Cisco Certified Support Services Cisco introduced innovative products targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver exceptional levels of security and collaboration for an affordable price. Products announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest release of the Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security product that virtually eliminates email threats with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop network-attached storage devices that offer security for valuable data and enable workers to share files effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current version incorporates the industry's first wireless small-footprint VoIP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker protects small organizations by providing extensive defense against junk mail, viruses and other email threats to guard your system and corporate information and simultaneously improve efficiency. Since the appliance stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates automatically, it does away with the cost and hassle required for initial configuration and continuing and administration. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance increases the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email attacks by including a physical appliance, software, continuous patches, and technical support in a unified package.

Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance are:

  • Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted and legitimate messages are accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase services, an online database of email security risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the most current patches to guard your corporate email.
  • Easy setup and use: Easy-to-use browser-based installation wizards allow you to configure the Spam Blocker in practically any environment within 15 minutes, providing instant protection for your company.
  • Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the the Spam Blocker appliance, you benefit from junk mail and virus protection with no extra hassle required from your IT group.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable security and advanced data backup capabilities that your company requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports as much as to four TB of data and as many as 15 simultaneous clients on each chassis, offering the ideal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital business information. Unlike entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the state-of-the-art archiving, cryptography, client authentication, and high availability your business requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System enclosure supports any approved drive. It provides a range of features in a desktop footprint designed specifically for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also offers your business the versatility to deploy the product without any attached drives, to modify the product easily, and to link multiple NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can smoothly expand with your company.

Your business can use the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Automatically back up important information from each PC and server in your company
  • Offer centralized storage and sharing of important files
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy automatically each revision of each file archived by workers, permitting your company to restore data with ease
  • Store and save video from your company's surveillance system

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Consultants The Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications solution that enables small businesses to connect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in disparate locations to improve their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced system has improved wireless features such as the first wireless desktop VoIP handset with built-in Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G IP device, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by installing phones in places where traditional telephone lines or network cables are missing or cannot easily be added.

Additional new pieces of the Cisco SBCS 1.4 version are:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help guard a small business infrastructure and give employees secure access to the Internet and key business data wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed specifically for certain companies

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Cisco Technology
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Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
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Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that integrates a wide range of wireless appliances and technologies and provides the identical security, scalability, and manageability you demand from a wired environment. Progent can help you to implement transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from other vendors to offer your business the features you need plus the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective wireless networking solution possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to build security into your wireless network and into your business processes.

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