Cisco Qualified Support Services Cisco introduced new products intended specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable employees to exchange information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that easily connects offices, workers, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest release incorporates the debut of a cordless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Help The Spam Blocker protects small organizations by providing extensive defense against spam, viruses as well as other email-borne threats to secure your system and business data while at the same time improve efficiency. Because the device stops spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive defense against email attacks by featuring hardware, software, continuous updates, and product support in a unified bundle.

Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while business messages are accepted.
  • Continuous automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email security risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest patches to safequard your business email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any environment within 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your network.
  • Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and malware filtering with no additional hassle required of your IT staff.

Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the robust security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small organizations can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, provides the optimal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical business data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user authentication, and fault tolerance your organization needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any approved disk drive. The chassis provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size form factor engineered for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected disks, to modify it easily, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually expand with your company.

Your company can use the NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Automatically back up vital data from every PC and application server on your network
  • Provide unified preservation and sharing of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each version of every file archived by employees, permitting your business to restore files easily
  • Store and save video from your company's video security system

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting Services The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small companies to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.

Other new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:

  • The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information remotely or locally
  • The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Incorporate Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and CCIE network engineers can assist you to evaluate new Cisco technologies to determine their business value for your IT system, deploy Cisco appliances to enhance the protection and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both onsite and online to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of affordable technical services to enhance the reliability, safety, performance, and maintainability of a small business IT network:

Immediate Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Network Engineers
Progent is the leading source of easy, quick, and low-cost access to CCIE support professionals. CCIEs are elite network gurus who are awarded this top-level classification only after intense testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most challenging problems encountered with network design, setup, troubleshooting, and support. Progentís CCIE professionals work closely with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and developing fixes or obtaining patches to resolve problems. Progent gives you fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive instant help for complex network problems that are affecting worker efficiency but are outside the expertise of your local network service providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can access your network via advanced off-site support technology to provide timely and cost-effective diagnosis and repair of urgent network difficulties.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone experts can assist your business to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to build a an advanced IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide support with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving QoS, setting up SIP gateways, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating UCS server failover and Cisco SRST systems for high availability. For more information on Progent's offerings for Cisco's Unified Communications technology, refer to Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), originally branded CallManager, functions as the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a modern IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with apps like Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM consultants can help with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager setup and debugging in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN support, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting support covering infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home offices to scalable enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of protection, high throughput, and excellent reliability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Audit Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can deliver a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory bundles and network security assessment service bundles created to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive an independent opinion about the quality of their security environment. The packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level security evaluation solution for enterprises who need comply with security standards required by government regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and report on scanned information and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE integration consultants can help you to plan, deploy, manage, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers cost-effective online or onsite expertise to assist businesses to move efficiently to a productive communications ecosystem that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can help you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications like Skype for Business Server and Lync for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
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 strategy that integrates a broad range of wireless appliances and technologies and provides the same protection, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent can help you to implement seamless integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other vendors to give your business the functionality you require as well as the most protected, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and your company's processes.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network consultants offer help with Cisco's network management tools along with a range of powerful third-party applications to build a complete management automation strategy to keep your environment operating reliably, conserve expensive resources, guard your information, recover rapidly from device failure or deliberate attacks, and enable you to expand or repurpose valuable components sensibly and economically as your company grows.

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