Cisco unveiled new products targeted specifically for small company networks and engineered to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that essentially eradicates email attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage appliances that offer protection for valuable data and allow workers to exchange information effortlessly. Cisco's SBCS Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily connects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The latest version incorporates the industry's first cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by offering powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and business information while enhance efficiency. Since the appliance stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it avoids the cost and time associated setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Constant communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any network within minutes, providing instant protection for your company.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and malware filtering with no additional effort demanded of your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, offering the optimal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital business data. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, user validation, and service continuity your business requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk. It provides a range of features in a desktop-size footprint designed specifically for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the versatility to configure the system without any attached hard disks, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each workstation and server in your business
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of every file saved by employees, allowing you to recover information easily
- Store and save digital video from your video security cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small companies to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their ability to communicate with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless support including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by adding phones in places where traditional phone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new pieces of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key business information any time, anywhere
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies
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