Cisco Certified Support Cisco announced new solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that offer protection for important data and allow employees to exchange files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current release incorporates the industry's first cordless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth support. To see Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam Blocker protects small businesses by providing powerful defense against spam, malware and other email attacks to secure your network and business information while at the same time enhance efficiency. Since the product blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and time associated setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email-born threats by including hardware, software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a single package.

Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker are:

  • Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email threats and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
  • Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
  • Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment in 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your company.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as you deploys the the Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional hassle demanded of your network support staff.

NSS2000 and 3000
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consultants The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and advanced backup features that your business needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, client validation, and service continuity your company needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved drive. The product provides a range of features in a desktop footprint designed for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers your business the versatility to deploy the product without any connected drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

You can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Automatically copy important information from every desktop and application server in your business
  • Provide unified storage and distribution of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each version of every file saved by employees, allowing your business to recover information quickly
  • Store and archive video from your video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate sites to enhance their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable system has improved wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which allows businesses to grow easily by installing phones in locations where conventional telephone wires or network cables are missing or cannot easily be added.

Additional new pieces of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business network and give employees safe access to the Internet and key corporate information remotely or locally
  • The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for individual businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Professionals Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco consultants and CCIE network engineers can help you to assess new Cisco products to determine their value for your IT system, set up Cisco solutions to improve the security and performance of your network, and maintain Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your network running smoothly. Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of cost-effective services to improve the dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of your company's IT system:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent is the leading source of convenient, immediate, and affordable access to CCIE engineers. CCIEs are elite network gurus who are awarded this prestigious accreditation only after comprehensive testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most challenging issues surrounding network infrastructure planning, deployment, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate closely with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS platform and finding workarounds or acquiring patches to correct problems. Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to receive instant help for complex network problems that are affecting worker productivity but are beyond the expertise of your usual IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your network using advanced remote connectivity technology to provide timely and affordable analysis and repair of urgent network difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist your business to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the latest media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously named CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to create a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver support with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For additional details on Progent's offerings for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, see Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Consulting Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), previously named CallManager, is the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration platform. Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express offer a borderless IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging apps such as Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can help with any facet of Unified CM setup and debugging in areas such as integrating Voice over IP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing UCS server clustering solutions for survivability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants offer high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe access services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to scalable gigabit products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, high throughput, and high availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed operating system, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineers can provide a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory service packages and network security assessment service packages created to offer businesses of any size a chance to get an impartial look at the strength of their protection profile. The packages vary from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation package for institutions who have to comply with security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and summarize collected data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can assist your business to plan, integrate, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective online or on-premises expertise to help companies to migrate efficiently to an advanced communications network that delivers accelerated return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide range of wireless products and technologies and provides the identical security, scalability, and manageability you expect from your wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from other vendors to give your business the features you require as well as the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design protection into your wireless network and into your business operations.

Automated Management Solutions for Cisco-powered Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer assistance with Cisco's management tools alongside a variety of powerful third-party applications to build a complete management automation solution to keep your environment operating smoothly, conserve expensive resources, protect your data, recover rapidly from device breakdown or malicious assaults, and enable you to add or reassign valuable resources intelligently and economically as your business grows.

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