Cisco announced new products intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of protection and collaboration at an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eradicates email threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that provide security for important information and enable workers to share files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest version features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by offering extensive defense against junk mail, malware and other email attacks to secure your network and business data while improve efficiency. Since the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and hassle required for setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email-born threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing patches, and technical support in a single package.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught and legitimate email is allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
- Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards allow you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any environment within minutes, providing immediate protection for your company.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware filtering with no extra hassle required from your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable security and advanced data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your vital corporate information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, user validation, and fault tolerance your business requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. The enclosure offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint engineered specifically for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the versatility to deploy the system without any attached hard drives, to modify the product easily, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy vital information from every desktop and server in your company
- Offer centralized preservation and sharing of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended every revision of every file archived by employees, allowing you to restore information quickly
- Record and save video from your video surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that permits small companies to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables businesses to grow easily by installing handsets in places where traditional phone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key corporate information any time, anywhere
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual companies
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