Cisco introduced new products intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity for an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide protection for valuable data and allow employees to share files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects offices, employees, and clients anywhere. The latest release features the industry's debut of a cordless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small companies by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email attacks to guard your system and business information while improve efficiency. Since the device stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and time associated setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted and business messages are delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest patches to safequard your business email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any network within minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as your company installs the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and malware protection with no additional effort demanded of your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive backup features that your company requires, at a cost small companies can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital business information. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any certified drive. It offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your business the versatility to configure the system without any attached disk drives, to modify it easily, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually expand with your company.
Your business can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically copy important data from every PC and server in your organization
- Provide centralized preservation and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every version of each file saved by employees, permitting your business to recover information easily
- Record and save video from your surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to communicate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced system offers improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to expand easily by adding handsets in locations where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business information wherever they are
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for individual businesses
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