Cisco introduced innovative products targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and connectivity at an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eradicates email-based threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for valuable information and allow workers to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects offices, workers, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's latest release features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small organizations by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and other email attacks to secure your system and corporate data and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and time with setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical support in a single bundle.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:
- Precision: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted while business email is accepted.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email safety risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your business email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment within minutes, providing immediate security for your business.
- Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus protection with no additional hassle demanded from your IT staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive backup features that your business needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital business data. As distinct from ordinary NAS alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and service continuity your company requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified hard disk. The chassis provides a wealth of features in a desktop form factor engineered for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides you the versatility to deploy the system without any connected disks, to modify the product easily, and to chain several NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each workstation and application server in your business
- Provide unified preservation and distribution of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every version of each file saved by employees, allowing you to restore information quickly
- Record and save video from your video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their options to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP device, which enables businesses to expand cost-effectively by adding handsets in places where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key business information from inside or outside the office
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual companies
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