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D-Link Enhances Gigabit Switch Offerings with New Layer 2+ Managed Stackable Switch Family for Small-to-Medium Enterprises

January 17, 2012

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan.17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, expanded its portfolio of switching solutions with the D-Link® DGS-3420 xStack® series with Layer 2+ features, offering the ideal balance of performance, security and management flexibility. As the newest series in D-Link’s comprehensive switch portfolio, the D-Link DGS-3420, along with the DGS-3120 and DGS-3620 xStack switches with Layer 2 and Layer 3 features respectively – allow small and medium businesses or a large enterprise to standardize on a robust solution that can serve as a departmental, aggregation or core switch. In addition, the DGS-3420 series also enables businesses to future-proof their networks with IPv6 support, having recently passed additional IPv6 compatibility requirements for networking equipment providers.

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“Businesses are continually searching for cost-effective ways to manage large amounts of data within tight IT budgets without sacrificing performance or flexibility,” said Mark Prowten, director of product marketing, Switches, D-Link Systems, Inc. “The D-Link 3420 series provides businesses with extensive security features, uncompromising performance, and ease of use making it an ideal solution for scaling existing bandwidth intensive networks..”

Feature-Rich and Flexible

The DGS-3420 xStack® series of next generation Layer 2+ Gigabit switches provides businesses with a wide range of options for connectivity, power and placement within the network infrastructure. With high Gigabit port densities, Gigabit small form-factor pluggable (SFP) and 10-Gigabit SFP+ support, these switches can be stacked to act as either a departmental access layer or aggregation switches to form a multilevel network. In addition, if linear or ring stacking is required, users can use one or two 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports to create a physical stack. The DGS-3420 series also features comprehensive IPv6 support, including IPv6 Tunnel, ICMPv6, DHCPv6, and RIPng.

At a Glance: D-Link xStack DGS-3120, 3420 and 3620 series

The DGS-3420 series rounds out D-Link’s comprehensive switch portfolio allowing small and medium businesses, as well as large enterprises, to integrate D-Link models into their infrastructures in various configurations.

    D-
     Link
     Series Switch Flexible Configuration                        High Bandwidth                         Reliability                   Security
                                                                 Physical/Virtual Stacking
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    DGS-    L2     24/48 10/100/1000Mbps;                        2 dedicated stacking ports per switch;  Redundant Power Supply (RPS)
     3120                                                                                                support; 802.1D/w/s
                                                                                                         spanning tree;               Multi-Layer ACL;
                   4G copper/SFP uplinks;                         Up to 40 Gbps full-duplex stacking
                                                                  bandwidth;                            Loopback Detection (LBD)      IP-MAC-Port Binding (IMPB);
                   SI or EI software;                            Up to 6 units (288GB ports) per stack;                               D-Link Safeguard Engine;
                   802.3af and 802.3at PoE support               Virtual stacking of up to 32 units                                   DHCP server screening;
                                                                                                                                      BPDU Attack Protection;
                                                                                                                                      ARP spoofing prevention

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    New!    L2+    20/48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports or 20SFP slots; Up to 12 units (576 Gigabit ports);     Redundant Power Supply (RPS)
                                                                                                         support;                     Multi-Layer ACL;
                   4 Combo 10/100/1000BASE-T/SFP ports;          2 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports;               802.1D/w/s spanning tree      External RADIUS/TACACS+ Authentication;
    DGS-           4 10-Gigabit SFP+ uplinks;                     Up to 40 Gbps Full-Duplex stacking
     3420                                                         bandwidth;                                                          SSH/SSL support;
                   802.3af and 802.3at PoE support;              Virtual stacking of up to 32 units                                   802.1X Guest VLAN;
                                                                                                                                      Web-based Access Control;
                                                                                                                                      Mac-based Access Control;
                                                                                                                                      D-Link Safeguard Engine;
                                                                                                                                      Microsoft NAP support
    ---                                                                                                                               ---------------------
    DGS-    L3     24 or 48 10/100/1000Mbps;                     4 dedicated stacking ports per switch;  Redundant Power Supply (RPS)
     3620                                                                                                support; 802.1D/w/s
                                                                                                         spanning tree; Loopback
                                                                                                         Detection (LBD)              Multi-Layer ACL;
                   4 10GB SFP+ uplinks;                           Up to 40 Gbps full-duplex stacking                                   IP-MAC-Port Binding (IMPB); D-Link
                                                                  bandwidth;                                                           Safeguard Engine;
                   SI or EI software;                            Up to 12 units (576Gbps) per stack;                                  DHCP server screening;
                   802.3af and 802.3at PoE support               Virtual stacking of up to 32 units                                   BPDU Attack Protection;
                                                                                                                                      ARP spoofing prevention
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Pricing & Availability

The DGS-3420 xStack series is currently available starting at $2,399.99 US MSRP. All of D-Link’s network switches products are sold through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors.

Detailed specifications for the DGS-3420, DGS-3120 and DGS-3620 series switches are available at www.dlink.com.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information, visit www.dlink.com.

xStack, D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2012.D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

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