Cisco introduced innovative products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop NAS devices that provide security for important information and enable workers to share information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current version features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small businesses by offering powerful defense against spam, malware as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and corporate information while enhance efficiency. Because the device blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it does away with the expense and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a single package.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email attacks and spam are caught while legitimate email is delivered.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network database of email security threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: User-friendly web-based installation wizards allow you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any environment in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your business.
- Effortless administration: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with minimal extra effort demanded of your IT staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the dependable security and comprehensive backup features that your company requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, provides the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate information. Unlike less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and high availability your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. The chassis offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint designed for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage enclosure also offers your company the flexibility to configure the system without any attached hard drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your business.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important data from every desktop and application server on your network
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended every version of every file saved by employees, allowing your company to restore information quickly
- Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by installing phones in places where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be added.
Additional innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data any time, anywhere
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
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