Cisco introduced innovative products targeted especially for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email-based attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to exchange files effortlessly. Cisco's SBCS Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. The latest version incorporates the industry's first cordless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your system and business data while enhance productivity. Since the appliance stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the expense and hassle required for initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email threats and junk mail are intercepted and business messages are accepted.
- Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email security risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to guard your corporate email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any environment in minutes, providing instant security for your business network.
- Streamlined management: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with no additional hassle demanded from your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 provide the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per chassis, offering the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your vital corporate information. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, client validation, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved disk. It provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed specifically for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also offers your business the versatility to deploy the product without any connected hard drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy important data from each PC and server in your business
- Offer unified preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each version of every file archived by workers, allowing your company to recover information quickly
- Record and archive digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution has improved wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where traditional telephone wires or network cables are missing or cannot easily be added.
Other innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and key business data any time, anywhere
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created specifically for individual companies
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