Cisco unveiled innovative solutions targeted especially for small company networks and engineered to provide high levels of security and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eradicates email-based attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide security for valuable information and enable employees to access shared files easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest version features the industry's debut of a cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your network and business information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device blocks spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Key features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while legitimate email is accepted.
- Continuous automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to protect your business email.
- Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any network in 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your network.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with no extra effort required from your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and comprehensive data backup features that your business requires, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. As distinct from ordinary NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your organization needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk. The enclosure offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size system designed for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your company the versatility to configure the system without any connected disks, to reconfigure it easily, and to link multiple chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically back up vital information from every workstation and server in your organization
- Offer unified preservation and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each revision of each file archived by workers, allowing your company to restore information with ease
- Store and archive video from your surveillance system
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that allows small companies to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to grow cost-effectively by adding handsets in locations where traditional phone wires or network cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate data from inside or outside the office
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual companies
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