Cisco Qualified Consulting Services Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted specifically for small business networks and designed to deliver high levels of security and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage devices that offer protection for important data and enable employees to access shared information easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily connects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current version features the industry's debut of a wireless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Help The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to secure your system and corporate information while improve productivity. Since the product blocks spam with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a unified package.

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

  • Precision: Assists to ensure that email attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate email is accepted.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety threats, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
  • Easy installation and operation: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards allow you to install the Spam Blocker in almost any environment within 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business network.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware protection with no additional effort demanded from your network support staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Support The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and advanced data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, cryptography, client validation, and high uptime your company requires.

The Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. It offers a range of features in a desktop-size footprint engineered for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage Chassis also offers you the versatility to deploy the product without any attached disk drives, to modify it at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually expand with your company.

Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Intelligently back up important information from every desktop and server in your company
  • Offer centralized preservation and sharing of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each revision of each file saved by workers, permitting your business to recover information quickly
  • Record and archive video from your surveillance system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Help The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that enables small companies to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their ability to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the affordable solution has improved wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables businesses to expand easily by deploying phones in locations where conventional phone wires or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.

Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's network and give employees secure access to the Internet and key corporate data wherever they are
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco certified consultants and CCIE network engineers can assist you to assess the latest Cisco products to determine their value for your IT system, configure Cisco solutions to improve the protection and performance of your network, and provide tech support for Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's consulting experts offer a range of cost-effective support services to enhance the availability, security, efficiency, and maintainability of a small business IT network:

Immediate Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, immediate, and low-cost help from Cisco CCIE consultants. CCIEs are highly-qualified networking gurus who earn this top-level certification only through thorough testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle the most challenging problems associated with network planning, setup, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE professionals work closely with Cisco engineers in identifying issues with Cisco's IOS platform and developing workarounds or acquiring software updates to correct problems. Progent your company quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive instant assistance for complex network troubles that are undermining business productivity but are outside the scope of your local network service resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can access your network using advanced off-site connectivity technology to provide timely and affordable diagnosis and remediation of urgent infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, maintain, and debug Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously known as CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For more information about Progent's engineering help for Cisco's Unified Communications technology, read Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly named CallManager, is the heart of Cisco's collaboration solution. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating with unified messaging applications like Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM experts can help with any facet of CUCM configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, integration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home offices to modular gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, high throughput, and high reliability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Audit Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security engineers can deliver a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory service packages and security assessment service bundles created to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to receive an impartial 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 companies up to a high-level security assessment package for institutions who have to comply with security standards required by government agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and make suggestions for effective remediation.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and Cisco CUBE integration experts can help you 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 on-premises expertise to help companies to migrate smoothly to a productive unified communications ecosystem that offers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can help you to establish 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 connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a wide array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from a wired network. Progent can help you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from third-party vendors to offer your business the functionality you need plus the most protected, reliable, and economical wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security specialists can advise you about how to design protection into your WLAN and into your business operations.

Automated Management Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network management engineers offer help with Cisco's management utilities alongside a range of powerful third-party applications to build a complete network management solution in order to keep your environment operating reliably, conserve limited resources, guard your information, recover quickly from device failure or deliberate assaults, and allow you to expand or repurpose network resources sensibly and affordably as your business evolves.

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