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Cisco LogoCisco today announced new switch, VPN router and NAS cloud storage small business products.

The 200 Series Smart Switch family includes models with 24 and 48 10/100 ports or 18, 26, or 50 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports. Power over Ethernet is available on up to 48 10/100 ports and 50 10/100/1000 ports.

Other features of the "entry level" smart switches include QoS, 802.1X port authentication, IPv4 and v6 support and power saving features.

The 200 Series switches are available now with street pricing around $180 for the SF 200-24 24-Port 10/100 Smart Switch (SLM224GT) through $950 for the SG 200-50P 50-port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch (SLM2048PT).

The Cisco RV220W Network Security Firewall is designed for small offices needing secure connections via either IPsec or SSL. Features include SPI + NAT firewall, basic content filtering, optional Cisco ProtectLink Web cloud-based web filtering, Gigabit Ethernet ports (one WAN, four switched LAN), dual-stack IPv4 / IPv6 design, port and 802.1q VLANs with inter-VLAN routing, 802.1x port-based RADIUS authentication and 802.1p port-based QoS.

Cisco RV220W

The built-in dual-band 802.11n access point has one internal and two upgradeable (RP-SMA) external antennas that supports up to 64 simultaneous clients with four SSIDs and SSID to VLAN mapping. WDS bridging and repeating is also supported.

The RV220W supports 25 IPsec site-to-site, 25 IPsec "QuickVPN" client and five SSL tunnels with DES, 3DES and AES (128, 192, 256 bit) tunnel encryption. 10 PPTP tunnels are also available.

The RV220W is available now for around $270 street.

Cicso also announced that Mozy cloud backup is now available on its NSS300 NASes. Mozy online backup plans start at $145 for 25 GB for one year.

Finally, Cisco Capital is currently offering 3-year, 3% financing in the U.S. and 0% financing in Europe and Canada.

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