The ZyXEL XGS4700 series provides businesses with a smooth migration path from IPv4 based networks to a full IPv6 infrastructure, providing investment protection for future network upgrades when a larger installation of connected devices is required. The XGS4700 series utilizes the design technology to provide wire speed communication and full-dynamic IP routing features such as RIP, RIPv2 and OSPF as well as special features such as equal-cost, multi-path routing (ECMP) which load balances network traffic across multiple paths through the network that have the same costing.
Intelligent QoS for mission critical applications
In order to ensure the quality of multiple services on a converged network, adopting advanced traffic control technologies to manage different types of traffic flows is critical and necessary to businesses. The ZyXEL XGS4700 series supports intelligent QoS features to regulate network traffic for the best performance. Taking advantage of Class of Service (CoS) and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) support, network designers and administrators can easily classify and enable traffic prioritization for critical business applications such as VoIP and video conferencing.
High-level security for ultimate network protection
The ZyXEL XGS4700 series works with an intelligent 3-tier security mechanism that offers complete data and management protection via a wide range of security features to protect subscriber data and deter unauthorized users through effective traffic administration. The 802.1X authentication and port security features provide the ability to stop unauthorized users from accessing the network. To serve specific users such as guests or visitors to the business, the 802.1X Guest VLAN feature allows them to access the Internet via the Guest VLAN without entering the business's internal network.
Robust and high-availability system design guarantees non-stop operations
The ZyXEL XGS4700 series supports the VRRP routing protocol for resilience within the network to avoid the failure of transmission. The gigabit connectivity not only gives superb transmission bandwidth, but also allows users to set up gigabit aggregation for secured critical transmission. The IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) also allows immediate recovery from failed links by sending packets via a backup link path. In addition, the XGS4700 series supports CPU protection to provide the switch CPU with automatic protection against malicious network traffic trying to shut down the switch, which ensures priority/mission-critical tasks to be handled without interruption. The CPU protection feature enables the optimization of switch resources and also strengthens network protection considerably.