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TEMPEST Level I|
No longer produced|
Intelligent Ethernet Switch|
Advanced Programs, Inc.|
The Cisco Catalyst(R) 3550 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches is a line of enterprise-class, stackable, multilayer switches that provide high availability, security and quality of service (QoS) to enhance the operation of the network. With a range of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Eternet configurations, the Catalyst 3550 Series can serve as both a powerful access layer switch for medium enterprise wiring closets and as a backbone switch for small networks. Customers can deploy network-wide intelligent services, such as advanced QoS, rate-limiting, Cisco security access control lists, multicast management, and high-performance IP routing---while maintaining the simplicity of traditional local area network (LAN) switching. Embedded in the Catalyst 3550 Series is the Cisco Cluster Managmeent Suite (CMS) Software, which allows users to simultaneously configure and troubleshoot multiple Catalyst desktop switches using a standard Web browser. Cisco CMS Software provides new configuration wizards that greatly simplify the implementation of converged networks and intelligent network services.
The base configuation is as follows:
1. 24 100BASE-FX multimode fiber ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet ports
2. 1 rack unit (RU) stackable, multilayer switch upgradeable to full dynamic IP routing
3. Standard Multilayer Software Image (SMI) installed, upgradeable to Enhanced Standard Multilayer Software Image (EMI)
4. Ideal for access and distribution layer connectivity|