The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 32 delivers industry-leading security, availability, and manageability services for the networks of small and medium-sized business, enterprises, and service providers. T
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 32 delivers industry-leading security, availability, and manageability services for the networks of small and medium-sized business, enterprises, and service providers. This supervisor engine is ideal for applications requiring maximum uptime and security for small and medium-sized LAN core functions, distribution, and access as well as enterprise LAN/WAN access and service provider edge applications. The Supervisor Engine 32 provides investment protection for current Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series deployments by supporting all existing classic and Cisco Express Forwarding 256-based modules and enabling new applications.
The Supervisor Engine 32 is offered with the policy feature card 3B (PFC3B), delivering the same features and services available on the Supervisor Engine 720. Two uplink options are available: 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Small Form Pluggable (SFP)-based uplinks and 2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet XENPAK-based uplinks. In addition to these modular uplinks, the Supervisor Engine 32 also includes one port of 10/100/1000 RJ-45 for ease of network management and two USB 2.0 ports to enable high-speed, secure, direct access from laptops for network management and simplify software downloading using USB memory devices. All ports on the Supervisor Engine 32 can be active at the same time.
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 32 offers:
• Industry-leading integrated security-The Supervisor Engine 32 helps mitigate damage from denial-of-service (DoS) attacks using multiple CPU rate limiters, hardware-based MAC learning, and user-based rate limiting. It limits threats from the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, default gateway, or end-user IP address spoofing using features such as DHCP snooping, dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection, and IP source guard. The supervisor engine allows close control over which users can access the network and what privileges they are granted through identity-based networking with IEEE 802.1x, port-based security, and port-based access lists. These integrated security features are hardware-based so they can be enabled concurrently without compromising system performance as traffic levels increase. The intrusion detection services module or firewall services module can be installed in the same chassis for maximum the highest level of security.