Cisco® ME 3400E Series Ethernet Access Switches are next-generation Layer 2 and Layer 3 customer-located devices for service providers. Their design is based on the widely deployed Cisco ME 3400 Series Ethernet Access Switches. The Cisco ME 3400E Series helps service providers deliver four key attributes that are essential to next-generation Carrier Ethernet service: availability, flexibility, manageability, and security. Product Overview With service-provider-friendly features, the Cisco ME 3400E Series is the second-generation Cisco access switch optimized for Ethernet-to-the-Business (ETTB) VPN services. It provides both high availability and service flexibility for Carrier Ethernet business access deployments. The Cisco ME 3400E Series comes by default with advanced Layer 2 VPN service features and the option to upgrade to Layer 3 VPN services, giving service providers an out-of-the-box business VPN solution that can be scaled to meet future needs.