The NETGEAR ProSAFE® XS708T, XS716T, XS728T, and XS748T are powerful Smart Managed Switches that come with 8, 16, 24, or 44 10-Gigabit Copper ports and either 2 Shared (Combo) Copper/SFP+ ports (XS708T/XS716T) or 4 additional Dedicated SFP+ ports (XS728T/XS748T) for 10G Fiber links. The NETGEAR 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switches are purposely designed as a cost-effective way to provide 10G connections to 10G-capable servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems. They can be used at the “center of a small business network” or as an aggregation / access switch in a larger organization including workgroup access, connecting to a 10-Gigabit NETGEAR ProSAFE Fully Managed Switch on one end and extending the 10G connections to the edge. The XS708T and XS716T are also ideal for smaller workgroups that need high bandwidth for sharing, collaborating, editing, and publishing high-density content like video or animation.
10GBASE-T Copper Ethernet connections
Support low-latency, line-rate 10G Copper “BASE-T” technology with backward compatibility to Fast Ethernet
10GBASE-X SFP+ ports
Providing flexibility to uplink to 10G-capable core or aggregation switches that support fiber links. Backward compatible to Gigabit fiber. Support copper or fiber modules.
USB Configuration Port
Quickly and conveniently upgrade or restore firmware, load or backup configuration files, or download system log files for troubleshooting.
Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
Maximum power reduction for ongoing operation cost savings.
Comprehensive IPv6 Support for Management, ACL & QoS
Build current network with future in mind. Ensure investment protection and a smooth migration to an IPv6-based network without switch replacement.
IPv4 & IPv6 Static Routing
A simple way to provide segmentation of the network with internal routing through the switch – reserving the router for external traffic routing only, making the entire network more efficient.
Robust security features:
802.1x authentication (EAP)
Port-based security by locked MAC
ACL filtering to permit or deny traffic based on MAC and IP addresses
Build a secured, converged network with all types of traffic by preventing external attacks and blocking malware while allowing secure access for authorized users.
Comprehensive QoS features:
Port-based or 802.1p-based prioritization
Layer 3-based (DSCP) prioritization
Port-based ingress and egress rate limiting
Advanced controls for optimized network performance and better delivery of mission-critical traffic such as voice and video.
Auto-VoIP, Auto-Voice VLAN, & Auto-Video VLAN
Automatic Voice over IP prioritization (Auto-VoIP) simplifies most complex multi-vendor IP telephone deployments either based on protocols (SIP, H.323 and SCCP) or on OUI bytes (default database and user-based OUIs) in the phone source MAC address, providing the best class of service to VoIP streams (both data and signaling) over other ordinary traffic by classifying traffic, and enabling correct egress queue configuration. Similarly, Auto-Video VLAN enables IGMP snooping to minimize broadcast streams.
IGMP Snooping & MLD Snooping
Facilitate fast receiver joins and leaves for multicast streams. Save cost and improve network efficiency by ensuring multicast traffic only reaches designated receivers without the need of an extra multicast router.
Ensure no exchange of unicast, broadcast, or multicast traffic between the protected ports on the switch, thereby improving the security of your converged network. This allows your sensitive phone phone conversations to stay private and your surveillance video clips can be forwarded to their designated storage device without leakage or alteration.
Ensure IP address allocation integrity by only allowing DHCP messages from trusted DHCP servers and dropping malformed DHCP messages with a port or MAC address mismatch.
Comprehensive L2+/Layer 3 Lite Features
The ProSAFE 10G Smart Managed Switches provide comprehensive L2+/Layer 3 Lite features in order to meet current and future needs on virtualization, converged networking and mobility. Some of the main features include:
Advanced VLAN features such as Protocol-based VLAN, MAC-based (Media Access Control) VLAN and 802.1x Guest VLAN
Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) with L2/ L3/L4 awareness and 8 priority queues
IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
Dynamic VLAN assignment
IGMP and MLD snooping
IPv6 for management, QoS and ACL
10-Gigabit Transition with BASE-T
10GBASE-T, like other BASE-T technologies, uses the standard RJ-45 Ethernet jack
It is backward compatible, auto-negotiating between higher and lower speeds – thereby not forcing an all-at-once network equipment upgrade
Cat 5 / Cat 5e are supported for Gigabit speeds up to 100 meters
Cat 6 twisted pair copper cabling supports 10-Gigabit speeds up to 45 meters
Cat 6a or newer Cat 7 cabling will allow for up to 100 meter 10GBASE-T connections
Designed as a Core Switch for SMB Networks
10G connection to 10G-capable servers and network storage
Powerful L2+/Layer 3 Lite features make them the most cost-effective core switches for SMB and virtualization environment
Future-proof your network with 10G bandwidth, advanced traffic management and comprehensive IPv6 support
Static routing helps to route internal traffic for more efficient use of network resources
IGMP and MLD snooping provide advanced multicast filtering
Act as an Aggregation Switch for Medium Sized Networks
10-Gigabit switches help to resolve the congestion issue between network edge and core, which is caused by the broader adoption of Gigabit-to-the-desktop
10-Gigabit Ethernet provides greater scalability than multiple Gigabit Ethernet links, resulting in a simplified and highly efficient network infrastructure
Up to eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet links can be aggregated into a virtual 80‑Gbps connection
10-Gigabit Ethernet reduces cabling complexity and uses existing cabling efficiently