Cisco Certified Help Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted especially for small company IT networks and engineered to provide outstanding security and connectivity at an affordable price. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security product that virtually eradicates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer security for important data and enable employees to access shared files easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily interconnects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest version incorporates the first cordless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small businesses by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and business information and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Because the appliance stops spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by featuring hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single bundle.

Notable features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Precision: Helps to make sure that email attacks and spam are intercepted while legitimate email is accepted.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network database of email security threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current patches to protect your business email.
  • Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, delivering immediate protection for your network.
  • Effortless administration: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware filtering with no extra hassle required of your network support group.

Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting Services The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous users on each chassis, offering the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. Unlike less advanced NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, encryption, user authentication, and high availability your company needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified hard disk. The chassis offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small companies. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disks, to modify it at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.

Your company can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically back up vital information from every PC and application server in your company
  • Offer centralized storage and distribution of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each version of every file archived by workers, permitting you to restore files with ease
  • Store and save digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting and Support The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows companies to grow easily by adding handsets in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be added.

Other new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key business information wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and Cisco CCIE engineers can help you to evaluate new Cisco products to understand their appropriateness for your IT system, integrate Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the security and efficiency of your information network, and maintain Cisco products both onsite and online to keep your IT network running smoothly. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of cost-effective technical services to enhance the availability, safety, efficiency, and maintainability of your company's information network:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent can provide easy, quick, and affordable access to CCIE consultants. CCIEs are highly-qualified network gurus who are awarded this top-level accreditation only after exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most sophisticated problems encountered with network architecture, integration, repair, and administration. Progentís CCIE consultants interact closely with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS software and developing fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent offers quick access to a CCIE by telephone so you are able to get urgent help for tough network problems that are affecting worker productivity but are beyond the scope of your usual network service providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your environment using advanced off-site connectivity technology in order to deliver fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help your business to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, originally known as CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can provide support with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for high availability. For additional details concerning Progent's expertise for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, go to Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Consulting Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), formerly branded CallManager, functions as the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. CUCM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) offer a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating with unified messaging apps like Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN support, deploying ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís certified Cisco network security consultants provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe access services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, performance, and high availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed operating system, eliminating possible OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineers can provide a range of cost-effective security Inventory service bundles and network security assessment service packages created to give businesses of any size a chance to get an objective look at the quality of their protection profile. The packages range from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation package for enterprises who have to meet security standards demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize scanned information and make recommendations for efficient improvements.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk experts and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can assist organizations of any size to plan, integrate, manage, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or on-premises support to help businesses to move smoothly to a modern unified communications network that offers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media 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 Solutions
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from a wired environment. Progent can assist you to implement seamless integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party vendors to give your business the features you need as well as the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can advise you about how to build security into your WLAN and your company's processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-based IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants offer help with Cisco's management utilities along with a range of specialized third-party applications to create a comprehensive management automation solution in order to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your information, revive rapidly from device breakdown or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign network resources sensibly and affordably as your company grows.

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

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