Performance and Scalability This entry-level managed switch provides 36 Gbps wire-speed switching performance across all 10 ports. This enables the switch to fully support existing high- performance PCs and laptops, which significantly improves application response times and the speed of large file transfers. The two Gigabit Ethernet 100/1000BASE-X SFP slots provide uplink flexibility, offering extended fiber connections to the network backbone. Feature-Rich Functionality VLAN features support flexible network partition and configuration, performance improvement, and cost savings. IGMP snooping prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic and limits bandwidth-intensive video traffic to only the subscribers. Storm control monitors the amount of storm traffic that is sent every single second on an interface. It allows the administrator to specify how much storm traffic can be sent as a percentage of the total bandwidth of an interface. Continuous Availability IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol provides a loop-free network and redundant links to the core network with rapid convergence, ensuring faster recovery from failed links, and enhancing overall network stability and reliability. IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) increases bandwidth by automatically aggregating several physical links together as a logical trunk and providing load balancing and fault tolerance for uplink connections. Comprehensive QoS Support for eight egress queues per port enable differentiated management of up to eight traffic types. Traffic is prioritized according to 802.1p, DSCP, and TCP/UDP port number, giving optimal performance to real-time applications such as voice and video. Asymmetric bidirectional rate-limiting, per port or per traffic class, preserves network bandwidth and allows maximum control of network resources. Enhanced Security Port Security limits the total number of devices that can access a switch port based on MAC address, and protects against MAC flooding attacks.IEEE 802.1X port-based or MAC-based access control ensures all users are authorized before being granted access to the network. User authentication is carried out using a standard-based RADIUS server, with support for dynamic VLAN assignment. Simple Management An embedded user-friendly web interface helps users quickly and simply configure switches. SNMP v1/v2 is supported for management by a network management station. The switch supports management functions over both IPv4 and IPv6. Cable diagnostics identifies cable faults (such as short, open, etc.) and feeds back a distance to the fault. LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) enables administrators to monitor devices attached to switch ports. PoE Features The SMCGS18P-Smart can provide up to 30 Watts of power to attached devices, such as VoIP phones, wireless access points, surveillance cameras, etc, all over existing Cat. 5 cables. The switch can deliver up to 30 Watts on 4 ports, 15.4 Watts on all ports. This eliminates the need for individual power sources for devices in the network, saving on costs for power cables and avoiding power outlet availability issues. If the power demand exceeds the switchâ€™s maximum power budget, ports can be prioritized to receive power.