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Cisco Catalyst SwitchesCisco Catalyst Express 500 Switches for SMB's


North Sydney IT support and recommend the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series to our SMB customers.  Features include:


  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 4-port and 24-port PoE configurations provide full 15.4W simultaneously on all ports for seamless integration with Cisco IP Communications and Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions.
  • Advanced network security:Support for IEEE 802.1x, port security, and Secure Socket Layer (SSL).  Integration with Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) using the NAC appliance
  • Optimized QoS using Cisco SmartPorts: Cisco SmartPorts roles match the appropriate class-of-service (CoS) and differentiated services code point (DSCP) values to the specific Cisco device connected to the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 switch. This allows for trouble-free deployment of Cisco advanced technologies such as IP telephony and WLAN.
  • Central management of Cisco foundation, IP telephony, and WLAN solutions: In conjunction with the GUI-based Cisco Network Assistant, the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series allows centralized management of a Cisco SMB network, including Cisco Catalyst switches, integrated services routers (ISRs) and Cisco IP phones, using a single IP address. Management can be done locally or remotely, using an SSL connection. Cisco Network Assistant is available at no cost and is now available in localized languages (Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish).
  • Limited lifetime warranty: Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series switches are backed for the life of the product by the Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
The primary benefits of the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series for our SMB customers include the following:
  • Performance: With non-blocking, wire-speed switching on all ports, the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series offers 10/100 Mbps ports for desktop, wireless access point, printer, and IP phone connectivity and 10/100/1000BASE-T or small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports for server or backbone connectivity. With head-of-line blocking prevention, a heavily-congested port will not affect performance on other ports on the switch.
  • Ease of use: The Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series switches are designed for ease of use. The switch is initialized through the GUI Device Manager; no console cable or terminal emulation application is needed. Integrated intelligence optimizes the switch at the system level. Optimal configuration for each port can be applied by choosing from 10 preset Cisco SmartPorts roles. All of the PoE ports can supply up to the IEEE standard maximum of 15.4W simultaneously without the need of an external power supply, thus providing sufficient power for all needs. All ports support auto negotiation of port speed and duplex. With automatic medium-dependent interface crossover (Auto-MDIX) detection support, concern about incorrect cable types is negated.
  • Intelligence: Deploying and running an end-to-end Cisco network for up to 250 employees has never been easier. With Cisco SmartPorts Advisor, the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series switches automatically discover connected Cisco devices and suggest appropriate SmartPorts roles. With the SmartPorts phone and desktop role, voice quality is guaranteed. Telephone conversations are not affected by employees sending or downloading large files. The switches also automatically detect misconfigurations and suggest corrections.
  • Security: The Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series switches offer layers of security to protect a business. To secure a device, management traffic to and from the GUI Device Manager can be encrypted with SSL and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3). Network security is offered at three business-optimized security levels. Tight integration with Cisco Aironet® wireless access points allows quick and easy deployment of a secure WLAN network. With the NAC appliance solution, the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series help protect a network against worms and viruses and raises the overall security protection of a network to the next level.
  • Easy monitoring and troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is easy with the Cisco Troubleshooting Advisor, which identifies cabling problems such as wiring opens and shorts, common configuration errors, and other potential problems in your network and recommends corrective action. Graphical trend charts and an alert LED helps identify problems before they cause network outages.

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