The N-Series Platinum Distributed Forwarding Engines (DFEs) support the full range of Secure Networks features, but are primarily designed for deployment in network edge and distribution roles, with support for up to 1000 downstream users/devices on a single port (2000 per chassis) with full distributed fault-tolerance capabilities. The advanced routing license and per-port policy capacity license can be purchased to provide similar multi-user authentication and routing scalability as the Diamond DFEs. Platinum DFEs provide a broad range of Ethernet connectivity ranging from 10/100 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, including support for Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Platinum DFEs are interchangeable in any N-Series chassis, delivering leading performance, reliability, and security for today’s enterprise network. These modules intelligently integrate switching, routing, and management functions to deliver visibility and control without sacrificing performance or QoS.