NETGEAR delivers wire-speed gigabit performance and a full set of Layer 2 management features with unsurpassed affordability. This high-speed switch delivers maximum throughput where you need it - to high-performance workgroups at the edge of the network, or as a backbone for 10/100 switches and gigabit servers in demanding small networks. The non-blocking design offers full gigabit throughput simultaneously to all 12 10/100/1000 ports to ensure reliable performance. Layer 2 management functionality delivers reliability, control, and availability. The very affordable NETGEAR ProSafe 12-port gigabit Layer 2 managed switch GSM7212 creates a more productive - and future-proof - network. With increasing bandwidth requirements from applications such as video, voice, database management, and other services that slow throughput and response time, you can unleash your network and enable maximum productivity with Gigabit Ethernet for today's high-performance environments. Optimize bandwidth, security, and control with full Layer 2 management capabilities. Network administrators can use any combination of these features to ensure uptime, availability, bandwidth, and throughput.