Cisco Qualified Help Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small company IT networks and designed to provide exceptional security and collaboration at an affordable cost. Products introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's SBCS.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eradicates email-based threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for important data and enable employees to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest version incorporates the first wireless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Support The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses and worms and other email attacks to guard your system and business information and simultaneously improve productivity. Since the product blocks spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:

  • Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught and business email is delivered.
  • Continuous automatic patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email security threats, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest updates to protect your corporate email.
  • Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any network in minutes, providing instant security for your business.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and virus protection with no extra effort required of your IT group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup features that your company requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, provides the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and high uptime your organization requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved hard disk. The enclosure provides a range of features in a desktop system designed specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your company the flexibility to configure the product without any connected hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually expand with your business.

Your business can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently back up vital data from every workstation and application server in your organization
  • Provide centralized preservation and distribution of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended every version of every file saved by employees, permitting your company to recover data easily
  • Record and save video from your company's surveillance cameras

Cisco SBCS
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Help The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that allows small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables businesses to expand easily by adding phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.

Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's network and give workers secure access to the Internet and key business information wherever they are
  • The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies

How Progent's Cisco-certified Professionals Can Assist You to Benefit from Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and CCIE accredited engineers can help you to assess new Cisco technologies to determine their appropriateness for your environment, integrate Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and efficiency of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's consultants can provide a variety of low-cost services to enhance the reliability, safety, efficiency, and maintainability of a small business information network:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent is the leading source of convenient, immediate, and economical assistance from Cisco CCIE consultants. CCIEs are highly-qualified networking gurus who are awarded this top-level classification only through intense testing by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve the most complicated problems encountered with network planning, deployment, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate intimately with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and finding workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can get urgent assistance for complex network troubles that are undermining business efficiency but are outside the scope of your usual IT service providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can access your environment via state-of-the-art off-site connectivity tools to provide timely and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to configure, maintain, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP devices to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, originally known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to build a state-of-the-art 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, solving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for survivability. For more details on Progent's support for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, read Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously branded CallManager, acts as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) offer a modern IP-PBX by integrating tightly with applications like Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM experts can help with any aspect of Unified CM setup and debugging in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN support, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall engineering support including architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable gigabit products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of protection, performance, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective security Inventory service packages and security evaluation bundles designed to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to get an impartial opinion about the quality of their security profile. These packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end security assessment solution for enterprises who need comply with security standards demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize collected data and make recommendations for effective improvements.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and CUBE integration experts can help organizations of any size to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite support to assist companies to migrate smoothly to a productive unified communications ecosystem that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to configure interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as 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 Products
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical protection, scalability, and ease of management you expect from a wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party suppliers to give your company the functionality you need as well as the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking solution possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and into your company's operations.

Simplified Administration Solutions for Cisco-powered Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management consultants offer help with Cisco's network management technology alongside a range of specialized third-party products to create a comprehensive management automation strategy in order to keep your network running smoothly, fully utilize expensive resources, guard your data, revive rapidly from device failure or deliberate assaults, and enable you to expand or reassign network resources intelligently and affordably as your business evolves.

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