Higher end switches usually have built-in security features such as MAC address lockdown, TACACS+ for management user authentication, Secure Shell support, and layer 3 static routing for VLAN-to-VLAN communication. However, anytime you start combining different vendors equipment you typically add to the complexity of a the job.
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