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Datto Rolls Out Four New Cloud-Managed Switches

The second-generation product family arrived on the same day as a no-money-down purchasing option for Datto networking products and expanded global availability of the vendor’s SASE solution. By Rich Freeman

Kaseya unit Datto has shipped four new network switches.

The updated, second-generation family of products arrived on the same day as an expanded set of purchasing options for all of Datto’s networking gear. Effective today, buyers can pay for the vendor’s switches, access points, and routers upfront alongside a service agreement or put no money down and roll the cost of their hardware into their service subscription fees.

“Networking is essential to every business imaginable,” said Marcus Ward, general manager of Datto Networking, in a press statement. “Datto is committed to providing enterprise-grade networking solutions for small to mid-sized businesses that are reliable, easy to deploy, manage, and use, at prices and purchasing models that make sense, and that are available today.”

The four routers unveiled today are designed to complement Datto’s previously introduced Wi-Fi 6 access points and routers. The DSW100-8P-2G offers eight GbE copper ports and two SFP optical ports, the bigger DSW100-24P-4X includes 24 GbE copper ports and four SFP+ optical ports, and the bigger still DSW100-48P-4X comes with 48 GbE copper ports and four SFP+ optical ports. The DSW250-8P-2X, finally, offers eight 2.5GbE copper ports and two SFP+ optical ports.

Like their predecessors, Datto’s latest switches are cloud-managed and designed to be ready for us within minutes. They come in a variety of low, medium, and high-density configurations, and provide power over Ethernet on their copper ports.

Also today, Datto announced expanded global availability of Datto Secure Edge, the vendor’s cloud-managed SASE solution. Introduced during last September’s DattoCon partner conference, the system is designed to help hybrid organizations with work-from-home employees provide secure remote access to cloud services.

Secure Edge includes firewall, application control, and web content filtering features, as well as SaaS and business application traffic prioritization functionality aimed at reducing latency for remote and mobile employees.

Analyst Dell’Oro Group expects the global SASE market to exceed $13 billion by 2026.

Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola promised “huge investments” in Datto’s networking business during a DattoCon keynote last year, noting that networking hardware had never been part of Kaseya’s IT Complete platform for MSPs prior to the company’s $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto. That transaction closed last June.

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