D-Link Introduces its Latest Generation of Affordable, Easy-To-Use Smart Switches With User-Friendly Web-Based Management Options

By D-link Middle East, PRNE
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ideal for SMBs Seeking Enterprise Level Functionality, the D-Link DES-1210 and DGS-1210 Series Includes Advanced Security Features, Bandwidth Management Functions, and VLAN Support.

DUBAI, UAE, November 24, 2010 - Responsive to the evolving needs of small and medium businesses,
D-Link Middle East & Africa today announced, that its latest series of
Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Web Smart III Switches offers the opportunity to
construct a secure and productive network environment at an affordable price.
Web Smart Switches include a comprehensive set of management features paired
with a minimally complex user interface for straightforward configuration.

Bridging the gap between unmanaged and managed switches, Web Smart
Switches provide novice and expert administrators alike with a wide array of
options for keeping their network running securely and efficiently. The
included web management interface and SmartConsole utility provide an
intuitive system for administrators to manage a mid-sized network that might
otherwise present a challenge.

Web Smart Switches strengthen security through the use of access control
lists (ACL), ensuring that sensitive network resources are restricted only to
authorized users. Web Smart Switches detect and block intruders that attempt
to sniff data or send fake ARP packets that could disrupt network traffic.
This defense mechanism allows the switch to remain operable even while under
attack. These switches are also robust enough to screen rogue DHCP server
packets to prevent unauthorized IP assignments.

D-Link Web Smart Switches guarantee that a network remains fast and
efficient by managing bottlenecks and controlling network bandwidth. A Web
Smart Switch can be deployed as a primary core for optimal performance,
giving administrators control over security, bandwidth, and topology.
Alternatively, these switches can be deployed at the network edge to manage
and eliminate bandwidth constraints while enhancing security. Regardless of
the installation scenario, reliability is ensured through Loopback Detection
(LBD) and cable diagnostics.

Web Smart Switches streamline bandwidth using Quality of Service (QoS)
optimizations to shape and manage traffic. Asymmetric VLAN support allows
these switches to direct unlike or unequal bandwidth across different VLANs.
Through this segmentation, client-server traffic flows can be optimized, and
shared resources effectively controlled. The Auto Voice VLAN function
automatically identifies voice traffic and maintains optimal audio quality
for VOIP calls.

Business owners conscious of rising energy costs and environmental
concerns will appreciate the green features found in D-Link switches. All Web
Smart Switches feature a fanless or smart fan design which reduces

power consumption while allowing the switch to operate almost silently.
Single LEDs per port provide status at a glance and help to save electricity.

"The D-Link Web Smart Switch series provides many of the features found
in managed switches at a much lower total cost of ownership" said Harrison
, Regional Director at D-Link Middle East and Africa. "Broad management
options, advanced security features and VLAN support are just a few of the
features that make Web Smart Switches an excellent choice for small and
medium businesses interested in managing their network effectively and
inexpensively", he concluded.

Web Smart Switches are available for Fast Ethernet (DES-1210 Series) or
Gigabit Ethernet (DGS-1210 Series) applications in several convenient port
configurations. The latest firmware supports several languages including
English (Default), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Italian,
Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and German.

The D-Link Web Smart Switch series includes the following models:

- DES-1210-52: 48-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX, 2 combo 1000
BASE-T/SFP, 2 1000 BASE-T ports

- DES-1210-28: 24-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX, 2 combo 1000
BASE-T/SFP, 2 1000 BASE-T ports

- DES-1210-28P: 24-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX PoE ports, 2 combo
1000 BASE-T/SFP, 2 1000BASE-T ports

- DGS-1210-48: 44-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4 combo 1000
BASE-T/SFP ports

- DGS-1210-24: 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4 combo 1000
BASE-T/SFP ports

- DGS-1210-16: 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4 combo 1000
BASE-T/SFP ports

- DGS-1210-10P: 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T PoE, 2 combo
1000 BASE-T/SFP ports

About D-Link:

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large
enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive towards
excellence as an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of
networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications
solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to
Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup for Enterprise Environments. With
millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped,
D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the
networking and communications market.

D-Link ME Headquarters is located in Dubai, the UAE, Jebel Ali Free Zone
South, P. O. Box 18224, Tel.: +971-4-880-9022, Fax: +971-4 880-9066. For
general inquiries, contact: info.me@dlink-me.com or visit our website:

D-Link, Web Smart and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered
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Copyright (c) 2010. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

    Press Contact:

    Nicole Maria Meier
    D-Link Middle East
    Tel.: +971-4-880-9022
    Fax: +971-4-880-9066
    E-Mail: nmeier@dlink-me.com

Press Contact: Nicole Maria Meier, D-Link Middle East, Tel.: +971-4-880-9022, Fax: +971-4-880-9066, E-Mail: nmeier at dlink-me.com

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