Cisco Certified Consultants Cisco introduced new solutions targeted specifically for small business networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email-based attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to exchange information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The latest release incorporates the debut of a 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 and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small businesses by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and worms as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your network and corporate data and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Since the appliance stops spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle associated initial configuration and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email-born threats by including hardware, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and technical assistance in a unified package.

Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Efficiency: Helps to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and business messages are delivered.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network library of email security risks, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the latest updates to safequard your business email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based installation tools allow you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network within minutes, providing immediate security for your company.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware filtering with no extra effort required of your network support group.

NSS2000 and 3000
NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting Services The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a cost small companies can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the optimal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate information. As distinct from less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, user validation, and high availability your business requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk. It provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor engineered specifically for small companies. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your business the versatility to configure the system without any connected hard disks, to reconfigure it at any time, and to link multiple chassis with one another, providing a platform that can continually grow with your business.

Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently copy vital data from each workstation and application server in your company
  • Provide centralized preservation and distribution of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up automatically every version of each file saved by employees, allowing you to recover data with ease
  • Store and save digital video from your surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in separate sites to improve their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to expand easily by installing phones in locations where conventional phone wires or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be run.

Other new components of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 include:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate information wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual businesses

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Incorporate Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and CCIE network engineers can assist you to evaluate new Cisco products to determine their value for your IT system, install Cisco appliances to improve the protection and efficiency of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network running smoothly. Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of cost-effective support services to improve the dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of your IT system:

Immediate Access to Cisco CCIE Network Engineers
Progent offers convenient, immediate, and cost-effective support from CCIE engineers. CCIEs are recognized networking experts who earn this top-level accreditation only through strenuous examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most sophisticated problems encountered with network planning, configuration, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE consultants interact closely with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by telephone so that you can receive urgent help for tough network problems that are affecting business efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your usual IT support providers. Progent's CCIE support professionals can link to your network via advanced off-site support tools in order to deliver timely and affordable analysis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to configure, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the newest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to create a modern IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can provide support with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP gateways, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solutions for survivability. For additional information concerning Progent's expertise for Cisco's collaboration solutions, refer to Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Professional Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), originally branded CallManager, operates as the heart of Cisco's communications and collaboration platform. Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Express offer a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with applications such as Cisco 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 a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can help with any aspect of CUCM configuration and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and desktop video IP phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN support, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE networking support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consultants offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure access services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-grade appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of security, high throughput, and high availability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built platform, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security consultants can provide a range of budget-friendly security Inventory service packages and network security evaluation service packages created to give organizations of all sizes a chance to get an independent opinion about the quality of their protection environment. These packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan options for small businesses up to a high-end network security assessment package for corporations who have to meet security standards required by government agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and report on collected information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and CUBE integration experts can assist you to design, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite expertise to assist you to move smoothly to an advanced unified communications ecosystem that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can help you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications such as Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide array of wireless devices and technologies and provides the same protection, scalability, and ease of management you expect from your wired network. Progent can assist you to implement transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from third-party suppliers to give your company the functionality you need as well as the most secure, reliable, and economical wireless networking system available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design security into your WLAN and into your business processes.

Automated Management Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management engineers offer assistance with Cisco's network management utilities alongside a variety of powerful third-party applications to build a comprehensive network management strategy in order to keep your network operating smoothly, conserve limited resources, guard your data, revive quickly from device breakdown or deliberate assaults, and allow you to add or reassign valuable resources sensibly and economically as your company grows.

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