Cisco unveiled innovative products intended specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to provide high levels of protection and connectivity for an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security product that essentially eliminates email threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to exchange files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The latest release incorporates the debut of a cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small businesses by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your system and corporate data while at the same time enhance efficiency. Since the device blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and time required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by featuring hardware, software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in practically any network within minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Effortless management: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded from your IT group.
NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per enclosure, offering the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, user authentication, and fault tolerance your company needs.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk. The chassis offers a range of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your business the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your company can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically copy important information from each PC and application server in your business
- Provide unified storage and distribution of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each version of each file saved by workers, permitting your company to restore information with ease
- Record and archive video from your video security system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that enables small companies to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to communicate with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in places where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and give workers secure access to the Internet and important business data from either side of the firewall
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses
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