Cisco announced new products targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to provide exceptional protection and connectivity for an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated email security product that virtually eliminates email-based attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide security for valuable data and enable workers to exchange files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. The latest release features the industry's first wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking and Security Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker protects small organizations by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your network and corporate data while improve efficiency. Because the product blocks spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the expense and time associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by featuring hardware, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and business email is delivered.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email security risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
- Simple setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network in 15 minutes, delivering immediate security for your business network.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded of your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small companies can handle. The NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. As distinct from less advanced NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your company requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified drive. The product offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor designed for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also offers you the versatility to configure the product without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link multiple NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up important information from every workstation and application server on your network
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each version of every file archived by workers, permitting your company to recover information easily
- Store and archive video from your video security system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small companies to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and give workers safe access to the Internet and important business data wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain companies
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