IT managers looking to extend the reach of their LANs to MANs and WANs should consider Anritsus low-cost, reliable, high-speed MultiFlow 5128 because it can carry multiple Layer 3 protocols with QOS and VPN support.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The MultiFlow 5128s QOS implementation will ensure better overall service on corporate networks by providing bandwidth control to guarantee service levels for important applications. It will also enable IT managers to bill departments for the bandwidth they use. Can carry multilayer traffic; includes QOS capabilities; can implement VPNs over serial WAN ports. Increased network jitter within data channels when full-duplex traffic is added. Anritsu Co., Richardson, Texas; (800) 267-4878; www.global.anritsu.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Corporations that tap the MultiFlow 5128 switch to extend their network over MANs and WANs will realize immediate savings from not needing to invest in add/drop multiplexers to do so.