Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional security and connectivity for an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated email security device that essentially eradicates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that provide security for important information and enable workers to share information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current version features the industry's first cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small businesses by offering extensive protection against spam, viruses and worms and other email-borne attacks to guard your system and corporate data while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the device stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and time with setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email-born threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while business email is accepted.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety risks, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current updates to guard your business email.
- Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment within minutes, delivering immediate security for your network.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no additional hassle demanded from your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the robust protection and comprehensive data backup features that your company needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified hard disk drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint designed specifically for small companies. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disks, to modify the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important data from every workstation and server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and distribution of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each version of every file saved by employees, allowing your company to recover files easily
- Record and archive video from your company's surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that allows small organizations to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying handsets in locations where conventional phone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be added.
Additional innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information from inside or outside the office
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual companies
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