SMC Networks has introduced its newest Gigabit backbone switches, the TigerStack 10/100/1000 48-port stackable managed switch (SMC8748M) and 24-port stackable managed switch (SMC8724M), both with optional 10G uplink.
The new SMC8748M switch has 48 fixed 10/100/1000 ports. The SMC8724M has 24. In each of the switches, four of the ports can be upgraded with optional mini GBIC expansion slots for fiber connections. An optional one-port 10GB XENPAK module can be added to either of the switches for 10G uplink. The SMC8748M and SMC8724M have switching capacity as high as 156Gb/s for the 48-port switch and 108Gb/s for the 24-port version.
The new switches include security features using ACLs and 802.1x for secure network access, and SSH, SSL/HTTPS for secure management enabled by RADIUS and TACACS+. Flexible Layer 2/3/4 traffic prioritization and rate-limiting enable QoS across the network, and network segmentation is provided by port and protocol-based VLANs.
The switches also offer Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1s) and stack-wide link aggregation (LACP). Built for workgroup and backbone switching, the SMC8748M and SMC8724M can be mixed or matched for stacking up to eight units high.
For more information, visit www.smc.com.
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