Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted especially for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver high levels of protection and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eliminates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that offer security for important data and allow employees to exchange files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current version incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker safeguards small organizations by providing extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and other email attacks to secure your system and corporate data while improve efficiency. Because the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and time associated setup and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a single package.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are accepted.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to install the Spam Blocker in almost any environment within 15 minutes, providing instant protection for your business.
- Effortless management: As soon as you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no additional hassle demanded from your network support staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust security and advanced backup features that your business needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, offering the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client validation, and high uptime your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved hard drive. The enclosure provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system designed for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from every PC and server in your business
- Offer centralized preservation and distribution of key files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of every file saved by workers, permitting your company to recover data easily
- Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that enables small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where traditional phone wires or network cables are missing or cannot easily be added.
Other innovative components of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers secure access to the Internet and important corporate information wherever they are
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies
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