Cisco Certified Support Cisco announced new solutions targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to deliver a high degree of security and connectivity for an affordable cost. Solutions unveiled by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the newest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated spam, virus, and phishing filter security device that essentially eradicates email-based attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop NAS appliances that provide protection for valuable data and enable workers to access shared files effortlessly. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects sites, employees, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest release features the first wireless small-footprint VoIP handset with Bluetooth wireless support. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance protects small companies by providing extensive protection against spam, viruses and phishing and other email threats to secure your network and corporate data and simultaneously improve productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it eliminates the cost and time with setup and continuing and management. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the performance of networks, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker is an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a single bundle.

Key benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker are:

  • Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne threats and spam are intercepted while legitimate email is accepted.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant interaction with SenderBase security, a network library of email safety risks, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker incorporates the latest updates to guard your corporate email.
  • Simple setup and operation: Easy-to-use web-based installation wizards allow you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker in practically any network in minutes, providing instant security for your business network.
  • Effortless management: From the moment your company installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no extra effort demanded of your network support group.

Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Consultants The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems offer the dependable security and advanced backup features that your business needs, at a cost small companies can afford. The Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four TB of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, offering the optimal solution for storing, sharing, and archiving your vital business information. Unlike ordinary network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client authentication, and service continuity your organization requires.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any approved hard disk. It provides a wealth of capabilities in a desktop form factor engineered for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also provides your company the versatility to deploy the product without any attached hard drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link several chassis with one another, offering a solution that can smoothly grow with your company.

Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:

  • Intelligently copy vital data from every workstation and application server in your business
  • Offer centralized preservation and distribution of important information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of each file archived by employees, allowing your business to restore files quickly
  • Store and archive digital video from your company's video security system

Smart Business Communications System (SBCS)
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Support The Cisco SBCS Version 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete collaboration and communications system that allows small organizations to interconnect at-home workers, on-the-road workers and employees in separate sites to enhance their ability to communicate with clients and teammates. In Release 1.4, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless features such as the industry's first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows businesses to grow easily by adding handsets in places where traditional phone lines or network cables are missing or cannot easily be added.

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

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and provide employees secure access to the Internet and important business data remotely or locally
  • The Configuration Assistant v. 1.9 to allow partners to streamline the configuration and deployment of solutions designed custom for individual companies

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Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and Cisco CCIE engineers can assist you to evaluate new Cisco technologies to understand their usefulness for your IT system, set up Cisco appliances to improve the protection and performance of your information network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both in person and online to keep your IT network running dependably. Progent's consultants offer a range of affordable services to enhance the availability, security, performance, and manageability of your company's information system:

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CallManager Collaboration
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Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's CISM and CISSP-certified security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective network security Inventory service bundles and network security evaluation service packages created to give organizations of all sizes an opportunity to receive an impartial look at the quality of their security environment. These packages range from ultra-affordable external security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end network security evaluation package for corporations who have to comply with security standards demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with top security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

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Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Solutions
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation strategy that incorporates a broad range of wireless devices and technologies and provides the same security, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent can help you to achieve seamless integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party suppliers to offer your business the functionality you require plus the most protected, dependable, and economical wireless networking solution available. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security consultants can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and into your business processes.

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Progent's Cisco-Premier network management engineers can provide help with Cisco's management tools along with a selection of powerful third-party applications to build a comprehensive management automation strategy to keep your environment operating reliably, conserve expensive resources, protect your information, recover rapidly from device breakdown or deliberate attacks, and allow you to expand or repurpose valuable components intelligently and affordably as your company evolves.

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