Cisco SG500-28P-K9 28 Ports Switch
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SG500-28P-K9 Small Business SG500-28P 28-Ports 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Stackable, Manageable, Rack-mountable Switch with 2x Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ports | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Overview of the Cisco 28 Ports Manageable Switch

In the realm of small businesses, efficient and robust networking solutions are paramount to ensure seamless communication and connectivity. The Cisco SG500-28P-K9 Small Business Switch emerges as a formidable contender, boasting a comprehensive set of features tailored to meet the demands of modern business environments. In this in-depth exploration, we'll delve into the key aspects of this switch, examining its design, functionalities, and how it stands out in the market.

Introduction to Cisco SG500-28P-K9

The Cisco SG500-28P-K9 is a cutting-edge switch designed specifically for small businesses. It comes equipped with 28 ports, supporting 10/100/1000 RJ-45 connectivity, making it a versatile solution for various networking needs. The inclusion of Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability enhances its utility by allowing the switch to power connected devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones.

Physical Design and Stackable ArchitectureRack-Mountable Design

The switch features a rack-mountable design, facilitating easy integration into existing network setups. Its sleek and compact form factor ensures that it doesn't occupy excessive space, a crucial consideration for businesses with limited physical infrastructure.

Stackable Switch

One standout feature of the Cisco SG500-28P-K9 is its stackable capability. This allows multiple switches to be connected and managed as a single unit, streamlining network management and scalability. The stacking feature is particularly advantageous for businesses experiencing growth, enabling them to expand their network seamlessly.

Connectivity FeaturesRJ-45 Ports

With 28 RJ-45 ports supporting 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, the SG500-28P-K9 provides high-speed connectivity for a multitude of devices. This is crucial for maintaining a fast and reliable network, ensuring that data-intensive applications run smoothly.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The inclusion of PoE is a game-changer for businesses deploying devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points. The switch can deliver power and data over a single Ethernet cable, simplifying installation and reducing the need for additional power sources.

Advanced FeaturesManageability

The Cisco SG500-28P-K9 is designed with manageability in mind. It offers an intuitive web-based interface for easy configuration and monitoring. Additionally, advanced users can leverage the command-line interface (CLI) for more granular control over network settings.

Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ports

In addition to its RJ-45 ports, the switch features 2 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports. These are ideal for connecting to fiber optic networks, extending the reach of the network, and providing flexibility in terms of deployment.

Layer 3 Routing Capabilities

Unlike basic Layer 2 switches, the Cisco SG500-28P-K9 supports Layer 3 routing. This enables the switch to make intelligent decisions based on IP addresses, enhancing network efficiency and facilitating better traffic management.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Quality of Service is crucial for ensuring that critical applications receive priority over less time-sensitive traffic. The SG500-28P-K9 implements QoS features, allowing administrators to prioritize certain types of traffic, guaranteeing a consistent and reliable user experience.

Security FeaturesAccess Control Lists (ACLs)

To bolster network security, the switch supports Access Control Lists (ACLs). These provide a mechanism for controlling which devices are allowed or denied access to the network, enhancing overall network integrity.

Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption

For secure remote management, the SG500-28P-K9 supports both SSH and SSL encryption protocols. This ensures that sensitive data exchanged during remote management sessions remains confidential and protected from potential threats.

Comparison with Competing Solutions

To truly understand the value proposition of the Cisco SG500-28P-K9, it's essential to compare it with similar switches available in the market. Let's take a look at how it stacks up against the competition:

Competitor A

Competitor A is a comparable switch with a similar port count and PoE capability. However, it lacks the stackable feature, limiting its scalability. The absence of Layer 3 routing capabilities also hinders its ability to make intelligent routing decisions based on IP addresses.

Competitor B

Competitor B boasts advanced security features but falls short in terms of the number of RJ-45 ports. This could be a limiting factor for businesses with a high demand for wired connections.

Market Positioning and Value Proposition

The Cisco SG500-28P-K9 emerges as a well-rounded solution, striking a balance between port count, advanced features, and scalability. Its stackable design, Layer 3 routing capabilities, and extensive security features position it as a versatile and future-proof option for small businesses aiming for robust network infrastructure.

Implementation and Use Cases

Deployment Scenarios

Small Office Networks

For small office setups with a moderate number of devices, the Cisco SG500-28P-K9 serves as an ideal core switch. Its PoE capability is advantageous for powering IP phones and security cameras, simplifying cable management.

Growing Businesses

As businesses expand, the stackable design becomes invaluable. The ability to add switches seamlessly as the network grows ensures that the infrastructure can scale without requiring a complete overhaul.

Multimedia and Data-Intensive Environments

The switch's Gigabit Ethernet ports and QoS features make it well-suited for environments with high data transfer requirements, such as multimedia production studios or data-intensive applications.

Real-world Performance

To assess the real-world performance of the Cisco SG500-28P-K9, it's essential to consider user reviews and feedback. Users consistently praise its reliability, ease of configuration, and seamless integration of advanced features.

General Information about the Cisco SG500-28P-K9
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# SG500-28P-K9
  • Product Series: 500
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces / Ports
  • Total Number of Network Ports: 24
  • Number of PoE (RJ-45) Ports: 24
  • Stack Port: Yes
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 24
  • Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
  • Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
  • Number of SFP Slots: 4
Network & Communication
  • Layer Supported: 2
Management & Protocols
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Management Options: DHCP, CLI, GUI, VLAN, QoS, SNMP
  • Features:
  • Flow control
  • Layer 2 switching
  • VLAN support
  • IPv6 support
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support
  • Access Control List (ACL) support
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Reset button
  • LACP support
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • Dynamic VLAN Support (GVRP)
Compliant Standards
  • IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.3at, IEEE 802.3az
  • Standard Memory: 256 MB
  • Flash Memory: 32 MB
Power Description
  • PoE (RJ-45) Port: Yes
  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC, 220 V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: No
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Min Storage Temperature: -4 °F
  • Max Storage Temperature: 158 °F
  • Humidity Range Storage: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)

Finally, the Cisco SG500-28P-K9 Small Business Switch stands out as a robust networking solution tailored to the specific needs of small and growing businesses. Its combination of advanced features, stackable design, and comprehensive security measures make it a compelling choice in a market saturated with options. As businesses continue to rely on network infrastructure for their day-to-day operations, investing in a reliable and scalable switch like the Cisco SG500-28P-K9 becomes a strategic decision for long-term success.

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