Cisco introduced new solutions intended especially for small business networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Solutions introduced 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 Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eradicates email-based attacks with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide security for valuable data and enable employees to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily interconnects offices, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current version incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your system and business data while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the appliance stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted while business email is allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
- Simple installation and use: User-friendly browser-based installation tools allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any environment within minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
- Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with no extra hassle demanded from your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup features that your business needs, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client validation, and service continuity your organization needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved hard disk. The product offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop system engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the versatility to deploy the product without any connected hard drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to chain several chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically copy important information from each workstation and application server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and sharing of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every revision of every file saved by employees, permitting your business to restore information quickly
- Record and archive digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in separate sites to improve their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers improved wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows companies to expand easily by deploying handsets in places where conventional telephone lines or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.
Other new components of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important business data remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for individual companies
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