Foundry Family Of Layer 3 Gigabit Switches
ATS carries the entire family of Foundry's Gigabit Ethernet Switches, Gigabit Switches, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch,Foundry Gigabit Switches, and 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switches.Foundry's chassis-based BigIron family of Layer 3 Backbone Switches for the campus, MAN and LAN environments delivers up to 1.2 Terabits per second of backplane switching capacity, dramatically reduces performance bottlenecks with wire-speed IP routing. With this capacity, the premium BigIron MG8 scales to support 96 separate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single 7 foot rack. The entire BigIron family scales to easily handle several hundred non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet ports at a peak performance of up to 480,000,000 packets per second - delivering more than 100 times the performance of new competitive switches and routers at a much lower price.
10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches
The BigIron product family now includes the powerful Terathon™ ASIC-based architecture, to deliver a new level of high-performance, distributed switching and routing for enterprise and service provider networks. The newest family member, BigIron RX-Series redefines terabit-capacity.
for routing and switching in the Enterprise and Service Provider environments. Flexibility, resiliency, security and performance are hallmarks of the design of the BigIron RX-Series family of 10 GbE routers.The BigIron MG8, offers high density 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch for performance oriented Enterprise. All BigIron switches are purpose-built for bandwidth intensive enterprise networks to support business and research applications including high bandwidth campus backbone, data center aggregation, cluster and grid computing, converged (voice, video, image and data) communications, storage networking, financial transactions as well as government, healthcare and university super-computing research projects. BigIron's non-blocking architecture enables network managers to build scalable and highly available network designs. BigIron is the only chassis that has been 10-Gigabit ready since the day it started shipping in 1998.
Foundry's complete line of award-winning Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches include the FastIron and EdgeIron product families. These products deliver a new level of performance and functionality for Enterprise and Service Provider networks. Based on Foundry's high performance architectures, these products deliver industry-leading performance, price/performance and high-density 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connectivity for Enterprise backbones, high-density wiring closet environments, and Service Provider edge applications.
Foundry's Integrated Wireless and Wired Infrastructure strategy consists of three components; the IronPointT 200 IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards-based multi-mode full-featured access points, a SNMP-based IronPoint WiFi Management application suite, as well as a Wireless LAN software upgrade option for Foundry's popular FastIron JetCoreT modular, FastIron Edge and FastIron Edge Power-over-Ethernet switches. By leveraging the latest 802.11 standards, these products deliver a wireless LAN solution which offers strong security, seamless mobility, centralized management, dynamic user policies and ease of use, leading to lower long term cost of ownership.
Wireless technology is not new and has been widely used in many industries for years. Manufacturing, courier services, and retail are just some of the industries successfully using wireless for inventory control, package tracking, and pricing applications to increase productivity and streamline procedures. In the past, wireless technology was used for dedicated applications, but this is rapidly changing with the advent of wireless LAN standards and 802.11 technologies.
The popularity of wireless networking is growing and users have recognized the many benefits of using mobile technology. Wireless networks can provide new connectivity to places that were once hostile to traditional wired networks. Access to the Internet and corporate data files while roaming freely throughout the enterprise has been proven to improve productivity and communications. Employees are now demanding wireless service.
With the popularity of mobile computing devices such as laptops and PDA’s growing, the demand for enterprise class wireless LAN solutions is increasing quickly. The ability to access applications to check email, schedule meetings, and to conduct business from anywhere in the enterprise and at anytime is a reality with combination of wired and wireless LAN technology. The benefits of wireless are many:
- True mobility - the means to conduct business without physical cable attachment to the network
- Increased productivity - continuous access to information 24x7
- Lower cabling costs – can eliminate the need for new cable plants or extensions of existing cabling
- New network access – provides network access where it was previously difficult to deploy traditional wired LANs (e.g. manufacturing, warehousing, temporary office space, leased buildings, etc.)
- Broad OS support – Windows, Macintosh, Palm OS, etc.
- Easy installation
- Rapid deployment
- Lower long term costs
Despite the many benefits of wireless technology, enterprise users are only beginning to adopt wireless LANs. The challenge of providing mobility and easy access to corporate information for enterprise users while maintaining data security over open air waves has held back many enterprise deployments.
Unlike wired networks, wireless networks transmit their data over open air waves – through walls, ceilings, and floors – giving possible access to anyone within range of the radio waves. The lack of strong security in early implementations of 802.11b technology using Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security showed the danger and ease of how wireless LANs could be compromised - giving enterprises no confidence in deploying immature wireless LAN technology.
With modern wireless technology and the latest IEEE standards, many barriers to early wireless adoption have been addressed. Strong authentication, data privacy, packet integrity checks, and increased transmission speeds are now available in enterprise class wireless LAN solutions – allowing enterprises to implement consistent security and integrity over both wired and wireless LANs with confidence.
