Cisco unveiled new solutions intended especially for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver outstanding protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security product that essentially eliminates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that offer protection for important data and allow workers to share files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. The latest release features the industry's debut of a cordless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small organizations by offering powerful protection against spam, malware and other email-borne attacks to guard your network and corporate information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Because the appliance stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it eliminates the expense and time associated setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are delivered.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
- Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any network in minutes, delivering immediate security for your company.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with minimal extra hassle required of your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and advanced backup capabilities that your business requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from ordinary NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user authentication, and fault tolerance your business needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The chassis provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint engineered specifically for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides you the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected disks, to reconfigure the product easily, and to chain multiple chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly grow with your business.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important data from each PC and application server in your business
- Provide unified preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of each file archived by workers, permitting your business to recover files with ease
- Record and archive digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable system has improved wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows companies to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business data remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created specifically for certain companies
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