Cisco unveiled new products targeted especially for small company networks and designed to deliver a high degree of protection and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that virtually eradicates email threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for important data and allow employees to exchange files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The latest version incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker protects small companies by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email attacks to secure your system and corporate information while enhance productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and time required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by including hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.
Key features of the Spam Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email threats and junk mail are caught while business email is delivered.
- Continuous self-installed updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, an online database of email security risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest patches to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly web-based installation wizards allow you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network within minutes, delivering instant protection for your network.
- Streamlined management: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with minimal additional effort required of your network support group.
Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the robust security and advanced data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital business information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved disk drive. The enclosure provides a range of features in a desktop footprint designed for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also offers your business the versatility to configure the product without any connected hard drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain multiple chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your company can use the NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy vital data from every workstation and application server in your business
- Provide unified storage and sharing of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each revision of every file saved by workers, allowing your company to recover data with ease
- Record and archive digital video from your company's surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that enables small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the affordable system offers improved wireless support such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in places where conventional phone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.
Other new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key corporate information remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for certain businesses
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