Cisco Certified Consulting and Support Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small business IT networks and designed to provide exceptional levels of protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer protection for important information and enable workers to exchange files easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that easily interconnects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest version incorporates the first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth support. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support The Spam Blocker protects small organizations by providing extensive defense against spam, viruses and phishing and other email-borne attacks to secure your network and corporate information and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the device stops spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the expense and time associated initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring hardware, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a single bundle.

Key features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email attacks and junk mail are intercepted and business messages are accepted.
  • Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network in 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your business network.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with no extra effort demanded of your network support staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
NSS2000 and 3000 Consultants The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, provides the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user authentication, and service continuity your organization needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any approved hard disk. The enclosure offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop system designed for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the versatility to deploy the system without any connected disks, to modify the product at any time, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Intelligently back up vital data from each desktop and application server in your organization
  • Offer unified storage and sharing of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every revision of each file saved by workers, allowing your company to recover files with ease
  • Store and save digital video from your video security cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Help The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that enables small businesses to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by adding phones in places where conventional telephone lines or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.

Additional innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key corporate information wherever they are
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help You to Benefit from Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco consultants and CCIE engineers can assist your company to assess new Cisco technologies to understand their value for your environment, integrate Cisco solutions to improve the security and performance of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network running smoothly. Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of low-cost support services to improve the availability, security, efficiency, and manageability of your IT system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, immediate, and low-cost help from CCIE engineers. CCIEs are highly-qualified network gurus who earn this top-level accreditation only as a result of comprehensive examination by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues associated with IT network architecture, setup, repair, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE experts cooperate intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and developing workarounds or acquiring software updates to correct problems. Progent gives you quick contact with a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to receive emergency help for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your usual IT service providers. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your environment via state-of-the-art remote connectivity technology in order to deliver timely and cost-effective analysis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified IP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to configure, manage, and debug Cisco IP phones, 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 IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, previously named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide expertise with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and creating UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST solutions for survivability. For more information on Progent's engineering help for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, visit Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, originally named CallManager, functions as the foundation of Cisco's collaboration platform. Cisco Unified CM and Unified CM Express provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with unified messaging applications such as Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can assist with any facet of Unified CM configuration and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for survivability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX and ASA Firewall engineering services including architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide 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 platform, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective network security Inventory bundles and network security evaluation service packages created to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an objective look at the strength of their security profile. The packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small businesses up to a high-end network security evaluation solution for institutions who need comply with security standards required by government agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective improvements.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration experts can assist organizations of any size to design, deploy, manage, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective online or on-premises support to assist companies to migrate efficiently to an advanced unified communications network that offers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can help you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications like Skype for Business or Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide array of wireless devices and technologies and provides the identical protection, scalability, and ease of management you expect from a wired environment. Progent can assist you to implement seamless integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from other suppliers to give your company the features you require as well as the most secure, reliable, and economical WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design protection into your WLAN and into your company's operations.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants can provide help with Cisco's management tools alongside a range of powerful third-party applications to create a comprehensive network management solution to keep your environment operating smoothly, conserve expensive resources, protect your information, recover quickly from device breakdown or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign network components intelligently and affordably as your business evolves.

To learn additional details about Progent's support services for Cisco connectivity and communications solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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