By using a single command-line interface (CLI), the AutoSecure feature allows a user to perform the following functions:
- Disable common IP services that can be exploited for network attacks
- Enable IP services and features that can aid in the defense of a network when under attack.
- This feature also simplifies the security configuration of a router and hardens the router configuration.
For general Cisco texts, check out the Cisco documentation site I found this tutorial does a good job covering the basics.