Advantages of 8 Port Managed Switches
- Minimizing network downtime: In addition, features like the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) enable the user to add more bandwidth for high flow-rate applications without changing the cable type on the switch. These features of managed switches, operating alone or in combination, can create a low-downtime, low-latency network.
- Cutting operational expenses: Management communications tools like Telnet, RS-232, a Web browser, or SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) enable you to get an update on the status of your network. And they give you the ability to access and control your device remotely in order to make changes or troubleshoot issues. Managed switches feature advanced network diagnostic tools such as Port Mirroring and Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) that give you a visual breakdown of network traffic per port, as well as the ability to troubleshoot and bench test network equipment/devices.
- Increased security: Managed switches can help increase your network security. With features such as 802.1X Port-Based Network Access Control (PNAC) and PoE (Power over Ethernet) port control, you can control switch port access for each network user individually. For example, you can set a static 24 MAC address to be associated with each port and deny access to all other MAC addresses. A managed switch enables the creation of Access Control Lists (ACLs), which can control the specific network traffic of users by using simple “allow” and “deny” statements.