Cisco Qualified Consulting Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended especially for small company IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of security and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that virtually eliminates email attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint NAS appliances that provide protection for important information and enable employees to exchange files easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest version features the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small businesses by providing powerful defense against junk mail, malware and other email attacks to guard your system and business data and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the device stops spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle associated setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and workstations. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous updates, and product support in a unified package.

Notable features of the Spam Blocker are:

  • Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while business messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email security risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
  • Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards allow you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware filtering with minimal additional effort required of your network support staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Support The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 provide the dependable security and advanced data backup capabilities that your business requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, offering the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate data. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user authentication, and fault tolerance your organization requires.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved disk. The chassis offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small businesses. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your company the versatility to configure the system without any connected hard drives, to reconfigure it at any time, and to chain several chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually expand with your business.

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

  • Intelligently copy important data from each workstation and application server in your company
  • Offer centralized storage and sharing of important files
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically each version of every file archived by employees, permitting your business to restore information easily
  • Record and save digital video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Cisco SBCS
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting and Support The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that permits small organizations to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their ability to interact with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which enables companies to expand easily by installing handsets in locations where traditional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be run.

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

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business network and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data any time, anywhere
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for certain companies

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Incorporate Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and CCIE accredited networking experts can help your company to assess the latest Cisco products to determine their business value for your environment, install Cisco solutions to improve the protection and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco products both in person and online to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of low-cost support services to enhance the availability, security, performance, and manageability of your company's information network:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, quick, and cost-effective access to registered CCIE engineers. CCIEs are highly-qualified networking experts who earn this top-level accreditation only after exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues associated with IT network planning, configuration, troubleshooting, and support. Progentís CCIE professionals cooperate intimately with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS platform and devising fixes or obtaining software updates to resolve anomalies. Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by telephone so you are able to receive emergency help for tough network troubles that are impacting business productivity but are outside the expertise of your usual IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consulting experts can access your network via state-of-the-art remote connectivity tools to deliver fast and cost-effective analysis and repair of critical network problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help you to configure, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, previously known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to build a an advanced 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, resolving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and creating Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony solutions for high availability. For additional details on Progent's offerings for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, see Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Engineering Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), originally known as CallManager, acts as the heart of Cisco's collaboration solution. Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with applications such as Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM experts can assist with any facet of Unified Communications Manager support and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN support, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE networking support, designing UCS server clustering systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco network security consulting professionals provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting support including infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home offices to modular enterprise-grade appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, high throughput, and high availability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed platform, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective security Inventory bundles and network security assessment service packages designed to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an objective opinion about the quality of their protection environment. These packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end network security evaluation solution for institutions who need comply with security standards required by government regulators or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for effective improvements.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE integration experts can help you to plan, deploy, manage, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite expertise to help companies to migrate smoothly to a modern unified communications ecosystem that offers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can help you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business Server or Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide range of wireless products and technologies and offers the identical security, expandability, and ease of management you expect from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from other vendors to give your company the features you require as well as the most protected, dependable, and cost-effective wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to design protection into your WLAN and your business operations.

Automated Administration Tools for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer help with Cisco's network management technology alongside a variety of specialized third-party products to create a comprehensive network management strategy in order to keep your environment operating smoothly, conserve limited resources, guard your information, recover rapidly from device breakdown or malicious assaults, and enable you to add or repurpose valuable components intelligently and affordably as your company evolves.

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