Netgear GS724AT ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch

NETGEAR Updated: 2008-09-28 RSS
Netgear GS724AT ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch

Enabling Small and Mid-sized Businesses to Effectively Manage Bandwidth and Security

NETGEAR ProSafe® Advanced Smart Switches provide small and mid-sized companies with a viable alternative to fully managed switches. This range of switches provide customers with all the features typically found in fully managed switches, without adding complexity or additional costs.

Growing small and mid-sized companies rely on their network to provide the foundation for essential business applications: mission-critical data applications, security, Voice over IP (VoIP), video-conferencing and much more. They need full-featured network switches that can accommodate and manage growth, support the full range of network applications and secure the network without the overhead and complexity of fully managed switches. The GS724AT ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch with Advanced Features delivers the scalability, flexibility, reliability, and performance growing small and medium-sized businesses need in an affordable and easy-to-manage package.

Each ProSafe GS724AT comes with 24 10/100/1000 ports with four shared SFP ports, respectively, that provide high performance for bandwidth-intensive applications like ERP and large file transfers. In addition, this switch comes with a complete suite of advanced features for more robust security, higher quality of service and high availability. This switch is equipped with highly advanced features such as Access Control Lists (ACL), 802.1x port authentication, enhanced QoS, Auto-Voice VLAN, rate limiting and IGMP snooping among others to provide a small and medium-sized business with a network that is geared for growth while providing scalability and reliability.

An intuitive, Web-browser interface provides simple yet comprehensive management, making it a snap to fully realize the potential of the rich feature-set offered by these switches. Why buy fully managed stackable network switches designed and priced for the enterprise? NETGEAR ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch with Advanced Features is designed for small and growing businesses.

Advanced Security

These switches provide advanced features that provide more robust security to the SMBs. These include:

* 802.1x for authentication
* ACL filtering to permit or deny traffic based on MAC, IP and TCP/UDP addresses.

Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)

Priority queuing ensures high-priority traffic gets delivered efficiently, even during congestion from high-traffic bursts. Companies implementing network telephony or video conferencing, for example, need to be able to prioritize such voice and video traffic and other real-time applications over less latency-sensitive traffic to ensure reliability and quality. The ability to prioritize traffic ensures quality of latency-sensitive services and applications despite increasing traffic loads. The ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch with Advanced Features provide an extensive set of QoS features:

* 802.1p-based prioritization
* Layer 3-based (DSCP, TOS) prioritization
* Auto-Voice VLAN
* Rate-limiting