Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to provide outstanding protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eliminates email threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage devices that provide protection for valuable data and allow workers to exchange information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily connects offices, workers, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's latest version features the debut of a cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to secure your system and business information and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and time required for initial configuration and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email attacks by including hardware, software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a unified package.
Key benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance include:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email attacks and spam are intercepted while legitimate messages are accepted.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to guard your business email.
- Simple installation and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools allow you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any environment in minutes, providing instant protection for your network.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and virus protection with minimal additional effort required from your network support group.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the dependable protection and advanced backup capabilities that your business requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate information. As distinct from ordinary NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and high availability your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved disk drive. The enclosure offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor engineered for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers your company the flexibility to configure the system without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.
Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each PC and server in your business
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each revision of each file saved by workers, permitting your company to recover data with ease
- Store and save digital video from your video surveillance cameras
Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Additional new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key corporate information wherever they are
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain companies
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