News: Linksys Re-Enters SMB Market With Complete Suite Of Solutions

25 June, 2014 – Linksys announced its re-entry into the Small and Medium Business (SMB) marketplace, with the launch of a full suite of business-oriented networking solutions that are able to provide scalable, reliable and secure functionalities to meet the growing demands of a modern workforce. The all-new range includes seven unmanaged switches (three with PoE), six smart switches (three with PoE+), two VPN routers, four Full HD IP surveillance cameras, a network video recorder, two Wireless-N Wi-Fi Access Points and two Wireless-AC Wi-Fi Access Points.

Reviving its history as a leading provider of SMB networking infrastructure, Linksys is offering a purpose-built portfolio of business networking and security products for SMBs and resellers. With more than 20 years of experience to tap on, Linksys understands the need for connectivity and security solutions that offer quality, cost-efficiency and business-critical performance. The SMB product suite marks the first of three phases in Linksys’ re-entry into SMB, with the initial offering of core networking and security products. The second phase will involve the implementation of a smart cloud-based networking management platform, paving the way for a third phase of full office automation solutions.

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Such as these following products (with details) selected for post:

Linksys Unmanaged Switches

The new unmanaged Gigabit Switches include 5, 8, 16-port (desktop) and 24-port (rackmount) models, with PoE+ (802.3at) versions for 8, 16 and 24-port models.  Features include:

  • Gigabit speeds
  • Auto-Sensing Ports
  • Power Saving Features including

o   Auto power-down disables unused ports

o   Smart Power for short cable runs

o   Port status switch to control LED lights

  • Quality of Service (QoS) Traffic Prioritization (on 16 and 24-Port only)
  • Power over Ethernet functionality (on PoE versions only) for connecting access points or video surveillance solutions
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Linksys Smart Switches

Linksys’ smart Gigabit switches are available in 8, 18 and 26-port configurations, each with alternative PoE+ versions to provide power to connected devices such as Wi-Fi access points or IP security cameras. Aside from network management features not found in unmanaged switches, the range also includes features for expansion, enhancement and security of networking structures, making it an ideal solution for demanding requirements and scenarios such as load-balancing or IP Telephony. Features include:

  • Desktop form factor with metal enclosure (8-port models only)
  • Rack mountable form factor with metal enclosure (18 and 26-port models only)
  • Easy configuration and management
  • Energy efficient
  • Fanless (8-port models only)
  • VLAN (8-port models only)
    • Port-based and 802.1q tag-based VLANs
    • Management VLAN
    • Guest VLAN support
    • Dynamic VLAN assignment via Radius server with 802.1x client authentication
  • Advanced Security:
    • 802.1X with RADIUS
    • DHCP snooping
    • IP-MAC binding
    • Storm Control, Spanning Tree, Link Aggregation
  • QoS priority levels with 4 hardware queues
  • IPv6 support
  • Set-up and management through the Web Interface or Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Linksys Gigabit VPN Routers

The new Linksys LRT series integrates Gigabit firewall, site to site VPN and various remote access VPN technologies into two single solutions.  The LRT Series includes the Gigabit VPN Router and Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Router.  These routers feature:

  • 4 Gigabit ports
  • Up to 50 IPSec tunnels
  • Five OpenVPN tunnels
  • Dual-WAN Load Balance and WAN Failover (on LRT244 only)
  • Integrated firewall supporting URL filtering and access rules
  • 802.1q VLAN tagging
  • Port Forwarding, port triggering and Port address translation for 30 devices
  • DMZ Port
  • DHCP Server
  • DNS
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Linksys Business Wireless-N Access Points

With many businesses facing a rapid increase in both the number of connected devices and the amount of multimedia streamed across their networks, the Linksys Business Wireless-N Access Points use the widely adopted 802.11n wireless technology to provide a fast and highly reliable wireless network and support advanced features such as Power over Ethernet for flexible placement, plus Rogue AP Detection and 802.11X supplicant for enhanced security. The Access Points can be deployed to widen the wireless network coverage as a Wi-Fi access point or range extender.

