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ProSAFE 10-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch


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Product Features:

  • 12 port copper 10GBase-T with 2 ports SFP+
  • Advanced L2 features for traffic management, security and performance optimization
  • Designed for SMB with 10G connections to server and storages

Industry's first10G Smart Switch, purposely designed for SMB with Cost-Effective 10GBase-T connectivity and Advanced L2+ Features

As a leading provider of network equipment for SMBs, NETGEAR understands the importance of a reliable and high performance network to the SMB customers. With the growth of virtualization, cloud-based services and applications like VoIP, video streaming and IP surveillance in the SMB space, SMB networks need to extend beyond simple reliability to higher speed and better performance. The 10G Smart Switch (XS712T) from NETGEAR presents the right solution for this requirement, delivering unprecedented non-blocking 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost by using the 10Gbase-T technology.

The NETGEAR XS712T is a powerful smart switch that comes with 12 10-GBase-T copper ports and 2 Combo SFP+ for 10G Fiber links. It is purposely designed as a costeffective way to provide 10G connections to 10G-capable servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage). It can be used as a 10G access switch, uplink to 10G Managed switch (XSM7224) while expending the 10G connections down to the edge.


XS712T provides comprehensive L2 features in order to meet our customers' current and future needs on virtualization, converged network and mobility. Some of the main features include:

  • Advanced VLAN features such as Protocolbased VLAN and MAC-based VLAN
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) with L2-L4 awareness and 8 priority queues
  • Static Routing
  • Private VLAN
  • Dynamic VLAN assignment
  • IGMP and MLD snooping
  • Advanced Security
  • IPv6 for management, QoS and ACL

10 Gigabit transition with Base-T

  • 10GBase-T, like other Base-T technologies, uses the standard RJ45 Ethernet jack
  • It is backward compatible, auto-negotiating between higher and lower speeds - thereby not forcing an all at once network equipment upgrade
  • Cat5/Cat5E are supported for Gigabit speeds; when Cat6 twisted pair copper cabling is minimum requirement for 10 Gigabit up to 30 meters
  • Cat6A or newer Cat7 cabling allow for up to 100 meter 10GBase-T connections

Designed as Core Switch for SMB Network

  • 10G connection to 10G-capable servers and network storages
  • Powerful L2/L2+ features made it the most cost-effective core switch for SMB and virtualization environment
  • Future-Proof your network with 10G bandwidth, advanced traffic management and comprehensive IPv6 Support
  • Static routing, helps to route internal traffic for more efficient use of network resources
  • IGMP and MLD snooping, providing advanced multicast filtering

Act as Aggregation Switch for Mediumsized Network

  • 10G switch helps to resolve the congestion issue between network edge and core, which is caused by the boarder adoption of Gigabit-to-the-desktop
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet provides greater scalability than multiple Gigabit Ethernet links, resulting in a simplified and highlyefficient network infrastructure
  • Up to eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet links can be aggregated into a virtual 80-Gbps connection
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet reduces cabling complexity and uses existing cabling efficiently

Smart IT, not Big IT

  • Easy to manage via web-Based Management GUI or Smart Control Center for multi-switch deployment
  • Standard-based technology, ensuring interoperability with any standard-based devices in the existing network
  • Dual firmware images, improving reliability and uptime to your network
  • Worry-free with NETGEAR ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty
  • Assist with customer deployment with 1-year Free 24x7 Advanced Technical Support*

At a Glance:

