Local Area Network (LAN)

Switching

Packet switching on Local Area Networks used to connect computers, printers and servers within a building or campus. A switch serves as a controller, enables networked devices talking to each other efficiently. Through information sharing and resource allocation, switches save businesses money and increase employee productivity.

Standard Features:

  • MAC filtering and other types of “port security” features which prevent MAC flooding
  • Use of Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) and Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) technologies
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring of device and link health
  • Port mirroring (also known as: port monitoring, spanning port, SPAN port, roving analysis port or link mode port and remote RSPAN).
  • Routing

    Packet Routing based on routing protocols, router acts as a dispatcher, choosing the best path for information to travel so it's received quickly as router connects between networks.

    Standard Features:

  • Routing Protocols
  • Security VPN
  • Call Processing act as Call Processor server
  • MPLS switching technology
  • Traffic QOS
  • Variety of WAN connection options
  • Link aggregation (also known as bonding, trunking or teaming) allows the use of multiple ports for the same connection achieving higher data transfer rates - VLAN settings. Creating VLANs can serve security and performance goals by reducing the size of the broadcast domain
  • 802.1X network access control
  • IGMP snooping