Cisco introduced innovative products intended specifically for small company IT networks and designed to provide exceptional levels of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security device that virtually eradicates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that offer security for important information and enable workers to access shared files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. The current version features the industry's debut of a cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and worms and other email threats to guard your network and corporate information while improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and hassle associated setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified bundle.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Precision: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email safety threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the most current updates to protect your business email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly browser-based installation tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in almost any environment in minutes, providing immediate security for your business network.
- Effortless management: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with no extra hassle demanded from your IT staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust protection and comprehensive backup features that your business needs, at a price small companies can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate data. Unlike less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user validation, and service continuity your business needs.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any approved drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop system designed for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives your company the flexibility to configure the product without any attached hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your business can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important data from every workstation and application server in your organization
- Offer centralized preservation and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of every file saved by employees, allowing you to recover information with ease
- Record and archive digital video from your video surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that permits small companies to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their options to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which enables businesses to expand easily by installing handsets in places where traditional phone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Other new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key business data from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual companies
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