Cisco introduced new products intended specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration at an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eradicates email-based attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that provide protection for important information and allow employees to access shared information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that easily connects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest release incorporates the industry's first wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and other email-borne threats to secure your network and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it avoids the cost and hassle associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by including a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email threats and spam are intercepted while legitimate email is accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email safety threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to protect your business email.
- Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any network in minutes, delivering immediate security for your business.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with minimal extra hassle demanded from your network support group.
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and advanced backup features that your company needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage systems, the NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user authentication, and fault tolerance your organization requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved disk. The enclosure offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint designed for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the flexibility to configure the product without any connected hard disk drives, to modify it easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from every workstation and application server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and sharing of important information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended every revision of every file saved by employees, permitting your company to recover information quickly
- Store and save video from your company's surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that permits small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution has improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe access to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
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