A stellar addition to your business, the SF300-24P Managed 24-Port 10/100 PoE Ethernet Switch from Cisco is a feature-packed, 24-Port Fast Ethernet switch for your network. Because each of these twenty-four ports features Power-over-Ethernet, they can distribute power to external devices connected to the switch, such as Access Points, IP cameras and external storage drives. Beyond these ports, this switch also features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, two of which can operate as either mini-GBIC Ethernet or as standard RJ-45 Ethernet gigabit connections. With these particular ports, you can connect gigabit or fiber optic devices to the switch.
Aside from hardware, this switch is easy to setup and configure while still offering you advanced features for more demanding network applications. The switch features QoS so you can prioritize more important network traffic, such as VoIP or streaming video. In addition, with the switch you can setup access control lists to restrict sensitive portions of the network from unauthorized users. You can also setup guest VLANs, granting non-employees limited access to your network. As a safeguard for your business operations, this switch separates your more important network traffic from the traffic on your guest VLANs.
In addition, the switch features static routing/Layer 3 switching between VLANs. In turn, this allows you to segment your network into separate workgroups and communicate across VLANs without degrading the performance of applications run on these VLANs. You can also use this or multiple switches to manage your internal network while devoting your network's router to external traffic and security. Also, in terms of management, this switch supports IPv6, so as more products and services switch to this Internet Protocol, you'll be ready.