Cisco announced new solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional protection and collaboration at an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide protection for important data and enable employees to exchange files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily connects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current version incorporates the first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small businesses by providing extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email threats to guard your system and corporate information while enhance productivity. Since the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it does away with the expense and hassle with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified bundle.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while business messages are accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network library of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current updates to guard your business email.
- Simple setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any environment within 15 minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Effortless administration: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with no extra hassle demanded of your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and advanced data backup features that your company needs, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, provides the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from ordinary NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and high availability your organization needs.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any approved hard drive. The product offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives you the versatility to configure the product without any attached hard drives, to modify it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently back up vital information from each PC and server on your network
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every revision of each file saved by employees, permitting you to restore data easily
- Store and save digital video from your surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that enables small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in places where traditional phone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key corporate data from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual businesses
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