By incorporating D-Link Green technology, this series of switches is capable of saving power without sacrificing operational performance or functionality. The switches feature built-in smart fans with internal heat sensors, that monitor and detect temperature changes and react accordingly by utilizing different fan speeds for different temperatures. At lower temperatures, the fans will run slower, reducing the switch’s power consumption and noise. Link status drastically reduces power consumption by automatically putting ports without a link into a sleep mode. The DXS-1210 takes the approach to green IT one step further by incorporating a special chipset with advanced silicon technology for efficient use of energy.
Extensive management and Layer 2 features
The DXS-1210 comes with a complete line-up of L2 features, includes port mirroring, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). Network maintenance features include loopback detection and cable diagnostics. Loopback detection significantly speeds up troubleshooting by automatically detecting and shutting down difficult to diagnose switching loops. The cable diagnostic feature, designed primarily for administrators and customer service representatives, determines the cable quality and quickly discovers errors, allowing hassle-free diagnostics and maintenance.
Quality of service and bandwidth control
The DXS-1210 supports Auto Surveillance VLAN (ASV) and Auto Voice VLAN, which are suited for VoIP and video surveillance deployments. Auto Surveillance VLAN is a technology, that consolidates data and surveillance video transmission through a single DXS-1210 switch, thus sparing businesses the expense of dedicated hardware and facilities. ASV also ensures quality real-time video monitoring and control without compromising the transmission of conventional network data. Auto Voice VLAN technology enhances the VoIP service by automatically placing voice traffic from IP phones to a designated VLAN. With a prioritized and segmented VLAN, this feature guarantees quality and security of VoIP traffic. The Differentiated Service Code Point (DSCP) markings on Ethernet packets enable different levels of service to be assigned to network traffic. As a result, these voice and video packets take precedence over other packets. In addition, with bandwidth control, network administrators can reserve bandwidth for important functions, that require higher priority or more bandwidth.
Secure your network
D-Link’s innovative Safeguard Engine protects the switches against traffic flooding, caused by malicious attacks. The DXS-1210 supports 802.1X port-based and host-based authentication, allowing the network to be authenticated through external RADIUS servers. The Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and helps to protect the internal IT network. The DXS-1210 also features Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) spoofing prevention, which protects from attacks on the network that may allow an intruder to sniff data frames, modify traffic, or bring traffic to a halt altogether by sending fake ARP messages. To prevent ARP spoofing attacks, the switch uses packet control ACLs to block invalid packets, that contain fake ARP messages. For added security, the DHCP server screening feature filters DHCP replies on unauthorized ports to prevent them from being assigned an IP address.