While reading the posts on these boards, I recently became aware of the extreme networks summit 200. It appears that the summit 200 (24 port TX) is an ideal replacement for the cisco 2960 (24 port TX).
Also appears that the summit provides some sort of DOS protection facilities though I cannot seem to find the docs on it.
This Summit ($1250) appears to be 2x price of the cisco ($750) but with quite a bit more useful functionality, which is probably worth it if it actually works (the skeptic in me)
Anyone care to comment on their first hand experience with the summit 200 and its reliability for situations where this switch is the only switch in a full length rack on a 10 Mbps feed in a colo environment? (small needs)
Functionality ingress/egress rate limiting, port mirroring, 4 VLANs, IP ACLs, Qos, Serial CLI, DOS protection.
Is there any particular functionality that the Summit 200 provides that the Cisco 2960 does not? The 2960 should be able to do just about anything that you want it to.
We use Cisco 2950/60 in combination with PIX firewalls and are decently happy. However, after reading the standard specs on the Summit 200 and DOS protection details (the protection of the CPU consumption for DOS attacks, setting the ACLs with some "embryonic connection" types of parameters and many more such interesting items) I am interested in hearing from others who might have used the 200 and their experience as to what really works reliably (I identified our limited requirements in the earlier post). Depending on feedback, a 200 might be of future interest to us for the next cabinet.