Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to provide high levels of security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built email security product that virtually eliminates email attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that offer security for valuable data and allow employees to share information effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that easily interconnects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest release features the industry's first cordless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking and Security Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email threats to secure your network and business information and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the product blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates automatically, it eliminates the expense and time required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing patches, and technical support in a unified package.
Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email threats and spam are caught while legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety risks, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current updates to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards permit you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in almost any environment within minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Effortless management: From the moment you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with minimal extra hassle required of your IT group.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust security and advanced data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, offering the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your vital corporate data. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and high uptime your business needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified drive. It provides a range of features in a desktop form factor engineered specifically for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your business the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached hard disks, to reconfigure the product easily, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your business.
Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Intelligently copy important information from every PC and application server in your organization
- Provide unified storage and distribution of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically each revision of each file saved by workers, allowing your business to restore information with ease
- Record and archive digital video from your video surveillance system
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that enables small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to improve their ability to communicate with customers and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable system offers improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where conventional phone wires or network cables are not present or cannot easily be run.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key business information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual companies
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