Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to provide exceptional levels of protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated email security product that virtually eliminates email attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable data and enable employees to exchange information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily connects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current release features the industry's first cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small businesses by providing extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your system and business data and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the device blocks spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it eliminates the expense and hassle with setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive solution email attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a single bundle.
Key features of the Spam Blocker include:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted while business messages are allowed through.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email security threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current patches to protect your business email.
- Simple installation and use: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any environment in minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Effortless administration: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and malware protection with no additional hassle demanded of your network support staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and comprehensive backup features that your company needs, at a cost small companies can handle. The NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, provides the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user validation, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop-size form factor designed specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your company the versatility to deploy the system without any attached disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several chassis together, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can use the NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically copy important information from each workstation and server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and sharing of important information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of each file archived by employees, permitting you to restore files easily
- Record and save video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that permits small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which enables businesses to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where conventional telephone wires or network cables are not present or cannot easily be added.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide employees safe access to the Internet and important corporate data from either side of the firewall
- The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies
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