Managed switches offer more control over a network and connected devices. Here are a few examples of quality options.
Managed switches are networking hubs that allow you to hook up a number of devices to a network and manipulate how traffic is controlled. Think of a managed switch (in comparison to an unmanaged switch) as a virtual private server (VPS) that offers you much more than shared web hosting but requires you to get a little dirty in the backend to get everything working.
We rounded up a few great examples of managed switches.