Unmanaged Switches enable Ethernet devices such as computers and printers to communicate with each other. Unlike Managed Switches, Unmanaged Switches come with a fixed configuration that is not editable. Primarily Unmanaged Switches are used in small networks where network traffic is light and flows unrestricted between devices without the need for giving priority to packets. Some of the specific Unmanaged Switch Ranges available can be found below:
- 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switches
- Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switches
- Gigabit Unmanaged Switches
If you’re looking for an unmanaged switch to improve your business or home’s networking set-up, Comms Express can help. We stock a broad range of unmanaged switches – as well as other switches – from all the leading brands in networking, including TP-Link, Netgear, Ubiquiti, and Cisco.
Is an unmanaged switch better?
On a basic level, an unmanaged switch allows you to immediately plug and play devices into your network, while a managed switch allows for greater control over it. However, the differences go deeper, so you will need to look at the features, performance, security, cost, and application of each.
Are unmanaged switches safe?
Unmanaged switches, on the whole, have very basic security. They’re secured by ensuring you have no vulnerabilities from system to system, which accessories like a lockable port cover can ensure no-one is tampering with the device directly.
What are the benefits of using managed switches VS unmanaged switches?
You get to choose the ideal operating parameters for your network ports. Managed switches provide a layer of security that unmanaged switches don’t. Because they can monitor and control network events, they can quickly shut down detected threats, prevent unauthorized access and encrypt communication.
Now that you know the difference between Managed and Unmanaged Switches you should be able to decide which type of Switch is best suited to your needs. If you are still unsure about the features mentioned above or are just a little confused about the whole switching process, then please do not hesitate in getting in touch with the Comms Express team, We will be more than happy to help with your networking needs.