Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide outstanding protection and collaboration for an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that virtually eliminates email threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for important data and enable workers to exchange information easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current release incorporates the debut of a cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and other email-borne attacks to secure your network and business data while improve productivity. Since the device stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and time associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email threats by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email threats and spam are intercepted while legitimate messages are accepted.
- Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email safety threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current updates to protect your corporate email.
- Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based installation wizards permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any environment within minutes, delivering instant protection for your business.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with minimal additional effort required of your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup features that your business needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the optimal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. As distinct from less advanced NAS alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client authentication, and service continuity your organization requires.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved hard drive. The enclosure provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to configure the system without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually expand with your business.
Your business can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy important information from every PC and server in your company
- Provide unified storage and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically each revision of every file archived by employees, allowing you to restore data with ease
- Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that allows small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless support such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to expand easily by installing handsets in locations where conventional telephone wires or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual companies
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