Cisco unveiled innovative solutions intended specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that virtually eliminates email-based threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable information and enable workers to exchange information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. The current version features the industry's first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small organizations by providing powerful defense against spam, malware as well as other email attacks to guard your system and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Since the product stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and time required for setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while legitimate email is allowed through.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email security risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current updates to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards permit you to configure the Spam Blocker in almost any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate security for your company.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded from your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your vital corporate information. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user authentication, and service continuity your organization requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any approved hard disk drive. The enclosure provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers your company the versatility to configure the product without any attached hard disks, to modify it easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can continually expand with your company.
Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy important information from each desktop and application server in your business
- Provide unified storage and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically each revision of every file saved by workers, allowing you to restore data with ease
- Store and archive video from your surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that permits small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to expand easily by adding phones in places where conventional phone wires or network cables are not present or cannot easily be added.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and provide employees safe access to the Internet and important business information from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit stakeholders to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses
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