Cisco Small Business Solutions Focus on Business Essentials

New Products Designed to Meet Small Businesses' Fundamental Needs of Security, Connectivity and Productivity

Bangkok - April 2, 2009 - Delivering on its commitment to support small businesses with innovative networking and collaboration solutions, Cisco today announced new products designed specifically for small companies.

Mr.Vatsun Thirapatarapong, General Manager, Commercial Business, Cisco Systems (Thailand) Ltd., said according to IDC, total IT spending worldwide in 2008 was 1.03 trillion US dollars. 49.7% come from SMBs. The 3 priorities fundamental IT needs for SMBs are security, connectivity and productivity. And security is the most concern especially on viruses, malicious email attacks and spam. Cisco has introduced a new solution to meet the fundamental business needs of security, connectivity and productivity and add to the already broad portfolio of Cisco solutions for small businesses. The new solution is The Cisco® Spam and Virus Blocker, an easy-to-use security appliance that provides protection for a business's network and critical data from viruses and malicious email attacks while mitigating spam.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is an easy-to-use and easy-to-manage security appliance that's designed to stop spam, viruses and other email threats before they reach email users. It also features – Incredible accuracy, with only in 1 million false positives, No tuning or ongoing administration, as security updates are automatically sent from the world's largest email and Web traffic monitoring network and simple four-step installation wizard that installs within minutes for most networks.

"A secure network foundation from Cisco enables you to easily and cost-effectively add new users and applications as needed. In turn, this built-in flexibility helps your company stay competitive, react quickly to change, and expand to international markets, among other benefits. A secure Cisco network foundation can help you continue to enhance your company's productivity in the future: Go wireless, Stay in touch wherever you go, Communicate using your computer, Participate in video conferences and Route calls to the best available employees." Said Vatsun.

"Cisco technology for small business is appropriately priced for smaller, budget-conscious companies so they can invest in essential technology. Cisco CapitalSM offers a wide range of financing services designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses around the world. Zero percent financing on voice solutions".

"Small business networking begins with a secure, reliable, fast data network foundation. Here are 7 ways small business networking can transform your company: 1)Work Anywhere, 2)Access Customer Data Wherever, Whenever, 3)Be Prepared for the Future, 4)Streamline Network Management, 5)Communicate More Effectively, 6)Reduce Costs and 7)Use Your Phone as a Computer-and Your Computer as a Phone" Vatsun said.

All of the new products are available immediately worldwide to Cisco Certified Partners and available to small businesses via Cisco Partners and Resellers.