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HPE SuperStack 3 4400 Switch Series - Overview

Product description

HPE SuperStack 3 4400 Switch Series provide wirespeed 10/100 Fast Ethernet connectivity with a choice of Gb downlinks and are specifically designed for Enterprise workgroup environments. The Switch 4400 family provides advanced security features for network data and management traffic.
NOTE: HPE SuperStack 3 4400 Switch Series is also known as 3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 4400 Family.


Product features

Switching capacity
  • 24-port models: 8.8 Gb/s

  • 48-port model: 13.6 Gb/s

Forwarding rate
  • 24-port models: 6.6 Mp/s (Millions of packets per second)

  • 48-port model: 10.1 Mp/s

Store-and-forward switching
Latency < 2.6 μs
Layer 2 switching
MAC address
8K MAC addresses
64 VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q)
Link aggregation
  • IEEE 802.3ad (LACP)

  • Four trunk groups (up to four ports in each)

  • Link aggregation across stack

Auto-negotiation of port speed, duplex, and connection (MDI/MDIX)
Traffic control
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex flow control

  • Back pressure flow control for Half-Duplex

  • Broadcast storm suppression (3,000 pps threshold)

Spanning tree
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

    • Fast-Start mode

    • Spanning tree enable/disable per port

Multicast snooping
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v1, v2, and v3 snooping

  • IGMP Querier

  • Filtering for 128 multicast groups

  • Up to 384 ports

  • Single IP Address for stack management

  • Resilient stacking (T-type) connectors

  • Hot-Swappable

Priority queues
  • Four hardware queues per port

  • Strict priority queuing

  • Weighted round robin queuing

Traffic prioritization
  • CoS Marking/remarking

  • IEEE 802.1p to DSCP Mapping

  • Auto classification of 3Com NBX Telephony traffic

  • Priority based on:

    • IEEE 802.1p CoS

    • DiffServ Code Point (DSCP)

    • TCP/UDP source or destination port number

    • Default port priority

    • IP Address/protocol

Traffic shaping
  • Egress rate limiting, Port-Based:

    • 1 Mb/s increments (10/100 ports)

    • 8 Mb/s increments (Gb ports)

  • Application and protocol blocking

Network access and user security
  • IEEE 802.1X user authentication

    • Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Authentication

    • Advanced security by locking a port to the MAC Address of the authenticated user

    • Automatically assign VLANs and Quality-of-Service (QoS) profile to a port based on user

    • Guest VLAN Option

  • RADIUS Authenticated Device Access (RADA)

    • Authenticate devices based on MAC Address against a RADIUS Server

    • Authenticate multiple devices per port

    • Automatically assign VLANs and QoS to a port specific to the devices attached

    • Operates alongside IEEE 802.1X authentication to ensure user and device are allowed access

    • Local authentication for up to fifty IEEE 802.1X users and RADA Devices in absence of a centralized RADIUS Server

    • RADA whitelist support enhances flexibility for IEEE 802.1X/RADA Deployment

    • Option to allow default VLAN access when RADIUS server is unavailable

  • Disconnect Unknown Device (DUD)

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) allow or deny traffic based on specific subnet or individual IP Address

  • Private ports feature isolates edge ports at layer 2 to ensure user privacy

Switch management
  • Local or RADIUS Management of switch passwords

  • Trusted IP Management addresses

  • Syslog

  • Telnet

    • SSH v2 (56-bit or 168-bit DES)

Remote management
  • SNMP v1, SNMP v2, SNMP v3 Secure encrypted management

  • User-Selectable management VLAN

  • Backup and restore

  • Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) configuration: Upload/download

  • TFTP Agent: Upload

  • Command line

  • Serial (9-pin, D-type connector)

  • Telnet

  • Web-Based

  • Simple Network Managemnt Protocol (SNMP)

Mirror port/Roving Analysis Port (RAP)
Remote monitoring (RMON)
Four groups: statistics, history, alarm, and events
IP Address allocation
  • DHCP

  • BootP

  • Manual

  • Auto IP

Network time
Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) for time stamp of events captured via Syslog
Management software
3Com Network Supervisor (Copy provided with product)
  • Topology discovery

  • Change management reporting

  • Capacity planning

  • Event logging

  • Fault identification and troubleshooting

  • Utilization monitoring


Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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