IRVINE, CA - April 1, 2003 - SMC Networks (www.smc.com), the company that takes the work out of networks with high-performance, easy-to-use connectivity products for business and home, today introduced its new, secure and versatile Broadband router for residential and SOHO use, the SMC7404WBRA Barricade™ Wireless DSL Router. The new Barricade Wireless DSL Router will be available through DSL service providers beginning in April, at an MSRP of $199.
SMC's Barricade Wireless DSL Router (SMC7404WBRA) combines the kinds of high-end features that businesses demand-SPI firewall, DMZ, content filtering, and more-with the form factor and versatility demanded by residential and SOHO applications. This router will be communications central for homes and offices, providing Broadband access, wired and wireless networking, and a network print server.
Easy to set-up and maintain, the new SMC7404WBRA multi-functional router combines a DSL modem with an IEEE 802.11b-compliant Wireless Access Point, a 4-port 10/100 Mbps dual-speed switch with Automatic MDI-MDIX ports, and a parallel print server. Its built-in security and management features are top-notch: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall security with hacker attack logging, denial of service (DoS) and client filtering; web-based management; content filtering and Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunneling via L2TP, PPTP and IPSec passthrough. Clean communication with DSLAMs is ensured as well. The new SMC7404WBRA Barricade Wireless DSL Router supports G.DMT mode, as well as G.Lite, ensuring full compatibility with DSLAMs, and uses ATM over ADSL technology for transmissions to the Central Office.
'This new router is the perfect solution for networking and Broadband sharing in small offices and homes. We stressed ease of use and security in its design so that at-home users and busy small business owners don't have to spend a lot of time setting up or maintaining their networks,' said Kelaine Hamilton, Product Line Manager for SMC Network's Broadband access products. 'And it packs security features usually only found on higher-end corporate routers, so parents and small business owners can rest assured that the best technology available is ensuring the safety of their networks.'
About SMC Networks
SMC takes the work out of networks, with high-performance, easy-to-use connectivity products for businesses and homes. Leveraging its more than 30 years' market and technology experience with strong attention to end-user and reseller feedback, SMC Networks has set the standards for quality, reliability, ease-of-use, and affordability in network solutions and components. The company continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance products that benefit from the combination of its strong internal R&D resources, global manufacturing resources and strategic relationships with technology innovators. From basic to leading-edge, SMC Networks' portfolio of products provides solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses, corporate workgroups, branch offices, and home and small office environments.
The company's commitment to providing unsurpassed service with a personal touch is backed-up by limited lifetime warranties and 24/7 technical support for all of SMC's products. Headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC Networks supports its worldwide market through regional offices located throughout the United States and 20 other countries. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4You (800-762-4968).