Cisco Qualified Consulting Services Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended specifically for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration at a budget-friendly cost. Products announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a dedicated email security product that essentially eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer protection for valuable information and enable workers to share information easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To see Cisco's press release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consultants The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small businesses by offering extensive protection against spam, viruses and worms as well as other email threats to guard your system and corporate data while improve efficiency. Since the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it eliminates the expense and time associated setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is a comprehensive solution email-born threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product support in a single package.

Key benefits of the Spam Blocker are:

  • Precision: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are caught and legitimate email is delivered.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email security risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the most current patches to safequard your business email.
  • Easy setup and use: User-friendly browser-based setup tools allow you to configure the Spam Blocker in almost any network within minutes, delivering instant protection for your business network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and virus protection with minimal extra hassle demanded of your network support group.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust protection and advanced backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per enclosure, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate information. As distinct from ordinary NAS alternatives, the NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your company requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified disk drive. The enclosure provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your company the flexibility to deploy the product without any connected disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can continually expand with your business.

Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently copy vital information from every PC and server on your network
  • Offer unified storage and sharing of important information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each revision of every file archived by workers, allowing your company to restore files quickly
  • Record and archive video from your company's surveillance cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consultants The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable system offers improved wireless features including the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth, the SPA525G VoIP device, which allows businesses to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where conventional telephone wires or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.

Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version are:

  • The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers secure access to the Internet and important business information wherever they are
  • The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Deploy Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to determine their appropriateness for your IT system, configure Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the security and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both in person and remotely to keep your IT network operating dependably. Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of affordable technical services to enhance the availability, safety, efficiency, and manageability of your company's IT system:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent offers convenient, immediate, and low-cost support from registered CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite network experts who are awarded this prestigious accreditation only after exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve even the most sophisticated issues encountered with network design, implementation, repair, and administration. Progentís CCIE professionals work intimately with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS software and devising fixes or acquiring patches to resolve anomalies. Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can get emergency assistance for complex network problems that are undermining worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your usual network service resources. Progent's CCIE support professionals can link to your environment via state-of-the-art off-site connectivity tools in order to provide timely and affordable analysis and remediation of critical network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly named CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to create a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving QoS, setting up SIP gateways, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and designing UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for high availability. For additional details on Progent's support for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, visit Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Professional Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), originally known as CallManager, acts as the center of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) provide a borderless IP-PBX by integrating with applications like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can help with any facet of Unified CM setup and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall engineering services covering infrastructure design, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to scalable enterprise-class products, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, performance, and high reliability for network environments of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security Inventory service packages and network security assessment service bundles designed to give businesses of any size a chance to get an objective look at the strength of their protection environment. The packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan options for small businesses up to a high-level security assessment package for corporations who need comply with security levels required by government regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and report on collected information and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and Cisco CUBE configuration experts can assist organizations of any size to plan, deploy, maintain, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or on-premises support to assist businesses to migrate smoothly to a productive communications network that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or certified 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 provides the identical security, expandability, and ease of management you expect from your wired network. Progent can help you to achieve transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from third-party vendors to offer your business the functionality you need plus the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design security into your wireless network and your company's operations.

Automated Administration Tools for Cisco-based IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants offer help with Cisco's management technology alongside a range of specialized third-party products to create a complete network management solution in order to keep your network operating reliably, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your data, recover quickly from device breakdown or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign network resources sensibly and economically as your company evolves.

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