Cisco announced innovative products intended specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver high levels of security and connectivity for an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eradicates email threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS devices that offer security for valuable data and allow workers to exchange information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the debut of a wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small businesses by offering powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to guard your system and business data while at the same time improve productivity. Since the product stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it avoids the cost and time associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are accepted.
- Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your business email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant protection for your business.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with minimal additional hassle required from your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust security and advanced data backup features that your business requires, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each chassis, offering the optimal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical business data. Unlike less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user validation, and high availability your organization needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified hard disk drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop footprint engineered for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your business the versatility to configure the product without any connected hard drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your company can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up vital data from every workstation and server on your network
- Offer unified preservation and distribution of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of every file saved by workers, allowing your business to restore files quickly
- Record and save video from your video surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that enables small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their options to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable system offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which enables businesses to grow easily by deploying phones in places where conventional telephone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business network and provide employees safe access to the Internet and important corporate data remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses
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