Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email-based attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer protection for valuable data and enable workers to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily connects offices, workers, and clients anywhere. The current version features the industry's first cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and corporate information and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the expense and time associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified package.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate email is accepted.
- Continuous automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment within 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your company.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional effort required from your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and comprehensive backup features that your company requires, at a price small organizations can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate information. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved hard disk. The enclosure provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint designed for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your company the versatility to configure the product without any attached hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.
You can use the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically copy important data from each PC and server in your business
- Offer centralized storage and distribution of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of each file saved by workers, permitting you to recover data easily
- Record and archive digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that enables small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to expand easily by deploying phones in places where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be added.
Additional new components of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and provide workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate data wherever they are
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and installation of solutions designed custom for certain companies
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