Innovative energy saving hibernation modes that reduce energy consumption by up to 90% when the switch is not in use IEEE 802.3az EEE (energy-efficient Ethernet) enables dynamic power savings on all switch Ports Auto smart Ports automatically configures port settings based on Device Type for simplified configuration and rapid deployment Netflow Lite detects IP packet types and provides enhanced visibility into the network IPv6 first hop security protects against IPv6 address theft and malicious attacks Cisco Catalyst 2960-x Series switch is the next generation of the world's most widely deployed access switches. It enables intelligent services such as application visibility; Smart operations layer 3 routing and deliver best-in-class energy efficiency with up to 80 percent energy savings.
The Cisco 2960 series continues to be my workhorse L2 "access" switch at the day-job. The "X" is the latest iteration of this family, succeeding the 2960S. Specs are bumped up, IOS 15 ships standard, the power and rack footprint are slightly reduced, but it's overall a modest revision unless you use stacking.Here's a quick rundown of changes / highlights:* Faster backplane: 95.2 Mpps vs 65.5 mpps in the S-24TD-L* Forwarding bandwidth: 108 Gbps vs 88 Gbp..