Cisco Qualified Help Cisco announced new products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and designed to provide high levels of security and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of Cisco's SBCS.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eliminates email-based threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that provide protection for important information and allow employees to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Help The Spam Blocker protects small businesses by offering extensive defense against junk mail, viruses as well as other email threats to guard your network and corporate data while at the same time enhance efficiency. Because the product blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and time with setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single package.

Notable features of the Spam Blocker are:

  • Accuracy: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught and legitimate messages are delivered.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network library of email security risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to safequard your business email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any network in 15 minutes, delivering instant protection for your business network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with no additional effort required from your IT staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support The NSS2000 and 3000 provide the robust security and advanced data backup features that your business needs, at a price small companies can handle. The NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, offering the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate information. Unlike less advanced NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your company requires.

The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any certified disk. The enclosure provides a range of features in a desktop-size system engineered for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers you the versatility to configure the system without any attached disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.

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

  • Intelligently copy vital data from each PC and application server on your network
  • Provide unified storage and sharing of important information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended every revision of each file archived by workers, permitting your company to recover information with ease
  • Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that permits small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable solution has enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which enables companies to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.

Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give employees secure connectivity to the Internet and important business information from inside or outside the office
  • The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for certain businesses

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE networking experts can help your company to evaluate new Cisco products to understand their value for your IT system, configure Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both in person and remotely to keep your network operating dependably. Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of cost-effective technical services to improve the reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of a small business information system:

Immediate Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Network Engineers
Progent delivers easy, immediate, and affordable assistance from CCIE Certified support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are highly-qualified network experts who are awarded this prestigious accreditation only after exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle even the most complex issues surrounding IT network architecture, setup, troubleshooting, and service. Progentís CCIE consultants interact closely with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS platform and developing workarounds or acquiring patches to correct anomalies. Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so you are able to get urgent assistance for tough network problems that are undermining business productivity but are outside the expertise of your local IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your environment via state-of-the-art off-site connectivity tools to deliver fast and affordable analysis and repair of critical infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can assist you to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices to the latest media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you 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 company-wide collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony solutions for high availability. For more information about Progent's engineering help for Cisco's collaboration technology, go to Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, is the foundation of Cisco's collaboration platform. Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with applications such as Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can assist with any aspect of CUCM configuration and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco network security consultants offer expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to scalable enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, performance, and excellent reliability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective network security Inventory service packages and security evaluation service bundles designed to offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to get an impartial look at the strength of their security environment. The packages range from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize companies up to a high-level security assessment solution for corporations who have to comply with security standards demanded by state agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and make suggestions for effective remediation.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE integration consultants can help your business to plan, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises expertise to assist companies to move smoothly to an advanced communications environment that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can help you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business and Lync for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide range of wireless products and technologies and offers the same security, expandability, and ease of management you demand from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party suppliers to offer your company the functionality you require plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN solution available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your WLAN and into your company's processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-based Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management engineers offer assistance with Cisco's management utilities alongside a variety of powerful third-party applications to create a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your environment operating smoothly, conserve limited resources, protect your data, revive rapidly from device failure or malicious assaults, and allow you to add or reassign valuable resources intelligently and economically as your company evolves.

To learn additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Cisco connectivity and security technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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