The DGS-3610-50P switches support a number of link reliability technologies including Rapid Ether Ring Protocol (RERP). RERP is a network protection mechanism which ensures normal operations without impacting network convergence time. It can rapidly start up the backup link when a node or link on the Ethernet ring is disconnected. Other network resiliency features include Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree and Multiple Spanning Tree protocol.
Comprehensive IPv6 support
To ensure compatibility and interoperability with the latest Internet standards, the switch supports emerging applications such as Internet-enabled wireless devices, home and industrial appliances, Internet-connected transportations, integrated telephony services, sensors networks, and distributed computing or gaming requirements. The use of globally unique IPv6 addresses simplifies the mechanisms used for reachability and end-to-end security for network devices. This functionality is crucial for applications and services that drive the demand for IP addresses.
Enterprise wide security
Access security is provided through comprehensive Policy-Based ACL, Port Security, IP-MAC-Port Binding features, and Defeat IP Scan. Meanwhile malicious attacks hidden behind control protocols can be thwarted to prevent the switch’s CPU from being over-whelmed with redundant tasks which would cause performance degradation. The DGS-3610-50P also supports SSH v2 and SNMP v3 functions to ensure secure management access to switches with authentication and encryption in network management traffic.
QoS & Bandwidth management
The DGS-3610-50P supports numerous advanced traffic management options including Flow-Based Bandwidth Control and Broadcast/Multicast Storm Control. It also supports Egress Traffic Bandwidth Control with minimum granularity of 64Kbits. With a combination of Rate Limiting function (applicable to CPE subscribers) and Access Control-Based Accounting, the DGS-3610-50P provides useful functions for carriers that offer services to home users in a Metropolitan Ethernet Network.
A comprehensive set of management features is provided to ensure enterprise wide visibility and control for configuration, access/traffic monitoring and troubleshooting to network administrators. These features are accessible through CLI, Telnet or the SNMP console. RMON monitoring, complete system debug data, alert information, and interface management are also supported.
Ease of use and ease of management
Multiple types of Gigabit interfaces meet the needs of connections requiring multiple Gigabit copper links and multiple Gigabit fiber links, facilitating users to select cables flexibly.
For environments where external power supplies are not suited to be deployed, the DGS-3610-50P switch supports PoE, which can provide power through twisted pairs to PoE devices remotely attached, such as wireless APs, IP phones, and video monitoring devices. In this manner, it facilitates the access of any terminal device compliant with IEEE 802.3af to realize Ethernet centralized power supply, meeting the requirements of financial institutions, enterprises, schools, hospitals, and factories for implementing network applications such as VoIP, remote monitoring, and wireless APs.