The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2002-05-31T15:56:00Z SMC Networks Barricade 7004 Wireless Gateway Awarded Best Choice at Computex Taipei 2002 2002-05-31T15:56:00Z smc-networks-barricade-7004-wireless-gateway-awarded-best-choice-at-computex-taipei-2002 SMC Networks, an industry-leading provider of wired and wireless networking solutions for the small-to-medium businesses, and enterprises, today announced it has received the Best Choice of Computex 2002 Award for its Barricade 7004 Wireless Gateway in the Communications Product Category. The Best Choice of Computex Taipei 2002 award is organized by Taipei Computer Association. The SMC Barricade 7004 Wireless Gateway provides the home and small business users with an ideal networking solution offering the ultimate in mobility and flexibility. It was designed using the 2 world-first leading edge technologies - the ADMTek 5106 chipset with Gateway SoC (System on Chip) and "Wireless on-board" design. This all-in-one multi-functional router is combined with a 3+1 port 10/100 Mbps dual-speed switch, 2.4Mhz 11Mbps wireless access point, printer server, EZ one-step auto-setup wizard, special application support, VPN (Virtual Private Network) security and firewall capability for security against hackers and other unauthorized users. ### About SMC Networks For 30 years, SMC Networks has set the standard for high-quality, standards-based PC connectivity and Internet access. SMC leverages global manufacturing resources and strategic relationships with technology innovators to bring to market a growing range of affordable, leading-edge products. These include Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Switching, and integrated broadband/wireless connectivity products for small-to-medium sized businesses/enterprises and networked homes, in addition to the companys full line of traditional network hardware solutions. Additional information about SMC Networks is available at www.smc.com. The SMC logo and Barricade are trademarks of SMC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. SMC Networks Solves Wireless LAN Security Vulnerabilities With Introduction Of EliteConnect WLAN Security System 2002-03-28T23:34:00Z smc-networks-solves-wireless-lan-security-vulnerabilities-with-introduction-of-eliteconnect-wlan-security-system SMC Networks, an industry-leading provider of wired and wireless networking solutions for the home, SOHO, small-to-medium businesses, and enterprises today announced the launch of its EliteConnect WLAN Security System, a robust security and management solution that incorporates VPN technology to solve the security vulnerabilities of WEP and provides network administrators with virtual private network tunneling, user authentication and rights management. The scalable EliteConnect WLAN Security System, comprised of the WLAN Secure Server (SMC2504W) and WLAN Access Manager (SMC2502W), is a network control system that integrates with part or all of existing wireless networks. The EliteConnect WLAN Security System is interoperable with all 802.11 standards, Bluetooth and wired Ethernet. For advanced security, the WLAN Security System enables secure VPN network traffic from the wireless client to the existing LAN infrastructure. "With the introduction of the EliteConnect WLAN Security System, we've rounded out our comprehensive portfolio of wireless LAN solutions designed for the SMB and SME sectors," explained Philip Teo, Product Manager, Asia Pacific for SMC Networks. "The EliteConnect system effectively solves the security and management problems that have plagued wireless networks since their inception. Organizations that have been hesitant to deploy the cost saving, mobility-enhancing WLAN technology can now implement wireless networks with confidence that they can maintain the positive control and security required to protect their corporate assets." Designed with an emphasis on network security, the SMC EliteConnect WLAN Secure Server (SMC2504W) offers an all-in-one solution that provides network protection and access management of the wireless network. The Secure Server centrally manages authentication and user rights for all wireless users, presents logon screens, and enforces access and usage policies. For added security, the Secure Server includes built-in VPN support (PPTP/L2TP/IPSec) to provide secure wireless communications to and from the wireless clients. To enhance mobility within the wireless network, the Secure Server creates a wireless environment that allows wireless clients to roam across different subnets, maintaining active sessions and eliminating the need for re-authentication. The SMC EliteConnect WLAN Access Manager (SMC2502W) connects to all network access points, regardless of their wireless standard, through four 10/100 RJ-45 ports. All traffic between each wireless client and the rest of the network passes through the Access Manager. The Access Manager, which includes a robust packet inspection engine, monitors network traffic, enables Layer 3 roaming across multiple subnets, and enforces pre-configured user rights from the Secure Server once the users have been authenticated. To manage the wireless network, the Access Manager supports complete session logging and persistent session roaming. The WLAN Access Manager is also used as a VPN (PPTP/L2TP/IPSec) termination endpoint where secure tunnels are created between the wireless client and the Access Manager. