SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

December 04, 2007 06:00 ET

D-Link Introduces Managed 24-Port Switch With Flexible DNA™ Stacking Technology

The D-Link® xStack™ DES-3228PA Provides PoE Technology With Emphasis on Security, Performance and Resiliency

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today introduced the newest addition to its popular series of xStack™ switches, a 24-port stackable managed switch that supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and offers the small to medium business (SMB) best-of-breed features to set up a secure and effective network at an affordable price tag.

Featuring D-Link's latest Distributed Network Architecture™ (DNA) stacking technology, the xStack DES-3228PA can stack up to six units, regardless of physical environment or location, providing up to 156 ports under single IP management.

The xStack DES-3228PA is a managed 24-port 10/100 stackable Layer 2 PoE switch with 4-Gigabit copper ports, including two combo SFP slots for easy, flexible connection to fiber-based Gigabit or 100Base-FX media, along with an optional redundant power supply.

The DES-3228PA is equipped to handle and protect from many of today's emerging security vulnerabilities previously delegated to only stand-alone firewalls. It incorporates the D-Link Safeguard Engine™, which filters out threats to the network such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, Trojan Horses, Worms and more. It also supports customized access rules that can be set up to restrict network access and 802.1x authentication to verify user identity, and incorporates port-based security to protect network integrity.

"By enabling up to six switches to be stacked together and operate as one, regardless of location, our new DES-3228PA is an ideal network solution for a growing business, whether it be a factory, warehouse, campus, small office, or expanding enterprise facility," said AJ Wang, chief technical officer, D-Link. "It combines robust security, advanced management features and PoE to provide a flexible platform capable of handling the most demanding network applications."

The D-Link xStack DES-3228PA switch features a variety of network management options, including console, CLI, Telnet, Web GUI, SNMP, v2/v3 and RMON. It provides advanced traffic management options, including Bandwidth Control, Broadcast Storm Control, Private VLANs, and support for IGMP Snooping for a more efficient and manageable network.

To power difficult to reach locations, the DES-3228PA is equipped with 24 10/100BASE-TX ports that support the IEEE PoE protocol. It is also designed to inject up to 15.4 watts of power per port on all 24 RJ-45 ports for a total of up to 370 watts of available power to support IP phones, access points, cameras and more.

Ideal for supporting Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones, the D-Link xStack DES-3228PA also offers robust Quality of Service (QoS) with four priority queues for 802.1p/ToS DiffServ. It also provides extensive support for GARP/GVRP, 802.1Q, and port-based VLANs for up to 256 groups per device.

Price and Availability

The D-Link DES-3228PA is now available through D-Link's network of value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, or at the company's online store,, for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $999.99.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

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