Broadcom Unveils New Line of Enterprise Switch SoCs For Growing BYOD and Mobility Requirements

"Mobile device use in the enterprise continues to scale at a dramatic rate, straining the network in terms of bandwidth, data security, and connectivity to services. IT managers are seeking solutions to enable a considerably more agile and secure network," said Ram Velaga, Broadcom Vice President and General Manager of the Core Switching Group. "Our new StrataXGS devices are designed from the ground up to address these challenges, delivering maximum stackable port density and performance, distributed security intelligence, and unified switching across LANs, WLANs, and data centers - all in a single chip solution."

Market Drivers

  • 89 percent of enterprise networks enable BYOD2
  • 75 percent of US IT managers said new rules must be established around security and device usage2
  • 90 percent of IT managers feel the use of mobile devices pose a significant threat to security3
  • 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet ports are forecasted to exceed 600 million ports by 20164

Key Features

  • App-IQ distributed security intelligence provides high bandwidth Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for highly granular application visibility
  • Integrated Smart-Buffer capabilities provide optimal, adaptive management of network congestion and absorption of bursty workloads
  • Integrated Smart-Table technology delivers large Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding scale with flexible, network topology-based provisioning
  • Layer 2 multipathing and network virtualization via IEEE 802.1BR enable optimum workload mobility
  • Large IPv6 forwarding tables, up to 80G stacking and optional 40GE uplinks provide maximum scalability for Fortune500 network environments


The StrataXGS BCM56340 Series is now sampling in multiple device options. Volume production is slated for the second half of 2013. Visit to learn more.

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