Cisco Certified Support Cisco unveiled new solutions targeted especially for small business networks and designed to provide high levels of protection and collaboration at an affordable price. Solutions introduced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of Cisco's SBCS.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker is a purpose-built antispam and antivirus security product that virtually eliminates email-based attacks right out of the box. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS devices that provide protection for important data and allow workers to share files easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. Cisco's current version features the debut of a wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth wireless support. To read Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Help The Spam Blocker appliance protects small companies by offering extensive defense against spam, viruses and phishing as well as other email threats to guard your system and business data while at the same time improve productivity. Since the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it does away with the cost and hassle required for setup and ongoing and administration. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker increases the throughput of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email-born threats by including hardware, intelligent software, ongoing updates, and technical support in a unified bundle.

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

  • Precision: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted while business email is accepted.
  • Continuous automatic patches: Non-stop communication with SenderBase services, a network library of email safety risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to safequard your corporate email.
  • Easy setup and operation: Easy-to-use browser-based setup wizards allow you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in practically any network in minutes, delivering instant protection for your business.
  • Effortless administration: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, you get spam and malware filtering with minimal additional hassle required from your network support group.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consulting and Support The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 offer the dependable security and advanced backup features that your company requires, at a price small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to 4 terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent users on each chassis, provides the ideal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate information. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client validation, and high uptime your company needs.

The Cisco NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure handles any certified hard drive. The product offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop-size form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also offers your business the versatility to configure the system without any attached disks, to modify it at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your business can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently back up vital data from every PC and server in your business
  • Provide centralized storage and distribution of key information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to back up unattended each version of each file saved by workers, permitting you to restore information quickly
  • Record and save video from your company's surveillance cameras

Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems Consulting and Support The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4 is a simple and complete sharing and communications system that enables small companies to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and office workers in disparate sites to enhance their options to communicate with customers and teammates. In the new release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G wireless IP device, which enables businesses to grow cost-effectively by adding handsets in locations where conventional phone lines or Ethernet cables are not present or cannot conveniently be run.

Additional new pieces of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version include:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router product to help protect the company's infrastructure and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and important corporate information from either side of the firewall
  • The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to enable partners to streamline the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for certain companies

How Progent's Cisco-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco-qualified support professionals and Cisco CCIE engineers can assist your company to assess the latest Cisco technologies to understand their value for your IT system, configure Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the protection and efficiency of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your network running dependably. Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of low-cost technical services to improve the reliability, safety, efficiency, and manageability of your company's information network:

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Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help your business to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP devices to the latest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, originally known as CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, installing Cisco ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco SRST solutions for survivability. For additional details about Progent's technical support for Cisco's collaboration solutions, see Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications Engineering Services.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously named CallManager, acts as the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Cisco Unified CM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express provide an advanced IP-PBX by integrating closely with applications that include Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM consultants can help with any aspect of Unified CM setup and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE support, designing UCS server clustering systems for high availability, and integration with Exchange Server.

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Progentís experienced Cisco IT security consultants offer high-level PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering infrastructure design, configuration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewall products delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from compact, plug-and-play desktop appliances for small and home offices to modular enterprise-level appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, high throughput, and high reliability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, purpose-built operating system, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective security Inventory packages and network security assessment packages created to give organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an impartial opinion about the strength of their security environment. These packages vary from low-cost external security scan and internal security scan packages for small businesses up to a high-end network security evaluation package for institutions who have to meet security standards demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.

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Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk consultants and CUBE integration consultants can assist your business to plan, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises support to assist businesses to migrate smoothly to a productive communications ecosystem that delivers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms such as Skype for Business or Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to 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 array of wireless devices and technologies and offers the same protection, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent can assist you to achieve seamless integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from other vendors to offer your company the features you need plus the most protected, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN solution possible. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to build security into your wireless network and your business operations.

Simplified Management Tools for Cisco-based Small Business Networks
Progent's Cisco-Premier network management consultants offer help with Cisco's management tools along with a selection of specialized third-party applications to create a complete network management solution to keep your network operating reliably, conserve expensive resources, guard your information, revive quickly from hardware breakdown or malicious assaults, and allow you to add or reassign valuable resources intelligently and economically as your business evolves.

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