Cisco Qualified Consulting Cisco announced new solutions targeted especially for small business networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated email security product that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that offer protection for valuable data and enable workers to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily connects offices, employees, and clients anywhere. The latest version features the industry's first cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Support The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing powerful defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to secure your network and business information while at the same time improve efficiency. Since the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current automatically, it avoids the expense and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email threats by featuring hardware, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:

  • Precision: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted while legitimate messages are allowed through.
  • Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current patches to guard your corporate email.
  • Easy installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any network in 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business network.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment you installs the the Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with no extra effort demanded of your IT group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting The NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and advanced backup features that your company needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, offering the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. Unlike less sophisticated network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your organization needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any certified hard disk drive. The product offers a wealth of features in a desktop form factor designed for small companies. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your business the flexibility to configure the product without any attached hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to link several NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your business.

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

  • Automatically back up vital data from each PC and application server on your network
  • Provide centralized preservation and distribution of key information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every revision of each file archived by employees, allowing your company to restore data with ease
  • Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Support Services The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows companies to expand easily by installing phones in places where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.

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

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important business information remotely or locally
  • The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Take Advantage of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and CCIE network engineers can help your company to evaluate the latest Cisco products to determine their business value for your environment, configure Cisco appliances to enhance the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both in person and online to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants offer a range of low-cost support services to improve the reliability, safety, speed, and manageability of your IT system:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of convenient, immediate, and low-cost assistance from CCIE Certified consultants. CCIEs are elite network gurus who earn this top-level accreditation only as a result of comprehensive testing by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve the most challenging problems surrounding IT network planning, setup, repair, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE professionals work intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and devising fixes or obtaining patches to resolve problems. Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE by telephone so you can get urgent assistance for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your usual network service providers. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your environment using state-of-the-art remote connectivity technology in order to provide timely and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified IP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also help your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to create a an advanced IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver support with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving QoS, configuring SIP gateways, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony solutions for high availability. For additional information concerning Progent's technical support for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, see Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), formerly named CallManager, operates as the center of Cisco's collaboration solution. Unified CM and Cisco Unified CM Express offer an advanced IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with applications such as Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager support and debugging in areas such as integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services including infrastructure design, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular gigabit products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of protection, high throughput, and excellent reliability for IT systems of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed platform, minimizing possible OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineers can deliver a variety of budget-friendly network security Inventory service packages and security evaluation packages created to give businesses of any size an opportunity to get a professional look at the effectiveness of their security environment. These packages vary from low-cost external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level network security assessment package for enterprises who need comply with security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk consultants and CUBE configuration consultants can help organizations of any size to plan, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based SIP trunks. Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises expertise to help you to migrate smoothly to a productive unified communications network that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can assist you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise 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 wide range of wireless products and technologies and offers the same security, scalability, and ease of management you expect from a wired environment. Progent can assist you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from third-party suppliers to offer your company the functionality you require plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to build protection into your wireless network and your business processes.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer assistance with Cisco's network management utilities alongside a variety of specialized third-party applications to create a complete management automation strategy to keep your environment operating reliably, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your information, recover rapidly from device breakdown or malicious attacks, and enable you to expand or reassign network components sensibly and affordably as your business grows.

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