Cisco introduced innovative products intended specifically for small company networks and engineered to deliver a high degree of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated email security device that virtually eradicates email-based attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop NAS appliances that provide protection for important information and enable workers to share files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current release incorporates the industry's first cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small businesses by providing extensive protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your system and corporate information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive solution email attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and technical support in a unified bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email threats and junk mail are caught while legitimate email is accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, a network database of email security risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
- Simple installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based installation tools permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any environment in minutes, providing instant security for your network.
- Effortless management: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no extra hassle demanded of your IT staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and advanced backup features that your company needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, offering the ideal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your business needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The product provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the versatility to deploy the product without any attached hard drives, to modify the product easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your business can use the NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up important data from each desktop and application server in your company
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every version of each file archived by workers, permitting you to recover data quickly
- Store and save digital video from your company's video security cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small businesses to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their options to communicate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Other innovative components of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 include:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business network and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data from either side of the firewall
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created custom for certain companies
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