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Broadcom’s Gigabit Switches Secure Enterprise Networks

Promising to improve enterprise network security, the latest generation of StrataXGS III Gigabit Ethernet switches employ the company's BroadShield security technology, which enables network admission control and supports Microsoft's Network Access Protection policy enforcement technology. The BCM56510 series switches include standards-based authentication, user quarantine, denial-of-service attack prevention, man-in-the-middle attack prevention, spoofing prevention, and support for advanced access control lists. Other features include Advanced Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing including IPv4/IPv6, virtual router technology for secure virtualization of network traffic, tunneling schemes such as IPv6 over IPv4, and ISATAP, IP multicasting, support for eight classes of service, and 802.1ad support enabling scalable carrier access. The BCM56510, BCM56511, BCM56512, BCM56513, and BCM56514 are sampling now. BROADCOM CORP., Irvine, CA. (949) 926-5000.


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