Cisco announced new products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide security for important data and allow workers to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest version features the first cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email attacks to guard your network and business information while enhance efficiency. Because the appliance blocks spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and time associated setup and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker include:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught and business messages are delivered.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email security risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current patches to protect your business email.
- Easy setup and use: User-friendly browser-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your network.
- Streamlined management: From the moment your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and malware filtering with minimal extra effort required of your IT group.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical business data. Unlike entry-level NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and service continuity your company needs.
The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of features in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives your business the versatility to deploy the product without any attached hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually grow with your company.
Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically copy important data from each PC and application server on your network
- Provide centralized storage and sharing of key files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each revision of every file saved by employees, permitting your business to recover data with ease
- Store and save digital video from your company's video security cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables companies to grow easily by installing handsets in locations where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give workers secure access to the Internet and key business data from inside or outside the office
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain companies
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