Cisco introduced new products intended especially for small company networks and engineered to deliver exceptional security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to access shared files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily connects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. The current version features the first cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your system and corporate data while improve productivity. Since the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the expense and time with setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Assists to ensure that email threats and junk mail are caught while business email is allowed through.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email security threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to protect your business email.
- Simple installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment within minutes, providing instant protection for your network.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment you deploys the the Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional hassle demanded from your IT group.
Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified disk. The chassis provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your company the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.
You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently back up vital information from every PC and application server in your business
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every version of every file archived by employees, permitting your company to restore files easily
- Store and archive digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution has improved wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP phone, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and give employees safe access to the Internet and important business information remotely or locally
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies
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