The Top 10 Best Selling Switches By Brand

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2. NetGear

Storage and networking vendor NetGear landed the runner's-up spot on NPD's list, with its switches accounting for 28.7 percent of the total units shipped in 2013.

In December, San Jose, Calif.-based NetGear expanded its ProSAFE family of Gigabit switches with three new PoE models, all of which are aimed at the SMB segment. The second-generation ProSAFE switches, NetGear said, come in 5-, 16- and 24-port models and have built-in web-based managed capabilities, allowing users to prioritize voice and video traffic, monitor, troubleshoot and more.

NetGear said a unique feature of the 5-port model, in particular, is that it is supplied via a PoE powered device port, eliminating the need for an external power adapter.

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