Alantec Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets switching hubs for local area networks (LAN). The company offers multiprotocol and multilayer LAN switching products. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in San Jose, California.
Alantec specializes in a technology called multilayer LAN switching, which is used to connect corporate local area networks carrying data at relatively low speeds.
As of February 1996, Alantec Corporation was acquired by FORE Systems, Inc. FORE Systems was a computer network switching equipment company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company is now part of Ericsson.