Alcatel Enhances Gigabit Switch Line

Calabasas-based Alcatel Network Division has debuted a new Gigabit switch family, The company's new OmniSwitch 6800 family of layer 3 switches are 1U-high, and support Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet support. The company is targeting customers who are transitioning to Gigabit Ethernet at the desktop. The workgroup switches can handle up to 384 users per stack of switches, and one model supports all fiber links for core networking applications. According to Alcatel, the switches support VLANs, Host Integrity Check, and virus and network attack data security features, along with redundant power supplies and uplink ports.