Netgear launched at Interop a handful of new switches that introduce static routing capabilities to the company’s SMB product line. It also unveiled an 802.11n dual-band access point that brings in support for the 5GHz spectrum.
New ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switches deliver PoE, additional security, and multi-role access control lists (ACLs). They also are the first switches to provide static routing capabilities, which can optimize bandwidth efficiency by freeing up the router for WAN and security traffic, according to Netgear.
The ProSafe switches deliver more robust security, higher quality of service (QoS) and high availability through an advanced feature set that includes Access Control Lists (ACL), 802.1x port authentication, rate limiting, and IGMP snooping, Netgear says. The ProSafe 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch with Advanced Features (GS724AT) is priced at $575, while the ProSafe 24- and 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switches with Static Routing (GS724TR and GS748TR) are priced at $925 and $1,665, respectively.