Cisco announced innovative solutions intended specifically for small business networks and designed to deliver exceptional protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eradicates email attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that offer security for valuable information and enable employees to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the first wireless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker safeguards small companies by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email-borne attacks to guard your network and business data while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is a comprehensive solution email attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a single package.
Key features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email attacks and spam are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current patches to guard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any network in minutes, delivering instant security for your business network.
- Effortless administration: From the moment you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with no extra hassle demanded from your IT group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 provide the robust security and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a price small companies can afford. The NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per enclosure, provides the optimal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate information. Unlike less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, client validation, and high uptime your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any approved hard disk. The product offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint engineered for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers you the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached hard drives, to modify the product easily, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.
You can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy important information from each desktop and server in your business
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of every file saved by employees, permitting your company to recover information quickly
- Store and save video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that allows small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers improved wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where conventional telephone wires or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate data wherever they are
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain companies
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