Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email-based threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that provide security for valuable data and enable workers to share information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest release features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small businesses by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and phishing and other email attacks to guard your network and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and time with initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a unified bundle.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Precision: Helps to ensure that email threats and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to guard your corporate email.
- Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
- Effortless administration: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with no additional effort required of your network support group.
Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and advanced data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, client authentication, and high availability your organization requires.
The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk. The product provides a range of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to configure the product without any connected disk drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to link multiple NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:
- Intelligently back up important information from every desktop and application server in your organization
- Offer centralized storage and sharing of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every version of every file saved by workers, allowing your business to restore files easily
- Store and save video from your company's video surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has improved wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows businesses to expand easily by deploying handsets in places where conventional phone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be run.
Other new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key business information remotely or locally
- The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses
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