Cisco announced innovative solutions intended especially for small business IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable data and enable workers to exchange information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily connects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The latest version features the industry's first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (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 Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and other email-borne threats to guard your network and business data while improve productivity. Since the appliance stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end solution email-born threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted and business messages are delivered.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker installs the most current updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in practically any network in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your business network.
- Effortless management: As soon as you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and virus filtering with minimal extra effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous users on each chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate information. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user validation, and high uptime your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified disk drive. The enclosure offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint designed for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers your business the versatility to configure the product without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.
You can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from every workstation and server on your network
- Offer unified preservation and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each revision of each file archived by workers, permitting you to restore information quickly
- Store and save video from your company's video security system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that enables small companies to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in places where conventional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's network and provide workers safe connectivity to the Internet and key business information from inside or outside the office
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses
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