Cisco Qualified Consulting and Support Cisco unveiled new solutions intended especially for small business IT networks and engineered to deliver high levels of protection and connectivity at an affordable cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eliminates email-based threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for important information and enable employees to access shared files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. The latest version features the debut of a cordless small-footprint IP handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by providing powerful protection against junk mail, viruses as well as other email-borne threats to secure your network and business information while improve efficiency. Because the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it eliminates the expense and hassle associated setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the performance of networks, application servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing patches, and product support in a unified package.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:

  • Efficiency: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught and business email is delivered.
  • Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email security risks, makes sure that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
  • Easy setup and operation: User-friendly web-based installation tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in practically any environment within 15 minutes, providing immediate security for your company.
  • Effortless management: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware filtering with no extra hassle required of your IT staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting Services The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small organizations can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients on each chassis, offering the optimal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less sophisticated network-attached storage systems, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, user validation, and service continuity your company needs.

The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure handles any certified hard disk drive. The chassis offers a range of capabilities in a desktop system designed for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides you the versatility to configure the product without any attached disk drives, to modify it at any time, and to chain multiple Cisco NAS chassis together, offering a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Intelligently back up important data from each PC and server on your network
  • Provide unified storage and sharing of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of every file saved by workers, allowing your company to recover data with ease
  • Store and save digital video from your company's video security system

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications solution that enables small companies to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone, which enables businesses to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in locations where traditional phone wires or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.

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

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and give workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key business information wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Incorporate Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE networking experts can help your company to evaluate new Cisco products to understand their appropriateness for your IT system, configure Cisco solutions to enhance the protection and performance of your information network, and maintain Cisco devices both in person and remotely to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's IT professionals offer a range of low-cost technical services to enhance the reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of a small business IT system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent offers convenient, immediate, and affordable help from registered CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite network gurus who earn this top-level classification only after thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle even the most complex problems surrounding network planning, integration, troubleshooting, and management. Progentís CCIE experts work closely with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS software and finding workarounds or obtaining patches to resolve problems. Progent gives you immediate access to a CCIE by telephone so you are able to get instant help for tough network problems that are undermining worker productivity but are outside the scope of your usual IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can link to your network using advanced remote connectivity technology to provide timely and cost-effective diagnosis and remediation of urgent network difficulties.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices 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, previously known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver support with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony systems for high availability. For more information on Progent's technical support for Cisco's collaboration technology, refer to Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Professional Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously known as CallManager, operates as the foundation of Cisco's communications and collaboration platform. Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express provide a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging apps like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for building an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can assist with any aspect of CUCM support and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and desktop video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN support, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server failover systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consulting professionals provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure access services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home businesses to scalable gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer advanced security, performance, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, eliminating possible OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly network security Inventory bundles and security evaluation service bundles designed to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to receive an objective opinion about the strength of their protection profile. The packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation package for institutions who need meet security levels required by government agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize scanned information and provide suggestions for effective remediation.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk experts and Cisco CUBE integration experts can assist you to plan, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises expertise to assist companies to migrate smoothly to a modern unified communications network that offers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can help you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms 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 Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a broad array of wireless devices and technologies and provides the identical security, expandability, and ease of management you demand from your wired environment. Progent can help you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from other suppliers to offer your company the functionality you need plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to build security into your WLAN and your business processes.

Automated Administration Tools for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network engineers can provide help with Cisco's management technology along with a range of powerful third-party products to build a complete network management solution in order to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize limited resources, protect your data, recover quickly from device failure or malicious assaults, and allow you to expand or repurpose valuable resources sensibly and economically as your company evolves.

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