Netgear launched its smart managed pro switches in India. It is a leading provider of networking equipment for homes and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) has introduced four new Gigabit switches with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+)and SFP ports for fibre uplinks.
Within small and medium-sized organizations — such as hospitality, catering, education, and retail industries — there is growing deployment of VoIP phones, IP security cameras, video-over-IP endpoints, proximity sensors, LED lighting, secure access door locks, and other IoT devices.
The dense proximity of these devices requires network switches capable of supporting PoE so a network manager can add power-hungry devices to the network with a single wire for power AND connectivity.
Increasing the power demands on PoE switches are 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points as well as pan-tilt-zoom HD surveillance cameras with features such as night vision and built-in motion tracking, which require PoE+ power (802.3at).
These four new Smart Managed Pro switches are also equipped with enhanced security features:
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Snooping– which monitors for and allows only authorized DHCP servers to respond to DHCP requests and to pass network data to clients.
- Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Inspection (DAI) – DAI inspects ARP packets on the Local Area Network (LAN) and uses the information in the DHCP snooping database on a switch to validate ARP packets and to protect against ARP spoofing/poisoning/cache poisoning.
The combination of these two forms a protection against man-in-the-middle attacks when “attackers” use an IP address of a different valid client to secretly relay or alter the communication between devices in the network.
These powerful and reliable new Smart Managed Pro switches will provide the following advanced network tools:
- Full line-rate Gigabit connectivity – for highly efficient and fast networking for bandwidth-hungry businesses
- Traffic priority setting – for optimized voice, data and video convergence (DiffServ QoS).
- Registration (MVR)-IGMP Snooping allows switches to listen to IGMP report and leave messages to determine what hosts if any are interested in receiving multicast traffic on a given VLAN to limit unnecessary flooding of multicast traffic to switch ports that do not have hosts interested in receiving multicast traffic.
Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR) – enables multicast traffic to be dedicated to a specific VLAN across a multicast domain so that receivers in other VLANs can join the sources in the dedicated VLAN and received multicast traffic.
- Full IPv6 Support – Reduces network limitations imposed by IPv4 restrictions
- A real power engine – all ports PoE+ enabled with the perfect choice of PoE budgets for the installation of the most power-hungry environments for demanding Small and Medium businesses.
The new 24-port and 48-port NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro Switches support dense deployments of these modern high-power PoE+ devices. They offer powerful Layer 2 and Lite Layer 3 (static routing) features for IPv4 and IPv6 with enhanced performance and a focus on usability within SMB environments. All are equipped with 4 SFP Ports for fiber uplinks.
- 24-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch (GS728TPv2) — INR 28,000
- 24-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch (GS728TPPv2) — INR 52,000
- 48-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch (GS752TPv2) — INR 68,000
- 48-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch (GS752TPP) — INR 89,000
Now, even organizations on a tight budget can deploy PoE+ devices more densely, connected to a cost-effective switch, with a reasonable PoE+ power budget of 190W over 24 ports (GS728TPv2), or 380W over 48 ports (GS752TPv2).
Or, if you’re buying infrastructure for the long term and want to plan for growth or the unexpected, the PoE+ port counts and robust PoE power budgets of these switches offer more headroom for future expansion, up to 380W for the 24-port GS728TPPv2 and 760W for the 48-port GS752TPP.
Even at full PoE power with traffic on all ports, they operate quietly, thanks to temperature- and load-based fan-speed control.