Cisco Qualified Consulting Services Cisco announced innovative products intended especially for small company networks and designed to deliver exceptional protection and connectivity for a budget-friendly price. Products introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eradicates email-based attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that offer security for valuable data and enable workers to share information easily. The Cisco SBCS Release 1.4, a complete sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current release features the industry's first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth wireless capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Introduces Security and Collaboration Products for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Support The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small companies by offering powerful protection against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email attacks to guard your network and corporate data and simultaneously improve productivity. Since the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and stays current on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and ongoing and administration. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the throughput of networks, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email attacks by including hardware, intelligent software, continuous updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.

Key features of Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance include:

  • Precision: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are caught and legitimate messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed updates: Constant communication with SenderBase services, a network database of email security threats, ensures that the Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the latest updates to safequard your corporate email.
  • Simple setup and use: User-friendly browser-based setup wizards allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any environment in 15 minutes, providing instant security for your business.
  • Streamlined management: From the moment your company deploys the the Spam Blocker, you get junk mail and malware protection with minimal additional hassle demanded from your IT staff.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and advanced backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small businesses can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 simultaneous clients per chassis, provides the optimal answer for storing, sharing, and backing up your mission-critical business information. As distinct from entry-level network-attached storage alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, user authentication, and high availability your organization requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified hard disk drive. The chassis offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop footprint engineered specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your company the versatility to configure the product without any connected hard disks, to reconfigure it easily, and to link several NAS chassis with one another, offering a solution that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Automatically back up important information from every workstation and server in your organization
  • Provide centralized storage and sharing of important information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of each file archived by workers, allowing your company to recover data easily
  • Record and archive video from your video surveillance cameras

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that allows small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to improve their ability to collaborate with clients and colleagues. In Release 1.4, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities including the industry's first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables companies to grow easily by deploying phones in locations where traditional phone wires or network cables are not present or cannot easily be run.

Additional new pieces of the Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:

  • Cisco's 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and key business data from either side of the firewall
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed custom for certain companies

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Deploy Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to assess the latest Cisco technologies to understand their value for your IT system, install Cisco appliances to improve the security and efficiency of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of cost-effective technical services to enhance the dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of a small business information network:

Quick Online Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent is the premier provider of easy, quick, and economical support from CCIE Certified support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are highly-qualified networking experts who are awarded this prestigious certification only through comprehensive examination by Cisco. CCIEs can handle even the most sophisticated issues encountered with IT network planning, integration, repair, and management. Progentís CCIE professionals work closely with Cisco in-house staff in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS software and devising fixes or obtaining patches to correct problems. Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by telephone so you can get instant assistance for complex network troubles that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the expertise of your usual network service resources. Progent's CCIE support engineers can access your environment using advanced off-site connectivity tools in order to deliver timely and cost-effective analysis and remediation of critical infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help your business to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices to the latest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, formerly branded CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to build a an advanced IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony solutions for survivability. For additional information concerning Progent's expertise for Cisco's IP voice and video technology, see Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Engineering Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), formerly named CallManager, functions as the core of Cisco's collaboration solution. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX solution by integrating with unified messaging applications like Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Express for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can help with any facet of CUCM setup and debugging in areas such as integrating Voice over IP phones and video phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE networking support, creating Cisco UCS server clustering systems for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís certified Cisco network security consultants provide expert PIX and ASA Firewall consulting services including architecture, configuration, and management 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 safe connectivity services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to scalable enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, performance, and high reliability for network environments of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed platform, eliminating common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly security Inventory packages and security assessment service bundles created to offer businesses of any size a chance to get a professional opinion about the quality of their security environment. The packages vary from low-cost external network security scan and internal network security scan options for small companies up to a high-level security evaluation package for corporations who have to meet security levels required by government agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and Cisco CUBE configuration experts can help organizations of any size to plan, deploy, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE-connected SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite expertise to assist you to migrate efficiently to a modern communications ecosystem that delivers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can help you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server or Lync for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide range of wireless devices and technologies and provides the same protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from your wired network. Progent can help you to implement seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party vendors to give your company the features you need plus the most secure, dependable, and economical WLAN solution available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design security into your wireless network and your business operations.

Automated Management Tools for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-certified network management engineers offer assistance with Cisco's management tools alongside a selection of powerful third-party products to create a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your network running smoothly, fully utilize limited resources, guard your information, recover quickly from hardware failure or malicious attacks, and enable you to expand or reassign network components intelligently and economically as your business evolves.

To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Cisco connectivity and security technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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