The ProSafe® Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch family is unique in delivering the scalability, reliability,
and performance growing small and medium-sized businesses need in an affordable and easy-tomanage
package. The NETGEAR Second Generation of these Stackable Smart Switches consists
of 4 models in 28/52-port configuration with or without PoE option. They come with more port
density and a total of 6 SFP ports for fiber connectivity. Among them, 2 are shared, and the other
4 are dedicated for either stacking or uplinks. This new generation of Stackable Smart Switches
offers more flexibility and scalability that will make it easier and non-interruptive for growing
businesses to expand their network capacity.
Stacking for Scalability
The new generation of Stackable Smart Switches use 2 dedicated dual-purpose ports in the front
of the switch for stacking or uplink. The stacking function offers a 10 Gbps, dual-ring, highly
redundant stacking bus that carries intra-stack traffic and provide the highest level of resilience,
allowing you to stack up to six switches or up to 300 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, forming a virtual
chassis for easy management under a single IP address. This stacking technology also provides
several high-availability features to ensure business continuity:
• Resiliency: Due to redundant stacking port connections, there is an automatic fail-over in case
any switch in the stack fails, with rapid reconfiguration, thus preventing network downtime
• Hot-swappable: All switches in the stack are hot-swappable, and can be integrated or removed
without disrupting the network
Comprehensive and Advanced
These Stackable Smart Switches come with a complete suite of advanced features for more
robust security, higher quality of service and high availability. This switch is equipped with highly
advanced features such as access control lists (ACL), static routing, rate limiting, IGMP snooping,
and Dynamic VLAN assignment among others to provide a small and medium-sized business with
a network that is geared for growth and new network applications.
Friendly to converged network with voice and video, the Stackable Smart Switches offers auto
voice and auto video features that automatically configures QoS, security and VLAN settings for IP
phones and IP cameras.
In order to accommodate the move by internet service providers to IPv6 addresses, the 2nd
Generation of Gigabit Stackable Smart Switches expand the IPv6 support beyond management
only to QoS, ACL and multicast. It means that your network will benefit from the IPv6
enhancements and is future-proofed.