Cisco Certified Consulting and Support Cisco announced innovative products targeted especially for small business IT networks and designed to deliver a high degree of security and collaboration at an affordable cost. Solutions announced by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that essentially eradicates email attacks as shipped. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide security for valuable data and allow workers to access shared files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications solution that easily connects sites, workers, and customers however dispersed. The latest release incorporates the industry's first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Announces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting The Spam Blocker appliance protects small organizations by providing powerful defense against junk mail, viruses as well as other email-borne threats to secure your network and corporate data and simultaneously enhance efficiency. Because the appliance stops spam with minimal set up and updates on its own, it avoids the cost and hassle with initial configuration and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive defense against email threats by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous updates, and product support in a unified bundle.

Key features of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are caught while legitimate email is delivered.
  • Ongoing automatic patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, a network database of email security threats, ensures that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to safequard your business email.
  • Easy installation and use: User-friendly browser-based setup wizards allow you to configure the Spam Blocker in practically any environment in minutes, providing instant protection for your company.
  • Effortless administration: As soon as your company deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from junk mail and virus filtering with minimal extra effort required from your IT staff.

Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting Services The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup features that your business requires, at a price small companies can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, provides the optimal solution for holding, accessing, and archiving your vital business information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user authentication, and high availability your organization needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved hard disk drive. The product offers a wealth of features in a desktop-size footprint engineered for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also provides you the flexibility to configure the system without any connected drives, to modify it at any time, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your business can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy important data from every desktop and application server in your business
  • Provide unified preservation and sharing of key files
  • Run Continuous Data Protection to copy unattended each version of each file archived by employees, permitting your company to recover data easily
  • Record and archive video from your company's video security system

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting and Support The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive collaboration and communications system that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to interact with customers and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows companies to expand cost-effectively by installing handsets in places where conventional phone wires or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot easily be run.

Additional innovative pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 are:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and provide employees safe access to the Internet and important business data from inside or outside the office
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable stakeholders to simplify the configuration and deployment of solutions designed specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Cisco-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco consultants and CCIE network engineers can help you to evaluate new Cisco products to understand their usefulness for your environment, set up Cisco solutions to enhance the security and performance of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both in person and online to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective technical services to improve the dependability, safety, efficiency, and maintainability of a small business information network:

Quick Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent is the leading source of convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to CCIE consultants. CCIEs are elite networking gurus who earn this prestigious certification only through strenuous testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to tackle even the most complex issues associated with IT network architecture, implementation, troubleshooting, and support. Progentís CCIE consultants work closely with Cisco in-house staff in identifying issues with Cisco's IOS platform and finding fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by phone so you are able to get instant assistance for tough network troubles that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your local network support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting experts can link to your environment using advanced off-site connectivity technology to deliver fast and cost-effective diagnosis and remediation of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP devices to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, resolving QoS, configuring SIP trunking, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE VoIP networking capability, and designing Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For additional information about Progent's expertise for Cisco's Unified Communications solutions, read Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Professional Help.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), previously known as CallManager, acts as the center of Cisco's collaboration solution. CUCM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express provide a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating with unified messaging applications that include 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 building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can help with any aspect of Unified CM support and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, installing ISR routers with CUBE networking support, creating UCS server failover systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting
Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting support including architecture, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and secure connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home offices to scalable enterprise-level appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of protection, high throughput, and excellent availability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective security Inventory bundles and network security assessment service bundles created to give businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an independent opinion about the strength of their security environment. These packages vary from ultra-affordable external security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-end network security assessment package for institutions who need meet security levels required by state agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and summarize scanned data and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

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Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can assist you to design, deploy, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent offers affordable online or onsite support to assist businesses to move smoothly to an advanced unified communications ecosystem that offers accelerated return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms such as Skype for Business and Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a wide range of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from your wired network. Progent can help you to implement transparent integration between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other suppliers to give your company the functionality you require plus the most protected, dependable, and cost-effective wireless networking solution possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design protection into your wireless network and your company's operations.

Automated Administration Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-certified network engineers offer assistance with Cisco's network management technology alongside a selection of powerful third-party applications to create a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your environment running reliably, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your data, recover quickly from hardware breakdown or deliberate assaults, and enable you to add or repurpose valuable components intelligently and economically as your business grows.

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