Cisco Certified Consulting Services Cisco announced new solutions targeted especially for small company IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional protection and connectivity for an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage devices that offer security for important data and enable employees to share information effortlessly. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's latest version incorporates the industry's debut of a wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support Services The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small businesses by providing powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email-borne attacks to secure your network and corporate information and simultaneously improve productivity. Since the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates automatically, it avoids the expense and time required for setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a single package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker include:

  • Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and business email is delivered.
  • Continuous self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email security risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest updates to protect your business email.
  • Easy installation and use: User-friendly web-based installation tools permit you to configure the Spam Blocker in almost any environment within minutes, delivering instant security for your company.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with no extra effort required from your IT staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting and Support The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and advanced data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital business data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any approved disk drive. The product provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected disks, to modify it at any time, and to chain multiple chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently back up vital data from every workstation and server in your company
  • Provide centralized storage and distribution of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically each version of every file archived by employees, allowing your company to recover files easily
  • Record and archive digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and 3000 Support The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by adding handsets in places where traditional phone lines or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.

Additional innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and give workers safe access to the Internet and important business information remotely or locally
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created custom for certain companies

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Deploy Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and Cisco CCIE engineers can help you to evaluate new Cisco technologies to determine their value for your environment, set up Cisco appliances to improve the security and efficiency of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both in person and online to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants can provide a range of affordable technical services to enhance the reliability, safety, efficiency, and manageability of a small business information system:

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Progent is the premier provider of easy, quick, and low-cost support from CCIE Certified engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized networking experts who earn this top-level accreditation only through thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle even the most complicated issues surrounding network infrastructure design, configuration, troubleshooting, and administration. Progentís CCIE professionals interact intimately with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS platform and developing fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve anomalies. Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to get emergency assistance for tough network troubles that are affecting business efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your ordinary network service resources. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can link to your network via advanced off-site connectivity technology to deliver timely and cost-effective analysis and remediation of critical infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist your business to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP devices to the newest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, formerly named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and designing UCS server failover and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For more information on Progent's expertise for Cisco's collaboration technology, see Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Engineering Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), formerly branded CallManager, is the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified Communications Manager and Unified CM Express offer a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating tightly with unified messaging apps like Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating a highly automated customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM experts can assist with any facet of Unified CM setup and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating VoIP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN calling, installing ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing UCS server clustering systems for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

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Progentís experienced Cisco network security consulting professionals provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting support including architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-grade appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of protection, high throughput, and excellent availability for IT systems of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective network security Inventory service bundles and security assessment service packages created to offer organizations of any size a chance to get a professional look at the effectiveness of their protection environment. These packages range from low-cost external network security scan and internal security scan options for small businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation package for institutions who need comply with security standards required by government agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.

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Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can assist organizations of any size to design, integrate, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE-connected SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or on-premises support to help businesses to move efficiently to a productive unified communications network that delivers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a wide array of wireless products and technologies and offers the identical protection, scalability, and ease of management you expect from your wired environment. Progent can help you to implement seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from third-party vendors to give your company the functionality you need plus the most protected, reliable, and economical wireless networking solution available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design security into your WLAN and your business operations.

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Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer help with Cisco's network management technology alongside a range of powerful third-party applications to create a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your environment running reliably, conserve limited resources, guard your data, recover rapidly from device failure or malicious attacks, and enable you to add or reassign network components intelligently and affordably as your company evolves.

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