November 5, 2008

SMC Networks Delivers Robust Managed Service Platform to Small and Medium Businesses

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMC Networks, a leading provider of advanced, high performance networking solutions for the SMB and enterprise markets, today announced that Intel will be integrated at the core of its new Managed Services Platform, a networking platform that enables VARs and IT administrators to remotely monitor and manage their LANs. Available in Q4 2008, the SMC Managed Services Platform enables VARs to deliver added value to clients by enabling them to remotely monitor networks and providing proactive technical installation and assistance to minimize system downtime and lower maintenance costs.

SMC's Managed Service Platform family, most of which will incorporate network attached storage solutions in addition to remote LAN management and monitoring capabilities, will offer a full complement of solutions designed to serve the needs of companies ranging from small and medium businesses (SMB) to enterprises. While the models targeted at the SMB market will be based primarily on Intel's Entry Storage System SS4200-EHW, the larger solutions designed to support SME and enterprise networks will be powered by Intel processors.

"We are excited to announce that we're incorporating Intel's technology at the core of our new family of Managed Service Platforms as their solutions and processors bring a strong legacy of delivering the optimized performance, stability and reliability that our clients demand at the heart of their network infrastructures," explained Keith Alexis, vice president of sales for SMC Networks. "While developing a robust, feature-rich managed service application was extremely important, perhaps equally important to our engineering team was selecting a stable, reliable storage platform upon which we could deploy the application. The performance and reliability of Intel's processors and storage solutions made them an ideal solution for this exciting new product family."

"Today, more and more small and medium businesses are opting for Managed Service Providers to perform IT functions," said Ned Thanhouser, Marketing Manager, Intel Enterprise Platform and Services Division. "Our OEM platforms are designed to provide performance, flexibility and manageability to enable providers like SMC to deliver solutions that provide superior benefits to IT administrators, VARs and their clients."

About SMC Networks

SMC Networks is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use, high-performance networking solutions for the consumer, small- and medium-sized businesses, and enterprise markets. With a global presence that supports customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, SMC leverages its heritage of over 35 years to deliver to market a level of quality, reliability and technological advancement that has established it as one of the premier network companies in the industry.

Since 2003, SMC has maintained a Green portfolio of networking products demonstrating its commitment to the environment at a very early stage. In 2008, Instat confirmed SMC's commitment to go beyond cursory attempts at power management when it stated that SMC was one of the top five most energy efficient in the 24/48 port managed switch category. SMC's Green Policy is a key component of the company's core strength that can be leveraged by its install base.

SMC Networks is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at or call (800) SMC-4YOU.

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