Netgear ProSafe FSM7226RS, FSM726E switches

Netgear ProSafe Switches

Netgear has announced the ProSafe FSM7226RS and FSM726E 10/100 switches for the Indian market. With these switches, the company extends its ProSafe FSM series L2/L3 Fast Ethernet switches which are said to be apt for SMBs or branch offices.

The FSM7226RS is a totally managed 10/100 24 port switch that comes with two Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps or 1GE SFP) ports and supports 32 static routes. The two dedicated stacking connectors provide 5 Gbps of full duplex switch-to-switch bandwidth each. This easy to use solution offers a single stack with up to 8 units and 384 ports. The FSM726E comes minus stacking ports with 24 10/100 ports and two hot-swappable and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) Gigabit interfaces.

Talking about these 2 new switches Sanjay Aggarwal, Deputy General Manager, Rashi Peripherals Pvt. Ltd. said, “Apart from its extra ordinary and unique features, what makes these switches different is the Netgear ‘Life Time Warranty’ from Netgear service provider. This is one of the kinds in the industry. Infact, all Netgear ProSafe series product carry Netgear Life time warranty which is an big advantage for any consumer”

He further added, “Netgear as a brand completely understands the networking needs of a customer & has always been working towards providing better options. This combined with Rashi’s strong presence has made it a widely accept brand, especially in the corporate segment. Our next launch will be Netgear NAS products, which are doing extremely well in many countries and we would like to repeat the success in India too”

Netgear’s FSM7226RS comes integrated with thermal sensor that helps increase air flow by automatically increasing the fan speed in warm conditions while the fan speed is reduced in order to lower the noise while in office environment.

Both the switches adorn a non-blocking design with simultaneous, full wire-speed and low-latency throughput to all ports. Furthermore, the 1U rack-mount form factor utilizes lesser space along with a lower per port on comparing to other Fast Ethernet switches.

The attributes talking about its security features include IEEE 802.1x port-based authentication and access control lists (ACL) for authorized access to the network. The switches are further securely managed through Secure Sockets Layer (SSLv3) for the Web GUI as well as Secure Shell (SSH) for command-line sessions. They are also managed using a single IP address via SNMPv3 along with the company’s Network Management Software NMS100.

These Netgear ProSafe switches are said to provide reliable, converged voice, video, and data services on a single network infrastructure. The flexible design, price point and low maintenance requirements make it ideal for cost-sensitive offices.

Netgear ProSafe FSM7226RS and FSM726E are priced at Rs. 30680 and Rs. 20355, respectively. These switches are available through Rashi Peripherals and its 53 branches across the country.