The WS-C2960-48TT-S is one of the Catalyst 2960 series fixed-configuration switches offering 10/100 Fast Ethernet and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with LAN services for small branch office networks. The 48TT-S model provides:
The LAN Lite feature set provides entry-level security, quality of service (QoS), and availability capabilities while lowering the total cost of network ownership.
A similar switch, the WS-C-2960-48TT-L (G-42931,) provides more advanced features but at a higher cost of ownership. See the Cisco Web site for a comparison in PDF form.
The Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services (IBNS) solution provides authentication, access control, and security policy administration to secure network connectivity and resources.
There are two options for switch management: the Windows-based Cisco Network Assistant, available at no cost from the Cisco Web site, http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5931/index.html and SNMP network-management platforms such as the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution.
Product service and support: Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for any product or product bundle obtained through this donation programme.
More information about this product is available on the Cisco Web site.