The ZyXEL MES3500-24 has been specially designed for service providers to deliver profitable Ethernet services. With the high-performance hardware platform, service providers can easily extend network topologies while enabling robust security, QoS and management functions to help customers fulfilling different needs and to support the IPv6 for trouble-free future network expansions.
Consistent service quality and reliable connecting ability in a converged network is the key for Carrier to connect and satisfy customers; therefore the ability to control traffic flow and set traffic policy becomes more critical than ever. The ZyXEL MES3500-24 24-port FE L2 Switch offers wire-speed flow control that classifies and prioritizes the incoming packets according to the predefine QoS policies that meet requirements of service providers.
Enhanced security for protection among customers
Avoiding subscribers affecting each other on a shared network or shared device is a major concern for service providers. The ZyXEL MES3500-24 offers a complete set of security features to protect user data while administrating the traffics. Port security provides the ability to deny unauthorized users from accessing the network. Moreover, the 802.1X feature cooperating with RADIUS is useful to prevent unauthorized access based on username and password (or other credentials) and acts as powerful access control for converged networks with mixed wired and wireless access.
Resilient and redundant design
A quick recovery and round-the-clock network is vital for service providers to establish a robust network. The MES3500-24 provides comprehensive features to make sure network is well operated. The IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation feature reduces network downtime by providing redundant paths and bandwidth aggregation to critical connections, while IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) allow immediate recovery from failed connections by sending packets via the backup link.
Digital Diagnostics Monitoring Interface (DDMI) SFP support
The enhanced digital interface allows real-time access to the device operating parameters, and it includes optional digital features such as soft control and monitoring of SFP I/O signals. In addition, the MES3500-24 fully incorporates the functionality needed to implement digital alarms and warnings from fault isolation and failure prediction tasks as well as component monitoring features, among others. With the digital diagnostic monitoring interface, the MES3500-24 enables users to easily detect packet loss from transceivers and aging cables; therefore users can not only avoid troubles such as unstable networking services, but also boost productivity significantly.
Rich IPv6 features built-in for future-proof network expansions
As ZyXEL considers IPv6 management features as a future trend, complete IPv6 host management capabilities are added to the MES3500-24 for guaranteed IPv6/4 migration and future-proof expansion. It's not only beneficial for high-density Fast Ethernet deployments, but also capable of preventing investment loss and therefore perfectly suitable for both network cores and edges.