In a world of expanding enterprises and growing virtualisation, cloud-based services and applications, like VoIP, HD streaming video, and IP surveillance, SMB networks need to evolve beyond simple reliability to provide increased scalability, higher bandwidth, and enhanced performance. TP-LINK’s new T1700X-16TS Full 10-Gigabit Smart Switch provides high levels of performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness that SMBs require from their 10G networking solutions, representing an ideal solution that meets these requirements.
Equipped with 12 10GBase-T RJ45 Ports and 4 10G SFP+ Fibre Ports, providing 320Gbps Switching Capacity
10GBase-T Technology provides a cost-effective method for migrating from current network to 10G Ethernet
L2+ feature, Static Routing help route internal traffic for more efficient use of network resources
Advanced security features include IP-MAC-Port Binding, ACL, Port Security, DoS Defend, Storm Control, DHCP Snooping, 802.1X, and Radius Authentication
Comprehensive IPv6 support for management, QoS and ACL
WEB/CLI managed modes, SNMP, RMON enhance management
Dual Firmware Image improves reliability and up-time of your network
Future Proof 10GBase-T Technology
Until recently, 10-Gigabit connectivity was available only in the expensive fibre based technology that supports high-speed access to the network backbone or data centre environment.
Today, 10GBase-T Technology is becoming more common and affordable. Low-Latency, Line-Rate 10G Copper Base-T is backward compatible with Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet and can automatically negotiate between higher and lower speed connections. Most importantly, 10GBase-T provides a cost-effective method for migrating from your current network to 10G Ethernet by utilising your existing CAT5e/CAT6 RJ-45 short connections (up to 55m) and CAT6A/CAT7 connections (up to 100m). This reduces cabling complexity and ultimately results in significant savings for customers.
Abundant L2 and L2+ Features
The T1700X-16TS supports rich L2 features, including 802.1Q VLAN, Port Isolation, Port Mirroring, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Link Aggregation Groups, and 802.3x Flow Control function. Additionally, the switch provides advanced features for network maintenance, such as Loop Back Detection, Cable Diagnostics, and IGMP Snooping. IGMP snooping ensures that the switch can intelligently forward the multicast stream only to the appropriate subscribers, while IGMP throttling and filtering restrict each subscriber on a port level to prevent unauthorised multicast access. Besides, T1700X-16TS supports L2+ feature static routing, which provides simple network segmentation by routing internal transmissions to make the flow of network traffic more efficient
The T1700X-16TS supports IP-MAC-Port Binding, Port Security, Storm control, and DHCP Snooping, which help to protect the network from broadcast storms, ARP attacks, and more. The Access Control List (ACL, L2 to L4) feature restricts access to sensitive network resources by rejecting certain packets based on the MAC address, IP address, TCP/UDP ports, and VLAN ID of both the source and destination. And the switch supports 802.1X, which allows network clients to be authenticated through external Radius servers and the guest VLAN function allows non-802.1X clients to access specific network resources.
Advanced QoS features
To support voice, data, and video services on one network, the switch utilises rich QoS policies. Administrators can prioritise traffic based on a variety of factors, including Port Priority, 802.1P Priority, and DSCP Priority, to ensure that voice and video streams are always clear and smooth.
Enterprise Level Management Features
The T1700X-16TS is easy to use and manage. It supports various user-friendly standard management features, such as intuitive web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI), SNMP (v1/2/3), and RMON. This allows the switch to provide valuable status information and send reports on abnormal events. Comprehensive IPv6 support management ensures a smooth migration to an IPv6-based network. It also supports Dual Image to provide improved reliability and network uptime.