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, SMC's WLAN Security System is available via its authorised distributors ASI Solutions, IT Wholesale and Veritech Australia at an estimated street price of $AUD11,999 for the Secure Server, and $AUD5,999 for the Access Manager. For additional information, visit http://elite.smc.com. About SMC Networks For 30 years, SMC Networks has set the standard for high-quality, standards-based PC connectivity and Internet access. SMC leverages global manufacturing resources and strategic relationships with technology innovators to bring to market a growing range of affordable, leading-edge products. These include award-winning Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Switching, Broadband, and Wireless connectivity products for small-to-medium sized enterprises, small office/home office and networked homes. In addition, the company provides a complete line of traditional network hardware solutions. For additional information, visit www.smc.com or call 02 8875 7887 Veritech Australia introduces New SMC Security Products at Sydney launch 2002-03-26T17:22:00Z veritech-australia-introduces-new-smc-security-products-at-sydney-launch Hosted at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Veritech Australia is launching an exciting new product which addresses the security concerns with wireless networks. The launch will be held at 5:00 PM at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on Wednesday 27th March 2002. New EliteConnect Secure Server is a novel new product from SMC Products, which sits between wireless access points, and the internal network, acting like a bastion host to protect the internal network. Any users on the wireless networks must be authenticated through the Secure Server, and also must meet a range of other security measures if they are to be able to access the internal network. The Secure Server also supports roaming across Access Points, which is particularly important for mobile users or systems. Veritech Australia are a new and upcoming technology distributor which entered the Australian market last year. They are using the Secure Server as a showcase during this launch, which will also introduce the company to the Sydney Reseller market. Veritech Australia are seeking tier-1 resellers, as well as networking-focused systems integrators to help deliver the technology across Australia. Veritech Australia consider themselves the new breed of distributors, since they are more focused on value-added pre-sales consultancy and design services than merely pushing boxes. In addition to the SecureServer, there will be demonstrations of live wireless networks, voice-over-IP solutions. Guest speakers will include Livio Mazzon, Technical Director of Veritech Australia, Michael Calculli, Country Manager for SMC Networks. There will also be a guest appearance by Darren De Bortoli, Managing Director of De Bortoli Wines, who will be presenting a testimonial on how an old art such as winemaking is now highly dependent on current day technologies. Background Veritech Australia is a private company based in NSW, specialising in value-added distribution services to the IT reseller channel in Australia. It markets and supports the full range of SMC products, as well as other vendors such as Solectek corporation, who manufacture medium haul wireless links over unlicensed links SMC Networks With world wide corporate headquarters located in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC supports the global market through regional offices located throughout the world. As a recognized industry leader for the past 30 years, SMC Networks has set the standard for high-quality, standards-based connectivity and Internet access solutions. The company leverages its global manufacturing resources and strategic relationships with technology innovators to bring to market a growing range of affordable, leading-edge networking and connectivity solutions. SMC Networks Appoints Specialist Distributor 2002-02-14T14:37:00Z smc-networks-appoints-specialist-distributor SMC Networks, a leading solutions provider of networking hardware products, announced today the appointment of Veritech Australia Pty Ltd as authorised specialist distributor. Veritech joins ASI Solutions and IT Wholesale as authorised distributors for Australia. While ASI focuses on the Telco, government and education markets and IT Wholesale in the small to medium enterprise space, Veritech will focus on the VoIP, Gigabit and Wireless solutions markets. SMC offers resellers award winning quality products with healthy margins, said Livio Mazzon, Veritech Managing Director, Combining that with Veritechs true value-added reseller services makes for a very successful formula. Having been in distribution, myself, for 15 years, the last thing I wanted to do was appoint distributors who compete head-on for the same business, I never understood that strategy, said Michael Calculli, SMC Networks Country Manager. It makes more sense appointing specialist distributors who assist you in targeting the different sectors of the market, he said. SMC recently won, not one but two prestigious PC Magazine Editors Choice Awards for entry level switches with their TigerSwitch II (SMC6624M) and for broadband routers with their Barricade Wireless Router (SMC7004AWBR), competing against a whos who of networking vendors. SMC Networks - 25 Years in the Making SMC Networks, a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corp, is a leading solutions provider of network products engineered to increase the performance and productivity of small-to-medium size organizations. SMC Networks award-winning products and technologies are based on a long track record of successes dating back to 1971. From the semiconductor boom of the 70s to the network boom of the 80s, SMC has been there with the right product mix, training, lifetime warranties and powerful customer service and support systems. As one of the true market leaders in developing state-of-the art networking products for small and mid-sized businesses, SMC is delighted to be selected by Compaq as the company of record to fulfill the networking needs of its existing customer base. SMC Networks will continue Compaqs long standing tradition of providing affordable products with the highest level of customer service satisfaction Have you checked out the TigerStack II from SMC yet? 2002-01-22T23:51:00Z have-you-checked-out-the-tigerstack-ii-from-smc-yet SMC's newly launched TigerStack II (SMC6624M) is only a couple of months old and its already bagged the prestigious PC Magazine's Editors Choice against a field of 19 other competitors. Also featured in this review were 2 other switches from SMC, the TigerSwitch 