Linksys announced the immediate availability of its new 10/100
8-Port VPN Router (RV082). An advanced Internet-sharing network solution, the
RV082 has been especially designed to meet the needs of today’s small
businesses. The added-value of the RV802 router lies in its unique dual Internet
ports which allow the user to connect a second Internet line as a backup,
insuring permanent Internet connection. Alternatively, the user can use both
Internet ports simultaneously, in which case the router balances the office
requirements between both ports, allowing maximum bandwidth efficiency. An added
feature of the 10/100 8-Port VPN router is a built-in 8-port full-duplex 10/100
Ethernet switch, which allows the connection of 8 PCs directly.

Additional switches can be connected in order to create a
wider office network, as necessary. Businesses can benefit from the Virtual
Private Network (VPN) capability of the router as encrypted “tunnels” are
created through the Internet, allowing remote office workers to securely connect
to their corporate network when travelling. Users accessing via a VPN “tunnel”
are able to securely access corporate files, e-mail and the Intranet, just as if
they were in their company’s office building. The 10/100 8-Port VPN router can
serve as a DHCP Server and has a powerful Stateful Packet Inspection firewall to
protect PCs against intruders and other Internet attacks. The router can be
configured to filter internal users’ access to the Internet and IP address
filtering enables businesses to restrict access to specific employees only.
Configuration is easy using the web browser-based configuration utility.

Linksys announced the immediate availability of its new 10/100
8-Port VPN Router (RV082). An advanced Internet-sharing network solution, the
RV082 has been especially designed to meet the needs of today’s small
businesses. Situated at the heart of a small office network, the
connection-redundant 10/100 8-port VPN router lets multiple office computers
share an Internet connection, like any router. However, the added-value of the
RV802 router lies in its unique dual Internet ports which allow the user to
connect a second Internet line as a backup, insuring permanent Internet
connection. Alternatively, the user can use both Internet ports simultaneously,
in which case the router balances the office requirements between both ports,
allowing maximum bandwidth efficiency.

An added feature of the 10/100 8-Port VPN router is a built-in 8-port
full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet switch, which allows the connection of 8 PCs
directly. Additional switches can be connected in order to create a wider office
network, as necessary. Businesses can benefit from the Virtual Private Network (VPN)
capability of the router as encrypted “tunnels” are created through the
Internet, allowing remote office workers to securely connect to their corporate
network when travelling. Users accessing via a VPN “tunnel” are able to securely
access corporate files, e-mail and the Intranet, just as if they were in their
company’s office building.

“Smaller business resellers have been demanding this product in order to better
respond to customer needs”, explains Steve Troyer, Linksys’ director of product
marketing. “The router’s capability to allow up to 50 remote office or
travelling users to connect to their office network from off-site is a
tremendous advantage to today’s mobile workforces.” Troyer added.

The 10/100 8-Port VPN router can serve as a DHCP Server and has a powerful
Stateful Packet Inspection firewall to protect PCs against intruders and other
Internet attacks. The router can be configured to filter internal users’ access
to the Internet and IP address filtering enables businesses to restrict access
to specific employees only. Configuration is easy using the web browser-based
configuration utility.

The connection-redundant Linksys 10/100 8-Port VPN Router
provides the connection reliability your business needs:

Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall for maximum security
2 WAN ports for load balanced connectivity to the Internet
8-port 10/100 Switch supports Auto-MDI/MDIX and up to 200 Mbps of throughput per
port
IP filtering allows for restricted access to the Internet and other network
resources
Full IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) capability using DES and 3DES
Encryption Algorithms
Support for MD5 and SHA Authentications Algorithms
Create up to 50 simultaneous IPSec VPN Tunnels
Management via Web, Telnet, SNMP and Setup Wizards make setup easy for
Administrators
Pricing and Availability:

The Linksys 10/100 8-port VPN Router (RV082) is immediately available through
E-commerce, direct response and distribution channels at an estimated street
price of $ 299.