Cisco unveiled innovative solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to provide outstanding security and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eliminates email 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 offer security for valuable data and enable employees to exchange information effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest release features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by providing powerful protection against junk mail, malware as well as other email attacks to secure your network and business data while improve efficiency. Since the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it avoids the cost and time associated setup and continuing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email threats by featuring hardware, software, continuous updates, and product support in a unified package.
Notable features of the Spam Blocker are:
- Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while business email is allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to safequard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in almost any environment in minutes, delivering immediate security for your business.
- Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and malware filtering with no extra hassle required from your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the robust protection and advanced data backup features that your company needs, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, user validation, and high availability your organization needs.
The NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified hard drive. The product offers a range of capabilities in a desktop system designed specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your company the versatility to deploy the product without any connected hard disks, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy important information from each desktop and server in your organization
- Offer unified preservation and sharing of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically each revision of every file saved by employees, allowing you to recover files quickly
- Record and archive video from your company's video surveillance system
Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to grow easily by installing phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be run.
Other innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers safe access to the Internet and important business data remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions designed specifically for individual companies
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