Networking vendor D-Link is shipping its latest managed Layer 2 Gigabit stackable switches. It says the switches offer an entry-level alternative for small, medium-sized and educational organisations requiring feature-rich security and network management capabilities.
The DGS-3100 series consists of four models: The 24-port DGS-3100-24 and 48-port DGS-3100-48 10/100/1000Mbps switch models, and the DGS-3100-24P and DGS-3100-48P, which boast 802.3af Power over Ethernet support.
Each switch comes with two dedicated 5Gbps HDMI stacking ports, offering up to 20Gbps bandwidth for a stacked system in full-duplex, bi-directional mode. Up to six units, totalling up to 288 10/100/1000Mbps ports, can be stacked in a linear or fault-tolerant ring topology, says D-Link. Units can be gradually added to the stack to accommodate growth.
Security features of the range include an access control list, an 802.1X port-based/MAC-based access control and 802.1X guest VLAN to make network access available to authorised users only.
D-Link’s Safeguard Engine is said to increase the reliability and availability of switches by preventing malicious attacks from overwhelming the switch with unnecessary traffic.
Network administrators can also manage bandwidth by defining throughput levels for each port.
RRP: DGS-3100-24 – $1284; DGS-3100-24P – $2421; DGS-3100-48 – $2486; DGS-3100-48P – $3802.
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