NETGEAR Adds S3600 Series Products in Smart Switch Lineup

Published: 2023-12-13

NETGEAR, manufacturer of networking products, has launched the cloud-managed NETGEAR S3600 Series Smart Switches, joining the company’s portfolio of switches designed to meet the growing demands for faster networking.

The S3600 Series includes the 8-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit (XS508) and 16-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit (XS516). These provide flexible and auto-adaptive wired connectivity of high-bandwidth devices, per a statement.

“Business owners face constant pressure as their organization grows — like managing networking bandwidth, especially when the number of high-bandwidth devices continues to increase at the workplace,” says Iphie Chen, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. “With our latest launch, business owners can choose the 8-Port or 16-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit switch that caters to their specific networking needs, while also enabling some room to grow. As part of the Total Network Solution, the new S3600 Smart Switch Series provides easy-to-configure setup and management, which is critical especially for any business that may lack the onsite IT resources that most enterprise solutions require.”

High-Bandwidth Business Applications

Per a statement, the growing networking demands of high-bandwidth applications and devices in the workplace often result in connectivity drops, slow speeds, bottlenecks, lagging content streaming and slow downloads. According to the company, the S3600 Series of Smart Switches addresses these issues head-on. It achieves this by enabling business owners to connect devices and instantly give each device exactly the speed it needs. These range from 1G, 2.5G, 5G or even 10G, says NETGEAR.

The new S3600 Series products also include web management which streamlines initial configuration for rapid onboarding at the access layer of the network. It features 2 x 10G SFP+ Fiber uplink ports. Per the company, this is ideal for a local 10G server or for uplink aggregation to the business’s network core. Additionally, the S3600 provides advanced Smart switch features such as IPv6 Layer 2+/3 static routing, DiffServ QoS policies, LACP, broadcast/multicast/unicast control, DHCP, and more to satisfy even the most advanced medium to large business needs.

NETGEAR also notes the products’ built-in user interface provides integrators the ability to setup and configure the switches through its Insight cloud management platform. Insight also ensures comprehensive remote configuration and troubleshooting for NETGEAR Pro Routers, Pro WiFi Access Points and Smart Cloud Managed Switches.

NETGEAR S3600 Series Product Features

Some of the other features the XS508 and XS516 3600 Series switches include:

  • 8 or 16 x 10G/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet ports for flexible and auto-adaptive wired connectivity of high bandwidth devices: Connect devices instantly and give each device exactly the speed they need: 1G, 2.5G, 5G or 10G, automatically.
  • Non-blocking switching with 200Gbps (XS508) or 360Gbps (XS516) line rate fabric: Get all the connectivity to devices across all ports of 10G/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet plus two 10G SFP+ fiber uplink ports (1G/10GBASE-X fiber SFP+), without congestion and in full duplex mode.
  • Configurable L2/L2+ network features (VLANs, Rapid Spanning Tree, IGMP Snooping/Querier/Fast Leave, and more): Intuitive web management streamlines initial configuration for rapid onboarding at the access layer of the network.
  • Auto “denial-of-service” (DoS) prevention: According to NETGEAR, the S3600 Series switches detect, defend, mitigate and protect against possible DoS attacks targeting.
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3 and RMON remote monitoring: This options support a central SNMP management tool.
  • NETGEAR Insight Cloud management ready: Remote/Cloud management and monitoring enabled. NETGEAR states that all integrators need to do is activate the Insight Management Option through the GUI (1-Year Insight subscription is included).
  • Smart Command-Line Interface (CLI): The Text view management interface enables dealers to manage all network devices on a single pane of glass.
  • Port mirroring for network monitoring: This feature allows integrators to set transport network packets captured on one or several ports across the switch to a destination on another port with a sniffer.
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for maximum power savings: The switches offer users the latest energy-saving abilities including per-port automatic lower power mode when the port link is down or idle.
  • Quiet rackmount, wall mount or desktop operation: NETGEAR says the new S3600 Series switches offer users temperature-based fan-speed control that minimizes system acoustic noise with max 28.63 dBA at 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) ambient.

Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site CEPro on December 12, 2023. It has since been updated for Commercial Integrator’s audience.

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