SMC Networks' New TigerStack III Switch Powers the Enterprise

SMC6824MPE 24-port 10/100 Stackable Managed Switch with POE stacks up to 8 units high, all managed under one IP address for efficiency in the Enterprise

IRVINE, CA November 30, 2004 SMC® Networks, a leading provider of networking solutions, today announced the newest in its TigerStack(TM) line of enterprise switches, the TigerStack III 24-port 10/100 Stackable Managed Switch (SMC6824MPE). Designed with management, flexibility, security and efficiency in mind, the new TigerStack III switch will be available beginning December 5, 2004.

The new SMC TigerSwitch 10/100 L2 24 Port Managed Switch excels in enterprise applications. Stackable up to eight-high (all of which can be managed under a single IP address), each SMC6824MPE provides 24 auto-MDIX 10/100Mbps ports and two uplink ports for optional Gigabit or 100Mbps fiber. Providing high-performance backbone connectivity with a non-blocking switching fabric that supports an aggregated bandwidth of 9.6Gbps, the SMC6824MPE's advanced features incorporate the best in security and performance, with Power Over Ethernet for added flexibility. Easy to install and manage via the included EliteView(TM) management utility, the SMC6824MPE is packed with features that make it perfect for today's demanding enterprise applications.

The new TigerStack III SMC6824MPE has all of the advanced security and traffic control features that an enterprise application requires and more, with Access Control List (ACL), RADIUS and SSH support, as well 4-queue QoS and Private VLAN support, TACACS+, and IEEE 802.1w and 802.1s. Its robust management features include RMON, SNMPv2c, simultaneous multi-port port mirroring, and remote logging.

The new TigerStack III 24-Port 10/100 Stackable Managed Switch and its associated expansion modules and uplinks will be available in early December.

About SMC Networks

A leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e and all the way home, SMC puts its more than 30 years' experience to work for every product and solution the company produces. Headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC Networks supports its worldwide market through regional offices located throughout the United States and 20 other countries. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit http://www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4You (800-762-4968).