Cisco Qualified Consulting Cisco introduced innovative products intended specifically for small company IT networks and designed to provide a high degree of protection and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eradicates email threats as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage devices that offer protection for valuable information and allow employees to exchange information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily connects sites, employees, and customers however dispersed. The latest version features the debut of a wireless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Unveils Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and phishing and other email attacks to guard your network and corporate information and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Since the product blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it eliminates the cost and time associated initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end solution email-born attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and product assistance in a unified bundle.

Notable features of the Spam Blocker are:

  • Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email attacks and spam are caught and business email is allowed through.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network database of email safety threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker installs the latest patches to protect your business email.
  • Simple installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based installation tools permit you to configure the Spam Blocker appliance in practically any network in minutes, providing immediate security for your business.
  • Streamlined administration: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get junk mail and malware filtering with minimal extra effort required from your network support group.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 provide the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business requires, at a price small businesses can afford. The Cisco NSS3000 supports up to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users per chassis, offering the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical business data. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your company requires.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any certified disk drive. The chassis provides a range of capabilities in a desktop footprint designed specifically for small organizations. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives your company the versatility to configure the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain several chassis together, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your business.

Your company can utilize the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy important information from each PC and server in your business
  • Provide centralized preservation and sharing of key files
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of every file archived by employees, permitting your company to recover data easily
  • Record and save digital video from your company's surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that permits small organizations to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate sites to enhance their ability to interact with customers and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced system offers improved wireless support such as the industry's first wireless desktop IP handset with built-in Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to grow easily by installing phones in locations where traditional telephone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.

Additional innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's network and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data remotely or locally
  • The Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to permit partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions designed custom for individual companies

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Help Your Business to Take Advantage of Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and CCIE network engineers can assist your company to assess new Cisco technologies to determine their business value for your environment, deploy Cisco solutions to enhance the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your network running dependably. Progent's consultants offer a range of low-cost technical services to improve the reliability, safety, performance, and maintainability of your IT network:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Network Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of convenient, immediate, and cost-effective support from CCIE Certified support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite networking experts who are awarded this top-level classification only through exhaustive testing by Cisco. CCIEs can tackle the most challenging issues encountered with network planning, configuration, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE experts interact closely with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and finding fixes or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get instant assistance for complex network problems that are undermining worker productivity but are beyond the expertise of your usual IT support providers. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your environment via state-of-the-art off-site support technology in order to deliver timely and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help your business to integrate, maintain, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the latest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also help you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide support with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP trunking, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and designing UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solutions for high availability. For additional information concerning Progent's engineering help for Cisco's collaboration solutions, see Cisco IP Telephony and Unified Communications Engineering Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), formerly named CallManager, acts as the foundation of Cisco's collaboration platform. Unified CM and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) offer an advanced IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with applications like Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager setup and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN support, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall engineering services covering architecture, integration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-grade appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of security, performance, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants can provide a range of budget-friendly security Inventory bundles and network security assessment bundles designed to offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive an independent look at the effectiveness of their protection profile. These packages vary from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal security scan packages for small companies up to a high-end network security assessment package for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by state regulators or by vendors. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with top security credentials analyze and report on collected information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE integration experts can assist your business to plan, integrate, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises support to help companies to migrate smoothly to a productive communications ecosystem that offers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can help you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business and Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a wide array of wireless products and technologies and offers the same security, expandability, and ease of management you expect from your wired environment. Progent can help you to implement transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other suppliers to give your company the functionality you require as well as the most protected, dependable, and cost-effective WLAN system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can show you how to build security into your WLAN and your business operations.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-powered IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network engineers offer assistance with Cisco's management tools alongside a variety of specialized third-party products to create a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your network operating smoothly, conserve limited resources, guard your data, revive rapidly from hardware failure or malicious attacks, and allow you to expand or repurpose network resources intelligently and affordably as your business evolves.

To find out additional details concerning Progent's support for Cisco connectivity and communications technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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