Cisco offers the Meraki brand of Ethernet switches.
Ethernet Switches Overview
What are Ethernet Switches?
There are two main types of switches, managed and unmanaged. Unmanaged switches automatically perform data switching and are not configurable. Managed switches allow you to control your network traffic through monitoring and prioritization. Managed switches include a number of features which allow the user to limit network traffic, manage speed, monitor and report activity, and troubleshoot network issues.
Features and Capabilities
General Switch Features
Type - Managed or Unmanaged
Port Speeds - Available in megabit or gigabit speeds
Number of ports - Ranges from 4 ports in a consumer switch up to as many as 96 ports in an enterprise level switch
Mounting type - Consumer switches tend to be desk or wall mounted devices while business or enterprise switches tend to be rack mounted
Auto sensing - Automatically senses and adjusts the transmission rate of a signal to match network speed
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Features Specific to Managed Switches
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) - SNMP protocol allows for remote management of the network
Quality of Service (QoS) - Allows you to assign a higher priority to critical traffic through your network
Virtual LAN (VLAN) - Isolate data traffic into virtual networking groups
Redundancy - Create a backup network connection in case of primary connection loss through the use of STP
Port Mirroring - Troubleshoot and analyze network traffic without interrupting service by mirroring or copying port traffic to a secondary port
Ethernet Switches Products
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Cisco offers Ethernet switches.
HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.
Juniper Networks offers the EX Series Ethernet switches, as cloud-grade switches designed for the converged enterprise branch, campus, and data center, and for service providers. They address growing enterprise demands for high availability, unified communications, and virtualization.
Latvian company MikroTik offers routers and switches.
Adtran in Huntsville, Alabama offers the NetVanta brand of routers and switches.
Extreme Networks offers Ethernet switches.
D-Link offers Ethernet switches.
Global company Huawei IT, headquartered in Guangdong, China, offers Ethernet switches.
IoT company Lantronix in Irvine, California offers Ethernet Switches.
3Com Baseline Switches (also known as HP Baseline Switches) was a brand of Ethernet switches, owned by Hewlett-Packard since 2009 and divested to HC3 when 3Com assets were sold. The product line is no longer available.
The Arista 7000 series is a line of networking switches, from Arista in Santa Clara, California.
NETGEAR offers Ethernet Switches.
Israeli company Mellanox Technologies offers networking equipment, including a range of Ethernet switches.
NoviSwitch is a brand of Ethernet switch from Quebec company NoviFlow.
Joint venture Ericsson-LG Enterprises (formed from collaboration between Swedish company Ericsson and Korean company LG Electronics) offers Ethernet switches.
IBM offers the BladeCenter Ethernet switch.
Broadcom offers Ethernet switches. Their offerings were bolstered by the acquisition of Brocade and many of its ethernet switches in 2017.
Apresia is a brand of Ethernet switch from Hitachi.
Alcatel-Lucent provides the OmniSwitch family of switches, providing data center switching, Ethernet & LAN switches, support for IoT and edge solutions, SDN, ruggedization and industrial-grade solutions, and WebSmart switches.
Chinese company H3C offers Ethernet switches.
Linksys, formerly owned by Cisco and now owned by Belkin (since 2013) presents a series of Ethernet switches.
Viennese company TTTech Computertechnik specializes in ruggedized networking equipment, middleware, and IoT support, and offers a range of ethernet switches. Their devices support time-sensitive or deterministic networking.
CenturyLink® Ethernet services power secure, high-availability network solutions that enable high-performance voice, video and data applications. CenturyLink Ethernet’s private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and configuration options make it ideal for high-speed connections among corporate headqua…
QCT, a Quanta Computer company headquartered in San Jose, offers the QuantaMesh line of ethernet switches.