NETGEAR® ProSafe® Smart Switches fill the gap between unmanaged and fully managed
switches. The family of ProSafe Smart Switches is designed for growing businesses that
want control over their network without the cost and complexity of a full Layer 2/Layer 3
management implementation. This PoE-capable Smart Switch, the FS728TP, provides power
and data using built-in IEEE 802.3af PoE on all 24 ports. In addition, the FS728TP offers an
intuitive Web-based management tool for quick and easy deployment and configuration
making it ideal for deploying access points, VoIP phones and IP-based surveillance cameras.
This switch is equipped with highly advanced features such as access control lists (ACL), 802.1x
port authentication, enhanced QoS, rate limiting and IGMP snooping among others to provide
a small and medium-sized business with a network that is geared for growth while providing
scalability and reliability. With the utility of 24 10/100 Mbps ports, four copper 10/100/1000
Mbps ports and two combination (copper/hot-swappable small form-factor pluggable (SFP))
Gigabit ports for optional fiber connectivity, growing business networks, classrooms and
workgroups can benefit from superior performance and keep up with expanding network needs.
This high-performing switch features a non-blocking wire-speed architecture with an 12.8 Gbps
switching capacity for maximum data throughput. All 28 RJ-45 ports automatically negotiate to
the highest speed and support Auto Uplink™ technology to make the right link.
Full-featured, Flexible Power over Ethernet (PoE)
With a total power budget of 192 Watts, customers can choose to plug in up to 24 Ethernet
or Fast Ethernet devices and mix in up to 24 802.3af IP-based devices. Power-over-Ethernet
(PoE), optimizes the installation and power management of network devices such as wireless
access points (AP), Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, and IP-based surveillance cameras. Power-over-
Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) capabilities reduce installation time and costs for many new network
productivity devices. Free your wireless AP deployments and IP cameras from the restrictions of
power outlet proximity using a standard Cat 5 UTP cable. Enable uninterruptible power supply
for all your PoE devices by powering your switch from a UPS device.
These switches also provide advanced features that provide more robust security to the SMBs.
• 802.1x for authentication
• ACL filtering to permit or deny traffic based on MAC and IP addresses.
Advanced Quality of Service
Priority queuing ensures high-priority traffic gets delivered efficiently, even during congestion
from high traffic bursts. Companies implementing network telephony or video conferencing,
for example, need to be able to prioritize such voice and video traffic and other real-time
applications over less latency-sensitive traffic to ensure reliability and quality. The ability to
prioritize traffic ensures quality of latency-sensitive services and applications despite increasing
traffic loads. The ProSafe FS728TP provides several advanced QoS features:
• 802.1p based prioritization
• Layer 3-based (DSCP) prioritization
• Rate limiting