Allied Telesis x230 Series switches provide an excellent access solution for today's networks, supporting Gigabit to the desktop for maximum performance. The Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) models provide an ideal solution for connecting and remotely powering wireless access points, IP video surveillance cameras, and IP phones. With 8, 16 or 24 Gigabit ports, SFP uplinks, and fanless models for silent operation, the x230 Series enable flexible deployment and secure connectivity at the network edge.Secure Network security is guaranteed, with powerful control over network traffic types, secure management options, and other multi-layered security features built right in. Network Access Control (NAC) gives unprecedented control over user access to the network, in order to mitigate threats to network infrastructure. Allied Telesis x230 switches use 802.1x port-based authentication, in partnership with standards-compliant dynamic VLAN assignment, to assess a user's adherence to network security policies and either grant access or offer remediation. Tri-authentication ensures the network is only accessed by known users and devices. Secure access is also available for guests. Security from malicious network attacks is provided by a comprehensive range of features such as DHCP snooping, STP root guard, BPDU protection and access control lists. Each of these can be configured to perform a variety of actions upon detection of a suspected attack.Network protection Advanced storm protection features include bandwidth limiting, policy- based storm protection and packet storm protection. Network storms are often caused by cabling errors that result in a network loop. Allied Telesis x230 Series switches provide features to detect loops as soon as they are created. Loop detection and thrash limiting take immediate action to prevent network storms.Manageable The x230 runs the advanced AlliedWare Plus TM fully featured operating system, delivering a rich feature set and an industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI). This reduces training requirements and is consistent across all AlliedWare Plus devices, simplifying network management. The web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) is an easy-to-use and powerful management tool, with comprehensive monitoring facilities.Future-proof x230 Series switches are Software Defined Networking (SDN) ready and able to support OpenFlow v1.3. Powerful network management Meeting the increased management requirements of modern converged networks, Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework (AMF) automates many everyday tasks including configuration management. The complete network can be managed as a single virtual device with powerful centralized management features. Growing the network can be accomplished with plug-and-play simplicity, and network node recovery is fully zero-touch. AMF secure mode increases network security with management traffic encryption, authorization, and monitoring. ECO friendly The x230 Series supports Energy Efficient Ethernet, which automatically reduces the power consumed by the switch whenever there is no traffic on a port. This sophisticated feature can significantly reduce your operating costs by reducing the power requirements of the switch and any associated cooling equipment. The x230-10GT and x230L models are fanless, providing silent operation, which makes them ideal for desktop or work area deployment.