Cisco introduced new products targeted especially for small business networks and engineered to deliver high levels of security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for important information and allow workers to exchange files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The latest version incorporates the debut of a wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and other email threats to secure your system and business data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device stops spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle with setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Key benefits of the Spam Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email threats and junk mail are caught while business email is accepted.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker installs the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment in minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware filtering with minimal additional effort required from your IT group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust protection and comprehensive backup features that your company needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. As distinct from less advanced NAS alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, client authentication, and service continuity your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved disk drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop system engineered for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides your business the versatility to configure the product without any attached disks, to modify it easily, and to chain several NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital information from each workstation and application server in your organization
- Offer centralized preservation and sharing of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of every file saved by employees, permitting you to restore files easily
- Store and save video from your company's surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system offers improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where conventional phone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide employees safe access to the Internet and key business information from either side of the firewall
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for individual businesses
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