Powerful 10G Connections for Stacking and Uplink to Servers and Network Storage Systems

An ideal companion to the rapidly emerging class of 10-Gigabit servers, the NETGEAR Gigabit Stackable Smart Managed Switches (TXS) are the industry’s first smart managed switches with 10-Gigabit connectivity – delivering maximum throughput in SMB networks for demanding tasks such as data replication and backup, virtualization, video on demand and high-volume transaction processing. At less than half the cost of a managed switch, this series of switches provides 24 and 48 gigabit ports for connecting devices to the network, along with four 10GE SFP+ ports for stacking or uplink to servers. The switches within this series are able to be mixed and matched in the same stack. As many as six switches can be stacked for a total of up to 300 network ports, with full redundancy for unsurpassed reliability. These switches offer a rich enterprise-class feature set, including advanced traffic management and security, yet can be easily configured and monitored through a web-based graphical user interface.

Scalability and Reliability

The Stackable Smart Managed Switch with 10G uplinks series is a scalable solution that grows with a business. Starting with a single switch, the stack can grow to six switches with a mix of 24 and 48 port stack members and a total of up to 300 network ports. Two out of the four 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports on each switch can be used to create the stack, a single logical unit with up to 40 Gbps of stacking backplane that can be configured and managed as one switch – speeding up deployment while simplifying administration and maintenance. The stacked switches can be spread across multiple physical locations, by taking advantage of SFP+ fiber-optic connectivity, making the series of switches an ideal solution for remote and branch offices. All four 10GE ports can be used for network uplinks to servers and storage devices, or split with two ports for local or distant stacking and two ports for uplinks and link aggregation. Auto failover creates a safety net so that if one switch in the stack fails, all the other switches will be intact.

Enterprise-Class Features

With a rich set of L2+/Lite Layer 3 management features, this series of switches are efficient, secure and ready for the future. Static routing allows for segmentation of the network, with internal routing through the switch – reserving the router for external traffic routing only, making the entire network more efficient. Dynamic VLAN assignment increases security by imposing consistent policy and user credentials across the network, regardless of where users connect. Support for MLD Snooping greatly increase network efficiency by forwarding multicast traffic to designated hosts only, rather than flooding multicast packets across all ports. The GS728TXS also comes with full IPv6 support, comprehensive security and advanced multicast management.

Flexible Management Options

As a Smart Managed switch, IT administrators can decide how to manage the switches. Individual switches can be managed through a simple browser-based graphical user interface. The series of switches can also be managed through SNMP software for compatibility with existing SNMP-based consoles. For larger networks, the NETGEAR Smart Control Center can be used. It is a free Windows-based application for discovering, configuring and upgrading multiple smart managed switches across the network. Like all NETGEAR Smart Managed Switches, the Stackable Smart Managed Switch is backed by the NETGEAR ProSAFE® Lifetime Warranty, and 1-Year ProSupport 24x7 Advanced Technical Support*.

HARDWARE FEATURES

10-Gigabit Connectivity

Fully exploits the power of 10GE servers Supports high-bandwidth applications such as data backup and replication, virtualization, video on demand and high-volume transaction processing

Stack Up to Six Switches

Scalable switching that grows with the enterprise Auto failover creates a safety net so that if one switch in the stack fails, all other switches will be intact

Four 10GE SFP+ Stacking/Uplink Ports

Up to 40 Gbps of stacking backplane Fiber-optic connections allow stacked switches to be placed in multiple physical locations, supporting remote or branch offices

SOFTWARE FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Dynamic VLAN Assignment

Increases security by imposing consistent policy and user credentials across the network, regardless of where users connect

MLD Snooping

Increases network efficiency by forwarding multicast traffic to designated hosts only, rather than flooding multicast packets across all ports

Full Support for IPv6

Protects IT investment by future-proofing the network for the next generation of applications and extensions

DHCP Snooping

Prevent access layer attacks such as DHCP server attacks, ARP man-in-the-middle attacks and IP/MAC spoofing attacks by using IP-to-MAC binding information

Protected Ports

Increases security by isolating specific ports from communicating with other ports on the same switch Prevents an attacker from scanning a system to gain valuable services and information

Mixed Stacking Between GS728TXS and GS752TXS

Provide flexibility in network configuration. Expand your network as you need while ensuring higher usability of network resources.

Traffic Management

  • Auto Negotiation of speed and duplex modes
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • DHCP Client
  • Dynamic MAC address management
  • Static MAC
  • IEEE 802.1Q-based VLAN
  • Auto Voice VLAN
  • VLAN routing
  • QoS based on WRR, strict priority, or both
  • Port-based and IEEE 801.2p-based QoS
  • TCP/UDP-based QoS
  • DiffServ
  • IPv4 and IPv6-based QoS
  • DSCP Support (GS105E and GS105PE only)
  • Rate Limiting (egress only)
  • Link Aggregation and LACP

Security

  • IEEE 802.1x (Guest VLAN, RADIUS-based VLAN assignment via .1x)
  • IEEE 802.1x port authentication
  • RADIUS accounting
  • MAC lockdown
  • MAC lockdown by number of MACs
  • Dynamic VLAN Assignment (600 dynamic learned entries per port, 20 static entries per port)
  • TACACS+
  • HTTPS /SSL version
  • TLS session
  • Private VLAN
  • Trusted MAC
  • IP-based, L4-based Access Control List (ACL)

Multicast Efficiency

  • IGMP snooping, v1, v2 and v3
  • IGMP Snooping querier
  • Blocking of unknown multicast traffic
  • 1,024 maximum multicast group
  • MLD snooping

Spanning Tree, Routing and Stacking

  • IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1w RSTP and MSTP
  • Option to enable/disable BPDU flooding when STP is disabled
  • Static routing with 32 static routes
  • Hosted ARP table size of 1,024
  • Router discovery (IRDP)
  • Stacking with up to 6 units or 300 ports in a stack
  • 40G stacking bandwidth

Reliability, Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Port mirroring both on ingress and egress traffic
  • Jumbo frame support
  • Broadcast Storm control
  • Cable diagnostics
  • Loop Detection
  • DoS Prevention
  • IEEE 802.1ab LLDP
  • LLDP-MED
  • Dual Image
  • SNTP
  • Option to enable/disable the flooding of EAPOL when 802.1x is disabled
  • Protected ports
  • DHCP clients
  • DHCP snooping
  • Ping and traceroute
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) compliant
  • Power savings with short cable detection (GS752TXS only) and auto power-down when ports are in idle mode

Switch Management

  • Web browser-based GUI management
  • Smart Control Center Software for multi-switch management
  • IP Access List
  • IPv6 Management
  • Configurable Management VLAN
  • SNMP v1/v2c and v3
  • Standard MIBs (RFC1213, RFC1643, and RFC1493)
  • RMON group 1, 2, 3, 9
  • P-BRIDGE-MIB and Q-BRIDGE-MIB
  • Firmware Upgrade through Smart Control Center (TFTP)
  • Firmware download (to switch) and upload (to server) through TFTP/HTTP
  • Configuration and Image Upload (to PC) through HTTP
  • Configuration Download (to Switch) thru TFTP/HTTP and upload (to server)
  • Memory & FLASH log
  • Syslog (server)
  • System password protection

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR ProSAFE® Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
  • Lifetime Next Business Day Hardware Replacement. Click here for coverage, availability and terms and conditions.
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via phone for 90 days (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues). ProSUPPORT coverage can be extended by purchasing one, three, or five year contracts.
  • ProSUPPORT Lifetime 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via chat. (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues).
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