Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to provide a high degree of security and connectivity at an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eliminates email-based attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage devices that provide protection for valuable data and enable employees to exchange files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. The current version incorporates the debut of a wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small organizations by providing extensive defense against spam, viruses and other email threats to secure your network and business information while enhance efficiency. Since the appliance stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the expense and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a unified package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker include:
- Precision: Assists to make sure that email attacks and junk mail are caught while business email is accepted.
- Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest updates to safequard your business email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional hassle required of your IT staff.
Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small companies can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital business data. As distinct from less advanced NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and service continuity your company requires.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any certified hard drive. The chassis offers a range of capabilities in a desktop system designed specifically for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to chain several chassis with one another, offering a platform that can continually expand with your company.
You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically back up important data from every workstation and application server in your company
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of important files
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended every revision of every file archived by workers, permitting your company to restore data quickly
- Store and archive digital video from your company's video surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows companies to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business network and give employees safe access to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses
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