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SmartSwitch gets IRL upgrade

Cabletron Systems Inc. has added an inbound rate limiting service to its SmartSwitch 2000, 6000 and 9000 switches to control the rate of traffic coming into network interfaces. IRL gives bandwidth control from 0.5 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.

The Rochester, N.H., company will make IRL a firmware feature in the next generation of SmartSwitches. It is available as a free upgrade to switch users with maintenance contracts. For other SmartSwitch owners, it will cost $250 for each firmware coding upgrade.

On the enterprise side of the switch, IRL has a dampening effect on the amount of traffic coming through.

On the service provider side, an inbound rate limiting service can guarantee bandwidth up to the limit set.

Contact Cabletron at 603-332-9400.

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