Cisco unveiled innovative solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to provide outstanding security and collaboration at a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current release features the first wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small businesses by offering extensive defense against junk mail, malware and other email threats to secure your network and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device blocks spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, continuous updates, and product support in a unified package.
Key features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email threats and spam are intercepted and business messages are delivered.
- Continuous automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email safety risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest patches to safequard your business email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network in minutes, delivering instant protection for your business network.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with minimal additional hassle required from your IT group.
Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and advanced data backup features that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate information. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, user authentication, and high availability your company requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved hard drive. The product offers a range of features in a desktop-size system designed for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the versatility to configure the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually expand with your business.
You can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically copy vital information from each workstation and application server on your network
- Offer unified storage and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every revision of every file saved by employees, permitting you to recover data with ease
- Store and archive digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small organizations to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to enhance their options to collaborate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by deploying handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give workers secure access to the Internet and important corporate information any time, anywhere
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions created custom for certain companies
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