InternetWeek Magazine's "Best of the Best" Nomination Given to Cabletron's SmartSwitch Router and SmartSwitch 6500; First and Only Vendor to be Selected for Two Categories.ROCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dec. 14, 1998--Cabletron Systems (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : CS), the premier provider of enterprise-class networking solutions, announced that its SmartSwitch Router 2000 and SmartSwitch 6500 have been nominated by the testing editors as finalists for InternetWeek Magazine's "Best of the Best." The distinguished nominations not only come on the heels of a host of industry awards that Cabletron has received this year, but also reinforce Cabletron's technology leadership and expertise in the enterprise market.
"These two nominations are significant achievements for Cabletron," said Craig Benson, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. for Cabletron. "We're attacking emerging markets such as switch/routing with our SSR (Scalable Sampling Rate) See AAC.
SSR - Scalable Sampling Rate and ATM via our SmartSwitch ATM products, and feel that we have the industry's best solutions. We are pleased to have a prominent publication like InternetWeek nominate our products for such a prestigious award."
Winners of the award, to be announced To be announced (TBA)
A contract for the purchase or sale of an MBS to be delivered at an agreed-upon future date but does not include a specified pool number and number of pools or precise amount to be delivered. in the December 21st issue, will be determined by votes casted from the public. The nominees can been found on the InternetWeek web site at http://www.reviewbunker.com/cool_4.html.
According to a recent Dell'Oro Group study, the SmartSwitch Router holds an impressive 33% market share in the chassis-based Layer 3 switch category. Cabletron also is a leader in chassis-based Layer 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports shipped with 22.4% market share.
In the most recent Gigabit Ethernet test conducted by InternetWeek Magazine (published November 16, 1998), Cabletron's SSR family of solutions took top honors and won the "Best of Breed" award. Cabletron also participated in an industry ATM switch comparison with its world-class SmartSwitch 6500 and 2500 ATM solutions and took home an InternetWeek Approved award (published October 19, 1998).
SmartSwitch Router Solutions
Offering the most compelling price/performance solution in the industry, all members of the SmartSwitch Router family support 10/100/1000 switching and IP & IPX routing at Layers 2, 3, and 4 and are standards compliant - including 802.1p, 802.1q, RIP, OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) A routing protocol that determines the best path for routing IP traffic over a TCP/IP network based on distance between nodes and several quality parameters. , BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) The routing protocol that is used to span autonomous systems on the Internet. It is a robust, sophisticated and scalable protocol that was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). , RMON (Remote MONitoring) Enhancements to the management information base (MIB) structure used by the simple network management protocol (SNMP). In 1991, RMON added comprehensive network monitoring capabilities. and RMON2. Additionally, the SSR's switch Layer 4 application flows provides application-level control, Quality of Service (QoS), security and accounting of network traffic.
SmartSwitch ATM Solutions
Cabletron's SmartSwitch 6500 is a next generation ATM platform designed to meet the high-performance, high-capacity, fault tolerant switching requirements for today's demanding network data center, campus backbone and WAN edge environments. Based on Cabletron's highly successful SmartSwitch 6000 architecture, the SmartSwitch 6500 allows customers to integrate ATM and popular LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) Often pronounced "fiddy," it was a LAN and MAN access method that had its heyday in the mid-1990s. FDDI was an ANSI standard token passing network that transmitted 100 Mbps over optical fiber up to 10 kilometers. into one switching chassis. Using Cabletron's state-of-the-art ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. design, the SmartSwitch 6500 offers customers a full 10Gbps, non-blocking, switch capacity that supports the latest in industry standards.
Cabletron Systems, the premier provider of enterprise-class networking solutions, delivers dependable networks access and communications to millions of people worldwide. With scaleable products designed for Fortune 1000 enterprise networks, service providers and small businesses, Cabletron provides simple, reliable and cost-effective business solutions for the information age.
Cabletron's web site can be reached on the Internet at http://www.cabletron.com.