Cisco unveiled new products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver a high degree of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide security for valuable data and enable workers to share information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily connects offices, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current release features the first wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing extensive defense against spam, viruses and other email-borne threats to secure your system and corporate data while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and time associated setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a single bundle.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted while business email is accepted.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest patches to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any environment within 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with minimal additional hassle required of your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and advanced data backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each chassis, provides the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client validation, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard disk. The chassis provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint designed specifically for small companies. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers you the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected disks, to modify the product easily, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important data from each workstation and application server in your company
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically each version of each file archived by employees, allowing your business to restore information quickly
- Record and save 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 comprehensive sharing and communications solution that allows small companies to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in separate locations to enhance their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers improved wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in places where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate information wherever they are
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco certified consultants and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to evaluate new Cisco products to determine their appropriateness for your environment, integrate Cisco appliances to improve the protection and performance of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of low-cost technical services to improve the dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of a small business information network:
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Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
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Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
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Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad array of wireless products and technologies and offers the identical protection, expandability, and manageability you expect from a wired network. Progent can help you to implement seamless integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from other vendors to offer your company the functionality you require plus the most protected, dependable, and cost-effective wireless networking system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build protection into your wireless network and your company's operations.
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Progent's Cisco-Certified network consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's network management technology along with a variety of specialized third-party products to create a complete network management solution in order to keep your network running reliably, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, recover quickly from device failure or malicious attacks, and enable you to expand or repurpose network components intelligently and affordably as your company evolves.
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