Cisco unveiled new products intended specifically for small business IT networks and designed to provide exceptional security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eradicates email attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer protection for valuable data and enable workers to share files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that easily connects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. The current version incorporates the industry's first cordless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email-borne attacks to guard your system and business information while at the same time enhance productivity. Since the device stops spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle associated setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical support in a single bundle.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, an online database of email security threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment within minutes, providing instant security for your business.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware protection with minimal additional effort demanded from your IT group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and comprehensive data backup features that your business needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users per enclosure, provides the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. Unlike less advanced NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, user validation, and high availability your business requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified hard drive. The product provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint engineered for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers you the versatility to deploy the product without any attached drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically copy important data from each desktop and application server in your company
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of every file archived by workers, permitting you to recover files with ease
- Store and save video from your surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system offers improved wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and give workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate data any time, anywhere
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual companies
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