Dell networking products get US Defense certification

Enterprise IT vendor Dell has received Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (DoD UC APL) certification for several networking products.

Dell S4810, S4820T, S6000 and Z9000 switches have passed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) testing to meet the DoD’s criteria for the certification.

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager, Dell Federal, said: “Because of this certification, Dell can support multiple data center technology platforms with a comprehensive enterprise hardware portfolio that includes storage, servers and now networking for defense customers, as well as others in the government space.”

Dell networking products passed IO testing including interoperability and functionality testing to ensure compliance. This apart, the IA testing verifies the system complies with Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).

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The Dell Networking S-Series S4810 is a 1RU 48-port 10GbE switch with four 40GbE uplinks and ultra-low-latency, non-blocking performance to ensure line-rate performance; complete with Dell Networking OS and storage optimization for iSCSI, FCoE transit and DCB.


The Dell Networking S-Series S4820T 1/10G BASE-T Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch is purpose-built for large data centers. Leveraging a non-blocking, cut-through (default mode is store and forward) switching architecture, S4820T delivers line-rate L2/L3 features to maximize network performance, said Dell.


The Dell Networking S6000 delivers 40GbE switch (32 ports of 40GbE or 96 ports of 10GbE1 and eight ports of 40GbE) for ToR, MoR and EoR deployments. The S6000 includes Dell Networking Operating System, VLT, and built-in network virtualization features with support for Dell Open Automation Framework.


The Dell Networking Z9000 is a 32-port 40GbE Core Router/Switch in 2RU form factor; line rate, non-blocking, low-latency and lower power switch enabling a greener, faster data center; Dell Networking Operating System.

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