Managed and Unmanaged Network Switches

Network switches are like the brain of an enterprise network. It is a hardware device that connects multiple devices over a Local Area Network (LAN). It is a core component for the transmission of data between connected devices. It sends data only to the device it is intended for.
When running a business, it’s important to ensure that you have a network switch that helps you effectively cover the needs of your business. In-office, the devices are connected via Ethernet cables. The switch then acts as a control center for the network. Switches are of various sizes and it allows them to have several ports up to 48. Also, one port will be used to connect it to the rest of the network

Whether you must choose a managed or unmanaged network switch for your network is only possible by understanding the different benefits of both.

Managed Switch

It allows network administrators to connect on the same physical network without installing different sets of cables and network equipment.

It has diverse and rich features: command-line interface (CLI), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), using a web interface through a web browser, and several others. To meet the high network demands, there are smart switches too in the market. This has some features of a managed switch. Companies use this when they do not need all the features of a managed switch. It is low in cost and acts as an alternative.

Benefits are as follows:
  • Reliable, secure, and easier to manage the entire network
  • Improves the security for all the networks and easily troubleshoot problems
  • Reduces downtime and integrates data, video, a voice in one network
Unmanaged Switch

It is referred to as a plug-and-play type network solution. Often used when you want to extend the existing network with additional ports. They are used by small industries where you do not need a high degree of control, unlike managed switches. This is lower in cost and performs consistently without needing much technical support.

Benefits are as follows:
  • Plug-and-play setup with no configuration and can operate in harsh environments
  • Monitor and control 24/7 remotely
  • Easy installation and low cost

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