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What is the difference between a managed switch VS an unmanaged switch?

Unmanaged Switches

● To provide Ethernet devices with network connections so they can communicate with one another. ● Doesn’t allow for any configuration or set up, unable to control network traffic. ● Simply plug and play. ● Suited more with small networks, to edge services or add temporary groups of devices to a larger network. ● Less expensive than managed switches.

Managed Switches

● Offers additional features that unmanaged switches cannot. ● Able to manage, configure, monitor and troubleshoot issues with a network. ● Each switch has its own IP address for identification and addressing. ● Able to create traffic controls, prioritize channels based on the importance of data, investigate performance problems, remotely deploy fixes and even create new virtual networks for segmentation purposes. ● Provide a layer of security that can monitor unauthorized access and encrypt communication. ● Feature built-in redundancy so data is duplicated and can be recovered if a device or network fails. ●In terms of applications, managed switches are most often deployed as part of the network backbone to monitor and control traffic. They’re also used to connect mission-critical devices to networks.

If you want to upgrade your network, please contact DHS for more information.

3 Spirit Co., Ltd.

14/16 Moo.5, Chao Fha West Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket Thailand 83000

TEL. 076 390 794

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