Affordable, Managed Gigabit Switching with Flexible Uplink
The 3Com® OfficeConnect® Managed Gigabit Switch is an 8-port Gigabit switch that offers enterprise-class switching for business of all sizes, as well as remote branch offices.
This switch offers enhanced features, customized and priced for small- and mid-sized organizations. With an easy-to-use interface and advanced features (VLANs, IEEE 802.1X authentication and Rapid Spanning Tree), this switch is the most cost-effective way to provide a converged network.
Layer 2 Switching with Advanced Features
The OfficeConnect Managed Gigabit Switch has 8 10/100/1000 ports and one flexible dual-purpose gigabit SFP port to connect to high-performance computers, servers, or core network backbones.
This switch has the features that help build a voice ready network, with support for SNMP-based management, IGMP snooping and IEEE 802.1X for strengthening security.
The OfficeConnect Managed Gigabit Switch also supports Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree, traffic prioritization, priority queuing and VLANs. These switching features ensure optimal use of available bandwidth as traffic flow is directed according to the needs of the business.
The switch provides non-blocking performance— all ports perform at wirespeed which helps to eliminate network traffic bottlenecks. Manual link aggregation allows ports to be grouped together to form an ultra-high-bandwidth connection that greatly expands bandwidth capacity to the network backbone.
No Switch Setup Required
This OfficeConnect managed switch is operational straight out-of-the-box; as long as default settings are acceptable, there is no need to configure the switch. If desired, the switch can be configured using a web browser.
Enhanced Intuitive Management Options
For networks that require more control, the switch web management interface provides an intuitive, menu-driven process for even novice users to quickly and confidently configure the switch during initial setup and manage it during normal operation.
In addition, the web interface features individual port-traffic monitoring (port mirroring) and MAC address tables. A cable diagnostic tool lets users troubleshoot basic connectivity problems via the web management interface further simplifying network installation.
This switch also supports a compact Command Line Interface (CLI) that is accessed via the front panel console port. Using the CLI, initial switch configuration can be quickly done.
Managed Layer 2 Fast Ethernet Ethernet switch|
Eight 10/100/1000 ports and 1 Gigabit SFP port, dual-purposed with 1 of the 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports; front-panel console port for limited CLI management
No need to configure the switch if default settings are acceptable
If more control desired, the switch interface allows even novice users to quickly and confidently configure the switch
VLANs segment the network by grouping users based on their data or traffic requirements, making the best use of available bandwidth
With LACP link aggregation, automatically group ports together to form an ultra-high-bandwidth trunked connection to the network backbone and help prevent traffic bottlenecks
IEEE 802.1X network access control provides standards-based security for RADIUS authentication
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support improves network compatibility, scalability and availability
Jumbo Frame support for reduced network load
IGMP snooping and multicast filtering optimizes network performance