Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted especially for small company IT networks and designed to provide exceptional security and collaboration at an affordable cost. Solutions announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eliminates email attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for valuable information and allow workers to share files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. The current version incorporates the debut of a cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small organizations by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email attacks to secure your network and corporate data and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle required for setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a single package.
Key features of the Spam Blocker are:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email threats and spam are caught while legitimate email is accepted.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly browser-based setup tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network in minutes, providing instant security for your company.
- Effortless management: From the moment you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional effort required of your network support group.
NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the dependable protection and advanced backup features that your company needs, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, user authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives your company the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached drives, to modify the product at any time, and to chain several chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
You can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up important information from each workstation and server in your business
- Provide centralized preservation and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically each version of every file saved by employees, permitting your business to recover information quickly
- Store and save digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows businesses to expand easily by installing handsets in places where traditional phone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.
Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and key corporate data from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
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