Cisco announced new solutions targeted especially for small business networks and engineered to deliver outstanding security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that essentially eradicates email threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that provide security for valuable information and enable employees to access shared information easily. Cisco's SBCS Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that easily connects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. The current version incorporates the industry's first wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small businesses by offering powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email threats to secure your network and business data and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the appliance stops spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email-born threats by featuring hardware, software, continuous updates, and technical support in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email threats and spam are caught and business email is allowed through.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email safety threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker installs the latest updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any network in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your business network.
- Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware protection with minimal extra hassle demanded of your IT group.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital business information. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and service continuity your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk. It provides a range of features in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers you the flexibility to configure the system without any connected drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important information from every PC and application server in your company
- Offer unified preservation and distribution of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every version of each file saved by employees, permitting your company to recover data quickly
- Store and archive video from your video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that permits small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in separate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows companies to expand easily by adding phones in locations where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be added.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and important corporate data remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses
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