My colleague has had trouble getting a price for a managed switch and I would appreciate it if someone can find an indicative price.
I'm sorry I don't yet know which model is suitable for our needs but it would be one of the lower end units.
6-8 port - exact number not too important at this stage
Giga bit or fibre ports not required although I realise they might come anyway (100MB/s is ample)
The ability to do traffic management (i.e. blocking) down to level of the port and IP number in both directions is a must
Unit will be used remotely on a private industrial network.