Cisco ME 3400 Series

"Next-Generation Metro Ethernet Access"

Built for service providers, these multilayer customer-located switches allow you to deploy Ethernet-to-the-home (ETTH) "triple play" services and Ethernet-to-the-business (ETTB) VPN services. Based on today's most widely deployed access switches, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 and 3550 Series, the Cisco ME 3400 Series provides service provider-friendly hardware and mission-specific software:

    - A single ETTH and ETTB access solution to help reduce total
      ownership costs and operating expenses
    - Compact form factors for ease of deployment
    - Only front connectors to simplify access (except for
      ME-3400G-2CS-A)
    - NEBS Level 3 and ETSI certification (ME-3400G-2CS-A is
      only NEBS3 certified)
    - Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 9 and 14 certification
    - Support for multiple software images

The switches feature comprehensive security capabilities:

    - Network-based security to protect the network from
      unauthorized traffic
    - Switch security to help maintain continuous switch operation
    - Subscriber security to shield subscribers from other
      malicious users

Software Feature Images

Install new features with a simple software upgrade. CD Upgrade kits are also available. The three available software images are:

    - METROBASE image: For triple play (voice, video, and data)
      services; includes advanced QoS, rate-limiting, robust
      multicast control, and comprehensive security features
    - METROACCESS image: For premium triple play services or
      Layer 2 VPN services; includes the METROBASE feature set
      and additional metro access features such as 802.1Q
      Tunneling, Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling, and Flex-Link-
      METROIPACCESS image: For Layer 3 VPN services;
      includes the METROACCESS feature set and advanced
      Layer 3 features such as advanced IP Routing (RIPv1/v2,
      EIGRP, IS-IS, OSPF, BGPv4), Multi-VRF CE, and
      policy-based routing (PBR)