v3; provide full support of industry-standard Management Information Base (MIB) plus private extensions; SNMPv3 supports increased security using encryption
Remote monitoring (RMON) uses standard SNMP to monitor essential network functions; supports events, alarm, history, and statistics group plus a private alarm extension group
FTP, TFTP, and SFTP support offers different mechanisms for configuration updates; FTP allows bidirectional transfers over a TCP/IP network; trivial FTP (TFTP) is a simpler method using User Datagram Protocol (UDP); Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) runs over an SSH tunnel

Device connectivity

High-density port connectivity with up to 4 interface module slots and up to 18 Fast Ethernet ports
Multiple WAN interfaces provide a traditional link with E1, T1, ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, G.SHDSL, ATM, Serial, and ISDN/AM backup; provide high-density Ethernet access with WAN Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet and LAN 4- and 9-port Fast Ethernet; provide mobility access with IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 3G
Packet storm protection protects against broadcast, multicast, or unicast storms with user-defined thresholds
Internal loopback testing for maintenance purposes and an increase in availability is supported; loopback detection protects against incorrect cabling or network configurations and can be enabled on a per-port or per-VLAN basis for added flexibility
Flexible port selection with a combination of fiber and copper interface modules, 100/1000BASE-X auto-speed selection, and 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-speed detection plus auto duplex and MDI/MDI-X


Embedded hardware encryption accelerator helps improve encryption performance
Flexible chassis selection, with a choice of three routers, meeting different requirements on enterprise branches
Excellent forwarding performance of up to 180 Kpps; meets current and future bandwidth-intensive application demands of enterprise businesses
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