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NETGEAR's New PR60X Total Networking Solution for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

September 05, 2023

By Alex Passett - Editor

A couple of weeks back, I covered the debut of NETGEAR’s PR460X Multi-Gigabit Dual WAN Pro Router with Insight Remote Cloud Management subscription. (The PR460X, for short.) Designed specifically with residential and commercial installers in mind, the PR460X offers extremely fast speeds and extremely reliable connectivity capabilities; it even bundles with NETGEAR Pro Wi-Fi Access Points and select Smart Switches to, as NETGEAR described, “future-proof hassle-free network management and businesses’ experiences across the board.”

Now, there’s another addition to NETGEAR’s business networking line:

The NETGEAR 10G/Multi-Gigabit Dual WAN Pro Router. (Or simply the PR60X.)

With up to 18Gbps bi-directional WAN-LAN throughput performance (as well as dual WAN failover interfaces), the PR60X is designed with performance, security, and pure ease-of-use in mind for small and mid-sized businesses. Serving as the gateway to a company’s network, the PR60X protects against malicious incoming traffic and is able to handle, per NETGEAR, “the internet and device speeds of today, and those of many years to come.”

For those interested, additional technical specs include the following:

  • Industry-supporting WAN-LAN throughput – This means up to 18 Gbps WAN-LAN bi-directional throughput, enabled by a cutting-edge ARM A73 Quad Core 2.2GHz CPU and a dedicated hardware network engine.
  • High-performance hardware – 1x2.5G WAN and 1x10G configurable WAN/LAN ports, plus 3x2.5G LAN and 1x10G SFP+ LAN ports.
  • Both primary and secondary internet connections – i.e. dual WAN ports for failover accommodating two internet connections to maintain a reliable link. (The first connection functions as the primary, the other as a backup.)
  • 8 VLANs for network segmentation – Per NETGEAR, “For secure and efficient use of network resources, separate the network into up to 8 segments (VLANs).”
  • 8 DHCP servers for better security and manageability– Multiple DHCP servers enable multiple Layer3 independent networks for a higher level of security and intra-network manageability, one for each VLAN.
  • IPSec VPN – i.e. provides up to 30 VPN tunnels for businesses to connect remote workers, branch offices, and partners to the main corporate network.

In the words of Iphie Chen, Senior Product Line Manager for the SMB Business Unit at NETGEAR:

"NETGEAR has reimagined connectivity for businesses with the launch of this PR60X Pro Router. We believe 10G broadband is coming to every business, and in the very near future. So, businesses need to be able to support those speeds on their router to get the most out of their high-speed broadband connection. Our expert team created the PR60X to help small businesses and the VARs that manage their networks, using high-performance hardware and prioritizing network reliability, reduced latency, high-speed data delivery and versatility. It seamlessly combines with our portfolio of Pro WiFi Access Points, Smart Switches, and our Insight cloud management platform for an optimized business network that’s easy to deploy and manage.”

NETGEAR’s PR60X is now available in the U.S. for $699.99, and more information can be found here.

Edited by Greg Tavarez



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