The AT-8600 Series switches are Layer 3 switches with Layer 2/3/4+ intelligence. These desktop multimedia switches bring a high level of security and traffic control to the edge of your network. With IP routing capabilities for Investment Protection and flexible management tools, the AT-8600 Series is designed as a cost effective solution for today, with the ability to expand as network demands grow - at no extra cost. The AT-8600 Series switches are high performance edge/access switches designed to provide desktop connectivity for enterprise workgroups, mid-sized networks, and high school and campus networks. More demanding customers in these segments will benefit from the Layer 2/3/4+ intelligence of the AT-8600 Series, which supports multimedia applications like voice and video.