Cisco Qualified Help Cisco announced innovative products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver high levels of security and connectivity at an affordable price. Solutions unveiled by Cisco included the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 version of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eliminates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that provide protection for valuable data and allow workers to share files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications solution that easily interconnects offices, employees, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current version features the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To see Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by offering powerful defense against junk mail, malware as well as other email attacks to guard your network and corporate information and simultaneously enhance productivity. Since the appliance blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it avoids the cost and hassle with initial configuration and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance represents a comprehensive solution email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and product assistance in a single bundle.

Notable features of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:

  • Efficiency: Assists to ensure that email threats and junk mail are caught while business email is accepted.
  • Continuous self-installed updates: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email security threats, makes sure that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to protect your business email.
  • Simple setup and use: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to configure the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any network within 15 minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company deploys the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no additional effort demanded from your network support group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting Services The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 offer the dependable security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business requires, at a cost small companies can handle. The NSS3000 accommodates as much as to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, provides the ideal answer for storing, accessing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. Unlike less sophisticated NAS alternatives, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your company needs.

The NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified drive. It provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor designed for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also provides you the flexibility to deploy the system without any connected disk drives, to reconfigure the product at any time, and to chain multiple chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Automatically copy vital information from each workstation and server in your business
  • Offer centralized storage and distribution of key information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended each revision of every file saved by employees, permitting you to recover data quickly
  • Record and archive video from your surveillance cameras

Cisco SBCS
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Help The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive sharing and communications system that enables small companies to connect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate sites to improve their options to interact with clients and colleagues. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers improved wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which allows businesses to grow cost-effectively by deploying handsets in locations where traditional telephone lines or network wiring is not present or cannot conveniently be run.

Additional innovative pieces of the Cisco SBCS Release 1.4 include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business network and give employees safe access to the Internet and important corporate data any time, anywhere
  • The Cisco Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the setup and installation of solutions created custom for individual companies

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to assess new Cisco products to understand their usefulness for your IT system, install Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and efficiency of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and online to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's IT professionals offer a range of low-cost technical services to enhance the availability, protection, speed, and manageability of your company's IT system:

Immediate Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of convenient, immediate, and low-cost access to CCIE Certified engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite networking gurus who are awarded this prestigious certification only as a result of exhaustive examination by Cisco. CCIEs can handle the most complex issues associated with network infrastructure design, setup, repair, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE consultants interact closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and finding fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent gives you quick access to a CCIE by telephone so that you can get urgent help for complex network troubles that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the expertise of your usual network service providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can access your network using advanced off-site support technology in order to deliver timely and affordable diagnosis and remediation of urgent network problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help your business to integrate, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide support for all models of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the newest media phones. Progent's consultants can also help your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, formerly known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to build a an advanced IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver support with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, installing ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and designing UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for high availability. For more details on Progent's support for Cisco's collaboration solutions, see Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Consulting Expertise.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously known as CallManager, is the heart of Cisco's communications and collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) provide an advanced IP-PBX by integrating with apps such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM consultants can assist with any facet of Unified Communications Manager configuration and troubleshooting in areas that include integrating VoIP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server failover systems for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consulting professionals offer high-level PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. 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, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home offices to modular enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer advanced security, high throughput, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective security Inventory service packages and network security evaluation bundles created to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to get a professional opinion about the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages vary from ultra-affordable external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small companies up to a high-level security evaluation solution for institutions who need meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and CUBE configuration experts can assist your business to plan, integrate, manage, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises support to assist businesses to move efficiently to a modern communications network that delivers accelerated return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration experts can help you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a wide range of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same security, expandability, and manageability you demand from a wired environment. Progent can help you to implement seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless products from other suppliers to give your business the features 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 build protection into your WLAN and into your company's processes.

Simplified Management Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Networks
Progent's Cisco-qualified network management engineers can provide help with Cisco's network management utilities alongside a range of powerful third-party products to build a complete management automation strategy to keep your environment operating reliably, conserve expensive resources, guard your data, recover quickly from hardware failure or malicious attacks, and enable you to add or repurpose network resources intelligently and economically as your company grows.

To learn additional details concerning Progent's consulting support for Cisco connectivity and communications solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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