Cisco introduced innovative products targeted specifically for small business networks and designed to deliver a high degree of security and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Products announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the 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 antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that provide security for valuable information and enable workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current version incorporates the debut of a cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by providing extensive defense against junk mail, malware as well as other email attacks to secure your network and corporate data while enhance productivity. Since the product blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is accepted.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: User-friendly browser-based setup tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any environment within minutes, delivering instant security for your business.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with no additional effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved disk. The enclosure offers a range of features in a desktop-size footprint designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected hard drives, to modify the product easily, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up vital information from every PC and application server in your business
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each version of every file archived by employees, permitting your company to recover files easily
- Record and archive video from your video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that permits small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their options to collaborate with clients and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows companies to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and important business information from either side of the firewall
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
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