Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted especially for small company IT networks and designed to provide high levels of security and connectivity at an affordable price. Solutions introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security product that virtually eradicates email threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer protection for valuable data and enable employees to share files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects offices, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest version features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing and other email-borne threats to guard your network and corporate information while at the same time improve productivity. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and hassle required for setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and product support in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Assists to make sure that email threats and junk mail are caught and business email is allowed through.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker installs the most current patches to guard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based installation wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any network in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your network.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you installs the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional hassle required of your network support staff.
NSS2000 and 3000
The NSS2000 and 3000 provide the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage systems, the NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk. The enclosure provides a range of features in a desktop system engineered specifically for small companies. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the flexibility to configure the system without any attached disks, to modify it easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your business can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up important information from every desktop and server in your business
- Provide unified preservation and sharing of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every version of each file saved by employees, allowing your company to restore files easily
- Store and archive digital video from your video security cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that permits small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate sites to improve their options to interact with customers and teammates. In the new release, the affordable system has enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by installing handsets in places where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key business data wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies
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