Cisco Certified Consulting Cisco introduced innovative products intended especially for small business networks and designed to deliver high levels of security and connectivity at a budget-friendly price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security product that essentially eliminates email threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to share information effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that seamlessly connects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. The current version incorporates the first wireless small-footprint Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, malware as well as other email threats to secure your system and corporate data while at the same time improve efficiency. Because the device stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates on its own, it avoids the cost and time associated setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a single package.

Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email threats and junk mail are caught and business messages are accepted.
  • Continuous automatic patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network database of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current updates to guard your business email.
  • Simple setup and use: User-friendly browser-based setup wizards permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any network in minutes, providing instant security for your company.
  • Effortless management: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with no additional effort required from your network support group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
NSS2000 and 3000 Support The Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup features that your company requires, at a cost small companies can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users on each chassis, offering the optimal answer for storing, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. As distinct from entry-level NAS alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, encryption, user authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. The chassis provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers you the versatility to configure the product without any connected drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain multiple chassis together, providing a solution that can smoothly grow with your business.

You can use the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy vital data from every desktop and application server on your network
  • Provide unified storage and distribution of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to copy automatically every revision of every file archived by employees, allowing you to restore information with ease
  • Record and save digital video from your video security cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Help The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that permits small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution has improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in locations where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet cables are missing or cannot easily be run.

Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 are:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and give workers safe connectivity to the Internet and important business data from inside or outside the office
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the setup and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain businesses

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco certified consultants and CCIE networking experts can help you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to understand their usefulness for your environment, set up Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the security and performance of your network, and maintain Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants offer a variety of cost-effective support services to improve the dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of your company's information system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the leading source of convenient, immediate, and economical support from registered CCIE support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized networking experts who are awarded this prestigious accreditation only through comprehensive examination by Cisco. CCIEs can tackle even the most complex problems associated with network architecture, setup, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE professionals cooperate intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and finding workarounds or acquiring patches to correct anomalies. Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive emergency assistance for tough network troubles that are affecting business efficiency but are outside the expertise of your ordinary network support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting experts can link to your network using state-of-the-art remote connectivity technology to provide fast and cost-effective diagnosis and repair of urgent infrastructure difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the latest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, formerly branded CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to build a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, deploying ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and designing Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony systems for high availability. For additional details about Progent's expertise for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, go to Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Professional Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously named CallManager, is the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified Communications Manager and Unified CM Express provide a modern IP-PBX solution by integrating with apps like Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating a highly automated customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM consultants can help with any aspect of CUCM support and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN support, installing ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering systems for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consulting professionals offer expert PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services including architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, performance, and high reliability for IT systems of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built operating system, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can provide a range of cost-effective network security Inventory service bundles and security assessment service packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an independent look at the strength of their protection environment. These packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan options for small companies up to a high-level network security evaluation solution for enterprises who have to meet security standards demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for effective improvements.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can help your business to plan, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based SIP trunks. Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises expertise to assist companies to move efficiently to a productive communications ecosystem that delivers accelerated return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to configure interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business and Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to assist 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, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired network. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from third-party vendors to give your business the functionality you need plus the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN system available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security consultants can show you how to build security into your wireless network and your company's operations.

Automated Administration Tools for Cisco-based Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's network management technology along with a range of powerful third-party applications to create a complete network management solution to keep your network operating reliably, conserve limited resources, protect your information, revive quickly from hardware breakdown or malicious attacks, and allow you to add or repurpose network components intelligently and economically as your company evolves.

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