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Accton Announces Availability of the First Stackable Switch with Leo Technology; 24-Port L2+ Stackable ES3526Y Available Now to Global Outsourcing Partners.

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HSINCHU, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2004

Accton Technology Corp. of Taiwan (TAIEX: 2345, www.accton.com), global outsourcing partner for networking and communications solutions, today announced that the second in the company's new Leo line of advanced, Enterprise-level switches -- the first stackable Leo switch -- is now shipping. Available to Accton OEM partners immediately, the new 24-port Layer 2+ ES3526Y stackable joins the stand-alone ES3626X, which began shipping late last year. Loaded with advanced features and boasting outstanding performance -- all at a price that leaves plenty of room for margin -- the new ES3526Y is ideal for Enterprise workgroup applications.

"The new ES3526Y has features and performance that exceeds what's available from top-tier vendors on the retail market today, and it's been cost-engineered to provide those features and quality economically," said Mark Graham, Accton's vice president and general manager for North America. "We're pleased to be able to offer the stackable version of this feature-filled, affordable advanced Layer 2 switch to our partners so that they can provide their customers with the best in Layer 2 switching products."

The new L2+ stackable 24-port switch, ES3526Y, brings power, security and flexibility with 24 10/100 ports and two slots for optional fiber and Gigabit uplink modules; available in 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-SX (SC), 1000BASE-LX (SC), 1000BASE-X (GBIC) and 100BASE-FX (SC, MMF and SMF). Benefiting from Accton's internally designed ASIC, routing firmware and Mercury software technology, the ES3526Y has features that take it beyond L2, with support for Private VLAN, 802.1v protocol VLAN, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP) trunking and more. SMTP and dual configuration files ease management, and support for 255 or 4K VLAN groups and Jumbo packets (to 9K bytes) give administrators the flexibility to make performance-enhancing adjustments. Security and QoS are important to administrators, too. The ES3526Y features port-based 802.1x, Access Control Lists, HTTPS/SSL and SSH. QoS features include Marking 802.1p and DiffServ, rate-limiting, WRR and strict scheduling.

The best solution for Enterprise workgroup switching, the economical, secure, and easy to install and use ES3526Y L2 Stackable 24 + 2 Port Switch is available now to Accton's global outsourcing partners along with the stand-alone version, ES3526X. And, the Leo family will continue to grow with the addition of other Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches to the family, stand-alone and stackable, and in varying port densities.

About Accton Technology Corp.

Accton Technology Corp. is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top-tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. Leveraging its advanced software applications and state-of-the-art ASIC, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to design, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies. The company's constantly evolving core technology, highly qualified employees and aggressive cost engineering make it possible for Accton to deliver superior products that are as affordable as they are robust. For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit www.accton.com.
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