Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to provide high levels of protection and connectivity for an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that essentially eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to access shared information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest version incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by offering powerful defense against spam, malware and other email-borne threats to guard your system and corporate data and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the product blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email threats and junk mail are caught and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any network within minutes, delivering immediate security for your company.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware filtering with no extra effort demanded of your network support staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less advanced NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and service continuity your company requires.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any certified hard disk. The enclosure provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop system engineered for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides your business the versatility to configure the system without any connected hard disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy vital data from every PC and application server in your company
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of every file saved by employees, allowing your business to recover information with ease
- Record and save video from your video surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small companies to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate sites to enhance their options to interact with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution has enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to grow easily by installing phones in places where traditional phone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be added.
Additional innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions designed custom for certain companies
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