D-Link Introduces Its Latest Generation Of Affordable, Easy-To-Use Smart Switches With User-Friendly Web-Based Management Options

Ideal for SMBs seeking enterprise level functionality, the D-Link DES-1210 and DGS-1210 series includes advanced security features, bandwidth management functions, and VLAN support.

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By  Ashford Published  November 25, 2010

Responsive to the evolving needs of small and medium businesses, D-Link Middle East & Africa today announced, that its latest series of Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Web Smart III Switches offers the opportunity to construct a secure and productive network environment at an affordable price. Web Smart Switches include a comprehensive set of management features paired with a minimally complex user interface for straightforward configuration.

Bridging the gap between unmanaged and managed switches, Web Smart Switches provide novice and expert administrators alike with a wide array of options for keeping their network running securely and efficiently. The included web management interface and SmartConsole utility provide an intuitive system for administrators to manage a mid-sized network that might otherwise present a challenge.

Web Smart Switches strengthen security through the use of access control lists (ACL), ensuring that sensitive network resources are restricted only to authorized users. Web Smart Switches detect and block intruders that attempt to sniff data or send fake ARP packets that could disrupt network traffic. This defense mechanism allows the switch to remain operable even while under attack. These switches are also robust enough to screen rogue DHCP server packets to prevent unauthorized IP assignments.

D-Link Web Smart Switches guarantee that a network remains fast and efficient by managing bottlenecks and controlling network bandwidth. A Web Smart Switch can be deployed as a primary core for optimal performance, giving administrators control over security, bandwidth, and topology. Alternatively, these switches can be deployed at the network edge to manage and eliminate bandwidth constraints while enhancing security. Regardless of the installation scenario, reliability is ensured through Loopback Detection (LBD) and cable diagnostics.

Web Smart Switches streamline bandwidth using Quality of Service (QoS) optimizations to shape and manage traffic. Asymmetric VLAN support allows these switches to direct unlike or unequal bandwidth across different VLANs. Through this segmentation, client-server traffic flows can be optimized, and shared resources effectively controlled. The Auto Voice VLAN function automatically identifies voice traffic and maintains optimal audio quality for VOIP calls.

Business owners conscious of rising energy costs and environmental concerns will appreciate the green features found in D-Link switches. All Web Smart Switches feature a fanless or smart fan design which reduces power consumption while allowing the switch to operate almost silently. Single LEDs per port provide status at a glance and help to save electricity.

“The D-Link Web Smart Switch series provides many of the features found in managed switches at a much lower total cost of ownership” said Harrison Albert, Regional Director at D-Link Middle East and Africa. “Broad management options, advanced security features and VLAN support are just a few of the features that make Web Smart Switches an excellent choice for small and medium businesses interested in managing their network effectively and inexpensively”, he concluded.

Web Smart Switches are available for Fast Ethernet (DES-1210 Series) or Gigabit Ethernet (DGS-1210 Series) applications in several convenient port configurations. The latest firmware supports several languages including English (Default), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and German.

The D-Link Web Smart Switch series includes the following models:

• DES-1210-52: 48-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX, 2 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP, 2 1000 BASE-T ports
• DES-1210-28: 24-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX, 2 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP, 2 1000 BASE-T ports
• DES-1210-28P: 24-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX PoE ports, 2 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP, 2 1000BASE-T ports
• DGS-1210-48: 44-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP ports
• DGS-1210-24: 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP ports
• DGS-1210-16: 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP ports
• DGS-1210-10P: 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T PoE, 2 combo 1000 BASE-T/SFP ports

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