Network and Data Switching for Business

VanAusdall & Farrar and Our Partners Provide Easy, Secure, and High Performing Data Switching Solutions that cover Access, Campus, and Data Center Environments.

  • Products That Support Up to 100 Gbps Line Speeds
  • Advanced Fabrics That Provide Easy Deployment, Single-Pane of Glass Administration, Security
  • Multiple Visualization, Analytic, and Work Flow Optimization Applications
  • Agile Data Centers Based on VCS and IP Switching Fabrics

VanAusdall & Farrar is Proud to Partner with Fortinet and Extreme Networks.

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Fortinet Secure Fabric Switching

Legacy Ethernet LANs face many challenges. These include exponential growth in the number of network-enabled devices and applications, innovation in wireless LANs requiring more backhaul throughput, and legacy LAN design that has forced complex “bolt-on” security implementations. FortiSwitch Data Center and Secure Access Switches offer a broad portfolio of secure, simple, and scalable Ethernet solutions for applications that range from desktop to data center. Our Secure Access and Data Center Switches can be managed standalone or integrate directly into the Fortinet Security Fabric via the FortiLink protocol. FortiLink is a key supporting technology of the FortiSwitch, which enables its ports to become logical extensions of our FortiGate security appliance.

This allows the FortiGate to auto-discover a connected FortiSwitch for provisioning, including attachment of policy to ports or VLANs. With an integrated access layer, the FortiGate provides consolidated visibility and reporting with physical and logical topology views of the Security Fabric through FortiView. Lastly, FortiLink enables stacking of up to 256 switches per FortiGate, depending on the model. All of these features are included and have no licensing fee.


Secure switching includes:

  • Security features to protect vulnerable infrastructure with no slowdown
  • Data separation compliance with network segmentation
  • FortiLink port-level network access option, centrally manageable from any FortiGate
  • Ability to enable voice, data, and wireless traffic across a single network
  • High scalability with 1/10 GE or 40 GE port density

EXTREME Switching

VanAusdall & Farrar offers the entire Extreme Switching line. From Edge to Core, the Foundation of a Next-Gen Network. Extreme’s diverse set of offering allow VanAusdall to deliver switching solutions to any environment at any level.  Superior technologies such as Fabric Connect allow Extreme and VanAusdall to build fabric-based networking for customers.  This greatly simplifies deployment and management, increases performance, and enhances network security.  Fabric attach allows the fabric to be extended to the far edge, addressing mobile clients, and Internet of Things, (IoT) devices.

Edge Switching

Our edge/access switches ensure the performance and reliable operation of your end-user devices and applications. Simple to deploy and manage, they let you easily scale port density, bandwidth, and network services.

SSA (S-Series)

A versatile family of terabit-class modular switch routers for edge-to-core and data center


A fanless, 8-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet port extender for enterprise-class access requirements



Scalable cost-effective edge switching with simultaneous stacking and 10Gb Ethernet uplinks 


Intelligent, cost-effective edge switching and routing


Scalable, versatile intelligent edge switching and routing with exceptional port density and high-performance stacking capabilities


Cost-effective Gigabit Ethernet standalone switches that provide essential network edge/access connectivity solutions for branch offices, enterprise edge and small and medium businesses


The family includes 10-port and 16-port 10 GbE versions – all in a small 1RU form factor – ideal for high-performance workgroups requiring 10GB connectivity to servers, storage and clients.

200 Series

Family of economical, managed Gigabit Ethernet switches which address the wired connections of PCs, servers and storage devices in addition to PoE to power wireless APs and IP phones. The family can also be flexibly managed via ExtremeCloud, ExtremeManagement, web client or industry-standard command line interface (CLI)


ERS 3000 Series

The feature-rich Ethernet Routing Switch 3000 Series leverages next-generation technology optimized for the Branch Office and smaller Wiring Closets. 

ERS 4000 Series

Deliver high-performance, resilient Ethernet connectivity for Wiring Closet and Network Edge deployment

ERS 5000 Series

Deliver highly-available Ethernet connectivity for delay-sensitive and business-critical data.

