Cisco Qualified Consulting Cisco introduced innovative solutions intended especially for small business IT networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and connectivity for a budget-friendly cost. Solutions introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eradicates email attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) appliances that offer security for important data and enable workers to access shared files easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. The latest version features the industry's debut of a cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by providing extensive protection against junk mail, malware and other email-borne threats to guard your network and business data and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the product stops spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it avoids the expense and hassle required for setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a single package.

Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email threats and junk mail are intercepted and business email is allowed through.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety threats, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to guard your business email.
  • Simple installation and operation: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, providing immediate security for your business network.
  • Effortless administration: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and malware protection with minimal extra hassle demanded of your IT group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and comprehensive data backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small organizations can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. Unlike less advanced NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, client validation, and service continuity your business requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis supports any certified hard drive. The chassis provides a range of capabilities in a desktop-size system engineered specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides your business the flexibility to deploy the system without any attached hard disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.

You can utilize the NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently back up important data from each PC and server in your business
  • Provide centralized storage and distribution of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every version of every file saved by workers, allowing your company to recover files with ease
  • Record and save digital video from your company's video surveillance system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting and Support The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications solution that allows small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to enhance their options to collaborate with customers and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has enhanced wireless support including the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in places 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) Release 1.4 are:

  • The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and give workers secure access to the Internet and key business data wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit stakeholders to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Business to Incorporate Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to evaluate the latest Cisco technologies to determine their value for your IT system, integrate Cisco appliances to enhance the protection and performance of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both onsite and online to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's consultants can provide a variety of low-cost services to improve the availability, security, speed, and maintainability of your IT network:

Quick Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, immediate, and affordable support from Cisco CCIE support professionals. CCIEs are highly-qualified networking experts who earn this top-level classification only through strenuous examination by Cisco. CCIEs can tackle the most complicated issues encountered with IT network planning, implementation, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE consultants work closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and devising fixes or obtaining patches to resolve problems. Progent gives you fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so you are able to receive urgent help for complex network troubles that are undermining business productivity but are outside the scope of your ordinary network service resources. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can access your environment via state-of-the-art off-site connectivity tools in order to provide fast and cost-effective diagnosis and repair of urgent network difficulties.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified IP phone and video IP phone experts can assist your business to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving QoS, configuring SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and designing UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST solutions for survivability. For more details about Progent's engineering help for Cisco's collaboration solutions, see Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Professional Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously known as CallManager, operates as the core of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. CUCM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with unified messaging apps like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can assist with any facet of Unified CM configuration and debugging in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consulting professionals provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall engineering support including architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home offices to modular gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide advanced protection, high throughput, and high availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built operating system, minimizing common OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Audit Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-qualified security consultants can deliver a range of budget-friendly network security Inventory packages and network security evaluation service packages created to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to receive an independent opinion about the quality of their protection environment. The packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal network security scan options for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level security assessment solution for enterprises who need meet security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and make recommendations for efficient improvements.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can help you to design, integrate, manage, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers cost-effective online or onsite support to help businesses to migrate efficiently to a modern communications ecosystem that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media platforms such as Skype for Business Server or Lync for access to a SIP-based IP 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 Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a broad array of wireless devices and technologies and provides the same protection, expandability, and manageability you demand from a wired environment. Progent can help you to achieve seamless integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from third-party suppliers to offer your company the functionality you require as well as the most protected, reliable, and economical WLAN system possible. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to design protection into your WLAN and into your business processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-powered Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's management technology alongside a variety of specialized third-party products to build a comprehensive management automation solution to keep your network running smoothly, conserve expensive resources, guard your information, recover rapidly from device failure or malicious assaults, and allow you to add or repurpose valuable resources intelligently and affordably as your company evolves.

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