Foundry IronPoint™ Leads The Way
Foundry Networks IronPoint wireless solutions are truly revolutionary and provide all the features that enterprises are demanding in a leading edge wireless network solution.
- Strong Security
- Seamless Mobility
- Enhanced User Policies
- Centralized Management
- Leading Standards Based Solutions
- Seamless Integration With Foundry Wired Networks
- Strong Investment Protection
Foundry’s IronPoint 200 access point is a new breed of enterprise-class wireless access point. It is a next generation AP, sporting a powerful central processor, ample memory, dual radios, and a modular design to make it fully field upgradeable. This guarantees that the wireless investment made today is future proofed for years to come. IronPoint 200 APs inherit new features and sophistication through software upgrades – allowing your hardware investment to be protected while wireless standards and features continue to evolve and mature.
Enterprise-Class with Universal Appeal
To put it simply, Foundry’s IronPoint 200 AP is the ultimate in flexibility. The IronPoint 200 AP can be implemented as a full featured AP with its own embedded management for small wireless networks requiring only a few access points. It can be implemented with Foundry’s IronView Network Manager, with IronPoint WLAN Manager Technology, to scale the wireless network to serve many medium to large sized companies. IronPoint 200 can be used with Foundry’s Wireless Enabled FastIron™ Edge Switches (FES) and chassis based products to provide exceptional security, mobility, and unmatched scalability to fit large enterprise and hot spot applications.
By integrating IronPoint 200 APs with Foundry’s mature switching platform, sophisticated, next generation features providing IronClad™ security with lowered cost of ownership is achieved. Not only are authentication, security, roaming, and scalability functions enhanced, but the ability to manage the wireless airwaves is greatly improved. Automated channel selection, five levels of power management, load balancing and rogue AP detection can help eliminate the need for radio RF expertise and time consuming site surveys.
Foundry IronPoint’s ability to adapt to each customer’s wireless requirements is achieved through software upgrades – for both the IronPoint 200 APs and Foundry’s family of FES and JetCore™ switches. IronPoint future proofs customer’s wireless investments through unmatched flexibility and field upgradeability. Through cost effective software upgrades, Foundry’s wireless access points and wireless enhanced switches will provide years of leading edge wireless and wired service - allowing customers to integrate wireless technology into their wired network with the utmost confidence.
Foundry IronPoint 200 Access Points - one AP for all your enterprise wireless needs. Flexible enough for simple one-on-one management or for fully centralized management. Full featured AP or intelligent AP combined with Foundry’s Wireless Enabled FastIron LAN switches for enhanced features and unmatched scalability. The choice is yours!
The chassis-based NetIron product family provides unparalleled, wire-speed IP routing performance and switching capacity to meet the expanding requirements of Metro and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The NetIron router family includes the new NetIron IMR 640 platform featuring Foundry’s latest Terathon-M network processor technology offering advanced, wire speed IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS service delivery. NetIron Metro Routers are designed to be NEBS Level 3 compliant. With feature-rich IronWare that is in use by more than 7,800 customers over the world, the NetIron Routers offer a complete set of IP routing protocols including BGP4, OSPF and IS-IS as part of the IronWare operating system.The AccessIron family of enterprise wide area network (WAN) access routers delivers high performance, unparalleled scalability, plus an advanced feature set, giving organizations the WAN routing capabilities they need for the most demanding networking environments.
Designed for Service Provider applications, the chassis-based NetIron product family provides unparalleled, wire-speed IP routing performance and switching capacity to meet the expanding requirements of Metro and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The latest addition to the NetIron router family is the new NetIron IMR 640 offering an industry leading performance and scalability for advanced IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS service delivery. The NetIron Routers are designed to be NEBS Level 3 compliant. With feature-rich IronWare that is in use by more than 7,800 customers over the world, NetIron Metro Routers offer a complete set of IP routing protocols including BGP4, OSPF and IS-IS as part of the IronWare operating system.
The AccessIron family of enterprise-wide area network (WAN) access routers delivers high performance, unparalleled scalability, plus an advanced feature set, giving organizations the WAN routing capabilities they need for the most demanding networking environments.
The ServerIronTM family of Layer 4-7 switches is the industry leader in load balancing servers, firewalls, caches, ISP links, and data centers with high-performance Layer 4-7 switching and integrated Layer 2/3 functionalities. ServerIron switches enable network managers to build and secure mission-critical application infrastructure that is massively scalable and always available. Mission-critical applications are protected with IronShieldTM security against multiple forms of Denial of Service (DoS), Virus and Worm attacks. Many of the world’s most demanding Enterprise, Service Provider, E-Commerce and Government organizations rely on ServerIron switches to enable highly secure and always-on applications.
Foundry IronView is a robust network management platform with a rich set of applications targeted for operation management of Foundry devices.
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Netgear Gigabit Ethernet Switches
NETGEAR gigabit switches
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support, resiliency, traffic prioritization, port trunking, port mirroring, RADIUS,
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is enabled through four combination Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP*) gigabit
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