Q. What is the advantage of collocating Enterprise Agents within a router? Does this new deployment model allow us to expand into newer markets?
A. Enterprise Agents, now deployed within an ISR or ASR router, provide an opportunity to expand into markets that might have been previously challenging, for example, retail stores or remote offices that often do not have readily available VMs or servers and procuring new hardware can be challenging and time-consuming. Piggybacking on existing hardware makes it easier for customers to deploy agents as it does not involve new, stand-alone hardware installation or security clearance. Cisco ISRs and ASRs form the vast majority of routers in branch offices across enterprise WAN, so this model can increase the probability of newer deployments.