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Enhanced traffic management with Gigabit Smart Switches

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The Netgear family of ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switches has been expanded with
the addition of three new offerings designed to deliver more robust
security, enhanced traffic management and availability.

Released by local Netgear distributor Duxbury Networking and targeted at
small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) the new additions assist users to
meet the challenges of maintaining and growing network infrastructures to
support an increasing array of advanced applications, while ramping up
security to keep pace with modern requirements.
The new 24- and 48-port Netgear ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switches allow users
to gain better control and improve the efficiency of their network
infrastructures, while the new ProSafe 'Advanced' Smart Switch provides SMEs
with an alternative to more costly, fully-managed switches, says Armand
Steffens, Netgear business development manager at Duxbury Networking.
"The high-performance ProSafe Advanced Smart Switch supports a full range of
network applications and secures the network without the overhead and
complexity associated with fully-managed switches," he explains.
"Easily managed through an intuitive, web-based GUI, users can save time and
resources as well as gain more control over the network while supporting
advanced applications."
The unit, which is covered by a lifetime warranty, boasts features such as
Access Control Lists (ACL), 802.1x port authentication, rate limiting, IGMP
snooping and Rapid Spanning Tree.
It is optimised for use with Netgear's ProSafe Network Management Software
(NMS100), but can also be managed through a web console which is able to
configure, monitor and troubleshoot all switches on the network.