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Switches can use Layer 4 information to differentiate quality of service (QoS) for security purposes, or to create broadcast domains.
By understanding network protocols and addresses, the IC35516 limits broadcast domains to improve network efficiency.
Enterprise networks are frequently built in a hierarchical fashion, with groupings of users by geography or organization tied together at the network center or core, and distinct broadcast domains deployed to help scale, secure and improve network stability.
These VLANs group users into different broadcast domains to minimize broadcast traffic and ensure network security and performance.
Finally, Foundry's Global Ethernet solutions with MPLS offers private network security by creating separate broadcast domains per customer while allowing customer virtual networks to share a common backbone infrastructure.
The OmniSwitches automatically allocate devices to broadcast domains (VLANs) based on the traffic that they present to the switches.

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