Cisco CBS250-16P-2G 16 Ports Switch
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Cisco CBS250-16P-2G 16 Ports Managed Switch Business 250 New

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CBS250-16P-2G Business 250 Series 250 16 PoE+ Ethernet Ports & 2 Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ports Optical Fiber Layer 3 Managed Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Overview of the CBS250-16P-2G Business 250 Series Switch

The CBS250-16P-2G Business 250 Series Switch is a type of networking device designed to connect multiple devices within a network. This switch, belonging to the Business 250 Series, is equipped with specific features tailored for business environments, including 16 Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) Ethernet ports and 2 Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports. In this detailed explanation, we'll delve into the various aspects of this switch, its functionalities, benefits, and how it can be utilized in different business settings.

Understanding the ComponentsEthernet Ports

The switch comes with 16 Ethernet ports, which are used to connect devices like computers, printers, servers, and other networking devices to the network. These ports support Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), meaning they can provide power to connected devices, eliminating the need for separate power adapters.

Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ports

In addition to the Ethernet ports, the switch features 2 Gigabit SFP ports. SFP ports allow for high-speed connections over optical fiber cables, offering greater bandwidth and reliability compared to traditional Ethernet connections.

Optical Fiber Connectivity

The inclusion of SFP ports enables the use of optical fiber cables, which are ideal for long-distance connections and environments where electromagnetic interference is a concern. Optical fiber offers advantages such as higher data transfer rates, increased security, and immunity to electrical interference.

Layer 3 Managed Switch

The switch operates at Layer 3 of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model, which means it is capable of routing network traffic based on IP addresses. This functionality allows for more advanced networking configurations, such as creating multiple subnets, implementing VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), and optimizing traffic flow within the network.

Features and FunctionalityPoE+ Support

The switch supports Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), which means it can deliver higher power levels to connected devices compared to standard PoE switches. This feature is particularly useful for powering devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras without the need for additional power sources.

Gigabit Ethernet

With Gigabit Ethernet capabilities, the switch can transmit data at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) across each port. This high-speed connectivity ensures smooth and efficient data transfer, crucial for demanding business applications such as video conferencing, file sharing, and cloud computing.

Layer 3 Routing

As a Layer 3 managed switch, the CBS250-16P-2G is capable of routing traffic between different subnets within the network. This routing functionality enables segmentation of the network for improved security, performance, and management.

Management and Security

The switch offers comprehensive management capabilities, allowing network administrators to configure and monitor the device remotely. It supports protocols such as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and SSH (Secure Shell) for secure access and management. Additionally, features like MAC address filtering, VLANs, and Access Control Lists (ACLs) enhance network security by controlling access to resources and preventing unauthorized access.

Benefits for Businesses
  • Scalability: The CBS250-16P-2G switch is suitable for businesses of all sizes, from small offices to large enterprises. Its modular design and flexible configuration options make it easy to scale the network infrastructure according to changing business requirements.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: By combining switching and routing capabilities in a single device, the switch eliminates the need for separate routers and switches, reducing hardware costs and simplifying network management.
  • Improved Performance: With Gigabit Ethernet ports and advanced features like QoS and Layer 3 routing, the switch ensures high performance and reliable connectivity for critical business applications.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: The inclusion of PoE+ and SFP ports provides flexibility in connecting a wide range of devices, including IP phones, wireless access points, and network storage devices. This versatility enables businesses to adapt their network infrastructure to suit various needs and applications.
  • Robust Security: The switch offers robust security features to protect against unauthorized access and potential threats. By implementing security protocols and access controls, businesses can safeguard their network infrastructure and sensitive data from external attacks.
Advanced Security Features

The CBS250-16P-2G is a Cisco Business 250 Series managed switch with 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 Gigabit SFP uplink ports. It provides advanced security features to secure your network and prevent unauthorized access.

Some of the advanced security features of the CBS250-16P-2G switch include:

  • Access control lists (ACLs): Define policies to control inbound and outbound network traffic based on source and destination addresses, protocols, and other parameters.
  • Port security: Limit the number of MAC addresses that can be learned on a specific port to prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to the network.
  • 802.1X authentication: Control access to the network based on user credentials and device type, providing an additional layer of security.
  • SSH and SSL encryption: Protect management communications between the switch and administrators using secure encrypted protocols.
  • Dynamic ARP inspection: Protect against ARP spoofing attacks by validating ARP packets in the network.

These security features, along with others, provide a comprehensive security solution for your network, ensuring that confidential information is protected and unauthorized access is prevented.

Quality of Service (QoS) Capabilities

The CBS250-16P-2G Cisco Business 250 Series switch has Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to help prioritize network traffic and ensure a consistent level of performance for time-sensitive applications.

Some of the QoS capabilities of the CBS250-16P-2G switch include:

  • Priority queuing: Assigns different levels of priority to different types of traffic, ensuring that critical traffic, such as voice and video, is prioritized over less important traffic.
  • Class of service (CoS): Assigns traffic to different classes based on criteria such as IP address, port number, or protocol, allowing for fine-grained control over network traffic.
  • Traffic shaping: Controls the rate at which traffic is sent out of a specific port, preventing network congestion and ensuring that important traffic is not delayed.
  • Bandwidth control: Limits the amount of bandwidth available to specific devices or applications, ensuring that no single device or application can consume too much of the network's resources.

These QoS capabilities help to ensure that important traffic is prioritized, reducing delays and ensuring consistent performance for time-sensitive applications. Additionally, they help to prevent network congestion, ensuring that the network remains responsive and stable even during periods of high traffic.

General Information for the Cisco 16 Ports Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Switch
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# CBS250-16P-2G
  • Product Name: CBS250 Managed 16-Port Ge
  • Product Series: 250
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces / Ports of Ethernet Switch
  • Total Number of Network Ports: 16
  • Uplink Port: Yes
  • Modular Yes
  • Port / Expansion Slot Details: 16 x Gigabit Ethernet PoE+
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP (mini-GBIC)
  • Shared SFP Slot: No
  • Number of SFP Slots: 2
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber & Twisted Pair
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 1000Base-T, 1000Base-X
Network & Communication
  • Layer Supported: 2

Power Description

  • PoE (RJ-45) Port: Yes
  • PoE Budget: 120 W
  • Power Source: PoE+ Power Supply

Management & Protocols

  • Manageable Yes

Finally, the CBS250-16P-2G Business 250 Series Switch is a versatile and feature-rich networking device designed to meet the demands of modern business environments. With its combination of PoE+ support, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, Layer 3 routing capabilities, and advanced security features, the switch provides businesses with a reliable and scalable solution for building efficient and secure networks. Whether deployed in small offices, corporate campuses, or data centers, this switch offers the performance, flexibility, and manageability required to support today's demanding applications and ensure seamless connectivity for users and devices alike.

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