Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small company IT networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of protection and collaboration for an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eliminates email threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer security for valuable information and allow employees to exchange files effortlessly. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that easily connects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. The current version features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small companies by providing powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email attacks to guard your network and business data while enhance productivity. Because the appliance stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle required for setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous updates, and technical support in a unified package.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email attacks and spam are intercepted while business email is accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, a network database of email security risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to guard your business email.
- Easy setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in nearly any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate security for your business network.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus protection with minimal extra hassle demanded of your network support staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and advanced data backup features that your business needs, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and service continuity your company needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any approved hard drive. It offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint designed specifically for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the versatility to configure the product without any attached drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link multiple NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently back up important information from each workstation and application server in your company
- Offer unified storage and distribution of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every revision of each file saved by workers, permitting you to recover data with ease
- Record and archive video from your video security cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their ability to interact with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable system has improved wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where conventional phone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide workers secure access to the Internet and key business information from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created custom for certain businesses
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