Linksys LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch
Offering state-of-the-art features including gigabit speed, enhanced security, and traffic management, the Linksys LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch adds reliable and powerful switching to your growing business network.
Network management capabilities help you maximize efficiency without performance degradation, while QoS features prioritize, manage, and control traffic for your important business applications. Power over Ethernet Plus technology allows you to send power to devices such as IP telephones or video surveillance systems through Ethernet cables without having to install separate power supplies for those devices. Network security features secure networks through port authentication and MAC-based port security with DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions to ensure network integrity and help prevent network attacks. The Linksys LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch delivers the high performance and scalability your business needs to quickly and reliably expand its network.
At a Glance:
Adds 28 gigabit Ethernet ports to your local network
Quality of Service (QoS) ensures traffic is prioritized properly
PoE+ delivers power to connected devices via Ethernet
Intelligently prioritizes, manages, and controls real-time, high-bandwidth, voice and video traffic
Port authentication and MAC-based port security
ACLs control and block sensitive portions of the network
DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions for network integrity
Spanning Tree Protocol and Storm Control for reliable network expansion
2 Gigabit mini-GBIC (SFP) Combo port expansion
EEE Energy Efficiency Compliant
Small Business Network Setup Diagram
Network Management Capabilities
The Linksys LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch offers network management features so your network can operate more effectively. Layer 2 Switching and Layer 3 Static routing provide the right paths between different network segments like your router, the cloud and your office, to efficiently deliver data with no performance degradation. Linksys 500 Series Switches manage internal routing with your router, dedicating fixed paths to external traffic and security for optimized efficiency.
PoE+ Delivers Power Where You Need It
PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) technology allows the Linksys LGS528P Gigabit PoE+ Switch to send power as well as data to connected devices, simplifying installation and reducing electrical wiring costs. With PoE+ providing 375 W of dedicated power to the Ethernet ports, your business can deploy network systems such as wireless access, IP telephony, or video surveillance solutions without having to worry about outlet placements or installing separate power supplies for individual devices.
For increased system efficiency, this Linksys Gigabit Switch supports 802.3at (PoE+) and is backward compatible with 802.3af (PoE). PoE+ provides extra power for each gigabit Ethernet port, saving your business in operating charges.
Quality of Service and Intelligent Traffic Prioritization
Essential to delivering consistent and reliable communications over your network, QoS (Quality of Service) traffic prioritization ensures that the important data for your business always receives top priority. The Linksys LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch features numerous QoS features to ensure traffic is prioritized properly to deliver high quality user experience for real-time applications. Features like Layer 2 MAC, Layer 3 IP Flow-based Policies, and Rate Limiting Control intelligently prioritize your traffic, offering an ideal solution to manage and control real-time, high-bandwidth, voice and video traffic without slowing down your other business applications.
Safeguard Your Business with Network Security
Protecting your network and data from unauthorized access is a constant concern for businesses. The LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch helps secure networks through IEEE 802.1X port security and MAC-based port security, requiring clients to authenticate themselves before any data is passed. Extensive Access Control Lists (ACLs) control and block sensitive portions of the network from external network attacks and from unauthorized users. To further safeguard network integrity and help prevent network attacks, DCHP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions ensure that only clients with specific IP/MAC addresses have access to your network, keeping unwanted devices and hackers out.
Expand Your Network as Your Workforce Grows
The Linksys LGS528P 28-Port Business Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch is designed to work seamlessly with other Linksys network switches for quick and reliable expansion of your network, creating multiple high-bandwidth trunks between switches to enhance availability and redundancy. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) allows switches to communicate with each other to ensure there is only one active path between two network devices, preventing unwanted data loops which can slow down and potentially halt traffic on your network. When computer networks accumulate large amounts of broadcast and multicast traffic, this broadcast storm can consume network resources to the point where the network is unable to function properly. Storm Control features on the Linksys LGS528P intentionally cease forwarding of broadcast traffic in the event of a storm, allowing a network manager to diagnose and resolve the root of the problem.
This Linksys Switch uses a built-in Web user interface for easy browser-based configuration. It offers Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support and is EEE energy efficiency compliant.
What's in the Box
Linksys Managed Switch, Quick Start Guide, Power Cord or Power Adaptor, CD with Documentation, Rack Mount Kit, and Console Cable.