The SG350-28P 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit PoE Managed Switch from Cisco is
designed to support a variety of PoE devices from access points to VoIP
phones, and much more. On the switch you will find a total of 26
Gigabit ports, 24 of which are PoE+ compatible, with the other two
providing combo mini-GBIC connectivity. The two dedicated mini-GBIC
ports offer fiber connectivity for devices such as local area storage
networks where enhanced data transfer rates are essential. This switch
supports a switching capacity of 56.0 Gbps (41.67 mpps) ensuring it can
handle large amounts of data with reduced network lag.
Cisco has also built in a variety of network security features into this
switch including access control lists, guest VLANs, IEEE 802.1x port
security, IPv6 First Hop Security, DOS attack prevention, and much
more. These built-in security features give the network administrator
full control of nearly every aspect of the network to ensure critical
portions of the infrastructure remain secure.
- Secure Desktop Connectivity
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch can simply and securely connect employees
working in small offices with each other and with all of the servers,
printers and other devices they use. High performance and reliable
connectivity helps speed file transfers and data processing, improves
network uptime and keeps your employees connected and productive.
- Secure Connectivity
- Power over Ethernet, Auto Smartports, QoS, VLAN and Access Control features
allow the Cisco 300 Series Switch to add Business Grade wireless to an
- Unified Communications
- As a managed network solution, the Cisco SG300-28PP switch provides the
performance and advanced traffic-handling intelligence you need to
deliver all communications and data over a single network. The Cisco
SG300-28PP is tested to help ensure easy integration and full
compatibility with Cisco and other products, providing a complete small
- Secure Guest Connectivity
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch lets you extend highly secure network
connectivity to guests in a variety of settings, such as a hotel, an
office waiting room or any other area open to non-employee users. Using
powerful but easy-to-configure security and traffic segmentation
capabilities, you can isolate your vital business traffic from guest
services and keep guests’ network sessions private from each other.
- High Performance and Reliability
- The Cisco SG300-28PP Switch is tested to deliver high availability and
performance. The solution speeds up file transfer times and improves
slow, sluggish networks, while keeping your vital business applications
available and preventing costly downtime. As a managed switching
solution, the Cisco SG300-28PP also gives you the flexibility to manage
and prioritize high-bandwidth traffic such as voice. That means you can
empower your employees with state-of-the-art communication and
productivity solutions, without draining the performance of your other
- User-Friendly Setup and Configuration
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch is designed to be easy to use and managed by
small businesses and the partners who serve them. The included device
manager software provides an intuitive, web-based interface to simplify
setup, security and quality of service (QoS) traffic prioritization,
allowing even users without IT expertise to configure the switch in
minutes. It also provides a Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility.
This utility works through a simple toolbar on the user’s web browser
to discover Cisco devices in the network and display basic information,
such as serial numbers and IP addresses, to aid in the configuration
and deployment of Cisco Small Business products. The switch uses Cisco
Discovery Protocol as well as Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP-MED)
to automatically detect all the devices connected to your network and
then automatically configures them for the appropriate connectivity and
instructs the devices to use appropriate voice VLAN or QoS parameters.
For more advanced capabilities and hands-on control, the switch
supports Smartport roles which configure the ports with specific levels
of security, QoS and availability according to the type of connected
device, based on Cisco practices and pretested configurations. The Auto
Smartports feature applies the intelligence delivered through the
Smartport roles and applies it automatically to the port based on the
devices discovered over CDP or LLDP-MED. This facilitates zero touch
deployments. Although the Cisco SG300-28PP is designed to be deployed
without using a command-line interface, Cisco Textview is available for
those who prefer to use text-based configuration. Together, these
features reduce the time your staff must devote to network deployment,
management and troubleshooting.
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch provides a high level of security and gives you
the control to safeguard your network from unauthorized users. Its
features include: Embedded security to protect management data
traveling to and from the switch and encrypt network communications.
Extensive access control lists to restrict sensitive portions of the
network from unauthorized users and guard against network attacks.
