Cisco introduced new solutions intended especially for small business networks and engineered to provide high levels of protection and collaboration at an affordable cost. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eradicates email-based threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that provide security for important data and allow workers to share files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The current version features the first cordless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and worms and other email threats to secure your network and business data while at the same time enhance efficiency. Since the product blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the expense and time required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring hardware, software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single bundle.
Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate email is accepted.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current patches to guard your business email.
- Simple setup and operation: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any environment in minutes, providing immediate security for your company.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the the Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware protection with no additional hassle required from your network support group.
NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and advanced backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small businesses can handle. The NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital business data. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and high availability your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives you the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically copy vital data from each workstation and server in your organization
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every version of each file saved by employees, permitting your company to recover data easily
- Store and archive video from your company's video surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that enables small businesses 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 aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows companies to grow cost-effectively by deploying handsets in locations where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and give employees safe access to the Internet and key corporate data any time, anywhere
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain companies
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