Cisco introduced innovative products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email-based attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for important information and allow workers to share files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest version incorporates the debut of a cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small organizations by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email threats to secure your network and business information while at the same time improve productivity. Since the product stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and time associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email-born threats by including hardware, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a single package.
Key benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email attacks and spam are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, a network database of email security threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker installs the latest patches to guard your business email.
- Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, delivering immediate security for your network.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded of your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each chassis, offering the optimal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from ordinary NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, client validation, and service continuity your company requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any approved hard drive. The product provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the flexibility to configure the system without any connected drives, to modify it easily, and to link multiple chassis together, offering a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically back up important information from every desktop and application server in your company
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of important information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended every revision of each file saved by workers, allowing your company to restore data easily
- Store and save video from your video surveillance system
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that allows small companies to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP device, which enables companies to grow easily by adding phones in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Other innovative pieces of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business network and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key corporate information remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions designed custom for certain businesses
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Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide array of wireless products and technologies and provides the same protection, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent can help you to implement transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other suppliers to give your company the functionality you require as well as the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your wireless network and your business operations.
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