Rack-mountable, wired switches

Secant 3, 4 and 5

Under development

The Secant 3, 4 and 5 series rack-mountable switches are top-of-rack and spine switches supporting throughput of 1 Gb through 40 Gb over 24 to 48 ports, and come with uplink and stacking ports included.

Features and performance

Secant 5

Top-of-rack or spine switch for highest-performance data centres, supporting 32 connections at 40 Gb or 96 connections at 10 Gb via break-out cables plus 8 connections at 40 Gb.


Network virtualisation


Network address translation


Address obfuscation


Data & metadata encryption


Automatic key management


Wired switch


Circle OS

Operating system

Circle OS

Form factor

1 RU rack-mountable chassis

Switching capacity

1280 Gbps

Forwarding rate

1440 Mpps

Switch ports

32 QSFP+ at 40 Gb

Uplink ports

Stacking ports

Power-over-ethernet

Secant 4

Top-of-rack or spine switch for high-performance data centres and corporate networks with 48 ports at 10 Gb plus 6 uplinks at 40 Gb.


Network virtualisation


Network address translation


Address obfuscation


Data & metadata encryption


Automatic key management


Wired switch


Circle OS

Operating system

Circle OS

Form factor

1 RU rack-mountable chassis

Switching capacity

1440 Gbps

Forwarding rate

1000 Mpps

Switch ports

48 SFP+ at 10 Gb

Uplink ports

6 QSFP+ at 40 Gb

Stacking ports

Power-over-ethernet

Secant 3

Top-of-rack switch for high-performance corporate networks with 24 or 48 ports at 1 Gb — optionally with power-over-ethernet — plus 4 uplinks at 10 Gb and 2 stacking ports at 20 Gb.


Network virtualisation


Network address translation


Address obfuscation


Data & metadata encryption


Automatic key management


Wired switch


Circle OS


Power-over-ethernet

Operating system

Circle OS

Form factor

1 RU rack-mountable chassis

Switching capacity

128 Gbps

Forwarding rate

191 Mpps

Switch ports

48 RJ45 at 1 Gb

24 RJ45 at 1 Gb

Uplink ports

4 SFP+ at 10 Gb

4 SFP+ at 10 Gb

Stacking ports

2 QSFP+ at 20 Gb

2 QSFP+ at 20 Gb

Power-over-ethernet

— / yes

— / yes

Secure switches solve the problem that expert knowledge on authentication, encryption and tunnelling is required to add essential security that is not part of the basic internet protocols.