Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that essentially eliminates email attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for important data and enable workers to share information effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest version incorporates the debut of a wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small businesses by offering powerful protection against spam, malware as well as other email-borne threats to secure your system and business data and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the expense and time associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end solution email attacks by including a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, a network library of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to guard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any network in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your company.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra effort required of your network support group.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and advanced backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, client validation, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any approved hard drive. The chassis provides a range of features in a desktop-size system engineered for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your business the versatility to deploy the product without any attached drives, to modify the product easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.
Your company can use the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each desktop and server in your organization
- Provide centralized preservation and sharing of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every revision of each file archived by workers, permitting your business to restore files quickly
- Record and archive digital video from your surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution offers improved wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which enables companies to grow easily by adding phones in locations where traditional phone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Other innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information from inside or outside the office
- The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain companies
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