D-Link announced its next-generation Layer 2+/Layer 3 managed gigabit switches, the DGS-3630 series, featuring 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, gigabit SFP ports and 10 GbE SFP+ ports.
Out of the box, the DGS-3630 series switches include the Standard Image (SI) software, supporting essential functionality including L2 switching, entry-level routing, L2 multicast, operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) and security features.
For additional functionality, DGS-3630 switches can be upgraded to Enhanced Image (EI) software using separately ordered license upgrades, which adds support for full L3 routing for enterprise integration, including OSPF, BGP, VRF-Lite and L3 multicast.
The switches are configured using an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) or, for those old-school IT professionals, the switch can be configured using a familiar, industry-standard command line interface (CLI).
Each switch also supports two console ports for CLI configuration, management and monitoring—the switches feature an RJ45 port to connect with the DB9 connector on a PC/Laptop serial port (cable included).
Plus, considering more and more laptops are removing the DB9 port to be thinner and lighter, the DGS-3630 also supports a mini-USB console port.
The switches also have an IP-based 10/100/1000, out-of-band management port for Telnet, web or SNMP management, which can be used to configure the switch without being connected to the network.
The DGS-3630 series supports up to nine physical switches in a stack, which further simplifies network management, and stacking also provides fault tolerance and increases network reliability.
The series offers a switch resource management (SRM) feature, which provides a large number of resources that can be distributed and optimized as needed by applications.
It provides resource configuration flexibility that allows users to allocate more resources for tables that require more entries and prevents wasting resources on unused functions.
The DGS-3630 series switches provide a complete set of security features including multi-layer Access Control Lists (ACLs) and 802.1X user authentication via TACACS+ and RADIUS. They also offer extensive VLAN support, including GVRP and 802.1Q VLAN to enhance security and performance.
In addition, D-Link switches integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure and can scale easily to meet future demands.
The DGS-3630 series switches support stacking technology, which combines multiple switches to form a single physical or virtual stack.
"Our customers tell us robust security and scalability features are both very important features in an Ethernet switch, and will continue to be going forward," Steve Olen, director of product marketing for business solutions at D-Link, told eWEEK. "D-Link is committed to providing state-of-the-art security and scalability enhancements to meet the needs of today's businesses."