Cisco announced new solutions intended specifically for small company networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security product that virtually eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage devices that provide security for important information and enable workers to exchange files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest version incorporates the first wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by offering extensive protection against spam, malware as well as other email threats to guard your network and business information while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the product stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate email is accepted.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest patches to guard your corporate email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any environment within minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
- Effortless administration: From the moment you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with no additional effort demanded from your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and service continuity your organization requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk. The enclosure provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the versatility to configure the product without any connected drives, to modify the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy important information from every workstation and application server on your network
- Provide unified preservation and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each revision of each file archived by employees, allowing your business to restore files easily
- Store and archive video from your surveillance system
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the new release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless features such as the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which enables businesses to grow easily by adding phones in locations where conventional phone lines or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Other new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important business information from inside or outside the office
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions created custom for individual companies
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