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SMC¡¦s Newest Gigabit Switch Handles Heavy Traffic Workgroups and Power Users with Ease

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(PRWEB) July 31, 2003

Irvine, CA, July 29, 2003 — SMC® Networks (, leading provider of networking solutions for the Enterprise, the SMB and all the way home, today announced the newest addition to its TigerSwitch? line of business networking products, the SMC8612T 10/100/1000 Managed Switch. Available immediately at an MSRP of $ 1199, the new SMC8612T switch has 12 fixed 10/100/1000 ports and four mini GBIC expansion slots for optional fiber Gigabit connections.


At its best in demanding, high-traffic environments, the SMC8612T races ahead of the pack to move data at speeds up to 24Gps. Based on the same platform as the 24-port TigerSwitch 10/100/1000 8624T, it is perfect for smaller enterprise workgroup or backbone switching applications.


The new 12-port, tri-speed TigerSwitch SMC8612T not only delivers high performance, non-blocking switching at wire-speed, it’s loaded with the advanced features that demanding environments need. Its advanced security features include RADIUS, IGMP, SSL, TACACS+ and VLAN support with GVRP; and the SMC8612T comes with EliteView?, a top-notch network management software, as well as support for QoS, RMON and port mirroring. Built for robust workgroup and backbone switching today, the SMC8612T offers jumbo packet processing of up to 9K to enhance network performance considerably and ensure the integrity of large packets.


“The TigerSwitch SMC8612T was designed to excel in even the most demanding networks,” said Jennifer Wu, SMC product manager, switching products. “Its PowerPC core provides 24Gbps of bandwidth to make it one of the fastest and best switches on the market today, and it has robust security features that include SSH and RADIUS to authenticate and protect the switch from unauthorized access to the network.”


The TigerSwitch SMC8612T 10/100/1000 Managed Switch is available now, at a list price of $ 1199; uplinks and redundant power supplies are also available, at list prices ranging from $ 519.99 to $ 3454.99.


About SMC Networks


A leading provider of networking solutions for the Enterprise, the SMB and all the way home, SMC puts its more than 30 years¡¦ experience to work for every product and solution the company produces. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance products.


Headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC Networks supports its worldwide market through regional offices located throughout the United States and 20 other countries.


For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit, or call 800-SMC-4You (800-762-4968).
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