Cisco Qualified Consulting and Support Cisco introduced new solutions targeted especially for small company networks and designed to provide exceptional security and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Products announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that provide protection for important information and enable employees to exchange files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current release features the first wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email-borne attacks to secure your system and business information while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it eliminates the expense and time associated setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive defense against email attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.

Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:

  • Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while business messages are allowed through.
  • Continuous automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to guard your corporate email.
  • Simple installation and use: User-friendly browser-based setup tools permit you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any environment in minutes, delivering immediate security for your company.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment you deploys the the Spam Blocker, you get spam and malware filtering with minimal additional hassle demanded from your IT group.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consultants The NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, provides the ideal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, user validation, and high availability your business requires.

The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified drive. The product provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint designed for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives your company the versatility to configure the system without any attached hard drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your company.

Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically back up important information from every workstation and server in your business
  • Offer centralized preservation and sharing of important information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each revision of each file archived by employees, allowing your company to recover data easily
  • Store and save digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Support The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that allows small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in locations where conventional phone wires or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be run.

Additional new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important business data from either side of the firewall
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco support professionals and CCIE accredited network engineers can assist you to evaluate the latest Cisco products to understand their appropriateness for your environment, deploy Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the security and efficiency of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both in person and remotely to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's consulting experts offer a range of affordable support services to improve the reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of your information network:

Quick Access to Cisco CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, quick, and affordable help from registered CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized networking gurus who earn this prestigious accreditation only as a result of thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most sophisticated problems surrounding IT network design, implementation, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate intimately with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and finding fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent offers quick access to a CCIE by phone so you can get instant help for tough network problems that are affecting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your usual network service providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can access your environment using advanced off-site support technology in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) to build a an advanced IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide support with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solutions for high availability. For more details concerning Progent's engineering help for Cisco's Unified Communications technology, read Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Consulting Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), formerly named CallManager, is the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration platform. CUCM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with applications like Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can help with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consultants provide expert PIX and ASA Firewall consulting support including infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe access services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home offices to scalable gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, performance, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultants can provide a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory bundles and security evaluation bundles designed to give organizations of any size a chance to get a professional opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages range from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan options for small businesses up to a high-end network security assessment solution for enterprises who need comply with security standards required by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and make recommendations for efficient improvements.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and CUBE configuration consultants can assist organizations of any size to design, deploy, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises expertise to help companies to migrate efficiently to a productive communications ecosystem that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can help you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide range of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the same security, scalability, and manageability you expect from a wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from third-party suppliers to give your business the functionality you need plus the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and into your business processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants offer assistance with Cisco's network management utilities alongside a variety of powerful third-party products to build a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your environment operating reliably, fully utilize limited resources, guard your information, revive quickly from hardware breakdown or deliberate assaults, and enable you to add or repurpose network resources sensibly and economically as your company grows.

To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting support for Cisco connectivity and communications solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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