Cisco unveiled innovative products intended specifically for small business networks and designed to provide a high degree of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to access shared information effortlessly. Cisco's SBCS Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily connects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. The current release incorporates the debut of a wireless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking and Security Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing extensive protection against spam, malware and other email-borne threats to guard your network and corporate information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Because the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it eliminates the cost and time with setup and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a unified bundle.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while business email is allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to protect your business email.
- Easy setup and use: User-friendly browser-based installation tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in nearly any network within minutes, providing immediate security for your business network.
- Effortless administration: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware protection with minimal extra effort required from your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the robust security and advanced data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your company needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved disk. The enclosure offers a wealth of features in a desktop system designed specifically for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides your business the versatility to configure the product without any attached disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.
You can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically back up important data from each desktop and application server on your network
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically each revision of every file archived by employees, permitting you to restore information easily
- Store and save digital video from your surveillance cameras
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that enables small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where traditional phone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Other innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers safe access to the Internet and key business information from inside or outside the office
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for certain businesses
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