Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security device that virtually eradicates email attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that provide protection for valuable data and enable workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest release features the industry's first cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses as well as other email-borne threats to guard your system and business data and simultaneously improve efficiency. Because the device blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and time with initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product support in a single package.
Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while business email is accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email security risks, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the latest patches to guard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any environment within 15 minutes, providing instant protection for your network.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with minimal additional effort demanded of your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and advanced data backup features that your business requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, provides the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. As distinct from entry-level NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and high uptime your business requires.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified disk drive. It provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers you the versatility to deploy the product without any connected hard disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link several NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your business can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up important information from each desktop and server in your organization
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of key files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended every version of each file archived by workers, allowing your business to restore data easily
- Record and archive video from your video surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in separate sites to enhance their ability to collaborate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows companies to grow cost-effectively by adding phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional innovative components of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate data remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual companies
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