APRIL 12, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Foundry Networks Inc. today will announce modular and stackable switches for Layer 4-7 tasks, with a particular focus on corporate security requirements.
San Jose-based Foundry will launch two modular switches dubbed ServerIron 450 and ServerIron 850 and a stackable device called ServerIron GT.

The products are designed to deter denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, company officials said. The modular switches deliver up to 320,000 Layer 4 connections per second, a speed that improves their ability to identify whether a transmission is permitted. That translates to protection against more than 4 million DoS attack packets per second, the officials said.

Very very cool! I wish I had the cashflow to get my hands on some of the newer security devices coming out.

I'm still trying to justify upgrading my cisco 806 to a 831 (way better security).