Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted especially for small company IT networks and designed to provide exceptional levels of security and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that virtually eradicates email threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer protection for valuable data and allow workers to share information effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily interconnects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest release incorporates the debut of a cordless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker protects small organizations by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and other email attacks to secure your system and business data while at the same time enhance productivity. Since the device stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it eliminates the expense and time required for 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 and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while business email is delivered.
- Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email safety risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup tools allow you to configure the Spam Blocker in nearly any environment within minutes, delivering instant security for your business.
- Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with no additional effort required of your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and comprehensive data backup features that your company needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital business information. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user validation, and high availability your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified hard drive. It provides a range of features in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disks, to modify it easily, and to link multiple NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can continually expand with your business.
Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important information from each PC and server in your organization
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of each file saved by employees, allowing your business to recover information easily
- Record and archive video from your company's surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that permits small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP phone, which enables businesses to grow easily by installing handsets in locations where conventional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.
Other innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business data any time, anywhere
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual companies
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