Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of protection and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security product that essentially eliminates email attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer protection for important data and enable workers to access shared information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. The current version incorporates the industry's first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by offering powerful defense against junk mail, malware and other email-borne attacks to guard your network and corporate information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end solution email-born threats by featuring hardware, software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Precision: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted while legitimate messages are delivered.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Constant communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety risks, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to protect your business email.
- Easy setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, providing immediate protection for your business.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you get spam and virus protection with no additional hassle demanded from your network support staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and comprehensive backup features that your company needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, offering the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. Unlike less advanced NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user authentication, and high availability your company requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified drive. The chassis provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your business the versatility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your company can use the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently back up important data from each workstation and server in your business
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of each file archived by employees, allowing you to recover files quickly
- Record and save digital video from your video security system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small companies to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to expand easily by deploying phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative components of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and provide workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important business information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses
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