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The Extreme Networks S-Series family of flow-based switches brings high performance distributed switching to the network access layer, distribution layer, enterprise/campus core, and data center. The S-Series delivers some of the highest switching port densities per rack unit available in the market and is future-proofed and scalable to provide overall system capacities of up to nine and a half Terabits. There are a variety of I/O modules designed and optimized for deployment at the network access layer, distribution layer, network core and data center that provide a broad array of connectivity options for copper and fiber cabling infrastructures.
The S-Series provides a highly resilient distributed switching and routing architecture with management and control functions embedded in each module, delivering unsurpassed reliability, scalability, and fault tolerance. Organizations can cost-effectively add connectivity as needed while scaling performance capacity with each module. The highly available architecture makes forwarding decisions, and enforces security policies and roles while classifying/prioritizing traffic at wire speed. All I/O modules provide the highest Quality of Service (QoS) features for critical datacenter and campus applications such as voice and HD video even during periods of high network traffic load while also proactively preventing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and malware propagation.
The S-Series implements custom packet processor technology, CoreFlow2, which provides an industry-leading, flow-based switching architecture to intelligently manage individual user and application conversations - far beyond the capabilities of switches that are limited to using VLANs, ACLs, and ports to implement role-based access controls. Users are identified and roles are applied to ensure each individual user can access their business-critical applications no matter where they connect to the network.
S-Series policy rules combined with deep packet inspection can intelligently identify and automatically respond to security threats while improving reliability and quality of the user experience.
A significant differentiator for the S-Series is the ability to collect NetFlow data at wire-speed on every port, providing total visibility into network resource consumption for users and applications. The S-Series is the only enterprise switch to support multi-user, multi-method authentication on every port - absolutely essential when you have devices such as IP phones, computers, printers, copiers, security cameras, badge readers, and virtual machines connected to the network. When quality of service, device and application prioritization and security matters, there is no better choice than the Extreme Networks S-Series.