Industry’s First SMB Switch with 10-Gigabit Connectivity

NETGEAR is leading the networking industry with the market’s first cost-efficient 10-Gigabit Switch for small and medium businesses. The XS708E provides eight 10GE ports at a very affordable price compared to 10GE Enterprise switches in the marketplace. With the enormous growth of network traffic and network storage in recent years, 10GE is becoming a natural upgrade for many businesses in order to keep up with their network performance and business efficiency demands. This impacts not only the large enterprises, but for small and medium businesses as well since many SMBs are operating with big data even though the company size is small. NETGEAR recognizes the needs of a growing network for our SMB customers and has come up with the industry’s first cost-efficient 10GE solution.

The XS708E consists of eight 10GE copper ports and one combo 10GE Fiber SFP+ port. With 10GBASE-T, customers can use Cat6 or Cat7 copper cables with standard RJ45 Ethernet jacks that are already widely used in their current network. Network speeds can improve up to 10x going from traditional Gigabit to 10-Gigabit with minimal network changes and upgrades.

The XS708E belongs to the NETGEAR ProSAFE® Plus Switch Product family. On top of the plug-N-play 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, it also offers some fundamental network features that will help optimize the performance of business networks such as VLAN, QoS, IGMP Snooping, Link Aggregation (LAG), rate limiting and traffic monitoring. ProSAFE® Plus Switches are an upgrade from Unmanaged Switches, delivering great value and exceptional performance.

The XS708E 10-Gigabit ProSAFE® Plus Switch from NETGEAR is the ideal switch for SMBs considering simple and affordable 10GE connectivity into their 10GE-capable servers and storage devices.

  • 8 ports deliver up to 10Gbps of dedicated, non-blocking bandwidth per port
  • Simple, yet useful network set-up on top of plug-and-play connectivity
  • VLAN support for traffic segmentation
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for traffic prioritization
  • Auto “denial-of-service” (DoS) prevention
  • Troubleshoot connection issues via cable test
  • Loop prevention and broadcast storm controls
  • IGMP snooping for multicast optimization
  • Rate limiting for better bandwidth allocation
  • Port Trunking (Link Aggregation LAG)
  • Port mirroring for network monitoring
  • Jumbo frame support

Traffic Management

  • Auto Negotiation of speed and duplex modes
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • DHCP Client
  • Dynamic MAC address management
  • IEEE 802.1Q-based or port-based VLAN
  • QoS based on WRR, strict priority, or both
  • Port-based and IEEE 802.1p-based QoS
  • QoS based on ToS (Type-of-Service)
  • DSCP Support
  • Rate Limiting
  • Link Aggregation

Multicast Efficiency

  • IGMP snooping, v1, v2 and v3
  • IGMP Snooping querier
  • Blocking of unknown multicast traffic
  • Act as static multicast router port

Reliability, Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Port mirroring both on ingress and egress traffic
  • Jumbo frame support
  • Broadcast Storm control
  • Cable diagnostics
  • Loop Detection
  • DoS Prevention
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) compliant (Selected models)
  • Power savings with short cable detection and auto power-down when ports are in idle mode

Switch Management

  • Advanced configuration and management ProSAFE Plus Utility (requires Windows PC)
  • Firmware upgrade through ProSAFE Plus Utility (TFTP)
  • Configuration upload (to Server)
  • System password protection

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR ProSAFE® Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
  • Lifetime Next Business Day Hardware Replacement. Click here for coverage, availability and terms and conditions.
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via phone for 90 days (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues). ProSUPPORT coverage can be extended by purchasing one, three, or five year contracts.
  • ProSUPPORT Lifetime 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via chat. (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues).
Product Number

XS708E

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Gigabit Ports
  • n/a
Datasheet (PDF)
10 Gbps Ports
  • 8-port 10GBASE-T (RJ45) including 1 shared SFP+ fiber port
# of PoE ports
  • n/a
Total PoE Power budget (Watts)
  • n/a
Max MAC entries
  • 32K
Buffer size
  • 2MB
VLAN (# Supported)
  • 64
# of LAGs & # of members
  • 4 LAGs & 2 to 4 members
Supported Mulitcast groups
  • 128
Max number of source ports allowed (many to 1)
  • 8
Internal/External
  • Internal
  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.2A max
Max consumption (Watts)
  • 58.8
FAN
  • 2
Acoustic Noise Level @25C (dBA)
  • 34.7dBA.
Operating Temperature
  • 0° to 50° C
MTBF
  • 221,813
Weight (kg)
  • 3.6Kg
Dimensions (WxDxH) mm
  • 330 x 207 x 43 mm
Electromagnetic Compliance (A or B)
  • A