Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted especially for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly cost. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of Cisco's SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that essentially eliminates email-based attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for important data and enable employees to exchange files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and clients anywhere. The current version features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small companies by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses as well as other email attacks to guard your network and business data and simultaneously improve productivity. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the cost and time required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive defense against email-born threats by including a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single bundle.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Precision: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught and business messages are delivered.
- Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, an online database of email safety threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to safequard your business email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business.
- Effortless administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with no extra effort required from your IT staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per enclosure, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital business data. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your business needs.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any approved drive. The product offers a range of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers you the versatility to deploy the system without any attached hard disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.
Your company can use the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently back up vital information from every desktop and server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and distribution of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each revision of every file saved by workers, permitting your business to recover information easily
- Record and save digital video from your video surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their ability to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable system has improved wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to expand easily by deploying handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information from inside or outside the office
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain companies
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