Linksys Re-Enters Small and Medium Business Market Place



Line-Up of Linksys Networking Products.

You can never put a good product down. It will always come back.
Having personally encountered Linksys back in early 2000, it recently had an intimate re-launch at Conti’s Resto in Makati. 

Linksys® has re-entered the Small and Medium Business (SMB) marketplace with the launch of seven new unmanaged switches (three with PoE) and two new VPN Routers.  Linksys sold SMB infrastructure products for 20 years and has been a leading provider of switches and routers.  The Linksys SMB brand was dissolved a few years ago, but now is back under Belkin International to offer a portfolio of business networking and security products that will target SMB businesses and resellers.


Jai Thampi – Product Management in International Market APJC (Asia Pacific, Japan, China, and Middle East) during the product re-launch.

“It’s with our commitment to honor the Linksys heritage by entering back into the SMB space to target SMB businesses and resellers with solutions that are purpose-built for SMB environments,” said Boon Ping Tang, Director of Linksys in Asia .  “Our competitive advantage is our solid 20+ experience in the SMB space and we understand customers, resellers and partners want quality products with high performance while servicing them to help grow their business.  Our line-up of switches and VPN routers is the first in a series of high performance business networking and security solutions to come from Linksys.”


Linkys Executives (L-R) Susan Dee – General Manager, International Micro Village, Inc. (IMVI) ; Winston Sy – President, International Micro Village, Inc. (IMVI); Jai Thampi – Product Management in International Market APJC (Asia Pacific, Japan, China, and Middle East); Jason Villados – Linksys Sales Manager – Philippines; Salvador Calma – Linksys Technical Product Manager in Asia Pacific; and Gerald Lim – Product Manager for Linksys, International Micro Village, Inc. (IMVI).


Linksys Unmanaged Desktop Switches

The new unmanaged managed Desktop Gigabit Switches include 5, 8, 16 and 24-port versions and 8, 16 and 24-port versions that include PoE.  Features include:

·         Gigabit speeds

·         Auto-Sensing Ports

·         Power Saving Features including

o   Auto power-down disables unused ports

o   Smart Power for short cable runs

o   Port status switch to control LED lights

·         Quality of Service (QoS) Traffic Prioritization (on 16 and 24-Port only)

·         Power over Ethernet functionality (on PoE versions only) for connecting access points or video surveillance solutions. GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Linksys Gigabit VPN Routers

The new Linksys LRT series integrates Gigabit firewall, site to site VPN and various remote access VPN technologies into two single solutions.  The LRT Series includes the Gigabit VPN Router and Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Router.  These routers feature:

·         4 Gigabit ports

·         Up to 50 IPSec tunnels

·         Five OpenVPN tunnels

·         Dual-WAN Load Balance and WAN Failover (on LRT244 only)

·         Integrated firewall supporting URL filtering and access rules

·         802.1q VLAN tagging

·         Port Forwarding, port triggering and Port address translation for 30 devices

·         DMZ Port

·         DHCP Server

·         DNS

·         And more features can be found on the Linksys VPN Router pages GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Availability The Linksys new line-up of unmanaged switches is available now thru major distributors. The Linksys Gigabit VPN Routers are planned for availability in early December.  SMBs and resellers can find a participating distributor at our website:

Linksys Unmanaged Switches

  • LGS105
  • LGS108
  • LGS116
  • LGS124


 Linksys Unmanaged PoE Switches

  • LGS108P
  • LGS116P
  • LGS124P


 Linksys VPN Routers

  • LRT214
  • LRT224



In a huddle with Mr. Thampi for Q&A with fellow bloggers.

 Mr. Thampi used to work for a popular electronics company before transferring to Linksys in 2007 and since then has become one of its busiest executives who handles an exciting and competitive region having great market placement.    


Nice photo op with bloggers Sol, Denise, yours truly, Mr. Thampi & Mr. Calma. Many thanks!

Linksys networking products is distributed here in the Philippines by International Micro Village, Inc. For additional information, please visit or connect thru Facebook:

And to learn more about Linksys and its other products, just visit, like us on Facebook:, follow them on Twitter: or watch some product demos via YouTube: 

***Many thanks Ms. Len Javelosa of IMVI and to Dennison Uy of AstigPH for extending the invite of the launch. 




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. ITRemoteSolutions
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 20:15:05

    Nice post,

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