Cisco announced new products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at a budget-friendly cost. Products introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eradicates email threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that offer protection for important information and enable employees to access shared information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The current version incorporates the debut of a wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by offering extensive protection against spam, viruses and other email-borne threats to guard your network and business data while at the same time enhance efficiency. Because the product blocks spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email threats by featuring hardware, software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Precision: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and spam are caught while legitimate email is allowed through.
- Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest patches to safequard your business email.
- Simple installation and use: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in practically any environment within minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
- Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with minimal extra effort required from your network support group.
NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust security and comprehensive backup features that your company requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and high uptime your organization requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved hard drive. It provides a wealth of features in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers your business the versatility to configure the system without any attached hard disks, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your company.
Your business can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently copy vital data from each PC and application server on your network
- Provide centralized storage and sharing of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each revision of every file saved by employees, permitting you to recover files with ease
- Record and archive digital video from your surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their options to interact with customers and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable system has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and important business information from inside or outside the office
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain companies
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