Managed enterprise networks depend on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to monitor and manage devices on the network. SNMP depends on SNMP agents embedded in network devices to collect data and then to report that to an SNMP network management system (NMS). SNMP collects specified performance information that describes system status and configuration then stores it in a management information base (MIB) that can be accessed by the NMS. The most recent version of SNMP is v3, which has been improved with new security and remote configuration features.
Managed Ethernet switches feature support for SNMP to provide configuration and performance information to an NMS. These switches also provide Layer 2 networking for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet networks. There are some managed switches that are available that support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for connecting IP phones, wireless access points and other devices that need power and connectivity. Fiber optic backbone or user connections are also important for the network, and the use of SFP ports can provide the ultimate flexibility by supporting a wide range of fiber cables and connectors.
Transition Networks’ Managed Switches feature support for SNMP as well as other advanced management features to increase the security and control you have over the network. Our switches are available in enterprise grade as well as hardened temperature grade to better support network needs regardless of the location. Our switches also feature PoE and PoE+ to provide power and connectivity to the network edge –saving time and money. View our Managed Switches below.
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