SMC Networks rolls out broadband DSL router

SMC Networks has introduced the SMC7404WBRA Barricade Wireless DSL router, which the vendor is targeting at broadband users in the small office/home office (SOHO) space.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  June 1, 2003

SMC Networks has introduced the SMC7404WBRA Barricade Wireless DSL router, which it is targeting at broadband users in the small office/home office (SOHO) space.

The vendor highlights the versatility and security of the Barricade router as key to the router’s appeal. The product combines stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, demilitarised zones (DMZ) and content filtering features among others, reports the vendor.

The SPI firewall offers hacker attack logs, while denial of service (DoS) and client filtering, as well web based management and virtual private network (VPN) tunnelling via L2TP, PPTP and IPSec passthrough are among the router’s other security and management features.

Furthermore, the vendor highlights the ease of use of the router, along with its ability to cleanly communicate with DSLAMs and its support for G.DMT mode and G.Lite

“This router is the perfect solution for networking and broadband sharing in small offices and homes. We stressed the 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, says Jamshed Mehdi, managing director, SMC Networks.

“It packs in security features usually only found on higher end corporate routers, so parents and small business owners can be rest assured that the best technology available is ensuing the safety of their networks,” he adds.

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