Cisco boosts speed and security
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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