Cisco introduced new solutions intended specifically for small company networks and designed to deliver exceptional security and collaboration for an affordable price. Products announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eliminates email-based attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer protection for important information and allow workers to exchange files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The current version incorporates the industry's debut of a wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small organizations by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to secure your network and business information while at the same time improve efficiency. Since the appliance blocks spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle associated setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous updates, and technical support in a unified package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught and business email is allowed through.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker installs the latest updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any environment within 15 minutes, delivering instant protection for your network.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with no additional hassle demanded of your IT group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and advanced data backup features that your business needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, user authentication, and service continuity your business needs.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any certified hard disk drive. It provides a range of features in a desktop system designed for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain multiple chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy vital information from each workstation and application server on your network
- Provide unified storage and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each revision of each file archived by employees, permitting your business to restore data with ease
- Record and save video from your company's video security system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that permits small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has improved wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables companies to grow cost-effectively by adding phones in locations where traditional phone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be added.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and key business information from either side of the firewall
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created custom for individual companies
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