Barcelona, Spain – 24 April 2012.
Edge-Core Networks (www.edge-core.com), a professional networking solution provider offering a complete range of enterprise-level and service provider/carrier Ethernet networking equipment and services to partners around the world, today announces the launch of the ECS4810-28TS, an enterprise Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet stackable switch consisting of 24 1000BASE-TX (RJ-45) ports and 4 Gigabit combo (RJ-45/SFP) ports, with an extended operating temperature range from -20ºC to 65ºC.
The ECS4810-28TS, the newest member of Edge-Core’s ECS 4500 Series of Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet high-performance switches targeting the SMB and Enterprise markets, provides resilient stacking capability of up to 16 units with a 4G stack backplane. The entire stack can then be managed through a single IP address. User-friendly, the switch can be managed via industry-standard CLI commands or an easy-to-use web GUI. In addition, the ECS4810-28TS supports IPv6 management functions for SNMP, Telnet, and TFTP, positioning the switch for use in both today and tomorrow’s networks.
“Enhanced switching capacity, hardware stacking, and an extended operating temperature range make the ECS4810-28TS well suited for high performance server aggregation and connecting high-end network attached storage (NAS) devices, thus empowering speedy workgroups, backbone upgrades, and gigabit to the desktop for power users,” explains Jo Chang, European Product Manager. “The ECS4810 28TS enhances network services for middle- and large-sized enterprises and is an excellent choice for mixed Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet installations.”
Key Features and Benefits:
- Hardware Stacking
Hardware stacking capability supports up to 16 units per stack managed through a single IP address. The bi-directional hardware stacking connections seek the best and shortest path between switches while providing 4 Gbps of backplane bandwidth.
- IPv6 Ready
The ECS4810-28TS supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), offering benefits such as dual protocol stacking, allowing IPv4 and IPv6 to co-exist in the same device. Further the switch supports a host of IPv6 management capabilities, stateless auto-configuration, manual configuration, as well as QoS, SNMP, Ping, HTTP, Telnet, SSH, DNS, SNTP, and TFTP for IPv6.
- High Availability
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol provides a loop-free network and redundant path with rapid convergence. IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP) across stacked units provides more bandwidth and helps ensure uptime and availability. IGMP Snooping limits bandwidth intensive video traffic to only the requestors. Broadcast Storm Control prevents faulty end stations from degrading overall system performance.
- Advanced Quality of Service
The ECS4810-28TS provides standard IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) and differentiated service code point (DSCP) field classification. Strict priority queuing ensures that highest priority traffic is serviced ahead of all others while Weighted Round Robin (WRR) scheduling ensures differential prioritization of packet flow. DiffServ Traffic Shaping Flow based rate-limiting preserves network bandwidth and allows maximum control of network resources together with marking and reclassification on a per packet basis based upon differing parameters (ACL, DSCP, IP precedence, and VID).
- Enhanced Security
To provide port security, the switch uses IP Source Guard and Port Security restricting access to ports based on MAC address, limiting the number of devices using a port, and protecting against MAC flooding attacks. In addition, three types of Access Control Lists (ACLs) can be used to restrict access to sensitive network resources by denying packets based on source and destination MAC addresses, IP addresses, or TCP/UDP ports. The switch also supports DHCP Snooping, which ensures that DHCP requests are sent only to the correct server, and private VLANs that can isolate edge ports to ensure user privacy.
Pricing and availability
The ECS4810-28TS is available now at quality Edge-Core Networks’ resellers and integrators everywhere for a suggested retail price of 499.99 EUR, excluding local taxes.
For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.