Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver high levels of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that essentially eradicates email threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to share information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current release features the industry's first wireless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing extensive defense against spam, malware as well as other email attacks to secure your system and corporate data while enhance productivity. Because the device blocks spam right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the expense and time with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to protect your business email.
- Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards allow you to configure the Spam Blocker in practically any environment within minutes, providing immediate protection for your network.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and virus filtering with no extra hassle required from your IT group.
NSS2000 and 3000
The NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup features that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital business data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and high availability your company requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk. The chassis offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint engineered for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides your company the flexibility to configure the product without any connected disk drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to chain multiple chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically back up important information from each desktop and server on your network
- Provide unified storage and sharing of key files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every version of each file saved by employees, permitting your business to recover information with ease
- Store and save digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables businesses to grow easily by deploying handsets in locations where traditional phone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Other innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and give employees safe access to the Internet and important business information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain companies
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