SMC targets SOHO market

SMC Networks is displaying a range of network solutions at this year's Gitex exhibition and key among these products is its latest Barricade wireless DSL router.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  September 29, 2003

SMC Networks is displaying a range of network solutions at this year's Gitex exhibition and key among these products is its latest Barricade wireless DSL router. The SMC7404WBRA model is targeted at small office/home (SOHO) users and combines the high end functionality that enterprises demand with the versatility and ease of use required by home users.

Key among the product's features is the stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, demilitarised zone (DMZ) and content filtering capabilities, while it also incorporates an 802.11b wireless access point.

The SPI firewall provides hacker attack logging, denial of service (DoS) and client filtering, web-based management, content filtering and virtual private network (VPN) tunnelling. The solution also supports G.DMT mode and G.Lite, allowing for full compatibility with DSLAMs. SMC believes the Barricade Router will become "communications central" for SOHO users, providing broadband, wired, wireless and network print access.

"The perfect solution for networking and broadband sharing in small offices and homes comes in the form of this new router. We stressed ease of use and security in its design so that home users and busy small business owners don't have to spend a lot of time setting up or maintaining their networks," says Meraj Hoda, regional sales manager, SMC Networks Middle East.

"It packs also security features usually only found on higher end corporate routers," he adds.

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