Cisco introduced new products intended specifically for small company IT networks and designed to provide outstanding security and connectivity for an affordable price. Products announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eradicates email-based attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for valuable information and enable employees to exchange information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily interconnects offices, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest version features the industry's first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email attacks to guard your network and business data while at the same time improve efficiency. Because the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it avoids the expense and hassle with setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while business messages are accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety risks, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the most current updates to guard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network in minutes, providing immediate protection for your company.
- Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with no extra effort required from your IT staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small companies can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your company needs.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved disk drive. The chassis offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint designed for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides your business the versatility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy vital information from every desktop and application server on your network
- Offer centralized storage and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every revision of each file archived by workers, allowing your company to recover data easily
- Store and archive digital video from your video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has enhanced wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by deploying handsets in places where conventional phone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business information remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual businesses
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