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New Cisco Small Business Routers: The RV320 and RV325 with web filtering

Like mentioned last week, there will be a number of new Cisco Small Business products coming out in the next few weeks and months. The theme we are using is “Connect More”.

But why, “Connect More”?

The new Cisco Small Business products, including new switching, wireless access points, and of course the routers, help you connect to more endpoints, devices, applications, workstation computers, laptops, servers, the cloud, the internet, heck, we can connect you (and of course, your small business) to just about anything. Except for maybe the Wimbledon Singles Trophy or the Stanley Cup.

But, it is why we are doing what we do. We want you to connect to more, easier and more effectively, and securely. We want more options for you and your small business. Coming soon, there are More 802.11ac wireless access points, indoor and outdoor, even a wall-plate AP , filling out the already strong wireless portfolio. New switches are coming. New routing includes new DSL/Ethernet combo WAN’s models, one the first with 802.11 AC in the portfolio, the other at about $150USD.

We will be sharing more details as the launch dates arrive.

Today I am here to tell you all about the new RV320 and RV325 with web filtering. But why web filtering for your small business?

There are a couple of reasons: a. Prevent Internet Abuse at your business. b. Keep your network users away from potentially bad websites loaded with malicious gunk; in general keep your network in good health. c. Keep your users producing. d. Manage your business website policy effectively, in a coupe of clicks.

In general, safeguarding your network and your users makes sense, business sense. It’s easy to set-up as you will see in the below video. you can categorize sites, set protection levels, enable website reputations, and even schedule when the service is on.

These new models will join the existing RV320 and RV325 models and will be on the shelf for you around mid-to-late February. Not all regions will get these, so please consult with your local Cisco Small Business Partner.

Thank you for your time,

Marc

 

 

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Right-Sizing Network Solutions for Small Businesses

This is a guest blog post from Cisco Product Manager Marc Nagao. Marc has spent close to two decades in high tech, with a mix of storage, managed services and of course networking. He is currently managing the Small Business RV Series Routers.

Network connectivity is a pretty big concern for any business, let alone a small, growing business. How many small business owners do you know that have turned to IT-savvy Cousin Jimmy for help, or called a “computer expert” they found on Yelp, or tried to find the right network solutions doing only a few quick Google searches? Picking the right network solution can be a daunting task.

But that’s where right sizing a small business’ networking solution comes into play – it saves money now and saves more money in the future. Small businesses have the benefit of being nimble; a successful, single-person business can very quickly transform into a multiple-person small business, with an office and a warehouse and a dozen or even a few dozen folks. But that business’ network connectivity solution doesn’t seem to move as quickly. A consumer wireless router could probably do the job for a single person home office adequately. But for a business looking to use its network for more than just accessing the Internet, the choice is not so obvious.

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