6948L2 (SMC6948L2) and the TigerSwitch 6724L2 (SMC6724L2). For the full article, click on http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s%253D1475%2526a%253D17680,00.asp. SMC Networks Leads Way In Next-Generation High-Speed Wireless Networking 2001-11-14T21:09:00Z smc-networks-leads-way-in-next-generation-high-speed-wireless-networking Promising to increase the efficiency, productivity and mobility of users of business and home networks, SMC Networks, a leading provider of wired and wireless networking solutions for the residential, small office/home office (SOHO) and small/medium business (SMB) markets, today announced the launch of its EZ Connect 802.11a Wireless Access Point (SMC2755W) and 802.11a Wireless CardBus Adapter (SMC2735W). SMCs new 802.11a-compliant wireless networking solutions offer transmission speeds of up to 54Mbps in standard mode and 72Mbps in Turbo Mode. By utilizing the 5Ghz frequency range with 8 non-overlapping channels, the EZ Connect 802.11a wireless products offer seamless coexistence with Bluetooth, microwave, cordless phones and currently installed 802.11b wireless solutions. The increasing bandwidth requirements of todays video, audio and data applications threaten to strain the capabilities of earlier wireless networking technologies, explained Philip Teo, Product Marketing Manager, AP of SMC. Our next-generation EZ Connect 802.11a products provide a high-performance, robust, easy-to-implement wireless networking solution that is fast enough to replace even a wired network for many of these applications. In addition to the ease of implementation provided by the EZ Connects Plug-and-Play configuration and Web-based management interface, the EZ Connect 802.11a Wireless Access Point (SMC2755W) supports up to 64 simultaneous wireless clients and provides enhanced security features including 64-bit, 128-bit and 152-bit WEP encryption, and MAC address filtering. The EZ Connect 802.11a Wireless CardBus Adapter (SMC2735W) instantly connects the client computer to the wired network backbone at data transfer speeds of up to 72Mbps with automatic fallback to 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54, and 72Mbps. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, SMC's wireless LAN solutions will be available December 2001 via authorized SMC Channels and to strategic accounts around the world. The estimated street price for the Wireless Access Point (SMC2755W) is US$365.00 and the Wireless CardBus Adapter (SMC2735W) is US$145.00. ENDS About SMC Networks For 30 years, SMC Networks has set the standard for high-quality, standards-based PC connectivity and Internet access. SMC leverages global manufacturing resources and strategic relationships with technology innovators to bring to market a growing range of affordable, leading-edge products. These include Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Switching, and integrated broadband/wireless connectivity products for small-to-medium sized businesses/enterprises and networked homes, in addition to the companys full line of traditional network hardware solutions. Information about SMC Networks is available at www.smc.com or by calling (02) 8875 7887 SMC Networks Appoints the Cellnet Group 2001-09-03T16:42:00Z smc-networks-appoints-the-cellnet-group SMC Networks, a leading solutions provider of networking hardware products, announced today the appointment of the Cellnet Group of companies as authorised distributor. Representing Cellnet in Australia, is IT Wholesale and Cellect IT in New Zealand. Joining ASI Solutions in Australia and Agate Technology in New Zealand, Cellnet brings to SMC Networks a range of resellers not previously targeted be SMC. While ASI continues to focus on the telecommunications and OEM sector for SMC, IT Wholesale and Cellect will market to their existing customers base, the small to medium resellers. Although we have increased the number of brands we represent through recent acquisitions, said Santo Pappalardo, IT Wholesale General Manager, we still lacked a leading networking brand. SMC not only filled this space but also compliments these brands and the SME market we focus on. After recently joining SMC Networks himself, Michael Calculli, SMC's Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, embarked on his first task to evaluate their current distributors and possibly appoint new ones. Having been in distribution for so long, the last thing I wanted to do was appoint distributors who compete head-on for the same business, I never understood that strategy, said Calculli. It makes more sense appointing distributors who assist you in targeting different sectors of the market, he said. SMC is a well-priced, well-positioned networking vendor aimed at the small to medium business market. Calculli believes the distributor partners selected will do a great job. I am looking forward to working with my new distribution partners. said Calculli. We are offering these partners such a great program including very healthy margins and proactive marketing as well as a range of networking products for the desired markets, he concluded. SMC Networks - 25 Years in the Making SMC Networks, a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corp, is a leading solutions provider of network products engineered to increase the performance and productivity of small-to-medium size organizations. SMC Networks award-winning products and technologies are based on a long track record of successes dating back to 1971. From the semiconductor boom of the 70s to the network boom of the 80s, SMC has been there with the right product mix, training, lifetime warranties and powerful customer service and support systems. As one of the true market leaders in developing state-of-the art networking products for small and mid-sized businesses, SMC is delighted to be selected by Compaq as the company of record to fulfill the networking needs of its existing customer base. SMC Networks will continue Compaqs long standing tradition of providing affordable products with the highest level of customer service satisfaction