Cisco introduced new products targeted especially for small company networks and designed to deliver exceptional protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated email security product that virtually eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS devices that offer security for important data and allow workers to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. The current version features the debut of a wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and business information and simultaneously improve productivity. Since the appliance blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and time required for initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single package.
Key features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are intercepted while legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Continuous automatic patches: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network database of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any environment in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your business network.
- Effortless administration: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded from your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and advanced backup features that your company requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. Unlike ordinary NAS systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and high uptime your company needs.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any approved drive. The product provides a range of features in a desktop-size form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives your company the flexibility to configure the product without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can continually expand with your company.
You can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each workstation and server on your network
- Offer centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every version of every file saved by workers, permitting your company to recover data with ease
- Record and save video from your video security system
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that allows small companies to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their options to interact with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in places where conventional phone lines or network cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information wherever they are
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies
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