Sophos 24/48 port switch (with poe options)
Please think about making a 24/48 port witch that has some integration into the utm box (Similar to the ap30) that would give me stats on my network and allow me to troubleshoot admin from one login.
Jacob Pagano-Keese commented
It would be nice to be able to do the following with these switches:
Manage Every Port
-- Turn Ports On/Off
-- Assign Ports to Separate Zones And/Or VLANs
-- Collect Stats
SNMP Support For Third Party Monitoring
Automatic VLAN Assignment (VLAN Assignment by time of day, port, VOIP)
Jumbo Frame Support
802.1X Authentication (so unauthorized devices such as laptops cannot be plugged in to my network lan ports, unless they are joined to our AD Domain)
SFP Ports (optional on some models, there should be no reason why somebody who doesn't need these should have to pay more because they cost more to manufacture these ports)
SFP+ Ports (essentially the same thing, but these support 10GB instead of 1GB)
Link Layer Discovery Protocol: So you can map your devices from the UTM or XG.
Auto MDI/MDIX: To adjust for crossover cables vs straight-through cables
Packet Storm Protection
Cable Tester: So you can test cables using the software instead of having to do it manually with a cable tester.
ACLs by port, so you can only allow certain computers access by different ports.
Automatic DOS Protection
ARP: Address Resolution Protocol.
From a technological perspective, this would be VERY VERY useful in a lot of organizations.
and from a selling point, A LOT of people would buy this switch because it would be so useful. Please Please make a switch, and don't make one just for the Sophos XG, unless your going to provide home user licenses for the XG. It's would be great to have these devices at home as well. In a variety of ranges. such as a 5/8/16/24/48 port without poe or with poe on either all or half of the switch.
Chris Philpot commented
Network switches which could be configured via the UTM much like the WAP’s would be excellent