Earlier this year, I reviewed the outstanding EnGenius ESG510 dual SD-WAN gateway. While the security features were a little limited compared to some security gateways, the hardware is perfect for a small business that wants multi-gigabit connectivity and the option for WAN failover or load balancing.
Today, Netgear has launched a similar product that is better in some respects.
The Netgear PR60X Pro Router is a 10G/Multi-Gigabit Dual WAN router with a 10GbE port that’s configurable for LAN/Wan with a dedicated 2.5G/1G RJ-45 (WAN) port. It is then complimented with four additional multi-gig LAN ports.
One slight downside is the lack of a 2.5GbE POE port that the EnGenius ESG510 has.
PR60X Pro Router: Focused on Future-Ready Performance
The PR60X Pro Router is engineered for robust performance and long-term relevance in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. It offers up to 18Gbps WAN-LAN bi-directional throughput, driven by a cutting-edge ARM A73 Quad Core 2.2GHz CPU and a dedicated hardware network engine.
- Multi-Gigabit Throughput: 10G/2.5G dual WAN ports and 10G/2.5G/Multi-Gigabit LAN ports to accommodate both current and future speed requirements.
- Reliability: Dual WAN fail-over design for ensuring continuous internet connectivity for essential business applications.
- Security: An integrated firewall that safeguards the network from unauthorized access and monitors incoming and outgoing traffic.
- Versatility: 8 VLANs for network segmentation, enhancing security and resource efficiency.
The router also comes with a sleek rackmount design, allowing easy integration into pre-existing data centres or network configurations. For businesses considering adoption, NETGEAR offers a 3-year warranty and 90-days of free phone and chat support for the PR60X, reducing the barriers to transition.
Insight 7.0: Comprehensive Remote Management
Insight 7.0, the latest update to NETGEAR's cloud-based platform, covers every aspect of the network. The system enables remote 24/7 management and real-time health monitoring. Particularly beneficial for businesses without an in-house IT team, Insight 7.0 allows Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to oversee and troubleshoot client networks from any location.
Pro WiFi Access Points: Robust Wireless Networking
NETGEAR continues to extend its range of WiFi 6 and 6E access points. These are backed by 2.5G Ethernet and fully compatible with Insight Managed Multi-Gig PoE Smart Switches. With choices in dual and tri-band radio configurations, businesses have a variety of options to suit varying needs and budgets.
Smart Switches: Completing the Networking Puzzle
The Insight Managed Smart Switches round off NETGEAR’s total networking solution. Available in configurations from 5 to 48 ports and with both POE+ and POE++ capabilities, these switches meet a wide array of business requirements, making NETGEAR a preferred choice for VARs.
Availability and Pricing
The NETGEAR PR60X is currently available for purchase in the UK, retailing at £669.99 on the official NETGEAR website.
As businesses brace for the inevitability of 10G broadband, NETGEAR’s new offerings come as essential tools for future-proofing network infrastructures. With an emphasis on performance, reliability, and flexibility, the PR60X and its accompanying line-up offer a compelling proposition for businesses keen on staying ahead of the curve.
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