Cisco announced new solutions intended especially for small company networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of protection and connectivity for an affordable price. Products announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS devices that provide protection for important data and enable workers to share information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current version incorporates the industry's first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email threats to secure your system and corporate information and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Because the device stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle associated initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive defense against email attacks by including hardware, software, continuous updates, and product support in a single bundle.
Notable features of the Spam Blocker include:
- Precision: Assists to make sure that email attacks and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
- Simple setup and operation: User-friendly browser-based installation tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment within 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your company.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware protection with no extra hassle required from your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business requires, at a price small companies can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital business information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and high uptime your company requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any certified disk drive. The chassis provides a range of features in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives your company the versatility to configure the system without any connected disks, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link multiple NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your business.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important data from each workstation and server in your organization
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each revision of each file saved by workers, permitting you to recover data with ease
- Record and save digital video from your video surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their ability to interact with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system offers improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which enables companies to grow cost-effectively by adding phones in places where conventional phone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
- Cisco's 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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