Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches Review Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches Review
Wireless is everywhere these days, but there's still plenty of need for wired network connections. Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches Review

Wireless is everywhere these days, but there’s still plenty of need for wired network connections.

Not having to worry about wires is wonderful, but sometimes the rock-solid reliability of a network cable is what’s needed, especially for those hard-to-cover locations where signal just doesn’t reach no matter what you do. And that’s where Cisco’s 300-series of managed switches comes in.

They are the epitome of simple, and support both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. Fast Ethernet 300-series switches are available with 8 to 48 ports, while Gigabit Etherhet options go from 8 LAN ports all the way up to 52. You can also find models with Power over Ethernet support, for connecting devices like IP surveillance cameras.

Setup is pretty easy, too. All you need to do is add them to your existing server rack, plug in the necessary cables, and you’re off.

As these are Cisco switches, you get advanced management capabilities that help provision the data, voice, security and wireless services that small businesses may need.  It’s mostly browser-based and self-explanatory, but these switches also support advanced command-line interface management inputs for those trickier and more technical requirements.

Cisco clearly believes in their switches, as they offer a “Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty”, and next-day advance replacement where available. So there’s lots of peace of mind on offer, along with excellent performance, robust features and easy management.

For more information on these switches or to find out more about the Cisco range of small business network appliances, contact Marius Vermeulen on the Cisco team at Tarsus.

These small business switches offer a good selection of port and speed options, which are complemented beautifully by solid security and easy deployment and management.
  • Range of port options and speeds
  • Easy deployment and management
  • Advanced security options
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