The GS108T is equipped with highly advanced features such as Access Control Lists (ACL), 802.1x port authentication, enhanced QoS, rate limiting and IGMP Snooping among others to provide a small and medium-sized business with a network that is geared for growth while providing scalability and reliability.
These switches also provide advanced features that provide more robust security to the SMBs. These include:
- 802.1x for authentication, with Guest VLAN
- MAC-based port security
Enhanced Quality of Service
Priority queuing ensures high-priority traffic gets delivered efficiently, even during congestion from high traffic bursts. Companies implementing network telephony or video conferencing, for example, need to be able to prioritize such voice and video traffic and other real-time applications over less latency-sensitive traffic to ensure reliability and quality. The ability to prioritize traffic ensures quality of latency-sensitive services and applications despite increasing traffic loads. The ProSafe GS108T provides several advanced QoS features:
- 802.1p based prioritization
- Layer 3-based (DSCP) prioritization
“Smart” Management Features
Manage all ProSafe Smart Switches as from an easy-to-use Web console that can be used to configure all features, as well as monitor and trouble-shoot. These switches also have SNMP (v1, v2c) to collect and track data to monitor the network health, as well as manage devices, and more easily enforce critical IT controls and policies. SNMP v2c is most commonly deployed, as it provides better reporting capabilities than SNMP v1. In addition, the GS108T also supports standards based 802.1ab: Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP). This feature enables discovery of other devices in the network that support LLDP. The switch also features Link Aggregation Group (LAG) which allows trunk groups to be created. Finally, the GS108T also features 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) which is backward compatible with 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol.
These ProSafe Smart Switches provide world-class reliability with a Limited Lifetime warranty and optional ProSupport Maintenance Packages. These switches are optimized for ProSafe Network Management Software (NMS100) and works with other SNMP-based management software.