Cisco Certified Consultants Cisco introduced innovative products intended especially for small company networks and designed to provide a high degree of security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint NAS appliances that provide security for valuable information and allow workers to share information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly interconnects offices, workers, and customers however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Announces Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam Blocker Consultants The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by offering extensive protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne attacks to guard your system and business data while at the same time enhance productivity. Since the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the expense and time with setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email threats by featuring hardware, software, ongoing patches, and technical support in a unified package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker are:

  • Precision: Assists to make sure that email threats and spam are intercepted and business email is accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current updates to protect your corporate email.
  • Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup tools allow you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any network within 15 minutes, providing immediate protection for your business network.
  • Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no extra hassle demanded of your network support group.

NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consultants The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and advanced data backup features that your business needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, offering the optimal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and high availability your organization needs.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified hard disk drive. It offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small organizations. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also gives your business the versatility to deploy the system without any connected hard disk drives, to modify the product easily, and to link several NAS chassis together, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.

You can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically copy important data from each PC and application server on your network
  • Provide unified preservation and distribution of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended each revision of each file archived by workers, allowing your business to recover files with ease
  • Store and save digital video from your company's video security cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small organizations to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate locations to enhance their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which enables companies to expand easily by adding phones in locations where traditional telephone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be added.

Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's network and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data from either side of the firewall
  • The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain companies

How Progent's Cisco-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco consultants and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to evaluate new Cisco technologies to determine their business value for your IT system, configure Cisco solutions to enhance the security and performance of your information network, and maintain Cisco devices both in person and online to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of low-cost support services to improve the availability, protection, efficiency, and manageability of a small business IT network:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent is the leading source of easy, immediate, and low-cost assistance from CCIE support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite networking gurus who are awarded this prestigious accreditation only after thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs can tackle even the most complicated issues associated with network infrastructure planning, configuration, repair, and support. Progentís CCIE consultants interact intimately with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and devising workarounds or acquiring patches to resolve anomalies. Progent your company quick access to a CCIE by telephone so that you are able to get emergency help for tough network problems that are affecting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your usual IT service resources. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can access your environment via state-of-the-art off-site connectivity technology to deliver fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical network problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to integrate, maintain, and debug Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP devices to the latest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, previously named CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving QoS, configuring SIP gateways, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and creating UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solutions for survivability. For more details on Progent's expertise for Cisco's Unified Communications technology, read Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, originally known as CallManager, operates as the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. CUCM and Cisco Unified CM Express offer a borderless IP-PBX by integrating tightly with unified messaging apps that include Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager configuration and debugging in areas such as integrating Cisco VoIP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing UCS server clustering systems for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consultants offer expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting support covering infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home businesses to modular gigabit products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced protection, high throughput, and excellent availability for IT systems of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed platform, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

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 network security evaluation service packages created to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive a professional opinion about the strength of their security environment. The packages vary from low-cost external network security scan and internal network security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level network security assessment package for enterprises who have to meet security standards demanded by state regulators or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and summarize collected information and provide suggestions for effective improvements.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE integration experts can assist your business to plan, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support to help companies to migrate efficiently to an advanced communications environment that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media platforms such as Skype for Business and Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a wide array of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same protection, scalability, and manageability you demand from a wired environment. Progent can help you to implement seamless integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from other suppliers to give your company the features you need as well as the most protected, dependable, and economical WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your wireless network and your company's processes.

Automated Management Tools for Cisco-powered Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network engineers offer assistance with Cisco's network management utilities alongside a variety of specialized third-party applications to create a comprehensive network management solution in order to keep your environment running smoothly, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your information, revive quickly from device breakdown or deliberate attacks, and enable you to add or reassign network resources intelligently and affordably as your business grows.

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