Cisco Certified Support Cisco introduced new solutions targeted especially for small business networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and collaboration for an affordable cost. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eliminates email-based attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that offer security for important data and allow workers to exchange files easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current version features the debut of a cordless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, malware and other email attacks to secure your network and business data while at the same time enhance efficiency. Because the appliance blocks spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it avoids the expense and time required for setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker increases the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email attacks by including hardware, software, ongoing patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.

Key features of the Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while legitimate messages are accepted.
  • Continuous self-installed updates: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current updates to protect your business email.
  • Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based installation tools allow you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network within 15 minutes, providing instant security for your network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and malware filtering with minimal extra effort required of your network support group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting Services The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each enclosure, offering the ideal solution for holding, accessing, and backing up your vital business information. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your business requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The enclosure offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size system designed specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to configure the system without any attached disks, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy vital information from each desktop and server on your network
  • Provide centralized preservation and sharing of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every revision of each file saved by employees, permitting you to recover information with ease
  • Record and archive video from your surveillance cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Support Services The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small companies to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to enhance their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the affordable system offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP device, which enables businesses to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where traditional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.

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

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate information from either side of the firewall
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created specifically for individual companies

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and CCIE accredited network engineers can assist your company to assess new Cisco products to understand their appropriateness for your IT system, install Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the security and performance of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco products both in person and remotely to keep your IT network running smoothly. Progent's consultants offer a variety of low-cost services to enhance the reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of a small business IT network:

Quick Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the leading source of convenient, immediate, and low-cost support from registered CCIE support professionals. CCIEs are recognized network gurus who are awarded this prestigious classification only through thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle even the most complicated problems associated with network infrastructure design, configuration, troubleshooting, and support. Progentís CCIE consultants work closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and developing fixes or obtaining patches to resolve problems. Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so that you can receive emergency help for tough network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your usual network service resources. Progent's CCIE consulting experts can link to your environment using advanced off-site connectivity technology in order to provide timely and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network difficulties.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to configure, maintain, and debug Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP products to the latest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, originally named CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony systems for high availability. For additional details concerning Progent's engineering help for Cisco's collaboration technology, read Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Consulting Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), originally branded CallManager, operates as the center of Cisco's collaboration platform. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified CM Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating tightly with unified messaging apps such as Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM consultants can help with any facet of Unified CM configuration and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, deploying ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing Cisco UCS server failover systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consulting professionals offer expert PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services including architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure access services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home offices to scalable enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced protection, performance, and high availability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective network security Inventory service bundles and security evaluation bundles designed to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an independent opinion about the quality of their protection environment. The packages range from low-cost external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation package for corporations who need meet security levels demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and make recommendations for efficient improvements.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration experts can help you to plan, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or onsite expertise to help businesses to migrate efficiently to a modern unified communications network that offers accelerated return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a wide range of wireless devices and technologies and offers the identical security, expandability, and ease of management you demand from your wired network. Progent can help you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from third-party vendors to offer your business the features you need plus the most secure, dependable, and economical wireless networking system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and into your company's operations.

Automated Administration Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer assistance with Cisco's management utilities along with a selection of specialized third-party applications to build a complete network management strategy in order to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, revive rapidly from hardware failure or malicious attacks, and allow you to expand or repurpose valuable resources sensibly and affordably as your company grows.

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