MilSource Upgrades its Managed Ethernet Switches for Traffic Management

By CIOReview | Thursday, October 15, 2015
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LOS ANGELES, CA: With the upgradation of Techaya’s MILTECH 904, 912, 918 and 919 military grade managed Ethernet switches; MilSource aims to bring enhancements for traffic management performance of its Ethernet switches. MilSource’s Techaya is a low SWaP standard in Ethernet communications whose new platform upgrade will provide improved switching, security, management, and IPv6 functionality.

The new update adds Layer 3 static routing functionality to its Layer 2 Ethernet switches. These switches can now perform IPv4 and IPv6 static routing between VLANs without adding a router upstream, reducing the weight and cost of mobile military platforms. Other upgrades include DHCP server, SSHv2, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 Agent and IPv6 to increase compatibility with standards based network devices.

In addition, the upgraded switches feature security functions consisting of accounting, authentication and authorization via TACACS or RADIUS servers allowing multiple users to have access to 15 different levels of switch management; enhanced snooping support like IGMPv3, MLDv1, MLDv2, IGMP filtering and IPMC filtering and Qos, port control, synchronization and MIBS support. Moreover, it includes Layer 2 switching functionality with multiple spanning tree instances on a single link.

“Techaya’s compact, ultra-compact and board level solutions first revolutionized ruggedized Ethernet switching for the military and UAV market in terms of size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-c). Now these groundbreaking compact devices will lead the way in terms of functionality, speed and security. It’s amazing that the functionality available in an Ethernet switch which is the size of a credit card used to require the space of rack-mounted units,” says Ronen Isaac, GM, MilSource.