D-Link for SMB networks

End-to-end networking systems provider D-Link has launched two next-generation Layer2+ gigabit switches to boost SMBs’ network performance, flexibility, security and multi-layer quality of service (QoS).

End-to-end networking systems provider D-Link has launched two next-generation Layer2+ gigabit switches to boost SMBs’ network performance, flexibility, security and multi-layer quality of service (QoS).

The xStack DGS-3400 series offers gigabit port densities for desktop connections, SDP fibre connectivity, 10-gigabit Ethernet uplink options and enhances Layer2+ functions. The switches comprise the workgroup access-layer stack for integration with L3 core switches to form part of a multi-level network structured with high-speed backbone and centralised servers.

Nick Bharadia, product manager at D-Link UK and Ireland, says, "The featured Layer2+ family gives SMB and workgroups a cost-effective high performance solution that integrates many Layer3 features and functionalities, whilst offering the flexibility smaller businesses require within their network".

The DGS-3400 family features models with 24 and 48 gigabit ports respectively. These offer four Combo SFP Fibre Gigabit ports, up to three open slots for optional 10-gigabit Ethernet uplinks, virtual stacking of up to 32 units or physical high speed stacking, enhanced Layer2+ offering more than Layer2 functionality, L2/L3/L4 Multi-layer Access Control List and QoS. Other features include security such as TACACS+ and MAC-IP binding.

As with all of the company’s xStack switches, the DGS-3400 models support Zone Defense, D-Link’s proactive network security feature, and come with a business class service and support suite.

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