First Secure LAN Switch announced

ConSentry Networks, a leadin gprovider of secure LAN solutions, today announced the LANShield Switch, an enterprise-class switch that integrates the security features needed to secure every user and every port on the LAN. With this announcement, ConSentry is leading the migration of security from an overlay to an embedded technology in the LAN.

By delivering its LANShield silicon architecture and security software initially in the LANShield Controller (formerly the Secure LAN Controller), ConSentry was able to focus on refining the security functions and to prove out the LANShield architecture in a platform that integrates easily into customers existing infrastructure. The Network Admission Control (NAC), visibility, user access control, and threat control capabilities of the LANShield silicon constitute the foundation of the LANShield product family.

The addition of the new CS4048 LANShield Switch enables ConSentry to offer customers the flexibility of deploying pervasive and cost-effective LAN security within a switch, joining the overlay option of the LANShield Controller for applying security to traffic from existing switches.

The CS4048 is a self-contained, rack-mountable 1U intelligent switch with 44 10/100/1000 copper ports, four Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports, and two 10 Gbps uplink ports. The 44 copper ports provide industry-standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) for supporting wireless LAN access points or VoIP handsets. The switch performs deep packet inspection at 10 Gbps. Additional features include hot-swappable power supplies and fans and Layer 2/3 Quality of Service capabilities. Centralized management is provided by ConSentry InSight command center.

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