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8-port ProSAFE 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch


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Product Features:

  • 8 x 10GBASE-T copper ports supporting 10G/1G/100M speeds
  • 2 x Shared (combo) 10GBASE-T copper/10GBASE-X SFP+ ports supporting 10G/1G speeds

Leading the industry with the 2nd generation of 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switches, Purposely Designed for SMB with Cost-Effective 10GBASE-T Connectivity and Advanced L2+/ Layer 3 Lite Features

As a leading provider of network equipment for SMBs, NETGEAR understands the importance of reliable and high performance networks. With the growth of virtualization, cloud-based services and applications like VoIP, video streaming and IP surveillance, SMB networks need to extend beyond simple reliability to higher speed and performance. The 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch series from NETGEAR presents the right solution for this requirement; delivering unprecedented non-blocking 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost.

The NETGEAR ProSAFE XS708T, XS716T, XS728T, and XS748T are powerful Smart Managed Switches that come with 8, 16, 24, or 44 10-Gigabit Copper ports and either 2 Shared (Combo) Copper/SFP+ ports (XS708T/XS716T) or 4 additional Dedicated SFP+ ports (XS728T/XS748T) for 10G Fiber links. The NETGEAR 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switches are purposely designed as a cost-effective way to provide 10G connections to 10G-capable servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems. They can be used at the “center of a small business network” or as an aggregation / access switch in a larger organization including workgroup access, connecting to a 10-Gigabit NETGEAR ProSAFE Fully Managed Switch on one end and extending the 10G connections to the edge. The XS708T and XS716T are also ideal for smaller workgroups that need high bandwidth for sharing, collaborating, editing, and publishing high-density content like video or animation.


The ProSAFE 10G Smart Managed Switches provide comprehensive L2+/Layer 3 Lite features in order to meet current and future needs on virtualization, converged networking and mobility. Some of the main features include:

  • Advanced VLAN features such as Protocolbased VLAN, MAC-based (Media Access Control) VLAN and 802.1x Guest VLAN
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) with L2/ L3/L4 awareness and 8 priority queues
  • IPv4 and IPv6 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 up to 100 meters
  • Cat6 twisted pair copper cabling supports 10-Gigabit speeds up to 45 meters
  • Cat6a or newer Cat7 cabling will 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+/Layer 3 Lite features make them the most cost-effective core switches 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
  • Minimal down-time with NETGEAR ProSAFE LIFETIME Next-Business-Day Replacement Warranty
  • Get deployment assistance with 90-days Free 24x7 Advanced Technical Phone Support**
  • LIFETIME Online Chat Technical Support

At a Glance:

Hardware Features Benefits
10GBASE-T Copper Ethernet 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 30m) and Cat6a/Cat7 connections up to 100m.
10GBASE-X SFP+ ports Providing flexibility to uplink to 10G-capable core or aggregation switches that support fiber links. Backward compatible to Gigabit fiber. Support copper or fiber modules.
USB Configuration Port Quickly and conveniently upgrade or restore firmware, load or backup configuration files, or download system log files for troubleshooting.
Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) Maximum power reduction for ongoing operation cost savings.
Software Features Benefits
Comprehensive IPv6 Support for Management, ACL and QoS Build current network with future in mind. Ensure investment protection and a smooth migration to an IPv6-based network without switch replacement.
IPv4 & IPv6 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.
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 authorized 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.
Auto-VoIP, Auto-Voice VLAN, and Auto-Video VLAN Automatic Voice over IP prioritization (Auto-VoIP) simplifies most complex multi-vendor IP telephone deployments either based on protocols (SIP, H.323 and SCCP) or on OUI bytes (default database and user-based OUIs) in the phone source MAC address, providing the best class of service to VoIP streams (both data and signaling) over other ordinary traffic by classifying traffic, and enabling correct egress queue configuration. Similarly, Auto-Video VLAN enables IGMP snooping to minimize broadcast streams.
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
Protected Ports Ensure no exchange of unicast, broadcast, or multicast traffic between the protected ports on the switch, thereby improving the security of your converged network. This allows your sensitive phone phone conversations to stay private and your surveillance video clips can be forwarded to their designated storage device without leakage or alteration.
DHCP Snooping Ensure IP address allocation integrity by only allowing DHCP messages from trusted DHCP servers and dropping malformed DHCP messages with a port or MAC address mismatch.
Dynamic VLAN Assignment (RADIUS) 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 on the network.
Private VLAN Private VLANs help reduce broadcast with added security.
Dual Firmware Images and Configuration Files Dual firmware images and dual configuration files for transparent firmware updates/configuration changes with minimum service interruption.


