Cisco introduced innovative products targeted especially for small business networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration at an affordable 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 Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to share files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily connects offices, workers, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's latest version features the first cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by offering extensive protection against junk mail, viruses as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and business information while at the same time improve efficiency. Because the device stops spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle associated setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single bundle.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted and legitimate email is accepted.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network in minutes, delivering immediate security for your business network.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you get spam and malware filtering with no additional effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust security and comprehensive data backup features that your business needs, at a cost small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved hard drive. It provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size form factor designed specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives your business the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently back up important information from every workstation and application server on your network
- Offer centralized preservation and sharing of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each revision of every file saved by workers, allowing your company to recover data quickly
- Record and archive video from your video security cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that allows small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in separate locations to improve their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP device, which enables companies to grow easily by installing phones in places where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key business information remotely or locally
- The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses
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