ZyXel, a major manufacturer of network equipment for home and small businesses, today offers a range of solutions for Wi-Fi networks of the 802.11 ac standard. This is a series of compact access points, gigabit switches with PoE ports for powering these devices, PoE injectors and nebula cloud management technology, which makes it easier to monitor and configure the entire network infrastructure, even distributed across different cities.
Today we will look at a 10-port second-level Gigabit SNMP switch designed for the SMB segment. In fact, behind the words "small business segment", there is a functionality that a few years ago was found only in the most top-end enterprise-class switches. Here you can configure ports, traffic shaping, and advanced information for each packet, and authorization via vlan and RADIUS, and all this at the price of a good home Internet router.
Today we are looking at an unusual PoE switch that has 8 active power ports and 2 additional ports for Uplink and stacking. Despite the seemingly outdated speed of 100 Mbit / s, this model can be used to connect IP phones and surveillance cameras. This is a good alternative for compact offices where there are restrictions on the placement of equipment in telecommunications cabinets, as well as for non-critical objects.
As a rule, such network switches are considered as workhorses in enterprises of different classes, from small to large. 24 local copper 100-megabit ports, 2 trunk combined SFP / copper, support for 512 static VLANs. To connect a remote warehouse with the Central office, to connect offices to the Central network, and even if you want-to distribute the Internet provider at home or a small business center. Fortunately, the switch allows you to very accurately limit the port bandwidth.
The network security gateway is a relatively new device in the small network segment for small businesses. Even one common name didn't stick. However, today you can assign it responsibility for VPN access to the network, for limiting the network activity of your staff and for penetration of external threats into your network. Judge for yourself - this device has a built-in antivirus that scans all traffic on the fly, an advanced spam detection system, blocking services by list and sites by classifier. And all this-at a very good speed with a free subscription to all updates and services!
The NetGear SRX5308 firewall is designed for companies that require the speed of communication channels. Four WAN ports support two session-level load balancing modes, as well as switching for increased reliability. Support for up to 125 VPN tunnels or up to 50 tunnels when using SSL. Support for VLAN, extended ACL, 4 WAN and 4 LAN, and all this - at a price of about $ 550, that is, we are dealing with a new price range that is available to all customers.