Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company that provides innovative and reliable Internet solutions, announces today, that it expanded its Gigabit Web-managed switch Series by providing comprehensive security and user-friendly features that fulfill the needs of small businesses and SOHO. The GS1510 Series (GS1510-16, GS1510-24) provides small businesses with technologies and applications that enable complex, corporate-level networks but allow simple implementation. As small businesses usually lacking a dedicated IT staffs, the secure, rich network features are designed to require the least administration and maintenance efforts. Independent operation empowered by intelligent management is the key requirement for small businesses.
Security is one of the most important issues for small businesses while deploying in a network environment, however, the additional cost that comes with this security is also a concern. To ease this concern, the GS1510 Series not only supports 802.1X port-based authentication that allows the network to be authenticated through external RADIUS servers, but also enables Web authentication to provide enhanced, secured collaboration with ZyXEL’s NWA3000 AP Series. The GS1510 can authenticate with built-in RADIUS server of ZyXEL’s NWA3000 AP Series, for SB, so no other server is required to deploy the enterprise level security for wire and wireless networks. It helps small businesses to avoid the usual, extra cost for security investment.
The GS1510 Series has environmental awareness, along with Gigabit Ethernet speeds, critical for next-generation network applications. It provides power-saving functions to reduce energy consumption that help businesses decrease energy costs without sacrificing operational performance and functionality. The traffic detection feature of GS1510 Series automatically detects network traffic and adjusts power consumption, accordingly, in a dynamic manner. It reduces power consumption during periods of low-link utilization. When any network device shuts down, the inactive link is detected, and the device automatically adjusts its power usage. Also, the device is equipped with a green feature which can automatically detect the length of connected Ethernet cables - the shorter the cable length, the less power it consumes. Featuring a fanless design, the GS1510 series ensures a quieter environment and less heat dissipation, to offer energy and cost-saving properties without affecting its overall, optimum performance, making it the ideal solution for growing businesses and operators.
With the auto MDI/MDI-X feature, the GS1510 Series eliminates the need for crossover cables when connecting to another switch. Through SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and the Web-Based GUI, it provides two modes: the Smart Mode and Advanced Mode, that enable small businesses to quickly set up the features. In addition, the device provides Auto-Discovery Tool to help the network administrator locate the IP address easily.
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