Cisco announced innovative products intended specifically for small company IT networks and designed to deliver high levels of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer protection for valuable information and enable workers to exchange files easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The latest release incorporates the first cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email attacks to guard your system and corporate information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and product support in a unified bundle.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and advanced data backup features that your company needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, offering the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your vital business data. Unlike entry-level NAS systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, user validation, and high availability your business requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard disk. It provides a wealth of features in a desktop footprint designed for small companies. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives you the versatility to configure the system without any connected drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows businesses to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where conventional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:
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