Cisco Qualified Consulting Cisco announced innovative products intended especially for small business IT networks and designed to provide high levels of protection and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Products unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's SBCS.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer protection for important data and enable employees to access shared information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily connects offices, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current version incorporates the first wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Help The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by offering extensive protection against junk mail, viruses as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your system and business data and simultaneously improve productivity. Since the product stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the expense and hassle associated setup and continuing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker is a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single bundle.

Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:

  • Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate messages are accepted.
  • Continuous self-installed updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest updates to protect your business email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in 15 minutes, delivering instant protection for your company.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus protection with no additional hassle required of your network support staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting Services The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your vital business data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and fault tolerance your organization needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis supports any approved hard drive. The product provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your company the versatility to deploy the product without any attached hard disk drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually expand with your company.

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

  • Intelligently back up vital information from each PC and application server on your network
  • Offer unified storage and distribution of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every revision of each file saved by employees, permitting your business to restore files quickly
  • Record and archive video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by adding phones in locations where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.

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

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and important business information any time, anywhere
  • The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions created custom for certain businesses

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE engineers can help you to assess the latest Cisco products to understand their business value for your IT system, install Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the protection and performance of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and online to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's IT professionals offer a range of low-cost services to enhance the availability, security, speed, and maintainability of your company's IT network:

Quick Access to Cisco CCIE Network Engineers
Progent delivers easy, quick, and low-cost assistance from Cisco CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are highly-qualified networking gurus who earn this top-level classification only through strenuous examination by Cisco. CCIEs can handle even the most sophisticated problems associated with network architecture, deployment, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants work intimately with Cisco in-house staff in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS software and devising fixes or obtaining patches to correct anomalies. Progent your company fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to receive emergency assistance for complex network problems that are undermining worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network support resources. Progent's CCIE support professionals can link to your environment via state-of-the-art remote connectivity tools to deliver fast and affordable analysis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to configure, manage, and debug Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also help your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, previously named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to build a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide support with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco SRST systems for high availability. For more information about Progent's expertise for Cisco's collaboration technology, refer to Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), originally named CallManager, acts as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified CM Express offer a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging apps such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can help with any aspect of CUCM configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

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Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants provide high-level PIX and ASA Firewall engineering support covering architecture, integration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and secure access services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced protection, high throughput, and excellent reliability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-qualified security engineers can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security Inventory bundles and network security evaluation packages created to give organizations of all sizes an opportunity to receive an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages vary from low-cost external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level network security assessment solution for institutions who have to meet security levels demanded by state regulators or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE configuration experts can assist organizations of any size to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises support to assist you to move smoothly to a productive unified communications network that delivers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can assist you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business or Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a wide array of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same security, scalability, and manageability you demand from your wired network. Progent can help you to implement seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless technology and wireless technology from other suppliers to give your company the functionality you need plus the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your wireless network and your company's processes.

Automated Management Tools for Cisco-based IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants offer assistance with Cisco's management technology alongside a range of powerful third-party applications to create a complete network management strategy in order to keep your environment running smoothly, conserve limited resources, protect your information, recover quickly from hardware failure or malicious attacks, and allow you to expand or repurpose valuable components intelligently and economically as your company grows.

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