3Com PathBuilder S599 MultiPort (3C8S5997)
The PathBuilder switch maintains connectivity among small, midsize, and large branch offices and the corporate LAN. The PathBuilder switch provides the ability to connect to a wide variety of WAN services and serves as a WAN aggregation point. It accommodates extensive virtual port tunneling capabilities with encryption, data compression, and high-speed processing.
When used at a central site, the PathBuilder switch supplies high-speed, scalable performance for WAN concentration, virtual private network (VPN) tunnel termination, and efficient bandwidth utilization. The PathBuilder switch concentrates T1/E1 or T3/E3 internet traffic at the central site, which enables the creation and maintenance of multiple secure tunnels through the public network to many remote locations simultaneously. User authentication and internet firewall options can be configured on the PathBuilder switch. Or, when the traffic load is high, these services can be off-loaded onto other devices, which allows the PathBuilder switch to function solely as the primary tunnel switch for your enterprise.
In addition, the PathBuilder switch is supported by extensive statistics-based network management facilities in the Transcend application.
All models of the PathBuilder switch provide connection to two Ethernet
LANs using either 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Ethernet.
The model S599 PathBuilder switches has four high-speed multifuntion Ultra-WAN CSU/DSU interfaces supporting PRI, channelized, and unstructured connectivity on a per connector
basis at T1 and E1 line rates.