Quick Takes: Network switches

Quick Takes: Network switches

Dell offers two new managed network switches for businesses that need to connect centralized resources to their networks. There is more in this round up of news and company announcements.

Dell sells network switches

Dell Computers of Austin, Texas is providing two new managed network switches called the PowerConnect 3248 and PowerConnect 5224. The switches are for organizations that require high-performance connectivity to centralized resources like servers or high-speed network backbones.

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D-Link sells new router

Network equipment manufacturer D-Link of Irvine, Calif., is releasing its new DI-604 Express EtherNetwork Cable/DSL router. At $49, it is one of the most inexpensive devices of its type on the market. The four port 10/100 router comes equipped with a firewall and basic network management functions. D-Link is hoping to target the small to medium business markets with its offering.

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Packeter updates ReportCenter

Network management firm Packeteer of Birmingham, Great Britain, is releasing a new version of its application reporting software. ReportCenter 2.0 is a central reporting application that gives IT and network managers a detailed view of application performance to gain insight necessary to effectively align their network resources with business priorities.

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ZyXEL producing more secure router

ZyXEL Communications Co, of Taiwan is now producing a new Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) router with security features. The model 652 combines an ADSL router with a firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) functions. This eliminates the need for additional firewall devices on the network or VPN software on user workstations, the company said.

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