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Netgear Releases 28-Port 10-Gigabit Switch

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Netgear announced the availability of its ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch, also known as the XS728T. The ProSAFE XS728T joins the previously released ProSAFEXS712T in Netgear's series of 10-gigabit smart switches and is the first 28-port 10-gigabit switch on the market.

Aimed at SMBs, the XS728T offers more than just bare high speeds. The ProSAFEXS712T includes L2+/Layer 3 Lite features, such as Advanced VLAN (Protocol-based, MAC-based and 802.1x Guest VLAN); Advanced QoS with L2/L3/L4 awareness plus 8 priority queues with WRR (weighted round robin) priority queuing; static routing including IPv6, private VLAN, dynamic VLAN assignment, IGMP and MLD snooping; advanced security; and IPv6 support for management, QoS and ACL.Performance-wise, the ProSAFE XS728T offers up to 3 MB of packet buffer memory, which is shared across used ports. It contains an 800 MHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 256 MB of NAND Flash. The switch has a non-blocking fabric of up to 560 Gbps, up to 32K MAC addresses, 1024 multicast groups, 64 static IPv4/v6 routes, 1024 ARP Cache entries, 8K DHCP snooping bindings and up to 164 shared rules for MAC, IP and IPv6 ACLs.

The ProSAFE XS728T supports jumbo frames of up to 10K. On the hardware side, the ProSAFE XS728T packs 10G Copper Base-T technology using RJ-45 connections, SFP+ 10G Fiber ports, and finally, one USB port for easier firmware and configuration changes. Included with the ProSAFE XS728T is one power adapter, a rack-mounting kit, rubber footpads and a quick installation guide with a resource CD.

Netgear's ProSAFE XS712T 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch is available worldwide through select partners at an MSRP of $4,624.