Cisco Qualified Help Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended specifically for small business IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eradicates email attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer security for valuable data and allow workers to share information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects offices, workers, and clients anywhere. The latest release incorporates the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by offering extensive protection against junk mail, malware as well as other email threats to secure your network and business data while enhance productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and stays current automatically, it avoids the cost and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is a comprehensive defense against email-born threats by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and product assistance in a unified bundle.

Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:

  • Accuracy: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted and legitimate messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current updates to guard your corporate email.
  • Simple setup and use: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker in nearly any network in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional effort demanded from your network support staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting Services The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical business data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any certified disk drive. The product provides a range of features in a desktop-size system engineered for small organizations. The NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives you the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard disks, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your business can use the Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy important information from each desktop and application server in your business
  • Provide centralized preservation and sharing of important information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended each version of each file saved by employees, allowing your company to recover data with ease
  • Store and archive digital video from your video surveillance system

Cisco SBCS
NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small companies to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in places where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.

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

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help protect the company's network and give workers secure access to the Internet and key corporate data from either side of the firewall
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Incorporate Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco support professionals and CCIE accredited networking experts can assist you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to determine their value for your IT system, install Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the protection and performance of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both in person and online to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of affordable technical services to enhance the reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of a small business IT system:

Quick Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent is the leading source of convenient, immediate, and affordable assistance from CCIE engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite network gurus who are awarded this prestigious certification only after thorough testing by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging issues associated with IT network architecture, setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and finding fixes or acquiring software updates to correct anomalies. Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE by telephone so you are able to get emergency help for tough network troubles that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the expertise of your usual network support providers. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can link to your environment via advanced remote support tools to provide fast and cost-effective diagnosis and remediation of urgent network problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help your business to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the latest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously known as CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver support with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP gateways, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and designing Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for survivability. For more information concerning Progent's support for Cisco's collaboration technology, see Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), previously known as CallManager, functions as the core of Cisco's collaboration platform. Unified CM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express provide a modern IP-PBX solution by integrating with apps such as Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for creating a highly automated customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM consultants can help with any facet of Unified Communications Manager setup and debugging in areas such as integrating Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consultants provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall engineering services including architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home offices to modular enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, high throughput, and excellent availability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineers can deliver a range of budget-friendly security Inventory packages and network security assessment packages created to give organizations of any size a chance to receive an independent opinion about the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages vary from ultra-affordable external security scan and internal security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level security assessment solution for corporations who need meet security standards required by government agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can help you to plan, deploy, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite expertise to help businesses to migrate smoothly to a productive unified communications ecosystem that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can help you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business or Lync for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide array of wireless appliances and technologies and provides the identical protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from a wired environment. Progent can help you to implement seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other vendors to give your business the functionality you need plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking solution available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your wireless network and into your company's processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-based IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management consultants offer assistance with Cisco's management technology along with a range of specialized third-party products to build a complete network management strategy in order to keep your network running smoothly, conserve expensive resources, protect your data, recover rapidly from device failure or malicious assaults, and allow you to expand or repurpose network resources sensibly and affordably as your company grows.

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