Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and connectivity at an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable data and allow workers to share information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects offices, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's latest version features the industry's debut of a cordless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by providing extensive protection against junk mail, malware as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your system and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the product stops spam right out of the box and updates on its own, it avoids the cost and hassle with setup and continuing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a single package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is allowed through.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email security threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to safequard your business email.
- Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with minimal additional effort demanded of your IT staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and advanced data backup features that your business requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, offering the optimal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from ordinary NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and high uptime your company requires.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified disk. The product offers a range of features in a desktop system designed for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your business the versatility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple chassis together, offering a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up vital data from every workstation and server in your organization
- Provide centralized preservation and sharing of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every version of every file saved by workers, permitting your business to restore data with ease
- Record and archive video from your company's surveillance system
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by deploying handsets in locations where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and give employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key business information any time, anywhere
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created custom for individual companies
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