NETGEAR XS708T Specifications
100M/1G/10G RJ-45 copper ports 8
1G/10G copper ports N/A
1G/10G SFP+ (fiber) ports 2 shared (combo)
USB port (for config file upload/backup & firmware updates) Yes
Performance Specification
Packet buffer memory (Dynamically shared across only used ports) 2MB
Forwarding modes Store-and-forward
Bandwidth 160Gbps
Priority queues 8
Priority queuing Weighted Round Robin (WRR) and Strict Priority
MAC Address database size (48-bit MAC addresses) 16K
Multicast groups 512
Number of IPv4 static routes 32
Number of IPv6 static routes 32
Number of VLANs 256
Number of ARP cache entries 738
Number of DHCP snooping bindings 8K
Access Control Lists (ACLs) 100 shared for MAC, IP and IPv6 ACLs
Packet forwarding rate (64 byte packet size) (Mfps or Mpps) 119.0
Jumbo frame support Up to 9K packet size
Acoustic noise level @ 25°C (dBA) (ANSI-S10.12) 27.4 dBA
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) @ 25°C 276,197 hours
L2 Services - VLAN
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • IP-based VLANs
  • MAC-based VLANs
  • Auto-VoIP VLAN / Auto-Voice VLAN
    • Yes, based on OUI bytes (default database and user-based OUIs) in the phone source MAC address
  • Auto-VoIP
    • Yes, based on protocols (SIP, H.323 and SCCP). Prioritzes traffic to a higher queue
  • Voice VLAN
    • Yes, based on either VLAN ID or 802.1p priority, packets are passed onto the connecting VoIP phone using LLDP-MED.
  • Auto-Video VLAN
  • Private VLAN
L2 Services - Availability
  • Broadcast, multicast, unknown unicast storm control
  • IEEE 802.3ad - LAGs (LACP)
  • IEEE 802.3x (full duplex and flow control)
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
L2 Services - Multicast Filtering
  • IGMP snooping (v1, v2 and v3)
  • MLD snooping support (v1 and v2)
  • IGMP snooping queries
  • Block unknown multicast
  • Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR)
L3 Services - DHCP
  • DHCP client
  • DHCP snooping
L3 Services - Routing
  • 32 IPv4 static routing
  • 32 IPv6 static routing
  • VLAN routing
  • 738 Host ARP table (number of entries)
  • ICMP Router Discovery Protocol (IRDP)
  • 15 IP VLAN interfaces (routed VLANs)
Link Aggregation
  • IEEE 802.3ad - LAGs (LACP)
  • Manual Static LAG
  • 8 LAGs with max 8 members in each LAG
Network Monitoring and Discovery Services
  • 802.1ab LLDP
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • RMON group 1,2,3,9
Network Security
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • Guest VLAN
  • RADIUS-based VLAN assignment via .1x
  • MAC-based .1x
  • RADIUS accounting
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) L2 / L3 / L4
  • IP-based ACLs (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • MAC-based ACLs
  • TCP/UPD-based ACLs
  • MAC lockdown
  • MAC lockdown by the number of MACs
  • Control MAC 600 Dynamic learned entries
  • Control MAC 20 static entries
  • IEEE 802.1x RADIUS port access authentication
  • Port-based security by locked MAC addresses
  • Dynamic ARP inspection
  • Broadcast, multicast, unknown unicast storm control
  • DoS attacks prevention
Qualtiy of Service (QOS)
  • Port-based rate limiting - Egress only
  • Port-based QoS
  • Support for IPv6 fields
  • DiffServ QoS
  • IEEE 802.1p COS
  • Destination MAC and IP
  • IPv4 and v6 DSCP
  • IPv4 and IPv6 ToS
  • TCP/UDP-based
  • Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
  • Strict priority queue technology
  • Auto-VoIP VLAN / Auto-Voice VLAN
    • Yes, based on OUI bytes (default database and user-based OUIs) in the phone source MAC address
  • Auto-VoIP
    • Yes, based on protocols (SIP, H.323 and SCCP). Prioritzes traffic to a higher queue
  • Voice VLAN
    • Yes, based on either VLAN ID or 802.1p priority, packets are passed onto the connecting VoIP phone using LLDP-MED.
  • Auto-Video VLAN
IEEE Network Protocols
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T (XS708T/XS716T only)
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T 10Gbps Ethernet Over Copper Twisted Pair Cable
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10-Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber (10GBASE-LRM) - XS708T/ XS716T only
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10-Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber (10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR, 10GBASE-ER, 10GBASE-LX4) - All models
  • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-SX/LX
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.3ad Trunking (LACP)
  • IEEE 802.1AB LLDP with ANSI/TIA-1057 (LLDP-MED)
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree (STP)
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP)
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
  • IEEE 802.1x RADIUS Network Access Control
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • Password management
  • Configurable management VLAN
  • Admin access control via RADIUS and TACACS+
  • IPv6 management
  • SNTP client over UDP port 123
  • SNMP v1/v2c
  • SNMP v3 with multiple IP addresses
  • RMON group 1,2,3,9
  • Port mirroring
  • 8 Many-to-one port mirroring
  • Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Smart Control Center (SCC) for multi-switch management
  • Dual software (firmware) image
  • Dual configuration file
  • Cable test utility
  • SSL/HTTPS Web-based access (v3)
  • TLS Web-based access (v1.0)
  • File transfers (uploads, downloads) - TFTP / HTTP
  • HTTP upload/download (firmware)
  • Syslog (RFC 3164)
  • USB port for firmware and config upload / download
Per port Speed, Link, Activity
Per device Power and Fan
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H) 440 x 204 x 43 mm (17.3 x 8 x 1.7 in)
Weight 2.61 kg (5.76 lb)
Power Consumption
Max power (worst case, all ports used, line-rate traffic) (Watts) 49.5 W
Min power (link-down standby) (Watts) 26.3 W
Heat Dissipation (max and min) (BTU/hr) Max: 169.00 BTU
Min:: 89.79 BTU
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) IEEE 802.3az Yes (deactivated by default)
Power back-of No
Fan 1
Environment Specifications
Operating Temperature -5° to 55°C (23° to 131°F)
Operating Humidity (relative) 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude 10,000ft (3,000m) maximum
Storage Temperature –10° to 70°C (– 14° to 158°F)
Storage Humidity (relative) 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage Altitude 10,000ft (3,000m) maximum
Electromagnetic Emissions and Immunity
  • CE mark, commercial
  • FCC Part 15 Class A, VCCI Class A
  • Class A EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class A
  • Class A C-Tick
  • EN 55024
  • CCC
  • 47 CFR FCC Part 15, SubpartB, Class A
  • ICES-003: 2016 Issue 6, Class A
  • ANSI C63.4:2014
  • IEC 60950-1:2005 (ed.2)+A1:2009+A2:2013
  • AN/NZS CISPR 22:2009+A1:2010 CLASS A
  • CE mark, commercial
  • CSA certified (CSA 22.2 #950)
  • UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950
  • EN 60950-1: 2006 + A11:2009 + A1:2010 + A12:2011 + A2:2013
  • IEC 60950-1:2005 (ed.2)+A1:2009+A2:2013
  • AN/NZS 60950.1:2015
  • CCC (China Compulsory Certificate)
Warranty and Supprot
ProSAFE Lifetime Warranty Included, Lifetime*
Lifetime 24x7 Online Technical Support* Included, Lifetime*
Lifetime Next-Business-Day (NBD) Replacement Included, Lifetime*
ProSUPPORT OnCall 24x7, Category 2** Service Packs Category 1:
PMB0311 (1 yr.)
PMB0331 (3 yrs.)
PMB0351 (5 yrs.)

