Cisco introduced new products intended especially for small company IT networks and designed to provide outstanding protection and connectivity for an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer protection for valuable data and allow workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current release features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and other email attacks to secure your network and corporate information while improve productivity. Since the appliance stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email threats by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a single package.
Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email threats and junk mail are intercepted while business email is accepted.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email security threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest patches to protect your business email.
- Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any network in 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra hassle demanded of your network support staff.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client validation, and high uptime your company requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard disk. The chassis offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered for small companies. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to configure the product without any attached drives, to modify it easily, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your company.
You can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically back up vital data from every desktop and server in your organization
- Provide unified storage and distribution of key files
- Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended every revision of each file saved by employees, allowing you to restore data easily
- Store and archive digital video from your company's surveillance system
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in separate sites to improve their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution has improved wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP device, which enables businesses to grow easily by deploying handsets in places where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and provide workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information any time, anywhere
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created specifically for certain businesses
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