Cisco Qualified Support Services Cisco unveiled new products intended especially for small company networks and engineered to deliver outstanding security and connectivity at an affordable cost. Products announced by Cisco included 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 dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eradicates email threats right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer security for important information and enable workers to exchange files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that seamlessly connects offices, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest version incorporates the industry's first wireless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support Services The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small companies by providing extensive defense against spam, viruses and phishing and other email attacks to guard your system and corporate data while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the device blocks spam with minimal set up and stays current automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle with setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and product support in a single package.

Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Efficiency: Helps to ensure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught while business email is delivered.
  • Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase security, an online library of email safety risks, makes sure that the Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the most current patches to protect your corporate email.
  • Easy installation and use: Easy-to-use web-based installation wizards permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from spam and virus filtering with minimal additional hassle required from your network support staff.

Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and comprehensive data backup features that your business requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients per enclosure, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and backing up your vital business data. Unlike entry-level NAS systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user validation, and service continuity your organization needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved disk drive. The chassis offers a wealth of features in a desktop system engineered specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the versatility to deploy the system without any attached drives, to reconfigure the product easily, and to link several Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.

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

  • Automatically back up vital data from every PC and application server on your network
  • Provide centralized storage and sharing of important files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each revision of every file saved by workers, permitting your company to recover files easily
  • Record and save video from your company's video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that permits small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate locations to enhance their options to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth, the Cisco SPA525G VoIP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by adding phones in locations where conventional telephone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be added.

Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and key corporate information from either side of the firewall
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for certain businesses

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Take Advantage of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to assess new Cisco products to understand their business value for your IT system, install Cisco appliances to improve the protection and performance of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of cost-effective support services to improve the reliability, security, efficiency, and maintainability of a small business IT network:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco CCIE Engineers
Progent is the leading source of easy, quick, and cost-effective help from registered CCIE support professionals. CCIEs are recognized network experts who earn this top-level accreditation only as a result of exhaustive examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle the most complex problems encountered with IT network planning, configuration, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE experts work intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and devising workarounds or obtaining patches to correct anomalies. Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by telephone so you can receive urgent assistance for complex network troubles that are impacting worker productivity but are beyond the expertise of your usual IT support resources. Progent's CCIE support professionals can access your network using advanced remote connectivity technology to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist you to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, previously known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide support with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and designing UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solutions for survivability. For additional information about Progent's expertise for Cisco's collaboration technology, read Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Professional Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously known as CallManager, functions as the core of Cisco's communications and collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Express provide a modern IP-PBX solution by integrating closely with apps that include Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can assist with any facet of Unified CM configuration and debugging in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE networking support, creating UCS server failover systems for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís certified Cisco network security consultants provide high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting support covering infrastructure design, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack defense, and secure access services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home offices to scalable gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of security, performance, and excellent availability for IT systems of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built operating system, minimizing possible OS-specific security holes.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineers can deliver a range of cost-effective network security Inventory bundles and network security evaluation service packages created to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an independent look at the strength of their protection environment. The packages range from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small businesses up to a high-level network security evaluation solution for corporations who need meet security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE integration experts can help your business to design, deploy, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite support to assist you to move smoothly to a productive communications environment that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a broad array of wireless products and technologies and offers the same protection, scalability, and manageability you demand 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 company the features you need plus the most secure, reliable, and economical wireless networking solution available. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can show you how to build security into your WLAN and into your business operations.

Simplified Management Tools for Cisco-powered Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network management engineers offer assistance with Cisco's network management tools alongside a variety of specialized third-party products to build a comprehensive network management strategy to keep your network running reliably, conserve expensive resources, protect your data, recover quickly from device failure or deliberate attacks, and enable you to add or reassign network components intelligently and affordably as your company grows.

To find out more details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco networking and communications solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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