Hardware Features Benefits
12 10GBase-T connections Support low-latency, line-rate 10G Copper “Base-T” technology with backward compatibility to Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. Cost-Effectively migrate current network to 10G capacity by utilizing the existing Cat6 RJ45 short connections (up to 300m) and Cat6A / Cat 7 connections up to 100m.
2 combo SFP+ 10G Fiber ports Backward compatible to Gigabit fiber. Providing flexibility to uplink to 10G-capable core or aggregation switches that support fiber links.
Software Features Benefits
Dynamic VLAN Assignment IP phones and PCs can authenticate on the same port but under different VLAN assignment policies. Users are free to move around and enjoy the same level of network access regardless of their physical location in the network.
Static Routing A simple way to provide segmentation of the network with internal routing through the switch - reserving the router for external traffic routing only, making the entire network more efficient.
Comprehensive IPv6 Support for management, ACL and QoS Build current network with future in mind. Ensure investment protection and a smooth migration to IPv6-based network without switch replacement.
Private VLAN Help reduce broadcast with added security
IGMP Snooping and MLD Snooping Facilitate fast receiver joins and leaves for multicast streams. Save cost and improve network efficiency by ensuring multicast traffic only reaches designated receivers without the need of an extra Multicast router.
Robust security features:
  • 802.1x authentication
  • Port-based security by locked MAC
  • ACL fi ltering to permit or deny traffic based on MAC and IP addresses
Build a secured, converged network with all types of traffic by preventing external attacks and blocking malware while allowing secure access for authorised users.
Comprehensive QoS features:
  • Port-based or 802.1p-based prioritization
  • Layer 3-based (DSCP) prioritization
  • Port-based rate limiting
Advanced controls for optimized network performance and better delivery of mission-critical traffic such as voice and video.
DHCP Snooping Ensure IP address allocation integrity by allowing only clients with specific IP/MAC addresses to have access to the network.
Dual firmware Images and configuration files Dual firmware image and dual configuration file for transparent firmware updates/configuration changes with minimum service interruption.
Protected Ports Ensure no exchange of unicast, broadcast, or multicast traffic between the protected ports on the switch, therefore, improve the security of your converged network where your sensitive phone conversation can stay private and your surveillance video clips can be forwarded to their designated storage device without leakage or alteration.


