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Smart Giga Business Switches enhance network monitoring and configuration with new web interface

London, UK, 17 June 2013: Buffalo Technology, the storage and wireless networking manufacturer, is simplifying network security for small and medium-sized businesses with a new range of Layer 2 Giga switches.

The flexible, scalable Web Smart Giga Business Switches, which are available with 8, 16 or 24 ports, provide network monitoring and configuration via an easy to use web-based user interface.

The devices incorporate Buffalo's Loop Guard warning system, which uses a buzzer and LED system that immediately alerts users to potential loops in a company's system - such as multiple connections between network switches or two ports on the same switch connected to each other. The devices' supported USB flash settings also enable businesses to hugely reduce downtime.

Fabien Rousseau, Product Marketing Director EMEA at Buffalo Technology, said: "Many IT administrators spend a lot of time detecting and locating problems with their networks, but our new switches eradicate this with an immediate alert and resolve process.

"Our new business switches provide SMBs with the flexibility to grow their network at the same rate as their company needs expand. The user interface enables users to simply and swiftly manage and monitor their networks, without requiring cables or additional applications."

The BSL-WS series incorporates advanced network features including VLAN, Web authentication and MAC authentication. The devices are fan-less and are cased in a small chassis that enables them to be simply mounted on a wall, desk or rack.

Availability

The Smart Giga Business Switches come with a 3-year Buffalo warranty and will be available from Buffalo's network of distributors in the UK at an MSRP of:

  • 8-port:   £119.99
  • 16-port: £239.99
  • 24-port: £299.99

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo Technology is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for the home and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan, and was named the worldwide consumer NAS market leader 6 years in a row.

The company's storage products are addressing the needs of the individual and the business, providing cost-effective network attached storage (NAS), portable and desktop hard drives, multimedia players, and Wireless LAN routers, which together offer a complete and integrated solution for the small office and digital home environment.

Buffalo's strong international industry alliances with companies such as Intel, BroadcomTM, Nintendo and Microsoft have allowed it to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical tools for the business and the home.

Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.buffalo-technology.com.