Let us first establish what a networking switch is. To put into simple form, a networking switch is a piece of hardware that plugs into other devices to provide those devices with an internet connection. This device can be a laptop, PC, phone, gaming console and any other device that uses the internet.
The networking switch has ethernet ports which can then be plugged into any device to give that device an internet connection. They come in a range of sizes and types meaning some could have 8 ethernet ports and some could have 20. Depending on how many devices you need to connect to your internet connection depends on the size you would choose.
Managed networking means your switch can be remotely monitored and maintained by your service provider. As a managed network provider, we can see all the information and statistics about your device remotely from our offices 4/7. This means if there are any problems with your networking switch it can be detected and resolved in minutes.
Who are networking switches tailored towards?
If you have a large office with a lot of devices that need a network connection, a networking switch can be beneficial as its main purpose is to increase the quantity of devices that can be connected through a physical connection.
Small companies or home-based offices normally do not require a networking switch as there would be only a couple of devices connected to one router at the same time. At home you also do not need that many ethernet ports as a lot of devices nowadays are wirelessly enabled devices.
The company we use for our managed networking devices is Ubiquiti. Ubiquiti is a well-known networking brand. Because they are an enterprise level networking brand they come at a costly price, that is why I would say they are tailored towards medium/large businesses. However, if a small business would like the benefit of monitoring, the option is always there.
Why should you purchase Managed Networking through Panda?
As a business you can purchase networking devices provided by Panda, not only are you getting the very best product, but you are also getting a product that is tailored to your business and needs.
We will be there when you have any IT problems or need any technical advice. We also have monitoring systems so if anything goes wrong, we will know. You can be sure it is dealt with straight away by one of our technical engineers!
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