NETGEAR XS712T Specifications
Auto-sensing RJ45 100/1000/10GBase-T
  • 12 - 2 (shared)
Packet Buffer Memory
  • 2 Mb - Dynamically shared across only used ports
Switching fabric
  • 240 Gbps - Line-rate (non blocking fabric)
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force compliance- Deactivated by default
Auto-EEE Mode
  • Deactivated by default
Forwarding mode
  • Store-and-forward
Latency (64-byte frames, 10 Gbps, Copper 10GBase-T)
  • <6.606 μs
Latency (64-byte frames, 10 Gbps, Fiber SFP+)
  • <2.979 μs
  • 48-bit MAC address
Address database size
  • 32,000 MAC addresses
Number of VLANs
  • 256 VLANs (802.1Q) simultaneously
Number of multicast groups filtered (IGMP)
  • 1K
Number of Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs - 802.3ad)
  • 8 LAGs with up to 8 ports per group
Number of hardware queues for QoS
  • 8 queues
Number of static routes - IPv4
  • 32
Number of IP interfaces (port or VLAN)
  • 15
Jumbo frame support
  • Up to 9K packet size
Acoustic noise (ANSI-S10.12)
  • 49.7dBA @ 25 °C ambient (77 °F)
Heat Dissipation (BTU)
  • 334 Btu/hr
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
  • 211,197 hours
L2 Services - VLANs
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • Protocol based VLANs
  • MAC based VLANs
  • Voice VLAN - Based on phones OUI bytes (internal database, or usermaintained) or protocols (SIP, H323 and SCCP)
Network Security
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • Guest VLAN
  • RADIUS based VLAN assignment via .1xv
  • MAC-based .1x
  • Network Storm Protection, DoS
  • Broadcast, Unicast, Multicast DoS Protection
  • DoS attacks
  • DoS Prevention
  • Private VLAN
L2 Services - Availability
  • IEEE 802.3ad - LAGs
    LACP ( (8 LAGS with max. of 8 members in each LAG))
  • Broadcast Storm Control
  • IEEE 802.3x (Full Duplex and flow control)
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
L2 Services - Multicast Filtering
  • IGMP Snooping (v1, v2 and v3)
  • MLD Snooping Support (v1 and v2)
  • IGMP Snooping queries
  • Block unknown Multicast
L3 Services - DHCP
  • DHCP Client
  • DHCP Snooping
L3 Services - IPv4 Routing
  • Static Routing
  • VLAN Routing
  • Router Discovery (IRDP)
Network Monitoring and Discovery Services
  • 802.1ab LLDP
  • SNMP V1, V2, V3
  • RMON 1,2,3,9
Network Traffic
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) L2 / L3 / L4
  • IP-based ACLs (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • MAC-based ACL
  • TCP/UDP-based ACL
  • MAC lockdown
  • MAC lockdown by the number of MACs
  • IEEE 802.1x Radius Port Access Authentication
  • Port Security
  • DHCP Snooping
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Access Lists
  • L2 MAC, L3 IP and L4 Port ACLs
  • Ingress rate limiting
  • Egress rate limiting
  • DiffServ QoS
  • IEEE 802.1p COS
  • Dst MAC and IP
  • IPv4 and v6 DSCP
  • IPv4 and v6 TOS
  • WRR (Weighted Round Robin)
  • Strict Priority queue technology
  • Auto-VoIP
    Yes, based on protocols (SIP, H323 and SCCP) or on OUI bytes (default database and user-based OUIs) in the phone source MAC address
  • Auto Video
  • Port Mirroring
IEEE Network Protocols
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-SX/LX
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree (STP)
  • IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10-Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP)
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3ad Trunking (LACP)
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP with ANSI/TIA-1057 (LLDP-MED)
  • IEEE 802.1X Radius network access control
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
  • IEEE 802.3x full-duplex flow control
  • Password management
  • Configurable Management VLAN
  • Admin access control via Radius and TACACS+
  • Web-based graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Smart Control Center (SCC) for multiswitch management
  • IPv6 management
  • Dual Software (firmware) image
  • Dual Configuration file
  • SNTP client over UDP port 123
  • SNMP v1/v2
  • SNMP v3 with multiple IP addresses
  • RMON 1,2,3,9
  • Port Mirroring
  • Many to One Port Mirroring
  • Cable Test utility
  • SSL/HTTPS and TLS v1.0 for web-based access
  • File transfers (uploads, downloads) TFTP / HTTP
  • HTTP Upload and Download (firmware)
  • Syslog (RFC 3164)
  • Per port
    • Speed, Link, Activity
  • Per device
    • Power and Fan Status
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 440 x 257 x 43 mm
  • Weight: 4.04 kg (8.9 lb)
Power Consumption
  • 98.2W (max.) - Worst case, all ports used, line-rate traffic
Operating Temperature
  • 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
Operating Humidity
  • 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude
  • 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Storage Temperature
  • - 4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Storage Humidity
  • 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage Altitude
  • 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Electromagnetic Emissions and Immunity Certifications
  • CE mark, commercial
  • FCC Part 15 Class A, VCCI Class A
  • Class A EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class A
  • C-Tick Class-A
  • EN 50082-1
  • EN 55024
Safety Certifications
  • CB mark, commercial
  • CSA certified (CSA 22.2 #950)
  • UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950
  • CCC (China Compulsory Certificate)
Warranty and Support
  • ProSAFE Lifetime Warranty
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support, 1 year (included)*
ProSUPPORT™Service Packs Available
  • XPressHW, Category 1: PRR0331 (3-year next-business day hardware replacement contract)
  • OnCall 24x7, Category 1: PMB0331 (3-year Advanced Technical Support contract, including Remote Diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues, and next-business day hardware replacement)

* 1-year 24x7 Advanced Technical Support includes Remote Diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues.


XS712T Network Diagram

Why 10G Switches and Why from NETGEAR?

NETGEAR offers the Industry's first cost-effective 10G Switch for SMBs and is the only provider for 10G solution at affordable price point:

  • Ideal for SMBs to use as the core switch, connecting to 10G-capable Servers and network storages.
  • Cost-effectively expand 10G bandwidth from core switch in medium-sized networks to access switches which are equipped with 10G uplinks
  • Powerful feature sets with advanced L2 functions, enhanced security measures, static routing, dynamic VLAN assignment and IPv6 support
  • Lifetime warranty and 1-year Free Advanced Tech Support* for peace-of-mind


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