Cisco unveiled new solutions intended especially for small company networks and designed to provide exceptional protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eliminates email-based attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS devices that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to access shared information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. The current release incorporates the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking and Security Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker protects small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your system and business information while enhance productivity. Since the device blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and time with setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email-born threats by featuring hardware, software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a single package.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are caught while business email is delivered.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email security threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
- Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools permit you to configure the Spam Blocker in practically any environment in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your network.
- Effortless management: As soon as you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with no additional effort demanded of your IT group.
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from less advanced NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified drive. The product offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your company the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard drives, to modify it at any time, and to link multiple chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up vital information from each workstation and server on your network
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each revision of each file archived by employees, allowing you to recover data with ease
- Record and archive video from your surveillance system
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to enhance their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where traditional telephone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Other new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business information wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses
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