Cisco Qualified Consulting and Support Cisco announced innovative products intended especially for small business IT networks and designed to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration for an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide security for important information and enable workers to access shared information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The current version features the debut of a cordless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and other email attacks to guard your network and corporate data while improve efficiency. Because the product blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates automatically, it eliminates the cost and time associated setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a single package.

Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:

  • Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email attacks and spam are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
  • Ongoing automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to protect your business email.
  • Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker in almost any network in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business network.
  • Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with no extra hassle required from your IT group.

NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting The NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and advanced data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, provides the optimal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate information. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and high uptime your organization requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard drive. It provides a wealth of features in a desktop system engineered for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the flexibility to configure the product without any attached hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to chain several chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your company.

Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently back up important information from each PC and server in your company
  • Provide centralized storage and sharing of key information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every revision of each file archived by workers, permitting you to restore files with ease
  • Store and save digital video from your video security system

Smart Business Communications System
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consultants The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution has improved wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by installing handsets in places where conventional phone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.

Additional innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's network and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important business information from either side of the firewall
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and CCIE engineers can assist your company to assess new Cisco products to understand their usefulness for your IT system, configure Cisco solutions to improve the security and performance of your information network, and maintain Cisco products both in person and remotely to keep your network running smoothly. Progent's consultants offer a range of cost-effective services to improve the reliability, safety, performance, and manageability of your company's information network:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Network Engineers
Progent offers easy, quick, and low-cost assistance from Cisco CCIE consultants. CCIEs are highly-qualified networking gurus who are awarded this top-level classification only as a result of intense examination by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues surrounding network architecture, deployment, troubleshooting, and administration. Progentís CCIE consultants interact closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and finding fixes or acquiring software updates to correct problems. Progent offers immediate access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive instant help for complex network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your usual IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting experts can access your network using advanced remote connectivity technology in order to deliver fast and cost-effective diagnosis and remediation of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help your business to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, previously branded CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to create a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide support with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking support, and designing UCS server failover and Cisco SRST solutions for high availability. For more information concerning Progent's technical support for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, go to Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), formerly known as CallManager, functions as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified CM and Unified CM Express provide a modern IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with apps like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM consultants can help with any facet of Unified Communications Manager support and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, creating UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX and ASA Firewall engineering services including architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, high throughput, and excellent reliability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-qualified security engineers can deliver a variety of budget-friendly network security Inventory bundles and security assessment packages created to give businesses of any size an opportunity to get an independent look at the quality of their security profile. The packages range from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end security evaluation solution for enterprises who need meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by customers. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and make suggestions for effective remediation.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and CUBE integration consultants can assist you to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises expertise to assist you to move smoothly to a productive unified communications network that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can assist you to configure interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications like Skype for Business Server or Lync for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a broad array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the same protection, expandability, and manageability you expect from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to implement seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from third-party vendors to give your company the features you need plus the most protected, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking solution possible. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your WLAN and into your business processes.

Automated Administration Solutions for Cisco-based IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network engineers offer help with Cisco's management technology alongside a range of specialized third-party products to create a comprehensive network management solution to keep your network operating reliably, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your information, revive quickly from device failure or malicious attacks, and enable you to expand or repurpose valuable resources sensibly and affordably as your business evolves.

To find out more information about Progent's consulting and support services for Cisco networking and communications solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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