Network Switches

Unmanaged Network Switches allow Ethernet devices to communicate with one another by providing a connection to the network. Unmanaged switchesare plug and play devices, meaning you only have to plug them in for them to work. Simple installation and operation come with a significant opportunity cost.

Managed Switches offer all of the functionality of an unmanaged switch out of the box, but they also offer a suite of other features that make it possible to manage and troubleshoot your network remotely and securely.These switches allow engineers to reach optimal network performance in a reliable and repeatable fashion. 

Managed switches use a protocol called Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to relay network configuration data to network engineers and allow them to set configuration parameters remotely.