Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small company networks and designed to deliver high levels of protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eradicates email-based threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that offer protection for important information and enable workers to share files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The current release features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small organizations by providing powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and other email-borne threats to guard your system and business data and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the appliance blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email security risks, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools permit you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in almost any environment in 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and malware protection with no extra effort demanded of your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, offering the optimal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate information. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and fault tolerance your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any certified disk. The enclosure provides a range of features in a desktop system designed for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your company the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached hard drives, to modify the product at any time, and to chain several chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your business can use the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from every desktop and server in your business
- Provide centralized preservation and sharing of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every version of every file archived by employees, allowing your business to restore data quickly
- Store and save digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that permits small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their ability to collaborate with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution has enhanced wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in places where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be run.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and give workers safe access to the Internet and key business data remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses
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