Cisco Certified Help Cisco introduced new solutions intended especially for small business networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of security and connectivity for an affordable cost. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that virtually eradicates email threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer protection for valuable data and allow workers to exchange files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly interconnects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's current release features the industry's first wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Support The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email-borne threats to secure your network and corporate data while at the same time improve efficiency. Because the device blocks spam right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and time with initial configuration and continuing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a single package.

Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:

  • Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are caught while legitimate email is delivered.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to protect your corporate email.
  • Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation tools permit you to configure the Spam Blocker in almost any network within minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional effort required from your IT staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting and Support The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and advanced data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, encryption, client validation, and high uptime your company requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any approved disk drive. The chassis offers a range of features in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the versatility to configure the system without any connected disks, to modify the product easily, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.

You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Automatically back up vital data from every PC and server in your organization
  • Provide unified preservation and sharing of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended each revision of every file saved by workers, allowing you to recover data with ease
  • Record and archive video from your company's surveillance system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Support Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that enables small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution has improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where conventional phone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.

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

  • The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data wherever they are
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for individual companies

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist You to Benefit from Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to evaluate the latest Cisco technologies to determine their value for your environment, deploy Cisco appliances to improve the protection and efficiency of your network, and provide tech support for Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of affordable technical services to improve the reliability, security, speed, and manageability of your information system:

Immediate Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent is the leading source of easy, immediate, and affordable assistance from registered CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized network experts who are awarded this top-level classification only through thorough testing by Cisco. CCIEs can tackle even the most complex problems encountered with network infrastructure planning, configuration, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants work intimately with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS platform and developing fixes or obtaining software updates to correct problems. Progent gives you quick access to a CCIE by telephone so you are able to get instant assistance for complex network problems that are affecting business efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your network using advanced off-site connectivity technology in order to provide timely and cost-effective analysis and remediation of urgent network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can assist your business to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, previously known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving QoS, setting up SIP gateways, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for survivability. For more details about Progent's support for Cisco's collaboration solutions, go to Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), previously branded CallManager, functions as the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. CUCM and Unified CM Express (CME) offer a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with apps such as Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can assist with any facet of Unified Communications Manager setup and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying ISR routers with CUBE networking support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services including architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe access services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-grade appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, high throughput, and high reliability for IT systems of any size. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed operating system, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineers can deliver a range of cost-effective security Inventory bundles and network security evaluation bundles designed to offer organizations of any size an opportunity to receive an independent look at the quality of their security environment. These packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-level security assessment package for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected information and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can assist your business to plan, deploy, maintain, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers cost-effective online or onsite expertise to assist companies to move efficiently to an advanced communications network that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad range of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the same security, expandability, and ease of management you expect from your wired network. Progent can help you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party suppliers to give your company the features you need plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your wireless network and your company's operations.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants offer help with Cisco's network management tools alongside a variety of specialized third-party products to create a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize limited resources, protect your information, revive quickly from hardware failure or deliberate attacks, and enable you to expand or reassign network components sensibly and economically as your business grows.

For additional information about Progent's support for Cisco networking and communications products, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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