Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that offer security for valuable data and enable workers to exchange files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily connects offices, employees, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest version features the debut of a cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by providing extensive protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your system and corporate information while improve productivity. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and product assistance in a unified bundle.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email attacks and spam are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to protect your business email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in almost any environment within minutes, delivering immediate security for your business.
- Streamlined management: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with minimal additional effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and advanced backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital business information. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any certified hard drive. The enclosure provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the versatility to configure the product without any attached drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your business.
You can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically copy important information from each workstation and application server in your business
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of every file saved by workers, permitting you to recover files quickly
- Record and save video from your surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to interact with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by installing phones in locations where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain businesses
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