Cisco Certified Help Cisco introduced new products targeted especially for small company networks and designed to provide high levels of security and connectivity for an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of the Cisco SBCS.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eliminates email attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS devices that provide protection for valuable data and allow workers to share files effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the debut of a wireless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Support The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by offering powerful defense against spam, viruses and other email threats to guard your system and corporate data while at the same time improve productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email threats by including hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a single bundle.

Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while legitimate email is accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed updates: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email safety risks, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the latest patches to protect your corporate email.
  • Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup wizards allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in nearly any environment within 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your business.
  • Effortless administration: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional effort demanded of your network support group.

NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting and Support The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital corporate information. Unlike entry-level NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user authentication, and high uptime your company needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified drive. The enclosure provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives your company the versatility to configure the system without any attached hard disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

You can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically back up important data from each workstation and server on your network
  • Provide unified storage and distribution of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each revision of every file archived by employees, permitting your business to recover data easily
  • Record and save digital video from your surveillance system

Cisco SBCS
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consultants The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that enables small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their options to collaborate with clients and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced system offers improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by installing handsets in places where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.

Other new components of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business network and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and important business information wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created specifically for individual companies

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Benefit from Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco consultants and Cisco CCIE networking experts can assist your company to evaluate the latest Cisco products to determine their appropriateness for your environment, integrate Cisco appliances to enhance the security and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both in person and remotely to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of cost-effective technical services to improve the dependability, security, efficiency, and maintainability of your information system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Engineers
Progent can provide easy, quick, and affordable help from CCIE Certified engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized networking experts who are awarded this top-level classification only as a result of intense examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most complicated problems associated with network design, integration, troubleshooting, and service. Progentís CCIE experts interact intimately with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS software and devising workarounds or acquiring software updates to correct problems. Progent your company immediate access to a CCIE by phone so you are able to receive emergency help for tough network troubles that are undermining worker efficiency but are beyond the scope of your local IT support resources. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your environment via state-of-the-art remote connectivity tools to deliver fast and cost-effective diagnosis and remediation of critical infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help your business to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, formerly known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving QoS, configuring SIP trunking, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony solutions for high availability. For additional details on Progent's technical support for Cisco's collaboration technology, read Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), formerly named CallManager, acts as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Express provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with apps such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM experts can help with any facet of Unified CM configuration and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

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Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants offer expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services including infrastructure design, integration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to modular enterprise-level appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of protection, performance, and high availability for network environments of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective network security Inventory bundles and network security evaluation bundles created to offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to get a professional look at the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level security evaluation package for institutions who need comply with security levels demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for efficient remediation.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can assist you to design, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-connected SIP trunks. Progent offers cost-effective remote or onsite expertise to help companies to migrate smoothly to an advanced communications network that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can assist you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business and Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide 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 broad array of wireless devices and technologies and offers the identical security, scalability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from third-party vendors to offer your company the features you need plus the most protected, dependable, and economical wireless networking system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build security into your wireless network and your company's processes.

Automated Management Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer assistance with Cisco's management utilities alongside a range of specialized third-party applications to create a complete network management solution in order to keep your network running smoothly, conserve limited resources, protect your data, revive rapidly from device breakdown or malicious attacks, and enable you to add or reassign network components sensibly and affordably as your business evolves.

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