Guest virtual LANs let you provide Internet connectivity to
non-employee users while isolating critical business services from
Support for advanced network security applications such as IEEE 802.1X
port security to tightly limit access to specific segments of your
Security mechanisms such as Bridge Protocol Data Unit Guard and
broadcast/multicast/unknown unicast storm control, protect the network
from invalid configurations or malicious intent.
Secure Core Technology helps ensure that the switch will receive and
process management and protocol traffic no matter how much traffic is
- Power over Ethernet
- The Cisco SF300-28PP switch features 24 PoE ports of fast Ethernet. This
capability simplifies advanced technology deployments such as IP
telephony, wireless and IP surveillance by allowing you to connect and
power network endpoints over a single Ethernet cable. With no need to
install separate power supplies for IP phones or wireless access
points, you can take advantage of advanced communications technologies
quickly and at a low cost.
- IP Telephony Support
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch includes embedded QoS intelligence to
prioritize delay-sensitive services such as voice and video, simplify
unified communications deployments and help ensure consistent network
performance for all services. For example, automated voice VLAN
capabilities let you plug any IP phone (including third-party phones)
into your IP telephony network and receive an immediate dial tone. The
switch automatically configures the device with the right VLAN and QoS
parameters to prioritize voice traffic.
- Advanced Network Management Capabilities
- As a managed switch, the Cisco SG300-28PP switch lets you use a variety of
advanced features to control traffic over your network. Features
Static-routing/Layer 3 switching between VLANs: This capability allows
you to segment your network into separate workgroups and communicate
across VLANs without degrading application performance. As a result,
you can manage internal routing with your switch and dedicate your
router to external traffic and securities, helping your network run
IPv6 support: As the IP network addressing scheme evolves to
accommodate more devices, you can make sure that your network is ready.
The Cisco SG300-28PP switch provides native support for IPv6, the
newest version of the Internet Protocol, as well as the previous IPv4
standard. As a result, you will be able to move up to the next
generation of networking applications and operating systems without an
extensive equipment upgrade.
Dual image support: With the ability to maintain dual images of your
switches, you can perform software upgrades without having to take the
network offline and without worrying about an outage during an upgrade.
Remote management: Using Simple Network Management Protocol, you can
set up and manage all switches and other Cisco devices in your network
remotely, instead of having to directly connect to them.
- Optimal Energy Efficiency
- The Cisco SG300-28PP “green” switch designed with power-saving features
optimizes power use to protect the environment and reduces energy
costs, without compromising performance. Power-saving features include:
The application-specific integrated circuits, using low-power
65-nanometer technology (these chipsets allow for low power consumption
and thin designs).
Automatic power shutoff on PoE ports when a link is down.
Embedded intelligence to adjust signal strength based on cable length.
Fanless design which reduces power consumption, increases reliability
and provides a quiet operation.
- Expansion Ports
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch provides ports per Gigabit Ethernet switch than
traditional switch models, giving you more flexibility to connect and
empower your business. It also offers mini gigabit interface converter
(mini-GBIC) expansion slots that give you the option to add fiber-optic
or Gigabit Ethernet uplink connectivity to the switch. With the ability
to increase the connectivity range of the switch, you have flexibility
to design your network around your business environment and to easily
connect switch on different floors or across the business.
- The Cisco 300 Series is available in seven languages: English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and simplified Chinese. All product
user interfaces and documentation are translated, giving you the
ability to select your preferred language.
- Security and Investment Protection
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch offers the reliable performance, investment
protection and peace of mind you expect from a Cisco switch. When you
invest in the Cisco SG300-28PP switch, you gain the benefit of:
Rigorous testing helps ensure easy integration and compatibility with
other Cisco networking and communications products, including the
complete Cisco Small Business portfolio.
- Service and Support
- The Cisco SG300-28PP switch is backed by the Cisco Small Business Support
Service, which provides affordable peace-of-mind coverage. This
subscription-based service helps you protect your investment and derive
maximum value from Cisco Small Business products. This service includes
software updates, access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center,
and extends technical service to three years. Cisco Small Business
products are supported by professionals in Cisco Small Business Support
Center locations worldwide who are specifically trained to understand
your needs. The Cisco Small Business Support Community, an online
forum, enables you to collaborate with your peers and reach Cisco
technical experts for support information.