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New L2/L3/L4 Gigabit Metro Ethernet ECS4660-28F delivers 10G

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2012-02-17 10:25:58
 

The new Edge-Core routing switch is a standalone L2/L3/L4 Gigabit Metro Ethernet routing switch with 24 1000BASE-XSFP slots, two 10G XFP uplink slots, and two 10G module slots that can support two additional 10G uplinks. With up to 107Mpps performance, the ECS4660-28F is ideal for service provider aggregation deployment.

 

Key Features and Benefits


High Availability

With IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, the Edge-Core ECS4660-28F provides a loop-free network with redundant links to the core network and rapid convergence in less than 2 seconds. IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol allows a spanning-tree instance per VLAN and Layer 2 load sharing on redundant links.

The ECS4660-28F supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). It increases bandwidth by automatically aggregating several physical links together as a logical trunk and offers load balancing and fault tolerance for uplink connections.

Adding an optional redundant power supply ensures that the ECS4660-28F receives stable power support for today’s high-availability, mission-critical environments.

Comprehensive QoS

The Edge-Core ECS4660-28F offers advance QoS for marking, classification, and scheduling to deliver best-in-class performance for data, voice, and video traffic at wire speed. Eight egress queues per port enable differentiated management of up to eight traffic types across the stack. Traffic is prioritized according to 802.1p, DSCP, IP precedence and TCP/UDP port number to provide optimal performance to real-time applications. Weight Round Robin (WRR) and strict priority ensure differential prioritization of packet flows and avoid congestion of ingress and egress queues.

With bidirectional rate-limiting, per port or per traffic class, the ECS4660-28F preserves network bandwidth and allows full control of network resources.

Advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Routing

The Edge-Core ECS4660-28F supports hardware-based IPv4 and IPv6 routing for maximum performance. It provides a seamless migration path from IPv4 to IPv6 for future network upgrades and investment protection.

Advanced routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF provide dynamic routing by exchanging routing information with other Layer 3 switches or routers. Multicast routing is supported under independent multicast protocols, including PIM-DM and PIM-SM. DVMRP is also supported to interconnect two multicast-enabled networks across non-multicast networks. VRRP prevents your system from failing by dynamically backing up multiple L3 switches for routing.

Enhanced Security

The Edge-Core ECS4660-28F provides enhanced security features for connectivity and access control, including Access Control Lists (ACLs), authentication, and port-level security with IEEE 802.1X. ACLs can be used to restrict access to sensitive network resources by denying packets based on L2/L3/L4 headers. SSH and RADIUS authentication protects management access to the switch, providing secure network management. IEEE 802.1X port-based access control ensures dynamic, port-based security and user authentication for network access.

IP source guard prevents a malicious user from spoofing or taking over another user's IP address by creating a binding table between client's IP, MAC address, port, and VLAN.

Simplified Management

For IP multicast traffic, the ECS4660-28F uses IGMP snooping to provide fast client joins and leaves of multicast streams. It prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic and limits bandwidth-intensive video traffic to only the subscribers.

The ECS4660-28F supports IPv6 management functions for SNMP, HTTP, Telnet, TFTP, ICMP, SSH, RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication, and IPv6 QoS remapping when connecting to the switch.

The ECS4660-28F can be managed through an industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI) with a common industry look and feel that reduces training and operating costs. The switch also provides an easy-to-use web GUI interface through a standard web browser.

With four-group RMON, the ECS4660-28F can easily backup and restore firmware and configuration files via TFTP.