Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted especially for small business networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eradicates email threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current release incorporates the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Networking and Security Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and other email threats to secure your network and corporate data while enhance efficiency. Because the appliance stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it does away with the expense and hassle with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a unified package.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email security threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current patches to guard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network in 15 minutes, delivering immediate security for your business.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle required of your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and advanced backup features that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital business data. As distinct from entry-level NAS systems, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, client validation, and service continuity your business requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified hard drive. The product provides a range of features in a desktop footprint engineered for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives your business the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to chain multiple chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently back up important information from each PC and server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended each revision of each file archived by workers, allowing your company to recover data with ease
- Record and save digital video from your company's video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable system offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables businesses to grow easily by adding phones in places where traditional phone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot easily be added.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business network and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key business information remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for certain businesses
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