Cisco Certified Consulting Services Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver a high degree of security and connectivity for an affordable price. 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.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email-based attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that offer protection for important data and allow workers to access shared information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily interconnects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. The current version incorporates the first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam Blocker Support Services The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and business information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Because the device blocks spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle associated setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end solution email-born threats by including a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:

  • Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while legitimate email is delivered.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to safequard your business email.
  • Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any environment in minutes, delivering instant security for your company.
  • Streamlined administration: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and malware filtering with minimal additional hassle demanded from your IT staff.

Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and advanced backup features that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients on each chassis, provides the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your vital business information. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, encryption, user authentication, and high uptime your company requires.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop system designed for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides you the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to link multiple NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.

Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently copy important data from every desktop and application server in your company
  • Provide unified preservation and sharing of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each revision of every file archived by employees, permitting your company to restore data with ease
  • Store and archive video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Cisco SBCS
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that permits small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to grow easily by installing phones in places where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.

Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:

  • The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate data from either side of the firewall
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain companies

How Progent's Cisco-certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and CCIE accredited networking experts can help your company to assess the latest Cisco technologies to determine their appropriateness for your IT system, set up Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and performance of your network, and provide tech support for Cisco products both onsite and online to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of affordable services to enhance the dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of your IT network:

Immediate Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Engineers
Progent can provide easy, immediate, and economical assistance from registered CCIE engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized networking experts who are awarded this top-level classification only as a result of exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most sophisticated issues surrounding IT network design, integration, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE professionals interact closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and developing fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent offers fast access to a CCIE by telephone so that you can receive emergency assistance for complex network troubles that are affecting worker productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary IT support resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can link to your environment using advanced remote connectivity tools to deliver timely and affordable analysis and repair of critical network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist your business to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, originally known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to build a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can deliver support with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking support, and designing UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST solutions for high availability. For additional information about Progent's support for Cisco's Unified Communications solutions, visit Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Professional Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously known as CallManager, is the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified CM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) offer a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating with applications like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM experts can help with any aspect of CUCM support and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants offer expert PIX and ASA Firewall engineering support covering architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to scalable gigabit products, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of security, performance, and excellent reliability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly network security Inventory packages and security assessment packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an objective opinion about the strength of their protection environment. These packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan packages for small companies up to a high-level network security evaluation package for enterprises who have to meet security levels demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned information and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and CUBE integration consultants can help organizations of any size to plan, deploy, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent offers affordable remote or onsite expertise to assist businesses to migrate smoothly to an advanced unified communications environment that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can help you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a broad array of wireless devices and technologies and provides the same protection, scalability, and ease of management you expect from a wired network. Progent can help you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from third-party suppliers to give your company the functionality you need as well as the most secure, reliable, and economical wireless networking system available. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can show you how to build protection into your WLAN and into your company's operations.

Simplified Management Tools for Cisco-based IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management engineers offer help with Cisco's management tools alongside a range of specialized third-party products to create a complete management automation strategy to keep your network running reliably, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, revive rapidly from device breakdown or malicious attacks, and allow you to add or repurpose valuable components intelligently and affordably as your business evolves.

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