Cisco introduced new products intended especially for small company IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional security and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eradicates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable data and enable workers to share files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current version features the industry's first cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your network and business data while enhance efficiency. Since the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Assists to ensure that email threats and junk mail are caught and business messages are delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, a network database of email security threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any environment within 15 minutes, delivering instant protection for your business.
- Streamlined management: From the moment your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus protection with minimal extra hassle required from your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and comprehensive data backup features that your business requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client authentication, and service continuity your company needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved disk. The chassis offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disks, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important data from each desktop and server in your company
- Provide unified storage and distribution of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of each file saved by employees, allowing your business to recover information easily
- Record and save video from your surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that permits small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has enhanced wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in places where conventional phone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Other innovative pieces of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate information from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual businesses
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