Taking the Edge Off

EdgeIron switch targets midrange.

Layer 2 features Are high-end, advanced Layer 2 or Layer 3 switching capabilities just a little more than you need and a lot more than you want to pay for? If so, Foundry Networks Inc. might have the midrange switch products for you.

Complementary The San Jose, Calif., manufacturer is launching a family of Ethernet switches surnamed EdgeIron 4802F. The fixed-configuration switches provide standard Layer 2 features, including virtual LANs, quality of service, single Spanning-Tree Protocol and port mirroring.

Pricing The EdgeIron 4802F starts at $3,745, which includes 48 10/100 ports, one AC power supply and Layer 2 functionality.