Cisco Qualified Consulting Services Cisco introduced new products targeted specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver outstanding protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eliminates email-based threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that offer protection for valuable information and allow workers to exchange information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The current version incorporates the industry's first cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small organizations by offering extensive protection against spam, viruses as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your network and corporate data while at the same time enhance productivity. Since the device blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle with setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified bundle.

Key benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Precision: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email safety risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest patches to guard your corporate email.
  • Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards allow you to install the Spam Blocker in practically any network in minutes, delivering instant protection for your business.
  • Effortless administration: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no extra hassle required of your network support staff.

NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital business information. As distinct from entry-level NAS systems, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, user authentication, and high availability your organization needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified disk drive. It provides a range of capabilities in a desktop form factor engineered specifically for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives you the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to link multiple chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Automatically copy important data from each workstation and server on your network
  • Provide unified storage and sharing of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each revision of every file archived by employees, allowing your business to recover data quickly
  • Store and save digital video from your surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that allows small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their ability to interact with clients and teammates. In the new release, the affordable system offers enhanced wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables businesses to expand easily by installing handsets in locations where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.

Additional innovative pieces of the Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important business information wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual companies

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist You to Incorporate Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco consultants and CCIE accredited networking experts can help you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to understand their appropriateness for your IT system, deploy Cisco appliances to improve the protection and efficiency of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco devices both in person and online to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants can provide a variety of low-cost technical services to enhance the reliability, security, performance, and manageability of your company's IT network:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the leading source of easy, immediate, and low-cost assistance from Cisco CCIE support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite networking gurus who are awarded this prestigious accreditation only after strenuous testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most challenging issues encountered with IT network architecture, deployment, repair, and support. Progentís CCIE professionals work closely with Cisco engineers in identifying issues with Cisco's IOS software and developing fixes or obtaining patches to resolve problems. Progent offers fast access to a CCIE by phone so you can receive instant help for tough network troubles that are affecting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network service resources. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your environment using state-of-the-art off-site connectivity tools in order to deliver timely and cost-effective diagnosis and repair of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to configure, maintain, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP devices to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, previously branded CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver support with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP gateways, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for high availability. For more information about Progent's offerings for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, read Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), formerly named CallManager, operates as the center of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. Unified CM and Unified CM Express provide an advanced IP-PBX solution by integrating with unified messaging applications such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM consultants can help with any facet of Unified Communications Manager support and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE networking support, creating UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants offer expert PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services including infrastructure design, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and safe access services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to modular enterprise-level appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, high throughput, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built operating system, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security consultants can deliver a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory packages and network security evaluation packages created to offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to get an impartial look at the effectiveness of their protection profile. These packages vary from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan options for small and midsize companies up to a high-level network security evaluation solution for institutions who need meet security levels required by state agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with high-level security credentials evaluate and report on collected information and make suggestions for effective remediation.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and CUBE configuration experts can help your business to plan, deploy, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite expertise to assist businesses to migrate smoothly to a productive unified communications ecosystem that offers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to configure interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business Server and Lync for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a broad array of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same protection, scalability, and ease of management you demand from a wired environment. Progent can help you to implement seamless integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from third-party suppliers to give your business the features you need as well as the most secure, dependable, and economical WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design security into your WLAN and your company's operations.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's management utilities alongside a range of specialized third-party products to build a comprehensive network management strategy to keep your environment operating reliably, conserve expensive resources, guard your data, revive rapidly from hardware breakdown or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or repurpose network components sensibly and economically as your business grows.

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