Designed for business-class management, security, speed, and quality of service, Linksys Smart PoEGigabit Switches provide a network your business can grow on. Numerous QoS features ensure that traffic is prioritized for real-time applications like voice and video along with band width intensive graphic/video file uploads and downloads. IGMP snooping limits IP multicast traffic to the ports that requested it, enabling the rest of the network to operate at peak efficiency. Linksys Smart switches support the latest 802.3at (PoE) standards and provide up to double the power budget per Gigabit Ethernet port while offering 802.3af (PoE) backward compatibility. Power over ethernet reduces electrical wiring costs, simplifies installation, and supports network devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points in optimal indoor and outdoor locations. Network Security Unauthorized access to the network and mission-critical data is a constant concern. Linksys Smart switches help secure networks through port authentication and MAC-based port security, requiring clients to authenticate themselves before any data is passed. Advanced DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions ensure network integrity and help prevent network attacks. Connector/Port/Interface: Ethernet Number of Ports: 8 Connects Devices (From/To): Workstation to Network Cable Type: Ethernet.