A network switch connects devices on a network by using packet switching to receive, process and forward data to a destination device. Using a switch targets data to a specific device rather than broadcasting out of all ports. A "managed" switch allows you to configure what data gets priority on your mission-critical LAN. These switches also give you the capacity to monitor LAN traffic, build in redundancy and control who has access to make changes.
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