Cisco unveiled new products targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of security and collaboration for an affordable price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eliminates email-based threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for important information and enable workers to access shared information easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest version incorporates the debut of a wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and other email threats to secure your network and business information while improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and hassle associated setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email attacks and spam are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network within 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your business network.
- Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you get spam and virus protection with minimal additional effort required from your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, provides the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate data. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, user validation, and service continuity your company needs.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any certified drive. It offers a range of capabilities in a desktop system engineered specifically for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your company.
You can use the NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important data from each workstation and application server in your company
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every version of each file saved by employees, permitting your business to restore information with ease
- Record and archive digital video from your surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to enhance their options to interact with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where conventional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and give employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information from inside or outside the office
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for certain businesses
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