Linksys Smart Switches

Linksys smart switches

Linksys Smart Switches

Linksys smart switches are a perfect option for smaller organizations looking to embrace enterprise-grade networking hardware without breaking their budget.  Linksys smart switches are designed to be easy to use and flexible enough to accommodate different applications and roles within smaller networks.

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Intended primarily for networks which will host 100 users or less, the benefit Linksys smart switches is that they require minimal configuration while providing the benefits of Linksys's years of hardware expertise.   Utilizing a simple browser-based configuration GUI, admins of any skill level can quickly configure basic aspects such as MAC address binding, traffic prioritization, and VLAN setup.  Then, the smart switch can run largely unmonitored, keeping your traffic flowing without the need for constant oversight. 

Additionally, Linksys smart switches integrate Quality of Service (Qos) features that allow you significant control over how traffic proceeds around your network.  You can give higher priority to VoIP applications, or for your mission-critical data servers.  You also get MAC-based port security with DHCP snooping, so you can keep an eye on who's using your network and for what purposes.  

In short, Linksys offers "no muss, no fuss" solutions for smaller businesses that need superior switching options on a budget.  Linksys smart switches are simple to use, simple to configure, and can last years quietly forming the backbone of your growing small business network.

You also have plenty of options to ensure you have the right pieces of Linksys hardware to suit your small business.  You can choose between 8, 18, or 26-port models, all with Gigabit speeds.  The 18- and 26-port models also feature two RJ-45/SFP combo ports for more flexibility in your upstream wiring.  Additionally, you can get your smart switches with or without advanced Power over Ethernet (PoE+) support, capable of up to 30W of power per port.  

Intended primarily for smaller operations looking to install their first serious business network, Linksys smart switches and other SMB hardware can be an excellent way to get your business off to the best possible networking start.  Contact Hummingbird Networks today to learn more about the advantages Linksys hardware could bring to your business.