* This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller, and modifications to product may void the warranty; covers hardware, fans, and internal power supplies - not software or external power supplies; see for details. Lifetime technical support includes basic phone support for 90 days from purchase date and lifetime online chat support when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
** The NETGEAR OnCall 24x7 contract provides unlimited phone and email technical support for your networking product. For ProSAFE products purchased prior to 06/2014, also includes next business-day hardware replacement.


Target Application

Why 10G Switches and Why from NETGEAR?

NETGEAR introduced the industry’s first cost-effective 10-Gigabit Switches for SMBs in 2013 and is the leading provider for 10G solutions at affordable price points:

  • Ideal for SMBs to use as the core switch, connecting to 10G-capable Servers and network storage.
  • Expand network capacity, remove performance bottlenecks and/or support premise expansion needs.
  • 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+/Layer 3 Lite functions, enhanced security measures, static routing, dynamic VLAN assignment and IPv6 management and support.
  • Improved usability for easier and smoother deployment of voice, video, and WLAN on the same converged platform.
  • LIFETIME warranty on hardware, LIFETIME Next-Business-Day (NBD) replacement, LIFETIME tech support online chat, and 90-days Free Advanced Tech Phone Support for peace-of-mind.


Download the NETGEAR XS708T, XS716T, XS728T and XS748T Datasheet (PDF).

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