Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver outstanding security and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that virtually eradicates email-based attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable information and allow employees to exchange files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The current release features the debut of a cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing powerful protection against spam, malware and other email attacks to guard your system and corporate information while at the same time improve efficiency. Because the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing patches, and product support in a single bundle.
Notable features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email security risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest updates to protect your business email.
- Simple installation and use: User-friendly browser-based installation tools allow you to install the Spam Blocker in practically any network within minutes, providing instant protection for your business.
- Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware filtering with no extra hassle demanded from your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced data backup features that your company requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, encryption, client validation, and service continuity your business needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any approved disk drive. The product offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to configure the system without any attached hard disks, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain several chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each workstation and application server on your network
- Offer centralized preservation and sharing of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every revision of each file archived by employees, permitting your company to recover data quickly
- Store and save digital video from your company's video security system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to expand easily by deploying handsets in places where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be added.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's network and provide employees secure access to the Internet and important business data from either side of the firewall
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain companies
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