VSP 4000 Series

Designed for small sites, our VSP 4000 delivers full-featured network virtualization capabilities in a range of low-cost 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet platforms.

Aggregation / Core Switches

Designed for the demanding needs of aggregation, top-of-rack and campus core environments, these switches deliver 10Gb, 40Gb and even 100Gb bandwidth with maximum throughput and reliability.  

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A versatile family of terabit-class modular switch routers for edge-to-core and data center 


A cost-effective, modular, flow-based switch with premium features for enterprise campus edge-to-small core 


Simplify, virtualize, and converge cloud-scale data center networks with our flagship modular data center solution

8000 Series

The 8000 Series fits well at the edge of the most demanding enterprises switching Voice-over-IP (VoIP), video, wireless, and data traffic 


The X480 series switch is a versatile, high-end Ethernet switch for data center, enterprise aggregation, and Carrier Ethernet deployments. 


10GbE High-density, low-latency, versatile, and cost-effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet Top of Rack switches 

X670 / X670V / X670-48T

High-density Layer 2/3 switching with low latency cut-through switching 


The ExtremeSwitching X690 Series are high-density, purpose-built 10Gb/100Gb switches ideal for top-of-rack and/or edge leaf applications within high-performance data centers.


40 GbE purpose-built top-of-rack switches designed to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet-enabled servers and emerging 40 Gigabit Ethernet-enabled servers in enterprise and cloud data centers


High-density, purpose-built 100Gb switches designed for high-performance enterprise and cloud data centers


High-density, high-performance 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches optimized for high-bandwidth Top of Rack and edge applications 

VSP 4000 Series

Designed for small sites, our VSP 4000 delivers full-featured network virtualization capabilities in a range of low-cost 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet platforms. 

VSP 7200 Series

Delivers low latency and fast throughput to improve the performance of applications for your multiple virtual machines. 

VSP 8000 Series

The compact form-factor (CFF) design revolutionizes the cost/benefit proposition for the mid-market/mid-sized Core Switch role; delivering higher port density, better price/port, lower entry price-point, enhanced power efficiency, reduced maintenance, smaller physical footprint, and easy scalability. 

VSP 8600 Series

The new Virtual Services Platform 8600 Series is powerful enough to be at the heart of the Campus or Data Center, versatile enough to deliver multi-rate Ethernet ranging from 1 to 100 Gigabit, and compact enough to be deployed as an end- or middle-of-row. 

VSP 9000 Series

Protect your enterprise from network outages when you deploy the VSP 9000, with its hardened architecture and instantaneous recovery.

Data Center Switches

Providing the highest levels of reliability and throughput, our data center switches are purpose-built for the exacting demands of high-performance enterprise and cloud data centers

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SLX 9140

With native 25G / 100G server connectivity and a programmable architecture, this fixed leaf switch is purpose-built for dense workloads, emerging protocols, and new technologies 

SLX 9240

This fixed spine switch delivers the high-density 100G / 40G connectivity required by enterprise and cloud data centers

SLX 9540

Built to address the bandwidth, analytics, and agility demands of digital businesses, the ExtremeSwitching SLX 9540 delivers cost-effective density and performance in a fixed 1 RU form factor 

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A family of compact 1U, multiservice edge/aggregation switches that combine powerful capabilities with high performance and availability

VDX 6740

These Top of Rack (ToR) switches support 1/10/40 GbE ports—enabling the efficiency and flexibility you need to support cloud computing, virtualization, mobility, and consolidation 

VDX 6940

Scale out your data center environments with huge capacity and compelling economic benefits. Enable connection with top-of-rack switches or directly to servers 

VDX 8770

A highly scalable, low-latency modular switch, perfectly suited for helping respond to demanding network environments based on booming data usage and cloud computing 

6910 Ethernet Access Switch

Optimized for pure-play Ethernet access within metro areas, the 6910 Switch supports applications for business Ethernet services, mobile backhaul, and next-generation broadband offerings


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  • Multiple Certified Engineers
  • Complete Design, Deployment, Service and vCIO Services
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Managed Service Packages
  • VPSA (Volume Purchase Service Agreement) Blocks of Service Time

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