Cisco announced innovative solutions intended specifically for small company networks and engineered to provide exceptional security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for important data and allow employees to share information easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest version incorporates the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small organizations by providing extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your system and business information while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and hassle required for setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate email is accepted.
- Continuous automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest patches to guard your corporate email.
- Simple installation and use: User-friendly browser-based installation tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any network within minutes, delivering instant security for your company.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra effort required from your IT group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and comprehensive data backup features that your company needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per chassis, provides the optimal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital business data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any certified disk drive. The product offers a range of capabilities in a desktop form factor engineered for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can use the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important information from every workstation and server in your organization
- Provide centralized storage and sharing of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each version of every file archived by workers, allowing your business to restore information with ease
- Store and save digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that enables small companies to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in separate sites to improve their ability to interact with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business information from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies
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