Cisco Certified Consulting and Support Cisco announced new products targeted especially for small company IT networks and designed to deliver exceptional security and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eliminates email threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that provide protection for valuable data and enable workers to share information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily connects offices, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current release incorporates the debut of a wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by offering extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your network and corporate data while enhance productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a unified bundle.

Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Precision: Helps to ensure that email threats and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate email is allowed through.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current updates to safequard your corporate email.
  • Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your network.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment you installs the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you get junk mail and malware filtering with no extra effort demanded of your network support staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small companies can handle. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the optimal solution for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from less advanced NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and high uptime your organization needs.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any approved drive. It offers a range of features in a desktop-size system engineered for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also gives your business the flexibility to configure the product without any attached drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain several chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your company.

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

  • Intelligently copy vital information from every PC and application server on your network
  • Provide centralized preservation and sharing of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each version of each file archived by employees, permitting you to restore data quickly
  • Record and archive digital video from your video surveillance system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to expand easily by deploying phones in places where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.

Other innovative pieces of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data any time, anywhere
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Incorporate Cisco Technology
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Progent can provide easy, immediate, and economical support from Cisco CCIE engineers. CCIEs are highly-qualified network gurus who are awarded this prestigious certification only through strenuous examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle the most sophisticated issues encountered with network infrastructure architecture, configuration, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants interact closely with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and devising workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. Progent gives you quick contact with a CCIE by telephone so you can receive emergency help for tough network problems that are affecting business productivity but are outside the expertise of your ordinary IT service resources. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can access your network via state-of-the-art off-site connectivity technology in order to deliver timely and cost-effective diagnosis and repair of critical network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can assist your business to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the latest media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to create a an advanced IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving QoS, configuring SIP gateways, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating UCS server failover and Cisco SRST systems for high availability. For additional details concerning Progent's engineering help for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, refer to Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Consulting Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), originally known as CallManager, acts as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration platform. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express provide a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging apps like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Express for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager setup and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, creating UCS server failover systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

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Progentís certified Cisco network security consultants offer high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting support including architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and safe access services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-level appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, high throughput, and high availability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed platform, minimizing common OS-specific security holes.

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Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly security Inventory bundles and security assessment packages designed to give businesses of any size a chance to receive an impartial look at the strength of their security profile. These packages vary from ultra-affordable external security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end network security evaluation package for corporations who need meet security standards demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment package, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected data and provide recommendations for effective improvements.

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Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide range of wireless products and technologies and provides the identical security, scalability, and ease of management you expect from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless technology and wireless technology from other vendors to give your company the features you require as well as the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN solution available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to design security into your WLAN and your company's processes.

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