NETGEAR, the San Jose, Calif.-based networking technologies provider for homes, businesses and service providers, has launched the NETGEAR 10G/Multi-Gigabit Dual WAN Pro Router (PR60X). The PR60X router is the latest addition to the company’s total networking solution platform, Insight.
NETGEAR’s line of cutting-edge Smart Switches, Pro WiFi Access Points, Insight cloud-based management platform, and now the PR60X professional router, reaches a new height, says the company. With up to 18Gbps bi-directional WAN-LAN throughput performance and dual WAN failover interfaces, the PR60X solidifies NETGEAR’s leadership position in networking solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, says the company.
High-Speed Broadband Connection
“NETGEAR has reimagined connectivity for businesses with the launch of the PR60X Pro Router,” says Iphie Chen, senior product line manager, SMB business unit at NETGEAR. “10G broadband is coming to every business in the very near future. Businesses need to be able to support those speeds on their router to get the most out of their high-speed broadband connection. Our expert team created the PR60X to help small businesses and the value-added resellers (VARs) that manage their networks, using high performance hardware and prioritizing network reliability, reduced latency, high-speed data delivery and versatility. It seamlessly combines with our portfolio of Pro WiFi Access Points, Smart Switches, and our Insight cloud management platform for an optimized business network that’s easy to deploy and manage.”
PR60X Pro Router
NETGEAR says the PR60X is designed for performance, security and ease of use in mind. With 10G/Multi-Gigabit throughput, 10G/2.5G dual WAN ports, and 10G/2.5G/Multi-Gigabit LAN ports, it can handle internet and device speeds of today and for years to come, the company says. The PR60X assures uninterrupted internet connectivity for critical applications and services with its dual WAN fail-over design.
As the gateway to a company’s network, the router protects against malicious incoming traffic. The built-in firewall blocks unauthorized access to the network and monitors the communications between the network and the outside world.
The PR60X also sports a rackmount design with ports in the rear for simple, clean integration among pre-existing data networking equipment. It also includes reverse mounting rack ears for front-facing ports, if desired, helping users to attain a unified, traditional look. Its technical capacity and NETGEAR’s expert support make it a reliable and affordable, cloud managed 10G routing solution for any small business, says the company.
NETGEAR includes a three-year warranty and 90-days free phone and chat support for the PR60X.
PR60X Router Technical Specs
Additional technical specifications (PR60X):
- WAN-LAN throughput – Up to 18 Gbps WAN-LAN bi-directional throughput enabled by ARM A73 Quad Core 2.2GHz CPU and a dedicated hardware network engine.
- High-performance hardware – 1×2.5G WAN and 1x10G configurable WAN/LAN ports plus 3×2.5G LAN and 1x10G SFP+ LAN ports.
- Primary and secondary internet connections – Dual WAN ports for failover accommodating two internet connections to maintain a reliable link. The first connection functions as the primary and the other as a backup.
- 8 VLANs for network segmentation – For more secure and efficient use of network resources, separate the network into up to 8 segments (VLANs).
- 8 DHCP servers for better security and manageability– Multiple DHCP servers enable multiple Layer3 independent networks for a higher level of security and intra-network manageability, one for each VLAN.
- IPSec VPN – Provides up to 30 VPN tunnels for businesses to connect remote workers, branch offices, and partners to the main corporate network.
Insight 7.0 Remote Management and Support
The latest edition of NETGEAR’s cloud management platform, Insight 7.0 covers the entire network, including the PR60X router, providing remote configuration and management 24/7 from any location. NETGEAR Insight is a comprehensive tool that IT managers and VARs can use to remotely manage networks, from access points to switches, routers and more. This is especially important for today’s small businesses that may not have a dedicated IT team onsite, says the company. VARs can remotely monitor the health of their client’s managed networks and address issues in real-time to ensure systems are running smoothly.
Pro WiFi Access Points
NETGEAR offers a comprehensive product line of WiFi 6 and 6E access points, supported by 2.5G Ethernet, fully compatible with Insight Managed Multi-Gig PoE Smart Switches for the fastest internet and intra-network throughput, says the company. NETGEAR offers pro WiFi Access Point choices in dual band and tri-band radio configurations, with the same security and management feature set but various performance and price points.
Rounding out the complete network solution are NETGEAR’s Insight Managed Smart Switches. The product line spans five to 48 ports with POE+ and POE++ capability.
The NETGEAR PR60X is available in the U.S. now on NETGEAR.com for $699.99.
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