Cisco Certified Consulting and Support Cisco announced innovative solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver outstanding protection and collaboration at an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eliminates email attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that offer protection for important data and allow workers to share information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily connects offices, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest version incorporates the first cordless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support The Spam Blocker appliance protects small organizations by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email attacks to secure your system and corporate information while at the same time enhance efficiency. Since the product stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it does away with the expense and time with 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 workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a single package.

Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:

  • Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are caught while business messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email security risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker installs the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup wizards allow you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in almost any environment in minutes, providing immediate security for your company.
  • Effortless administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with no additional effort demanded of your IT group.

NSS2000 and NSS3000
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting and Support The NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and advanced backup features that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per chassis, offering the optimal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital business information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and service continuity your company needs.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved drive. It offers a wealth of features in a desktop form factor engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides you the flexibility to configure the product without any connected disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Automatically copy important information from every desktop and server in your company
  • Provide unified storage and distribution of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every version of each file saved by employees, allowing your business to recover data easily
  • Store and archive video from your surveillance system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications solution that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless features including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables companies to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in places where conventional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.

Additional innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data remotely or locally
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco support professionals and Cisco CCIE networking experts can assist you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to understand their business value for your environment, deploy Cisco appliances to enhance the security and performance of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco devices both in person and remotely to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of affordable technical services to improve the dependability, safety, efficiency, and maintainability of your IT network:

Immediate Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Engineers
Progent offers easy, immediate, and economical help from Cisco CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are highly-qualified network gurus who earn this top-level certification only through exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve even the most complex problems encountered with network architecture, integration, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants work intimately with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and devising workarounds or acquiring patches to resolve anomalies. Progent your company immediate access to a CCIE by telephone so you can receive emergency help for tough network problems that are undermining worker productivity but are outside the scope of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your network via advanced off-site support tools to deliver fast and affordable analysis and repair of urgent network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone experts can assist you to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist you to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, originally known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to create a modern IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can provide support with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for high availability. For additional details concerning Progent's support for Cisco's Unified Communications solutions, read Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Professional Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), originally named CallManager, acts as the foundation of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. Unified CM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express offer a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with apps that include Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can assist with any facet of Unified Communications Manager setup and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server.

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Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services including architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-grade appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of protection, performance, and high availability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective security Inventory service bundles and security evaluation packages designed to give organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an independent opinion about the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end security evaluation package for enterprises who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For each security assessment package, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected information and make suggestions for effective improvements.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE integration experts can assist organizations of any size to plan, deploy, manage, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises support to help businesses to migrate efficiently to a productive unified communications ecosystem that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to configure interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business or Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a certified CCIE 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 provides the identical security, expandability, and ease of management you demand from a wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from third-party suppliers to offer your business the features you require as well as the most secure, reliable, and economical wireless networking solution available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build protection into your wireless network and into your company's operations.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-based IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants offer assistance with Cisco's network management tools alongside a range of powerful third-party applications to build a complete network management solution to keep your environment operating reliably, conserve limited resources, guard your information, recover rapidly from device breakdown or malicious assaults, and enable you to expand or repurpose network resources sensibly and economically as your company evolves.

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