Cisco's SMB Offensive: 12 Notable Recent Releases


September 2010: Cisco 300 Series Managed Switches

Cisco refreshed its SMB-focused Ethernet switching lines with the 300 Series Managed Switches, which start at $217 and are designed with power savings and IPv6 support in mind. Connectivity options include Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet, and PoE is available on up to 48 ports of Fast and 24 ports of Gigabit on each model. Among other features, there are more ports per Gigabit Ethernet switch (28- and 52-port models instead of 20- or 44-port models with four shared ports), and 11 models have fanless designs to allow them to run quietly.