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Oct 31 2009   8:35PM GMT

The Cisco ESW 500 Series Switches for the SMB

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again folks! I wanted to talk a little bit about switching again. This time in the SMB! In the SMB space it has been historically hard to find good quality but cheap switching. Especially if you require POE switching for things such as VoIP or POE powered access points in your wireless network.

Well Cisco has a great solution for the SMB with their ESW 500 series line of switches. These switches are also from their Small Business Pro line. There are a variety of models to choose from including POE models. For those clients that just need basic switching with vlans and POE these are great switches to choose from.

Granted, Cisco has the 2960 switches with the Lan Lite images, but they aren’t at the same price point. The ESW 500 series are aggressively priced against competing brands.


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