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Broadcom Rolls Out New Framework

Broadcom's new Gigabit switches with BroadShield Security Technology aim to reduce the complexity of implementing secure enterprise networks

IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new generation of multi-layer Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches designed to improve enterprise network security through a highly scalable and easy-to-manage security infrastructure. This latest generation of Broadcom® StrataXGS® III Gigabit Ethernet switches features new BroadShield(tm) security technology, which enables network admission control (NAC) and supports Microsoft's Network Access Protection policy enforcement technology to achieve dramatically improved network security and manageability when compared to existing solutions.

Network security is one of the top concerns for enterprise IT network managers, given the prevalence of hacking, malware and inside security threats, as well as, the need to comply with government regulations. It is a challenge to implement security profiles for one user, let alone an enterprise network with hundreds, or thousands, of users. Additionally, IT professionals prefer standards-based solutions (versus proprietary solutions) to ensure interoperability between multiple hardware and software vendors. As a result, next-generation switching solutions must keep pace with the ever changing security threats in enterprise networks, and the underlying security infrastructure must be cost-effective, as well as easier to implement and manage.

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