Cisco Qualified Consultants Cisco introduced new solutions intended specifically for small business IT networks and designed to provide a high degree of security and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Products announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable information and allow employees to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily interconnects offices, workers, and customers anywhere. The current release features the first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small businesses by providing extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your system and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle with setup and continuing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.

Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while business messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest patches to guard your business email.
  • Simple installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools allow you to install the Spam Blocker in almost any network in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
  • Streamlined management: From the moment you installs the the Spam 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 3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and advanced backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate data. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user validation, and service continuity your business needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified hard disk. The chassis offers a range of capabilities in a desktop system designed for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides your business the versatility to configure the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your business.

You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Intelligently back up important data from each workstation and server in your company
  • Provide unified storage and sharing of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every version of every file archived by workers, permitting you to restore information easily
  • Store and save video from your surveillance system

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small organizations to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless features such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables businesses to expand easily by adding phones in places where traditional phone wires or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be added.

Other innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and provide employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate information any time, anywhere
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Take Advantage of Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and CCIE network engineers can assist your company to assess the latest Cisco technologies to understand their business value for your environment, install Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's IT professionals offer a range of affordable services to enhance the reliability, protection, efficiency, and maintainability of your information system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent offers easy, immediate, and economical access to registered CCIE consultants. CCIEs are highly-qualified network experts who are awarded this prestigious classification only after intense testing by Cisco. CCIEs can handle the most complex issues encountered with network design, setup, troubleshooting, and administration. Progentís CCIE professionals interact closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and finding workarounds or obtaining patches to correct anomalies. Progent gives you immediate contact with a CCIE by phone so you can receive urgent assistance for tough network troubles that are undermining business productivity but are beyond the scope of your usual IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your environment using state-of-the-art remote connectivity tools to provide timely and cost-effective analysis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the latest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist you to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, installing ISR routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and creating UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solutions for survivability. For more information about Progent's offerings for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, visit Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), formerly branded CallManager, functions as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with applications such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM consultants can help with any facet of Unified CM setup and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE networking support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

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Progentís certified Cisco IT security consultants offer expert PIX and ASA Firewall engineering services including architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-level appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, performance, and high availability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineers can deliver a range of cost-effective security Inventory service packages and security evaluation service packages created to give businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive a professional opinion about the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-level security assessment solution for enterprises who need meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned information and make recommendations for efficient improvements.

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Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk experts and CUBE integration consultants can help your business to plan, integrate, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective online or on-premises expertise to assist you to move smoothly to a modern unified communications environment that offers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can assist you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a broad range of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical protection, scalability, and manageability you demand from your wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from third-party vendors to give your business the features you need plus the most protected, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can show you how to design security into your wireless network and into your business operations.

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Progent's Cisco-qualified network management engineers offer assistance with Cisco's management tools along with a range of powerful third-party applications to build a comprehensive network management strategy in order to keep your network operating reliably, conserve expensive resources, protect your data, recover rapidly from hardware failure or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign valuable components intelligently and economically as your business evolves.

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