Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted specifically for small business networks and designed to deliver exceptional protection and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer protection for important information and allow workers to access shared files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, workers, and customers anywhere. The latest release incorporates the debut of a cordless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering powerful defense against spam, malware and other email threats to secure your system and business data and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Because the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it eliminates the expense and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end solution email-born threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while business messages are allowed through.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your business email.
- Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in practically any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware protection with minimal additional effort demanded from your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust security and comprehensive data backup features that your company requires, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, offering the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from entry-level NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your business requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any certified hard drive. It offers a range of features in a desktop-size system engineered for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached hard drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important information from every workstation and application server on your network
- Offer unified preservation and distribution of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every version of every file saved by employees, permitting you to recover information quickly
- Store and archive digital video from your company's video surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small companies to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In the new release, the affordable system has improved wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where conventional phone lines or network cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and important business information from inside or outside the office
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses
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