Wireless-N300 Access Point with PoE (LAPN300)

  • For desktop use or mounted to a wall or ceiling
  • Single Band with speeds up to 300Mbps*
  • Deploys as an Access Point or Range Extender
  • Advanced Security:
    • WPA, WPA2, 802.1X with RADIUS
    • 802.1X Supplicant
    • SSID to VLAN Mapping
    • MAC-based Access Control
    • Rogue AP detection
  • Can be powered by 802.3af/at compliant source e.g. a Linksys Business PoE Compatible Switch or through a Linksys Gigabit High Power PoE Injector
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • IPv6 support
  • Set-up and management through the Web Interface or Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Wireless-N600 Dual Band Access Point with PoE (LAPN600)

  • For desktop use or mounted to a wall or ceiling.
  • Dual Band (2.4Ghz + 5Ghz) with speeds up to 300Mbps + 300Mbps*
  • Band Steering support for optimal performance
  • Supports Access Point and Range Extender mode
  • Advanced Security:
    • WPA, WPA2, 802.1X with RADIUS
    • 802.1X Supplicant
    • SSID to VLAN Mapping
    • MAC-based Access Control
    • Rogue AP detection
  • Can be powered by 802.3at compliant source e.g. a Linksys Business Gigabit PoE Compatible Switch or through a Linksys Gigabit High Power PoE Injector
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • IPv6 support
  • Set-up and management through the Web Interface or Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Linksys Business Wireless-AC Access Points

For customers who demand the fastest and latest technologies for their networks, Linksys has also introduced two Wireless-AC Access Points to the business product lineup. Announced at the Interop show in Las Vegas at the end of March, the Access Points are able to deploy a high-speed network throughout the working environment, or upgrade the existing wireless connection to the latest 802.11ac standard.

  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual Band support
    • Data Rates up to 1200 Mbps – Linksys AC1200 Dual Band Access Point (LAPAC1200)
    • Data Rates up to 1750Mbps –  Linksys AC1750 Dual Band Access Point (LAPAC1750)
  • LAPAC1200 has a MIMO 2X2 configuration
  • LAPAC1750 has a MIMO  3X3 configuration
  • Support as Powered Device with 802.3at (PoE+)
  • Support for up to 16 different SSIDs
  • Configurable as a Workgroup Bridge for range extension
  • Designed for ceiling or wall mounting
  • Industrial-strength Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2) security and data encryption
  • Advanced security and preventions (802.1X Supplicant, SSID to VLAN Mapping, MAC Access Control, Rogue AP detection)
  • Set-up and management through the Web Interface or Simple Network Management Protocol
  • IPv6 support
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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The line-up of business products are available through all major distributors, with corresponding MSRPs (listed below in USD):

Linksys Unmanaged Switches

  • LGS105 – MSRP $49
  • LGS108 – MSRP $59
  • LGS116 – MSRP $139
  • LGS124 – MSRP $229

Linksys Unmanaged PoE+ Switches

  • LGS108P – MSRP $179
  • LGS116P – MSRP $329
  • LGS124P – MSRP $479

Linksys Smart Switches

  • LGS308 – MSRP $109
  • LGS318 – MSRP $249
  • LGS326 – MSRP $335

Linksys Smart PoE+ Switches

  • LGS308P – MSRP $290
  • LGS318P – MSRP $540
  • LGS326P – MSRP $709

Linksys VPN Routers

  • LRT214 – MSRP $229
  • LRT224 – MSRP $249

Linksys Business Wireless-N Access Points

  • LAPN300 – MSRP $149
  • LAPN600 – MSRP $209

Linksys Business Wireless-AC Access Points

  • LAPAC1200 – MSRP $249
  • LAPAC1750 – MSRP $335

Linksys Security Camera Systems

  • LCAD03FLN – MSRP $459
  • LCAB03VLNOD – MSRP $599
  • LCAD03VLNOD – MSRP $599
  • LCAM03360D – MSRP $699
  • LNR0208C – MSRP $749

 

SMBs and resellers who wish to purchase the above listed products, can proceed to find a participating distributor on this link: http://www.linksys.com/en-apac/business/find-a-distributor.

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Information and visual as provided by Linksys Singapore and  Cohn & Wolfe Singapore.