Cisco announced new products targeted especially for small company IT networks and designed to provide exceptional security and collaboration at an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that essentially eliminates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that provide protection for valuable data and allow employees to share files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily connects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest release features the industry's debut of a wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by offering extensive defense against junk mail, malware as well as other email threats to secure your network and corporate data while improve efficiency. Because the appliance stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and time associated setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a single package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker are:
- Precision: Assists to ensure that email threats and spam are intercepted while business email is delivered.
- Continuous automatic updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current patches to safequard your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly browser-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in nearly any network in minutes, delivering immediate security for your company.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you installs the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and virus protection with no extra effort required from your IT staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced backup features that your company requires, at a cost small companies can handle. The NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the optimal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and high availability your organization needs.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any approved disk. The product offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size form factor engineered specifically for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can continually expand with your company.
Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Automatically copy vital information from every PC and server in your business
- Offer unified storage and distribution of key information
- Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every version of every file archived by workers, permitting your business to recover data with ease
- Record and save digital video from your surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that allows small companies to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their options to interact with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by installing phones in locations where traditional phone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate data remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the setup and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain companies
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