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The Enterasys K-Series is the most cost-effective, flow-based switching solution in the industry. Providing exceptional levels of automation, visibility and control from the network edge to the small enterprise core, these flexible, modular switches significantly reduce operational costs while still offering premium features.
The K-Series is built upon the Enterasys CoreFlow2 custom ASIC. This cornerstone switching technology provides greater visibility into critical business applications and the ability to enable better controls to meet the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) demanded by the business.
Designed to address the challenges associated with a growing demand for access to applications and services, the K-Series protects businesses traffic and supports changing operational needs. This includes the computerization of IT and "bring your own device" programs that require more robust location, identification, visibility and overall management capabilities. The K-Series is uniquely suited to intelligently manage individual user, device and application conversations, as well as to provide the visibility and management to troubleshoot connectivity issues, locate devices, and ensure protection of corporate data.
The K-Series makes forwarding decisions and enforces security policies and roles while classifying/prioritizing traffic at wire speed. All I/O modules provide the highest Quality of Service (QoS) features for critical applications such as voice and HD video even during periods of high network traffic load while also proactively preventing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and malware propagation.
The K-Series implements an industry-leading, flow-based switching architecture to intelligently manage individual user and application conversations - far beyond the capabilities of switches that are limited to using VLANs, ACLs, and ports to implement role-based access controls. Users are identified and roles are applied to ensure each individual user can access their business-critical applications no matter where they connect to the network. K-Series policy rules combined with deep packet inspection can intelligently sense and automatically respond to security threats while improving reliability and quality of the user experience.
A significant differentiator for the K-Series is the ability to collect NetFlow data at wire-speed providing total visibility into network resource consumption for users and applications. The K-Series joins the S-Series as the only enterprise switches to support multi-user, multimethod authentication on every port - absolutely essential when you have devices such as IP phones, computers, printers, copiers, security cameras, badge readers, and virtual machines connected to the network.
This modular switch delivers flexible connectivity, premium features and integrated security that enable the network to quickly adapt to changing business requirements.