Allows businesses to segment the network to control access to files and applications
Cisco has expanded its small business portfolio with the launch of new unmanaged switches, a wireless virtual private network (VPN) firewall, customer premises equipment for service providers and a web-based training centre.
The company claims that the new Cisco 100 Series Switches provide wire-speed fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet connectivity for small business offices.
According to Cisco, the new RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall includes built-in 802.11n wireless access as well as the ability to link multiple offices and remote employees to the business network via VPN. The device allows businesses to segment the network to control access to files and applications and enable secure wireless guest access.
Among the customer premises equipment, the Cisco SRP 526W and SRP 527W Services Ready Platforms are new ADSL2+ models in the SPR 500 Series that enable service providers to offer data, voice and other services to small businesses to help them connect, secure and communicate.
The devices are also part of Cisco Hosted Small Business Communications, a customer premises equipment solution that enables service providers to deliver hosted IP telephony services to small businesses.
The web-based Small Business University includes new and updated partner tools and training offerings to help partners further develop their sales, technical and business knowledge.
Rick Moran, vice president of small business solutions marketing at Cisco, said: By categorising the Cisco Small Business portfolio into connect, secure and communicate, we’re helping small businesses select the right technologies to meet their core business needs and even accelerate as the economy recovers.
The Cisco 100 Series Switches list prices range from $57 to $413, depending on the model; the RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall is priced at $189; and Cisco SRP 526W and SRP 527W Services Ready Platforms are priced at at $300.