Cisco announced new products intended especially for small business networks and designed to deliver a high degree of security and connectivity for an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eradicates email attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop NAS appliances that offer protection for important information and enable workers to exchange files easily. Cisco's SBCS Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current version incorporates the industry's first cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small organizations by providing extensive protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email attacks to guard your network and corporate data while improve efficiency. Because the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and time required for initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and technical support in a unified package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted while legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email security risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any environment in minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Effortless management: As soon as you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no extra hassle required from your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and advanced data backup features that your business requires, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, offering the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your vital corporate information. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any approved disk drive. It offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop system engineered specifically for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital information from each PC and application server in your organization
- Provide unified preservation and distribution of important information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of each file archived by employees, permitting your business to restore data easily
- Store and save video from your video security system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their options to collaborate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Other innovative pieces of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses
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