Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted especially for small business networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of security and connectivity at a budget-friendly cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eliminates 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) appliances that provide security for valuable information and enable workers to access shared files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily connects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest release features the first cordless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your system and business data while at the same time improve productivity. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the expense and time required for setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive defense against email-born threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email security risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Simple installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any network within minutes, delivering immediate security for your business network.
- Streamlined management: From the moment you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus filtering with no additional hassle required of your IT staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and advanced data backup features that your company needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, provides the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and high availability your organization needs.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified disk drive. The enclosure offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides your company the flexibility to configure the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically back up vital information from each workstation and server in your organization
- Provide unified preservation and sharing of important information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of every file saved by employees, allowing your business to restore information easily
- Store and archive video from your company's surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that enables small organizations to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in places where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot easily be added.
Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data from either side of the firewall
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses
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