Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small company networks and designed to provide high levels of security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security product that virtually eradicates email attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS devices that offer protection for important data and allow workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and clients anywhere. The latest version features the industry's first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and business data while improve efficiency. Since the appliance stops spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a unified package.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted while legitimate email is allowed through.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any network within 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your business network.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus protection with minimal additional effort demanded from your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable protection and advanced data backup features that your company needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per chassis, offering the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from entry-level NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your company requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any approved hard disk. It provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor designed for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives you the flexibility to configure the product without any connected hard disks, to modify it easily, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your company can use the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important information from every workstation and application server on your network
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of important information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of each file saved by employees, permitting your business to recover data with ease
- Store and archive video from your surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that enables small businesses to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their options to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable system has enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G IP phone, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying handsets in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Other innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
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