Cisco Certified Help Cisco unveiled innovative solutions intended specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Cisco SBCS.

The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security product that essentially eliminates email-based attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for valuable data and allow workers to access shared information easily. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily connects offices, employees, and customers however dispersed. Cisco's latest release features the first cordless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small companies by offering extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and other email attacks to secure your system and business data while at the same time improve efficiency. Since the appliance stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and time required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email threats by featuring hardware, software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified package.

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

  • Precision: Assists to make sure that email attacks and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are allowed through.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest patches to safequard your corporate email.
  • Easy installation and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any network in 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your business network.
  • Streamlined management: From the moment you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and virus filtering with minimal additional hassle required from your IT group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consultants The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable protection and advanced data backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, offering the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced archiving, encryption, user validation, and fault tolerance your company requires.

The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The chassis provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers you the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached disk drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain multiple NAS chassis together, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.

Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically copy important information from every desktop and server in your organization
  • Provide centralized storage and sharing of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically every version of each file archived by employees, allowing your company to recover files quickly
  • Store and save video from your company's video security cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting Services The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small companies to interconnect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to grow easily by deploying phones in places where traditional phone lines or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.

Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data from inside or outside the office
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies

How Progent's Cisco-certified Experts Can Help You to Benefit from Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco consultants and Cisco CCIE networking experts can assist your company to assess new Cisco technologies to determine their usefulness for your environment, deploy Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and online to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of cost-effective technical services to improve the availability, protection, efficiency, and maintainability of your IT system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Network Engineers
Progent offers easy, immediate, and economical support from CCIE Certified consultants. CCIEs are recognized networking gurus who earn this top-level classification only as a result of comprehensive examination by Cisco. CCIEs can resolve even the most sophisticated problems encountered with IT network architecture, setup, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE experts cooperate closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and devising fixes or obtaining patches to correct problems. Progent gives you immediate contact with a CCIE by phone so you are able to get urgent help for complex network troubles that are affecting business efficiency but are outside the expertise of your usual network support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can access your network via advanced off-site support tools in order to provide timely and cost-effective diagnosis and remediation of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone experts can assist you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist you to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, previously named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to build a an advanced IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and creating Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony systems for survivability. For more information about Progent's expertise for Cisco's collaboration solutions, read Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), formerly known as CallManager, operates as the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration platform. Cisco Unified CM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) offer a borderless IP-PBX by integrating closely with apps that include Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for creating a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager setup and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing UCS server failover systems for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall engineering support covering infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide advanced protection, high throughput, and high reliability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed platform, minimizing common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-qualified security consultants can provide a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory service packages and security evaluation packages created to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an independent opinion about the effectiveness of their protection environment. These packages range from low-cost external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize companies up to a high-end network security assessment solution for enterprises who have to meet security standards demanded by government agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and make suggestions for efficient remediation.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and Cisco CUBE configuration experts can assist you to design, deploy, manage, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or onsite support to assist companies to move smoothly to a productive communications network that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can help you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media applications such as Skype for Business Server and Lync for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad range of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same security, scalability, and ease of management you expect from a wired network. Progent can assist you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless technology from other suppliers to give your business the features you need as well as the most protected, dependable, and economical wireless networking solution available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your wireless network and your company's operations.

Simplified Administration Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management consultants can provide help with Cisco's management technology along with a variety of powerful third-party products to build a comprehensive management automation strategy in order to keep your environment running smoothly, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, revive quickly from device breakdown or malicious assaults, and allow you to expand or reassign network resources intelligently and economically as your business grows.

For more details concerning Progent's consulting support for Cisco connectivity and security products, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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