In addition to those verified by BT Exact, Foundry safeguards also include hardware based Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs), Control Plane Security (CPS) for unknown, Multi-cast and Broadcast forwarding; and the ability to handle customer Spanning Tree Protocol
packets independently using SuperSpan.
1d Spanning Tree Protocol
(STP), enables the Magnum 6K Series of Managed Switches to simplify and speed up recovery from faults in Ethernet LAN configurations that use a ring structure.
Switches that support Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
(R/STP) can automatically locate and cut loops.
The AT-3716TR also supports the IEEE Spanning Tree Protocol
The TigerSwitch 1000 also brings a comprehensive Layer 2 management feature set, including Spanning Tree Protocol
, VLANs and link aggregation (LACP) which also supports trunking the 10G ports.
Topics covered include architecture analysis, VLANs, spanning tree protocols
, inter-VLAN routing, high-availability and redundant networks and network security.
lt;p>VirtualControl and VirtualScale contain features for Layer-2 and Layer-3 environments that help eliminate the need for spanning tree protocols
, build resiliency into the network and ensure that traffic for specific applications can be segmented to increase manageability, Force10 says.
Spanning tree protocols
to provide redundant, optimized paths when using multiple switches.