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LANs (Local Area Networks) News
June 26, 2014
HP announced the next-generation version of a popular campus switch. The HP 5400R chassis has more resiliency and throughput than its predecessor.
April 08, 2014
Avaya extends automation and resiliency of VENA Fabric Connect to wiring closet switches, WLAN and endpoints.
February 25, 2014
With inline IPsec and MACsec encryption, the Brocade MLXe can encrypt data across WANs, LANs and the cloud.
December 16, 2013
Two new series of Dell switches and OEM Aruba access points give the vendor an end-to-end campus networking portfolio.
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