Cisco Qualified Consultants Cisco introduced new solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity for an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eliminates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that offer protection for important data and allow employees to exchange files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. The current release incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam Blocker protects small companies by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email attacks to secure your system and business information and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and time associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email threats by including hardware, software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.

Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:

  • Precision: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate messages are delivered.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network database of email safety risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current patches to protect your business email.
  • Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in nearly any network within 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your network.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no additional hassle demanded from your IT staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting Services The NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive backup features that your company needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per chassis, offering the optimal answer for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, user validation, and service continuity your business requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified drive. The chassis provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the flexibility to configure the product without any attached hard disk drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your company can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently back up important information from every desktop and application server on your network
  • Provide unified storage and sharing of important files
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of each file archived by workers, allowing you to recover files with ease
  • Store and save video from your company's video security system

Cisco SBCS
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consultants The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that allows small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their options to communicate with customers and teammates. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers improved wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP device, which enables companies to grow cost-effectively by adding phones in locations where conventional telephone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.

Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate data remotely or locally
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE engineers can help your company to assess new Cisco products to determine their value for your IT system, configure Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the security and performance of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco products both in person and online to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of affordable technical services to enhance the dependability, security, performance, and manageability of your company's information system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, immediate, and low-cost support from registered CCIE consultants. CCIEs are highly-qualified network gurus who earn this prestigious accreditation only through intense testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle even the most complex problems associated with network design, setup, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE experts work intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and finding workarounds or obtaining patches to resolve anomalies. Progent offers immediate access to a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to get urgent help for complex network troubles that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your ordinary IT support resources. Progent's CCIE support professionals can access your environment via state-of-the-art remote connectivity technology in order to provide timely and affordable analysis and remediation of urgent network problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the latest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, formerly branded CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver support with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST solutions for survivability. For more details on Progent's services for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, refer to Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Professional Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), previously branded CallManager, is the heart of Cisco's collaboration platform. Unified CM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express offer an advanced IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with unified messaging applications that include Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM experts can help with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and desktop video IP phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN support, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing UCS server clustering systems for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consulting professionals provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services 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 defense, and safe access services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home offices to modular enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, performance, and excellent reliability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security consultants can deliver a range of cost-effective security Inventory service packages and network security assessment service packages designed to give businesses of any size a chance to receive an objective look at the strength of their protection profile. The packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan options for small businesses up to a high-end security evaluation solution for enterprises who need comply with security standards required by state agencies or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with top security credentials analyze and report on collected data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration experts can assist organizations of any size to design, integrate, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent offers affordable online or on-premises support to assist businesses to migrate efficiently to a modern communications environment that delivers accelerated return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a broad array of wireless products and technologies and offers the same security, scalability, and manageability you demand from your wired network. Progent can help you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other suppliers to give your company the functionality you need as well as the most protected, dependable, and economical WLAN system available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design protection into your wireless network and into your company's operations.

Simplified Administration Solutions for Cisco-powered Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's management technology alongside a selection of powerful third-party applications to build a complete network management strategy in order to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your data, recover quickly from hardware failure or deliberate assaults, and enable you to expand or repurpose network resources sensibly and economically as your business grows.

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