Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended especially for small business IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity at an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance 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 economical small-footprint NAS devices that offer protection for valuable information and enable employees to share information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest version incorporates the industry's first wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing extensive defense against junk mail, malware and other email-borne attacks to guard your network and corporate information while at the same time enhance efficiency. Since the appliance blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and time associated initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email-born threats by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical support in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and advanced backup features that your company needs, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage systems, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client validation, and fault tolerance your company requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified drive. The enclosure offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers your company the versatility to configure the system without any attached hard drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your business can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to interact with clients and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
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