Cisco introduced innovative products intended specifically for small company networks and engineered to deliver exceptional security and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eradicates email-based attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer protection for valuable data and enable workers to access shared files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily connects offices, workers, and customers however dispersed. The latest version features the debut of a wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small businesses by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and other email-borne threats to guard your network and corporate data while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the device stops spam right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle required for initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a single package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker include:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest updates to protect your business email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any network within minutes, providing immediate security for your network.
- Effortless administration: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional hassle demanded of your IT group.
NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the robust protection and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to 4 TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your organization needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard drive. The chassis offers a wealth of features in a desktop system engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up vital information from every desktop and application server on your network
- Offer centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every revision of each file archived by workers, allowing your business to restore data easily
- Store and archive video from your surveillance system
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that enables small companies to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by adding phones in places where conventional phone wires or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new components of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business data from either side of the firewall
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain companies
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