Enterasys Networks (http://www.enterasys.com) has announced the new
Enterasys SecureStack C3 designed for Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
(10GbE) access at the network edge. QoS features automatically
discover, classify and prioritize voice, video and data applications
such as IP telephony, HD video conferencing and business intelligence

Redundant power supplies ensure availability while standards-based
IEEE 802.3af power over Ethernet (PoE) options support network
devices that require external power, such as wireless access points,
VoIP telephones, and IP security cameras. What You Need Is What You
Get (WYNIWYG) identity-based policies assure service level agreement
(SLA) requirements and proactively prevent security incidents based
on user and application privileges that ensure only the right users
have access to the right information from the right place at the
right time.

The new SecureStack C3 products are complemented by the Enterasys
Dragon Multi-Gigabit Intrusion Detection and Prevention appliances
and the recently announced Distributed Intrusion Prevention solution.
The intelligent, automated integration of the new security-enabled C3
switching/routing hardware with the Enterasys Dragon and NetSight
software delivers open-architecture network access control (NAC) and
enables enterprises to predict and prevent threats and
vulnerabilities by pinpointing the root-cause of network security

The new Enterasys SecureStack C3 provides high port density in a
single rack unit footprint. The C3 stackable switch supports a
maximum of 384 triple-speed copper ports with power over Ethernet
(PoE), 192 Gigabit SFP fiber ports, and 16 XFP 10GbE connections.
IPv4, IPv6 and IP Multicast routing is supported along with virtual
router redundancy protocol (VRRP) and equal cost multi-path (ECMP)
topology protocol.

Wire-speed performance of 571.2 million packets per second throughput
and 1.54 terabits per second of bandwidth is maintained even when
advanced L2/L3/L4 rate limiting, packet filtering or security
quarantine features are enabled. Eight hardware-based QoS priority
queues are available per port with support for 16,000 Layer 2 MAC
addresses and 1024 VLANs. SNMPv3 provides secure network management

The Enterasys SecureStack C3 pricing starts at US$145 per port. A
limited lifetime warranty featuring advance replacement and no-charge
firmware upgrades is included at no additional cost.