3Com expands SuperStack 4400 family

3Com is extending the reach of its SuperStack 3 Switch 4400 family with the introduction of the fibre based FX model, which is capable of transmitting data up to 2 kms.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  July 2, 2003

3Com is extending the reach of its SuperStack 3 Switch 4400 family with the introduction of the fibre based FX model, which is capable of transmitting data up to 2 kms.

The vendor also claims that its SuperStack Switch 4400 FX will provide stronger security than copper based products, while also providing bandwidth savings and a faster return on investment (ROI).

According to 3Com, the fibre based 10/100 switch is less susceptible to external snooping than copper wiring and can also connect more securely to desktop computers than other products.

“With today’s focus on heightened security, having secure desktops is a high priority for an array of businesses including governments, educational institutions and many enterprises,” says Pax Andersson, vice president for international sales, 3Com.

“The new switch 4400 unit achieves this using FX fibre, which cannot be passively listened to unlike copper wiring. The greater distance also gives the switch additional reach for low bandwidth aggregating sites,” he explains.

The FX switch also provides 24 ports in a compact single unit with resilient stacking and advanced traffic prioritisation.

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