Cisco unveiled new solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide outstanding security and collaboration at an affordable price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eliminates email-based threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for valuable data and enable workers to access shared information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. The current release features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to secure your network and corporate information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device blocks spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it avoids the expense and time required for initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a single bundle.
Key benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted while legitimate email is allowed through.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any network within minutes, providing immediate security for your business.
- Streamlined management: As soon as you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus protection with minimal extra hassle demanded from your IT group.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your vital business data. Unlike entry-level NAS alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and high uptime your company requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any approved hard disk drive. It offers a wealth of features in a desktop form factor designed for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also offers your business the versatility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy important data from every desktop and application server in your organization
- Offer centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each revision of every file archived by employees, allowing your company to restore information quickly
- Record and save digital video from your video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution has enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to expand easily by deploying phones in locations where traditional telephone lines or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business information from either side of the firewall
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions designed custom for individual companies
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