Cisco announced new products targeted especially for small business networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that essentially eradicates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for valuable data and allow employees to share files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily interconnects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The current release features the debut of a cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by providing extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email-borne attacks to guard your network and corporate data while enhance efficiency. Since the product stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it does away with the cost and time required for initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a unified package.
Key benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email attacks and spam are intercepted and business email is delivered.
- Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email safety risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to safequard your business email.
- Simple setup and use: User-friendly browser-based installation tools permit you to install the Spam Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
- Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional hassle demanded of your IT staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
The NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small companies can afford. The NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, user validation, and service continuity your business requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved disk. The enclosure provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size system designed specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your business the flexibility to configure the system without any connected disks, to modify it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually grow with your business.
Your business can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Intelligently copy important information from each PC and application server on your network
- Offer unified storage and sharing of important files
- Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended every revision of each file archived by workers, permitting your company to restore data with ease
- Store and archive digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras
Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that enables small businesses to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by installing phones in locations where traditional phone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be added.
Other new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:
- Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give employees safe access to the Internet and important business information any time, anywhere
- The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual companies
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