Cisco unveiled innovative solutions targeted especially for small business networks and designed to deliver a high degree of security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security product that essentially eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to share information easily. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily connects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest version features the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to secure your system and business information while enhance productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a unified bundle.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are accepted.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email security risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to protect your corporate email.
- Simple setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any network in 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your business.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded from your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust protection and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your business needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified disk. The enclosure offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to configure the system without any connected hard drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently back up vital information from every PC and application server in your organization
- Provide unified preservation and sharing of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended every revision of every file saved by employees, permitting you to recover information with ease
- Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance cameras
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small companies to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the affordable system has improved wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows companies to grow easily by adding phones in places where traditional phone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important business data remotely or locally
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created specifically for certain companies
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