Cisco Certified Consultants Cisco introduced innovative products targeted especially for small company networks and engineered to provide outstanding protection and collaboration at an affordable cost. Products introduced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email-based threats right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for important data and enable workers to access shared information effortlessly. The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects offices, workers, and clients anywhere. The latest version features the debut of a cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Networking Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses as well as other email threats to secure your network and corporate data and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the device blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current on its own, it avoids the cost and time with initial configuration and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the performance of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance represents an end-to-end defense against email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous patches, and product support in a unified bundle.

Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker include:

  • Precision: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are caught and legitimate email is accepted.
  • Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email security risks, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest updates to safequard your business email.
  • Simple setup and operation: User-friendly browser-based installation wizards permit you to install the Spam Blocker in almost any environment in 15 minutes, delivering instant security for your business.
  • Streamlined management: As soon as your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with minimal additional hassle required of your IT group.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Support The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable protection and comprehensive backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and up to 15 simultaneous users per chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your vital corporate data. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage systems, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the advanced backup, cryptography, user validation, and high availability your organization needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any approved disk drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor engineered for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually grow with your company.

Your business can use the Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Automatically back up vital information from every workstation and server in your organization
  • Provide unified storage and distribution of key information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended every revision of each file archived by workers, permitting your business to recover files with ease
  • Store and archive video from your surveillance system

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that permits small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their ability to communicate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the affordable system has enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to expand cost-effectively by adding handsets in places where traditional telephone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be added.

Additional innovative components of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 1.4 version include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide workers secure connectivity to the Internet and key corporate information remotely or locally
  • The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to permit stakeholders to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies

How Progent's Cisco-certified Experts Can Help You to Deploy Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE engineers can assist you to evaluate the latest Cisco technologies to determine their usefulness for your IT system, deploy Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the protection and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of low-cost services to improve the reliability, security, speed, and manageability of your company's IT system:

Quick Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, immediate, and low-cost assistance from Cisco CCIE engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized network experts who are awarded this top-level classification only through thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most challenging issues encountered with network design, integration, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE professionals interact intimately with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and finding workarounds or acquiring software updates to correct anomalies. Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so that you can get instant help for tough network troubles that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the expertise of your local network service providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can link to your environment using advanced remote support technology to deliver timely and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified IP phone and video IP phone experts can help your business to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the newest HD 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 known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to create a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can provide support with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and creating Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony systems for high availability. For additional information about Progent's engineering help for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, see Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Professional Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), formerly branded CallManager, operates as the heart of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. Unified CM and Cisco Unified CM Express provide an advanced IP-PBX by integrating closely with apps that include Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (Unified CCE) for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can help with any facet of CUCM configuration and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server clustering systems for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting support covering architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and application policy enforcement, sophisticated attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, high throughput, and high reliability for network environments of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, purpose-built platform, eliminating possible OS-specific security holes.

Security Inventory and Audit Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultants can deliver a range of cost-effective security Inventory service packages and security evaluation packages designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to get an impartial look at the strength of their security environment. The packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal network security scan packages for small and midsize companies up to a high-end security evaluation solution for corporations who need comply with security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for effective remediation.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Configuration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE configuration experts can assist you to design, integrate, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises support to assist you to move smoothly to a productive communications environment that delivers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can help you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media applications such as Skype for Business and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (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, scalability, and ease of management you demand from your wired environment. Progent can help you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from other vendors to give your company the functionality you need plus the most secure, dependable, and economical wireless networking solution possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to build security into your WLAN and your company's processes.

Simplified Administration Tools for Cisco-powered Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants offer help with Cisco's management tools along with a selection of specialized third-party products to create a complete network management strategy to keep your network operating smoothly, conserve expensive resources, protect your data, revive quickly from hardware breakdown or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign valuable resources sensibly and affordably as your company grows.

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