Quality of Service (QoS)
Numerous QoS features ensure that traffic is prioritized properly to deliver the best possible
user experience for real-time applications like voice and video along with bandwidthintensive graphic/video file uploads and downloads. IGMP snooping limits IP multicast traffic
to the ports that requested it, enabling the rest of the network to operate at peak efficiency.
Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)
Linksys smart switches support the latest 802.3at (PoE+) standards and provide up to
double the power budget per Gigabit Ethernet port while offering 802.3af (PoE) backwardcompatibility. Power over Ethernet reduces electrical wiring costs, simplifies installation, and
supports network devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points in optimal indoor
and outdoor locations.
Unauthorized access to the network and mission-critical data is a constant concern. Linksys
smart switches help secure networks through port authentication and MAC-based port
security, requiring clients to authenticate themselves before any data is passed. Advanced
DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions ensure network integrity and help prevent
Linksys smart switches include features for quickly expanding and growing your network.
Multiple high-bandwidth trunks between switches enhance availability and redundancy.
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Storm Control features help control planned or
inadvertent cable loops, so you can confidently build a mesh of switches and quickly expand
your network to support your growing workforce.