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What are some differences among Unmanaged, Web-Smart, and Managed Switch Product Families?


The comparison of different types of switch management functions provided by these product families along with common network topologies are presented in the following table for your reference.

- Managed Switches Web-Smart Switches Unmanaged Switches
Plug and Play V V V
Management Access WEB GUI, CLI, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 WEB GUI N/A
Basic Management: VLAN, QoS, Firmware Upgrade V V N/A
Layer 2 Redundancy: STP, RSTP, MSTP, Alpha-Ring, Alpha-Chain V N/A N/A
Advanced Security: RADIUS, TACACS+ V N/A N/A
Network Topology Ring, Mesh Star Star