Cisco Qualified Support Services Cisco announced innovative products targeted especially for small business networks and designed to deliver exceptional security and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built email security product that virtually eradicates email-based attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS devices that provide protection for important information and enable workers to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current release features the debut of a cordless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam Blocker Consultants The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, malware as well as other email threats to secure your system and corporate information and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Since the device blocks spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical support in a single package.

Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance are:

  • Precision: Helps to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted and business email is allowed through.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security risks, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker installs the latest patches to protect your business email.
  • Easy setup and operation: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards allow you to configure the Spam Blocker in nearly any network within 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your company.
  • Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and virus filtering with minimal additional effort demanded of your IT staff.

Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The NSS2000 and NSS3000 provide the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business information. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, user validation, and service continuity your organization needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified hard disk drive. The product offers a range of capabilities in a desktop form factor engineered for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your company the versatility to configure the system without any connected hard disks, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.

Your company can utilize the NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically back up vital information from each PC and server in your organization
  • Offer centralized preservation and distribution of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended every version of every file archived by workers, permitting your business to restore data with ease
  • Record and save digital video from your surveillance system

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that permits small companies to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their ability to interact with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the affordable system offers enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which enables companies to expand easily by deploying handsets in places where traditional telephone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.

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

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide employees safe access to the Internet and key corporate data any time, anywhere
  • The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created specifically for individual companies

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Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and CCIE engineers can assist you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to determine their usefulness for your environment, deploy Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the security and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants can provide a range of cost-effective services to enhance the availability, protection, efficiency, and maintainability of your company's IT network:

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Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can help your business to design, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support to assist businesses to migrate efficiently to a productive communications environment that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can assist you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media platforms such as Skype for Business Server and Lync for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide range of wireless devices and technologies and provides the identical protection, scalability, and ease of management you expect from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless technology from other suppliers to give your company the features you need as well as the most protected, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking system available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security consultants can advise you about how to design security into your wireless network and into your business processes.

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