SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

May 13, 2008 09:00 ET

D-Link® xStack™ Managed Switch Wins PC Magazine Editor's Choice

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - PC Magazine, one of the oldest and most respected publications serving the computer industry, has awarded its coveted "Editor's Choice" designation to the new 24-port xStack™ DGS-3627 managed network switch from D-Link, the end-to-end provider of computer networking solutions for consumers and business.

"Very small businesses will need a network consultant to make full use of a switching product with capabilities as deep as the DGS-3627," states the magazine reviewer and networking expert Oliver Rist, who added, "but today's network applications can greatly benefit from the features in the D-Link switch."

"Sporting 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and another four small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports capable of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) uplinks, this switch can find a home as part of a large enterprise's switch fabric," Rist added. "Yet with the slim IU form factor, it can just as easily become a backbone all by itself for a smaller business."

Giving it a four out of a possible five rating, the editors specifically liked the D-Link® product's stacking capabilities. "xStack goes a couple steps further, first by using the SFP ports and a proprietary hookup to pump stack traffic at up to 20 gigabits per second, and second, by allowing any switch in the stack to be hot-swapped in case of trouble. That's a way-cool feature, since it lets an administrator pull a switch out of the stack, replace it with any other D-Link xStack switch (preferably the same model, though it can be a different model as long as the ports and configuration abilities match) and the new unit will jump right in."

For businesses needing to expand from five or eight-port unmanaged switches, Rist added, the D-Link solution allows for advanced applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP), multicast streaming, a VLAN-segmented network, or a fast backbone for server-to-server or server-to-SAN communication.

DGS-3627 Key Features and Benefits:

--  IPv4 & IPv6 routing without additional license fees
--  Support for advanced Layer 3 protocols RIP, OSPF, VRRP, IGMP, DVMRP,
    PIM-DM & PIM-SM
--  Supports 24/48 1000BASE-T ports with up to 3 optional 10-Gigabit
    connections
--  Mix and match optional 10 Gigabit fiber XFP and copper CX4 modules to
    meet user network needs
--  Advanced L2/3/4 Quality of Service (QoS) and Access Control Lists
--  40 Gigabit stacking backplane with physical data stacking up to 12
    units
--  Support for IP-Port-MAC binding and Microsoft NAP
    

Price and Availability

The DGS-3627 and DGS-3650 (48-Port version) is available now through D-Link's network of value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, or at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com, for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $3209.99 for the DGS-3627 and (MSRP) $5889.99 for the DGS-3650. More information is available by visiting D-Link's website, www.dlink.com, or tuning into D-LinkTV™ at www.dlinktv.com.

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 www.dlink.com.

D-Link, xStack, Safeguard Engine, and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.