Cisco boosts speed and security

Friday, 19 March 2004, 9:37 PM EST

Cisco is upgrading its Catalyst Intelligent Switching range by adding support for 10Gb Ethernet and improving security and management functionality.

Software enhancements for the 6500 range include a CX-4 Xenpak module for supporting 10Gb Ethernet over copper transmission, an LX-4 module to support 10Gb Ethernet connections over multimode fibre and new web-based management tools to allow remote control by administrators.

Speaking at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Steven Shalita, senior manager for Cisco's local area network switches, said: "By allowing 10Gb over copper we're bringing the cost down from tens of thousands of dollars to under a thousand.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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