ZyXEL Rolls Out New Switches for MSPs
Company says its GS2200 series provides managed services providers with economic switches “perfect for today’s heavier Internet-based content.”
A new series of switches has been introduced by ZyXEL Communications Inc., maker of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity, and routing products. The GS2200 series of switches are designed, according to the company, to provide an economic solution to MSPs in need of fast and flexible product.
Also new from ZyXEL is a comprehensive limited lifetime warranty for select products, including many managed switches and fiber transceivers.
The GS2200 series comes in 24-port, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and 48-port versions.
The GS2200-24P with support for PoE provides the flexibility to deploy Voice over Internet (VoIP) Phones, surveillance cameras, and wireless access points (WAPs) via CAT5.
The GS2200 series gigabit switches deliver “maximum throughput,” according to the ZyXEL. Four dual-personality slots (GE RJ-45/SFP open slots) provide flexibility with either Fiber or CAT5 connectivity.
“ZyXEL’s GS2200 series offers SMBs a full-featured managed switch perfect for today’s heavier Internet-based content, like video, voice, and graphics,” says Dana Patrick, ZyXEL’s director of North American channels.
All ports support N-way auto negotiation and MDI/MDI-X crossover. The static routing features facilitate routing between VLANs and network segmentation. Quality-of-Service (QoS) features enable prioritization of VoIP, video. and other critical applications with 8 IEEE 802.1p hardware priority queues.
Security features include IEEE 802.1x port-based authentication. With VLAN support for network segmentation and security, users can set up network groups to enhance security.
Secure management is available through Secure Sockets Layer (SSLv2) for the Web GUI and Secure Shell (SSH) for command-line interface sessions.
The GS2200 series also supports ZyXEL iStacking technology, enabling up to 24 switches to be managed by one IP. These switches have an industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI).
Pricing for the products has been outlined as follows:
All the switches are available from ZyXEL’s authorized resellers and e-commerce partners.