Cisco Certified Consulting Services Cisco announced new products intended especially for small company networks and designed to deliver exceptional security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco 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 and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that offer protection for important data and enable employees to exchange files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current version features the first wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Help The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and other email attacks to secure your system and corporate data and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Since the device stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and product support in a single package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:

  • Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted while legitimate messages are allowed through.
  • Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety risks, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker installs the most current patches to safequard your business email.
  • Simple setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools permit you to install the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network within 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your business.
  • Effortless management: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional effort required from your IT staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Help The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the robust protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, offering the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your business requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop footprint engineered for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides you the versatility to configure the product without any attached hard drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to chain several chassis together, offering a platform that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently copy important information from each PC and server in your business
  • Offer centralized storage and distribution of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each revision of each file archived by workers, allowing your company to restore files quickly
  • Store and save digital video from your video surveillance system

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consultants The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that enables small companies to interconnect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their ability to interact with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless support such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables companies to grow easily by adding phones in locations where conventional phone wires or network wiring is missing or cannot conveniently be added.

Other innovative pieces of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version include:

  • The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and important business data any time, anywhere
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual companies

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Deploy Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and CCIE networking experts can assist you to evaluate the latest Cisco technologies to understand their value for your environment, integrate Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the protection and efficiency of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's consultants offer a variety of affordable services to improve the dependability, safety, speed, and maintainability of your information network:

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Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified IP phone and video IP phone experts can assist you to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, previously known as CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For additional information about Progent's expertise for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, visit Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Consulting Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
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Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services including architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and secure access services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, performance, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-qualified security engineers can deliver a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory bundles and security evaluation service packages designed to give businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive an objective look at the strength of their security profile. These packages range from low-cost external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation package for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with top security credentials analyze and report on collected information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can help your business to design, deploy, maintain, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or onsite expertise to assist businesses to migrate efficiently to a modern communications environment that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can assist you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications like Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a broad array of wireless devices and technologies and provides the identical protection, scalability, and ease of management you demand from your wired environment. Progent can help you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party vendors to give your business the features you need plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking solution possible. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your WLAN and your business processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's network management utilities along with a range of powerful third-party applications to build a comprehensive network management strategy in order to keep your network running smoothly, conserve expensive resources, guard your data, recover rapidly from device breakdown or malicious assaults, and enable you to expand or reassign valuable components sensibly and economically as your business grows.

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