Cisco announced innovative solutions intended especially for small company networks and engineered to provide high levels of security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email-based attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that offer security for important data and enable workers to access shared files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest release incorporates the industry's first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing powerful defense against junk mail, malware and other email threats to guard your network and business information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and hassle with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and technical support in a unified package.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards permit you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any environment in minutes, delivering instant security for your business.
- Streamlined management: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and virus filtering with no additional hassle demanded from your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per enclosure, provides the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate data. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your company requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any certified disk drive. The chassis provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint designed specifically for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your company the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.
You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up important information from every workstation and server on your network
- Offer unified storage and sharing of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended each version of every file archived by workers, permitting your company to restore data easily
- Record and archive video from your surveillance cameras
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be added.
Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate data wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses
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