Cisco Qualified Consulting Services Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted especially for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional security and connectivity at an affordable price. Solutions announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eradicates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop NAS devices that provide protection for important data and enable workers to access shared information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current release features the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing powerful protection against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email-borne threats to secure your system and business data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the device stops spam right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email threats by including hardware, software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a single bundle.

Key features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted while business email is delivered.
  • Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current updates to protect your business email.
  • Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any environment within minutes, delivering instant security for your business network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and virus protection with no additional hassle demanded from your network support group.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Support Services The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your vital corporate information. As distinct from less sophisticated NAS systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard disk. The product provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size footprint engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your company the flexibility to configure the product without any attached drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.

Your company can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy important information from every desktop and server in your organization
  • Provide centralized storage and sharing of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of every file saved by workers, allowing your company to restore data quickly
  • Store and save video from your video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting and Support The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that enables small companies to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate sites to enhance their ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the new release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.

Additional new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key business information wherever they are
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain companies

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and CCIE engineers can assist your company to assess new Cisco products to determine their appropriateness for your IT system, configure Cisco appliances to improve the security and performance of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco devices both onsite and online to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of low-cost services to enhance the dependability, security, performance, and manageability of your company's IT network:

Quick Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Engineers
Progent offers convenient, quick, and cost-effective support from CCIE Certified support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized network gurus who are awarded this prestigious certification only as a result of strenuous examination by Cisco. CCIEs can tackle even the most challenging problems associated with network infrastructure design, integration, troubleshooting, and support. Progentís CCIE professionals work closely with Cisco engineers in identifying issues with Cisco's IOS software and finding fixes or acquiring patches to correct problems. Progent gives you quick access to a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to receive instant help for complex network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your local network support resources. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your environment via state-of-the-art off-site support technology to provide timely and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to configure, manage, and debug Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also help your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, previously named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to create a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver expertise with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and creating UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For additional details about Progent's technical support for Cisco's collaboration solutions, go to Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, acts as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. CUCM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating with apps such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM consultants can assist with any facet of Unified CM configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating VoIP phones and desktop video IP phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE networking support, creating UCS server failover systems for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting support including infrastructure design, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home offices to modular enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, performance, and excellent availability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built platform, minimizing common OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-qualified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly network security Inventory packages and security evaluation bundles designed to give businesses of any size a chance to receive an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages range from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-end security evaluation package for institutions who have to meet security levels required by state regulators or by vendors. For every security assessment package, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected information and make suggestions for efficient remediation.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and CUBE integration experts can help organizations of any size to plan, integrate, maintain, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises support to help companies to migrate smoothly to a modern communications ecosystem that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business Server and Lync for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad array of wireless products and technologies and offers the identical protection, scalability, and manageability you expect from a wired environment. Progent can assist you to achieve transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from other vendors to give your business the features you require as well as the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to build security into your WLAN and into your company's processes.

Automated Administration Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's management tools alongside a variety of powerful third-party products to build a complete network management strategy in order to keep your network operating reliably, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, recover quickly from hardware breakdown or malicious assaults, and enable you to add or repurpose network components sensibly and economically as your company grows.

To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Cisco networking and communications products, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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