If you need a simple switch to expand ports on your network and don’t have a preference in brand, almost any switch will do as long as you have a decent warranty. But for a business, it pays to spend a bit more money to get something that will last and is easier to troubleshoot than your average plastic switch. This is especially true if you’re supporting a network remotely and can’t necessarily control the environment 24/7. Here are the top reasons how our metal switches help you keep your network running like a boss.

1. Metal Case

No surprises here, holding one in your hand and feeling the weight, you know that this switch will take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ compared to a plastic switch that you can kick around like a soccer ball.

2. Front Facing Ports

What you see is what you get, with Activity and Link LEDs right on the port, it’s easy to see what’s connected vs. switches that have their LEDs on one side and their ports on the other side. DGS-108_C2_Image-LFront

3. K-Lock

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, better to lock down your switch with a Kensington Lock cable than risk the network going down because someone decided to make off with your good looking switch. DGS-108_C2_Image-LBack

4. Grounding Screw

A bit overkill, but if you’re in Lightning Country, this could save you a shocking experience.

5. Wall Mounting Kit

Attaching it to a wall will prevent any Godzillas from stomping on it, but even if that did happen, it would survive.

6. Limited Lifetime Warranty

D-Link offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty to further its commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.

Many vendors are making metal switches, but they’re not all created equal. Some may skimp on materials creating a paper thin housing while still considered “metal”. Others will only stand by their products for a couple years. Unless you are a fly by night company, you deserve a quality product with a better warranty that will support your business for the long haul. For more information on D-Link’s Switching Solutions, click here.