Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity at an affordable price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for important data and allow workers to exchange information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily connects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the first wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by offering powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email-borne threats to secure your system and corporate information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and time with setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and technical support in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Precision: Helps to make sure that email threats and spam are caught while legitimate email is allowed through.
- Continuous automatic patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly browser-based setup wizards permit you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in nearly any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate security for your network.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no additional effort demanded from your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. Unlike less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, user authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified hard disk. The chassis provides a range of features in a desktop-size system designed for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your company the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected hard drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to chain several chassis with one another, offering a platform that can continually grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up vital information from each PC and server in your company
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended every revision of every file archived by workers, allowing you to recover information easily
- Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that allows small organizations to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate sites to enhance their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers improved wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables businesses to expand cost-effectively by adding handsets in locations where conventional telephone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.
Additional new components of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and give employees safe access to the Internet and key business data from either side of the firewall
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies
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