Enterasys launches ER-16 switching attack

Enterasys launches ER-16 switching attack

Networking switch manufacturer Enterasys has unveiled its latest high-end product designed to perform layer 3 and 4 switching at four times the Gigabit capacity of its current fastest offering.

The new backbone router dubbed the X-Pedition ER-16 Switch Router features traffic prioritisation, shaping, multilayer security, application load balancing and content verification, according to the company.

Ian Fewtrell, managing director of Enterasys, claims the ER-16 provides enterprise and telco customers with the ability to enforce strict security guidelines without negatively impacting the availability of core business applications such as ERP or CRM.

In addition, the company has rebranded its entire routing product line under the X-Pedition logo. This includes the SmartSwitch Router (SSR) range of 8600, 8000, 2100 and 2000 routers.

It has been a year since Cabletron split into the four entities of Enterasys, which makes LAN gear; Riverstone, which sells metropolitan area network service provider equipment; Global Networks Technology Services (GNTS), which sells professional IT services; and Aprisma, which develops fibre optic spectrum. And according to analysts in the US, the company has reported strong growth as an outcome of the break-up.

In Australia, Fewtrell says Enterasys has generated more revenues in the past year than Cabletron did as a whole in 1999. "It's a case of being more focused," affirms Fewtrell.

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