Today’s growing businesses are both placing more demands on and relying more on their network.
Companies are putting more applications and demands on their Ethernet Infrastructure. Using VoIP
phones and IP cameras require more than simple plug-and-play connectivity. Additionally, Internetbased
applications such as Hotmail and Google Calendaring have made keeping the network up
a business-critical need. However, companies do not necessarily have more money or advanced
training to deal with complex managed switches. NETGEAR’s new ProSafe Plus Switches meet this
growing need by providing easy to use visibility and limited configuration capabilities. To provide
more insight into the network behavior, ProSafe Plus Switches offer traffic monitoring for users to
observe traffic behavior. Additionally, if there are connectivity issues, these switches offer a cable
diagnostic test capability that can identify and even locate problems in the cables. To optimize traffic
through the switches, ProSafe Plus Switches offer both port and tag-based prioritization to keep
latency-sensitive traffic moving ahead of less critical packets. Also, as a means of improving security
or managing collision domains, ProSafe Smart Switches offer VLAN technology. ProSafe Plus Switches
offering these monitoring and configuration capabilities at a slight cost premium over un anaged
switches, delivering great value to the end user.
Additionally, furthering NETGEAR’s support of the environment, ProSafe Plus Switches have powersaving
Green Ethernet technology. The JFS524E is the first 24-port Fast Ethernet on the market
with such Green Ethernet features. The switch comes in a sturdy metal case with a fan-less design
for silent operation.