Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to deliver a high degree of protection and collaboration at an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that provide protection for important information and enable workers to access shared files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily connects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current release features the industry's first cordless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing powerful defense against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email threats to guard your network and corporate information and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Because the product blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and hassle associated setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email threats by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a single package.
Key benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted while business messages are allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any network within minutes, delivering instant protection for your network.
- Effortless management: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with no additional effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, user authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved hard drive. The enclosure offers a range of features in a desktop system designed specifically for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives your company the flexibility to configure the system without any attached hard drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently back up important information from each PC and application server in your company
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every revision of every file archived by employees, allowing your company to restore files easily
- Store and archive video from your company's surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that allows small companies to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their options to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important business data from either side of the firewall
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain businesses
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