The xStack® DES-3528 by D-Link is a high-performance, managed, stackable Layer 2 switch that provides an ideal solution for workgroups and edge deployments of a network. The D-Link Single IP Management (SIM) allows administrators to cluster up a virtual stack of up to 32 DES-3528 dispersed switches with fewer distance limitations through a single IP address. The clustering environment spans buildings, making it perfect for businesses that require multiple building deployments. The DES-3528 also supports physical stacking of up to 8 units in a stack, so that the entire stack can act as a single logical unit with up to 4Gbps of stacking backplane. The xStack switch also provides comprehensive security for edge access such as Access Control List, DHCP server screening and DoS attack prevention.