Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver a high degree of security and collaboration for an affordable cost. 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 Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide security for valuable information and enable employees to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily connects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current release incorporates the industry's first cordless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small companies by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and other email threats to secure your system and business information while improve productivity. Because the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and time associated setup and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and spam are caught and business email is delivered.
- Continuous automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety risks, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in 15 minutes, delivering instant protection for your business network.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus protection with no extra effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup features that your company needs, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each chassis, offering the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your vital business data. As distinct from ordinary NAS systems, the NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your organization needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. It provides a range of features in a desktop-size system designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to configure the system without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically back up vital data from each PC and server in your business
- Provide unified storage and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of every file saved by workers, permitting your business to recover files with ease
- Record and save video from your company's video surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that allows small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their ability to communicate with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables businesses to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where conventional phone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business network and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for certain businesses
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Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
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Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a broad array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical protection, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from other vendors to offer your business the features you need as well as the most secure, dependable, and economical wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design protection into your WLAN and into your company's operations.
Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-Certified network management engineers offer help with Cisco's management utilities along with a variety of powerful third-party applications to build a comprehensive network management solution in order to keep your environment running reliably, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, recover rapidly from device breakdown or malicious assaults, and allow you to add or repurpose network resources intelligently and affordably as your company evolves.
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