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The S-series delivers some of the high switching port densities per rack unit and is future-proofed and scalable to provide overall system capacities of up to six terabits. It supports 802.3af and 802.3at (high power) standards-based PoE via an integrated or field installable power system.
The S-series provides a highly resilient distributed switching and routing architecture with management and control functions embedded, delivering unsurpassed reliability, scalability, and fault tolerance. Organizations can cost-effectively add connectivity as needed while scaling performance capacity. The highly available architecture makes forwarding decisions, and enforces security policies and roles while classifying/prioritizing traffic at wire speed. The I/O module provides the high Quality of Service (QoS) features for critical 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 packet processor technology, CoreFlow2, which provides and 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 sense 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 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 Enterasys S-series.