Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver high levels of protection and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that virtually eradicates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide protection for important information and enable workers to exchange files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest release features the first wireless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing and other email-borne attacks to secure your network and corporate information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it eliminates the expense and time with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single package.
Key benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email attacks and junk mail are intercepted and business messages are allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email security threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to safequard your business email.
- Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment in 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your network.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with no additional hassle required of your network support group.
Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust protection and advanced data backup features that your company needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per chassis, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and service continuity your organization needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified disk. The product provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size form factor designed for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your company the versatility to deploy the system without any connected disks, to modify the product easily, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically back up vital information from each desktop and server on your network
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of each file saved by employees, allowing your business to recover data easily
- Store and archive video from your video security system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that permits small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system offers improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables companies to expand easily by installing handsets in places where conventional phone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be added.
Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe access to the Internet and key business information wherever they are
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses
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