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Cisco Targets SMBs with New Switches and Software

Cisco today released a new line of switches and services for small and medium sized businesses aimed at helping companies with 100 to 1000 employees deploy converged voice, video and data networks with higher levels of resiliency, security and control.

The release is part of a continuing effort by Cisco aimed at small and medium sized businesses. Cisco officials say the company expects to target $2 billion in spending over the next two years at the market, and plans to deliver a total of 30 products for it in 2005.

The new products include:

  • Entry level versions of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series of modular switches, including the new Supervisor II-Plus-TS that allows for integrated connectivity to servers, wireless access points, IP phones, printers or users.
  • Catalyst 4948 fixed switches optimized for server aggregation.
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