Cisco unveiled new solutions intended specifically for small company networks and engineered to deliver a high degree of security and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eliminates email-based attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable employees to share information easily. Cisco's SBCS Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest release features the industry's first cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by offering extensive protection against spam, malware and other email-borne threats to guard your system and corporate information while at the same time enhance efficiency. Because the device stops spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and time required for initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and spam are caught and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to protect your business email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based installation tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
- Effortless administration: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware filtering with minimal extra effort required from your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and advanced data backup features that your business requires, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate data. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your organization requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any certified disk. The chassis provides a range of features in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives your business the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected hard disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.
You can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital information from each desktop and server in your business
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically each revision of each file saved by employees, allowing you to recover information with ease
- Store and archive digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP phone, which enables businesses to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in places where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be added.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and provide workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate data from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created custom for certain companies
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