Cisco announced innovative solutions intended especially for small company networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Products announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated email security device that essentially eradicates email threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that offer security for valuable information and allow employees to access shared information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects offices, workers, and customers however dispersed. The latest release features the first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small organizations by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne threats to guard your system and corporate data and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle with initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified package.
Key benefits of the Spam Blocker are:
- Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email threats and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the most current updates to guard your corporate email.
- Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any network in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
- Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with minimal additional effort required of your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, offering the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage systems, the NSS3000 provides the advanced archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and high uptime your business needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any certified disk drive. The product provides a wealth of features in a desktop form factor engineered for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached hard disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.
Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically copy important data from every desktop and server in your organization
- Offer unified storage and sharing of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of each file archived by workers, permitting your company to recover files quickly
- Store and archive video from your company's surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to interact with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable system offers enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables businesses to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where conventional phone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.
Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and give employees safe access to the Internet and key corporate information remotely or locally
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions created custom for individual companies
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