Cisco announced new solutions intended especially for small company networks and engineered to provide exceptional protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to exchange files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The current release features the first cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small organizations by providing extensive defense against spam, viruses and phishing and other email attacks to guard your network and corporate information while improve efficiency. Because the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it does away with the cost and time required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email attacks and spam are caught and business messages are accepted.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to safequard your business email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in nearly any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business network.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus protection with no additional effort required from your IT staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a cost small companies can afford. The NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, client validation, and high availability your company needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved drive. It provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides your company the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard drives, to modify it easily, and to link multiple chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each workstation and application server in your organization
- Offer centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically each version of each file archived by employees, permitting you to recover information easily
- Record and save video from your video security system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which enables companies to expand easily by installing phones in places where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business network and give workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate information from either side of the firewall
- The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies
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