Why Use Managed Switches
Managed switches have always been more expensive than unmanaged switches but the benefits of a managed switch in a medium to large business far outweigh the cost.
Managed Switches allow the setting up of Virtual Lans (VLANS) which allow the grouping of users PC’s by department rather than by physical location but a far more important benefit of VLAN’s is that it reduces CPU overhead on all the PC’s because computers only have to process data packets in their own VLAN instead of data packets to every computer on the network. Additionally VLANS improve security limiting data packets to only specific computers and are therefore essential for Computers and servers with sensitive data. Finally VLAN’s help with problem solving as it reduces the number of devices that can possibly be causing an issue
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