Linksys aligns portfolio to address SMB needs

Networking solutions provider, Linksys will align its portfolio to the SMB needs and ensure that aging networks will no longer hold back SMB growth. This move comes as a result of the findings from a commissioned Wi-Fi study of channel partners that service small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) conducted by IDC.

Linksys will realign the pricing of the current portfolio to cater especially to smaller companies, and encourage them to bring their technology up-to-date. A complete network including VPN-router, Gigabit switches and Wireless AC Access Points accommodating a 100-person strong office is now up to 20% better priced. An office environment of 10 people can be up to 35% better off for a brand-new Linksys future proof network.

“Small businesses consider Wi-Fi integral to their operations and have made it the default network for employee and business connectivity, but many are hampered by old equipment that is more than 8 years old,” said Wayne Newton, Director of B2B Channel Sales, Linksys. “They’re waiting for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology while missing out on the performance and reliability of what is already available – 802.11ac Wave 2 and MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output)  technology. Channel Partners have a huge opportunity to provide SMBs with updated Wi-Fi hardware that is future-proofed and provides a better workplace experience.”

Linksys has a network portfolio tailored to SMB organizations, including security devices, switches and access points. The Security devices of Linksys comprise of VPN routers with built-in firewall functionality, with an optional second WAN-port for a back-up internet connection. The switch series of Linksys all offer Gigabit speed.

Furthermore, Linksys offers a complete range that offer SMB companies the right solution for every stage of growth they are in. All models come with a complete feature-set, especially targeting SMB needs that support future growth of the company and network.