Product Overview of the 24 Ports Ethernet Switch
In the ever-evolving landscape of networking solutions, Cisco has consistently been a frontrunner in providing robust and efficient products. One such offering is the Cisco ESW-520-24P-K9, a 24-port Ethernet switch specifically designed for small businesses. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, benefits, and key considerations associated with the Cisco ESW-520-24P-K9.
The Cisco ESW-520-24P-K9 is a compact yet powerful Ethernet switch that offers 24 ports for seamless connectivity. It is equipped with advanced features tailored to meet the networking needs of small businesses, providing a solid foundation for building a reliable and high-performance network infrastructure.
- 24 Ports: The switch comes with 24 Ethernet ports, allowing for the connection of numerous devices, such as computers, printers, IP cameras, and VoIP phones, making it suitable for various business environments.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE): One of the standout features of the ESW-520-24P-K9 is its PoE support. This means it can deliver both data and electrical power over the Ethernet cables, simplifying the deployment of devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones.
- Compact Design: The compact form factor makes it easy to integrate into small office spaces, while still delivering robust performance.
- Layer 2 Switching: The switch operates at Layer 2 of the OSI model, facilitating efficient data transfer within the local network.
- Quality of Service (QoS): QoS capabilities ensure that critical applications receive priority, optimizing network performance.
- Security Features: The ESW-520-24P-K9 includes security measures such as MAC-based port security and 802.1X authentication, enhancing the overall network security posture.
The ESW-520-24P-K9 boasts a substantial switching capacity, allowing for high-speed data transfer within the network. With a switching capacity of [X] Gbps, this switch can handle the demands of a small business environment with ease.
The Power over Ethernet budget is a crucial specification, indicating the maximum power the switch can deliver to connected PoE devices. The ESW-520-24P-K9 has a PoE budget of [X] watts, ensuring sufficient power for devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones.
Form Factor and Dimensions
The compact form factor of the ESW-520-24P-K9 makes it suitable for deployment in limited spaces. With dimensions of [X] inches by [X] inches, this switch can be easily accommodated in small network closets or mounted on walls.
Forwarding Rate: The forwarding rate of [X] Mpps (Million Packets Per Second) ensures efficient data transfer within the network.
MAC Address Table Size: The switch's MAC address table size of [X] addresses enables it to manage a considerable number of connected devices.
Benefits of Cisco ESW-520-24P-K9
Small businesses often experience growth, and the ESW-520-24P-K9 is designed to scale with the increasing demands of the network. With 24 ports, it provides ample room for connecting more devices as the business expands.
The inclusion of Power over Ethernet simplifies the deployment of devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones, eliminating the need for additional power sources and reducing cable clutter.
The ESW-520-24P-K9 prioritizes network security with features like MAC-based port security and 802.1X authentication, safeguarding the network against unauthorized access.
Cisco is a renowned name in the networking industry, and the ESW-520-24P-K9 reflects the brand's commitment to reliability. The switch is built to deliver consistent performance, ensuring that the network remains stable and available.
Small Office Networks
The ESW-520-24P-K9 is an ideal solution for small offices with a limited number of users and devices. Its compact design and PoE capabilities make it easy to deploy in spaces where efficiency and simplicity are crucial.
Retail businesses often require a network infrastructure that can support multiple point-of-sale terminals, security cameras, and inventory management systems. The ESW-520-24P-K9, with its PoE support, is well-suited for such environments.
Professional Services Offices
Law firms, accounting offices, and other professional service providers can benefit from the ESW-520-24P-K9's reliable performance and security features, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations.
General Information about the Cisco ESW-520-24P-K9
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# ESW-520-24P-K9
- Product Series: ESW 500
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports of Manageable Switch
- Total Number of Ports: 26
- Total Number of Network Ports: 24
- 24 x Fast Ethernet Network
Port/Expansion Slot Details
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Performance for 26 Ports Ethernet Switch:
- Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP
- Shared SFP Slot: Yes
- Number of SFP Slots: 2
Network and Communication
- Layer Supported: 2
Management and Protocols
- Manageable: Yes
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP):
- SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3 with support for Traps
- Remote Monitoring (RMON):
- Embedded RMON software agent supports 4 RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis
- Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
- Storage temperature: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
- Operating humidity: 10% to 90%, relative, non-condensing
- Storage humidity: 10% to 95%, relative, non-condensing
In summary, the Cisco ESW-520-24P-K9 24 Ports Ethernet Switch for Small Business is a reliable and feature-rich networking solution tailored to the unique needs of small enterprises. With its 24 ports, PoE support, and robust security features, this switch provides the foundation for a scalable, secure, and efficient network infrastructure. Whether deployed in small offices, retail environments, or professional service offices, the ESW-520-24P-K9 stands out as a versatile and dependable networking solution from a trusted industry leader.
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