Cisco Certified Consulting and Support Cisco introduced innovative products intended specifically for small business networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of protection and collaboration for an affordable price. Products announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco SBCS.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email-based threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that provide protection for important information and allow workers to share files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's latest version incorporates the debut of a cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering extensive protection against junk mail, malware as well as other email attacks to guard your network and business data while improve efficiency. Because the device blocks spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and hassle with setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring hardware, software, ongoing patches, and technical support in a unified package.

Key benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while business email is accepted.
  • Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, an online database of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest updates to safequard your corporate email.
  • Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in nearly any environment in minutes, delivering instant security for your business.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with minimal extra hassle required from your IT group.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting and Support The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your company needs.

The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size form factor designed for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected hard disk drives, to modify it easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your business.

Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically back up vital data from every PC and server in your company
  • Offer unified storage and distribution of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended every version of every file saved by workers, permitting you to recover information easily
  • Store and archive digital video from your video security system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Support Services The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that enables small businesses to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers improved wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.

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

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key business information wherever they are
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco certified consultants and CCIE accredited network engineers can help you to evaluate new Cisco products to determine their usefulness for your environment, set up Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and online to keep your network running smoothly. Progent's IT professionals offer a range of cost-effective technical services to enhance the availability, security, performance, and manageability of your IT network:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent can provide convenient, quick, and cost-effective help from Cisco CCIE support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite networking gurus who earn this top-level certification only as a result of exhaustive examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most complicated issues surrounding network planning, configuration, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate intimately with Cisco in-house staff in identifying issues with Cisco's IOS platform and devising fixes or obtaining software updates to correct anomalies. Progent gives you quick access to a CCIE by phone so you are able to receive urgent assistance for complex network troubles that are undermining worker efficiency but are beyond the scope of your usual IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can access your network via advanced off-site support tools to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, originally named CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to build a an advanced IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP gateways, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for high availability. For additional details on Progent's services for Cisco's Unified Communications technology, see Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), previously branded CallManager, operates as the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express provide an advanced IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with unified messaging apps like Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM experts can help with any aspect of Unified CM configuration and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services including infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of protection, high throughput, and excellent reliability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can deliver a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory service bundles and network security assessment packages created to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to get an objective look at the strength of their protection profile. The packages vary from ultra-affordable external security scan and internal network security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level network security assessment solution for enterprises who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective improvements.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE configuration experts can assist you to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based SIP trunks. Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises expertise to help you to migrate efficiently to a productive communications network that delivers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can help you to configure interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad range of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the same protection, expandability, and ease of management you expect from a wired network. Progent can help you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from other vendors to offer your company the functionality you require as well as the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design security into your wireless network and into your business processes.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management engineers can provide assistance with Cisco's management technology along with a variety of specialized third-party applications to build a complete network management solution to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, revive rapidly from hardware breakdown or malicious attacks, and allow you to add or repurpose valuable components sensibly and affordably as your business evolves.

For additional details concerning Progent's consulting services for Cisco connectivity and communications solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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