Netgear Debuts Advanced Cloud-Managed Smart Switch Series for High-Speed 10 Gig Connectivity


December 13, 2023 by our News Team

NETGEAR introduces the S3600 Series Smart Switches, including the XS508TM and XS516TM models, designed to provide flexible and auto-adaptive wired connectivity for high-bandwidth devices and cater to the increasing demands of businesses for faster networking.

  • Flexible and auto-adaptive wired connectivity for high-bandwidth devices
  • Comprehensive suite of solutions for optimized business networks
  • Easy-to-configure setup and management for businesses lacking onsite IT resources


Netgear, the provider of networking products, has launched its latest offering: the cloud-managed NETGEAR S3600 Series Smart Switches. These switches are designed to cater to the increasing demands of businesses for faster networking. The S3600 Series includes the 8-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit (XS508TM) and 16-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit (XS516TM), which provide flexible and auto-adaptive wired connectivity for high-bandwidth devices.

In today’s workplace, where high-bandwidth applications and devices are prevalent, connectivity issues such as drops, slow speeds, bottlenecks, and lagging content streaming are common. The S3600 Series aims to tackle these challenges by allowing business owners to connect devices and instantly provide each device with the necessary speed – be it 1G, 2.5G, 5G, or 10G.

NETGEAR’s Total Network Solution offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for optimized business networks. The XS508TM and XS516TM join the recently announced PR60X Pro Router, Pro WiFi Access Points, and Insight cloud management platform, enabling businesses to leverage the latest networking connectivity from a single vendor.

Iphie Chen, Senior Product Line Manager at NETGEAR, emphasized the importance of managing networking bandwidth as organizations grow. The S3600 Smart Switch Series provides business owners with a choice between the 8-Port or 16-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit switch that caters to their specific networking needs while allowing room for future expansion. The easy-to-configure setup and management of the S3600 switches make them ideal for businesses lacking onsite IT resources typically required by enterprise solutions.

The S3600 Series features intuitive web management for seamless initial configuration at the access layer of the network. It includes 2 x 10G SFP+ Fiber uplink ports, perfect for local 10G servers or uplink aggregation to the business’s network core. Additionally, the S3600 offers advanced Smart switch features like IPv6 Layer 2+/3 static routing, DiffServ QoS policies, LACP, broadcast/multicast/unicast control, and DHCP, catering to the needs of medium to large businesses.

While business owners have full control over configuration through the built-in user interface, managing the switch becomes even more convenient with the NETGEAR Insight cloud management platform. Insight allows for remote configuration and troubleshooting of NETGEAR Pro Routers, Pro WiFi Access Points, and Smart Cloud Managed Switches from a single pane-of-glass.

NETGEAR stands behind the reliability of its product with a Limited Lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support, ensuring peace of mind and expert assistance when needed.

Key technical specifications of the S3600 Series include flexible and auto-adaptive wired connectivity for high-bandwidth devices with 8 or 16 x 10G/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet ports. The switches provide non-blocking switching with 200 Gbps (XS508TM) or 360 Gbps (XS516TM) line rate fabric, ensuring congestion-free connectivity. The switches also offer configurable L2/L2+ network features, auto “denial-of-service” prevention, SNMP remote monitoring, NETGEAR Insight Cloud management readiness, Smart Command-Line Interface (CLI), port mirroring for network monitoring, Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for power savings, and quiet operation suitable for rackmount, wall mount, or desktop use.

The NETGEAR S3600 Series Smart Switch is now available in the U.S. through NETGEAR.com, with the XS508TM priced at $999.99 and the XS516TM priced at $1,599.99. Each purchase includes a 1-year subscription of NETGEAR Insight Cloud Management.

Netgear Debuts Advanced Cloud-Managed Smart Switch Series for High-Speed 10 Gig Connectivity

Netgear Debuts Advanced Cloud-Managed Smart Switch Series for High-Speed 10 Gig Connectivity

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Background Information


About Netgear: Netgear, founded in 1996 in California, is a company specializing in networking hardware and equipment. They offer a wide range of products, including wireless routers, network switches, security cameras, and network storage solutions. Netgear is known for providing reliable and user-friendly networking devices for both home and business use. Their products help connect devices to the internet and local networks, enabling seamless data sharing, online gaming, streaming, and more.

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Technology Explained


LACP: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is a technology used in the computer industry to combine multiple physical network links into one logical link. This allows for increased bandwidth and reliability, as well as improved network performance. LACP is used in a variety of applications, such as virtualization, cloud computing, and storage networking. It is also used in high-performance computing, where multiple physical links are used to increase the speed of data transfer. LACP is also used in network security, as it allows for the creation of redundant links that can be used to protect against network outages. In addition, LACP is used in network monitoring, as it allows for the monitoring of multiple links at once.





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