Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and designed to provide outstanding security and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eliminates email threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer protection for important data and enable workers to access shared files easily. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest release features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to secure your network and business information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the product blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and time with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and technical support in a single bundle.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any network within 15 minutes, providing instant protection for your network.
- Effortless administration: From the moment you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and malware protection with minimal additional effort required of your IT group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced backup features that your company needs, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate information. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, client validation, and service continuity your business needs.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified drive. The product provides a range of features in a desktop-size footprint engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.
You can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up vital information from each desktop and server in your company
- Provide unified storage and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended every version of every file saved by workers, allowing your company to restore information quickly
- Record and archive video from your video security system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that enables small organizations to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable system offers improved wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by adding handsets in places where conventional phone lines or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe access to the Internet and important corporate data remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions designed custom for individual companies
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