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Netgear unveils additional Insight network solutions

The new remotely managed, smart cloud switches can send status notifications and alerts 24/7 to allow for active network monitoring anytime, anywhere.

Johannesburg, 21 Jun 2019
Read time 4min 30sec

Netgear has announced two new additions to the Insight family of products that enable proactive alerts, monitoring and remote network management anytime, anywhere, right from the palm of your hand. It has introduced two Netgear Insight Managed 8-port Gigabit Ethernet High-Power PoE+ Smart Cloud Switches with remote/cloud management, available as the new GC108P (64W PoE budget) and GC108PP (126W PoE budget).

The GC108P comes with the exclusive Netgear FlexPoE capability, which allows you to increase PoE (power over Ethernet) budget at any time by swapping power adapters for maximum power flexibility (optional purchase required). As a leading provider of network equipment for SMEs, Netgear knows the importance of having multiple POE+ ports and power budgets that are adaptable to a business’s unique, ever-changing needs, whether in hospitality, catering, education, retail or beyond.

This need for flexibility is why Netgear added PoE+ with a healthy power budget to its new Insight Managed smart cloud switches, and a full suite of advanced L2+/L3 Lite switching features. These switches support networks of any complexity and are designed with scalability in mind to meet the current and future needs of a fully converged network.

Cloud-enabled network control from anywhere

Used in conjunction with the Netgear Insight app or the Insight Cloud Portal, you can quickly set up, receive notifications, monitor and manage your Insight Managed Switches, VPN routers, network storage and wireless access points. You will receive a notification the minute something happens to your network device and have same level of network management capabilities as if you were standing right in front of it, whether at home, in the office or on the road.

Whether at home, out of the office, on a business trip, or even at the beach, you can still manage your network as if you were right there, all from the palm of your hand. You are in control of your network and can enjoy the peace of mind you never experienced before when dealing with IT. Netgear Insight Pro is available from as little as R350 (recommended retail price) per device, per year.

Netgear Insight Managed products are fully integrated, cloud-manageable devices, which makes them a breeze to connect directly to the cloud for remote management. Simply plug the switch or AP into your network and the Internet, use the Insight app or Insight Cloud Portal to discover or add the device to your cloud-managed network, and you’re ready to go. No additional hardware, no software, no server to set up or maintain.

With no cloud key, VPN/proxy appliance or cloud server to purchase and set up, and no large, long-term licensing fees ensuring access to your network and devices, significant recurring costs are eliminated. In fact, Netgear Insight Managed products have the lowest total cost of ownership of any remote/cloud manageable networking devices in the industry.

In an increasingly mobile world, many companies have made reliable, flexible and highly functional remote network management a top priority. With fully integrated remote cloud manageability and powerful L2+/L3 Lite features, the GC108P/GC108PP switches are the most versatile and easy to manage switches on the market for any environment, providing maximum flexibility and easy deployment in your network.

“Our customers, resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) across the globe have been asking for a small form factor, durable PoE switch with secure remote management,"  says Tobie van Schalkwyk, business development manager at Duxbury Networking, the SA Netgear distributor. 

"We have answered this call with these new compact yet powerful switches: GC108P and GC108PP. They are designed to connect and power wireless access points, cameras, phones and IOT devices. Additionally, with the Insight Pro management solution, MSPs will also be capable of providing remote services to their clients. Combined with Netgear's industry-leading product quality, our channel partners are now able to diagnose and manage a network remotely, without dispatching a truck roll-out to their customers."

GC108P (64W): R2 599 (RRP)

  • 8-ports PoE+ power with interchangeable power adapter (Netgear FlexPoE)
  • Advanced PoE Controls, PoE Scheduling, Troubleshooting
  • L2+/L3 Lite Switch: IPv6 Management, LAG, VLAN, Security, ACLs, static routing, QoS, STP/RSTP, SNMP
  • Device auto-join and configure (zero-touch provisioning)
  • Insight mobile app for anywhere management and monitoring on a mobile device
  • Insight Cloud Web portal for management and monitoring from anywhere on a big screen
  • Remote/Cloud management and monitoring

GC108PP (126W): R3 499 (RRP)

  • 8-ports PoE+ power
  • Advanced PoE Controls, PoE Scheduling, Troubleshooting
  • L2+/L3 Lite Switch: IPv6 Management, LAG, VLAN, Security, ACLs, static routing, QoS, STP/RSTP, SNMP
  • Device auto-join and configure (zero-touch provisioning)
  • Insight mobile app for anywhere management and monitoring on a mobile device
  • Insight Cloud Web portal for management and monitoring from anywhere on a big screen
  • Remote/Cloud management and monitoring
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Copy writer Sigourney Frier (+27) 011 351 9800 sfrier@duxnet.co.za
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