SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

December 17, 2007 09:02 ET

Worldwide Shipments of D-Link® Network Switch Ports Top 320 Million in 5 Years

Second Only to Cisco, D-Link Continues to be a Dominant Networking and Connectivity Provider to Businesses Worldwide

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2007) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced worldwide shipments of Managed and Unmanaged network switches surpassed 320 million ports for the previous five years, second only to Cisco Systems according to In-Stat research*.

D-Link has been a pioneer in business networking for more than two decades. D-Link® switches play a crucial role in office connectivity and are available with up to 48 ports in a variety of convenient configurations; Layer 2 or 3, Managed or Unmanaged, Web Smart, Gigabit Ethernet, PoE, and Unified Wireless switches to meet the needs of all business applications.

D-Link's xStack™ Switch solutions for medium to large enterprise environments enable businesses to deploy and easily manage a LAN architecture that delivers robust network connectivity, scalability, security, and standards-based interoperability.

The following categories make up D-Link's extensive line of network switches:

--  Unmanaged Switching –- Switches in this category easily allow network
    devices to communicate and are generally plug and play. Unmanaged switches
    are ideal for applications where no switch management or user interaction
    is required.
--  Web Smart Switching –- Switches in this category offer web-based
    management and feature Quality of Service (QoS), Virtual Local Area
    Networks (VLANs), port trunking, port mirroring and other key features. Web
    Smart switches provide added network security and can be used as central
    switching devices [the noun "switches" is plural above] for small office
    connectivity or at the network edge.
--  Managed Switching –- Switches in this category allow IT managers to
    take control of their networks by letting users adjust their communication
    parameters to any setting they desire and monitor their network behavior in
    a number of different ways. Managed switches support multiple features
    designed to provide advanced QoS and network management and security, such
    as IGMP snooping, 802.1w RSTP, and more.
--  Wireless Switching –- Switches in this category are ideal for seamless
    wired and wireless networks. They are managed switches that allow for
    seamless roaming and centralized Wireless Access Point (AP) management.
    Wireless switches support management through web and command line
    interfaces and feature wireless security such as WPA/WPA2, 802.1X, and
    rogue AP detection and containment.

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

* In-Stat Ethernet LAN Switch Market Share Reports, Q2/2002 - Q3/2007

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