Cisco Premier Consulting Services Cisco introduced innovative solutions targeted especially for small company networks and engineered to provide a high degree of security and collaboration at a budget-friendly price. Products announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, the Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security product that essentially eradicates email attacks with no set up. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop NAS devices that provide security for important information and enable employees to exchange information effortlessly. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System Version 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications system that seamlessly connects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's latest version features the first cordless desktop Internet Protocol (IP) handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, visit Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Small Businesses.

Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker Consulting Services The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small businesses by providing extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email-borne threats to guard your system and corporate information and simultaneously enhance productivity. Because the appliance stops spam right out of the box and updates on its own, it avoids the cost and hassle associated setup and continuing and management. By filtering out unwanted email, Cisco's Spam Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end solution email attacks by featuring a physical appliance, software, ongoing updates, and technical assistance in a unified bundle.

Notable benefits of the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance include:

  • Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne attacks and junk mail are intercepted while legitimate email is allowed through.
  • Ongoing self-installed patches: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network library of email security risks, makes sure that the Spam & Virus Blocker incorporates the most current patches to guard your business email.
  • Easy setup and use: User-friendly web-based installation tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any network within minutes, providing instant security for your company.
  • Streamlined administration: As soon as you deploys the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you benefit from spam and malware protection with minimal additional effort demanded from your network support group.

Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive backup capabilities that your business needs, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 accommodates up to four terabytes of data and as many as 15 simultaneous users on each enclosure, provides the optimal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical corporate data. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, encryption, client validation, and fault tolerance your company needs.

The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk drive. The product offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop form factor designed specifically for small businesses. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage enclosure also offers your company the flexibility to deploy the product without any attached disk drives, to reconfigure it easily, and to chain several NAS chassis with one another, providing a platform that can smoothly grow with your business.

You can utilize the Cisco NSS2000 or 3000 to:

  • Automatically copy important information from each desktop and application server in your organization
  • Offer unified storage and sharing of key information
  • Run Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to copy unattended every revision of every file archived by employees, allowing your company to recover data with ease
  • Record and archive video from your surveillance system

Smart Business Communications System
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems Support Services The Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and comprehensive sharing and communications system that allows small businesses to interconnect at-home workers, mobile workers and office workers in separate locations to enhance their options to communicate with customers and colleagues. In the new release, the affordable solution has enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth technology, the SPA525G IP device, which enables businesses to grow easily by adding handsets in locations where traditional telephone lines or network cables are not present or cannot conveniently be added.

Additional new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System 1.4 version are:

  • Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help guard the company's infrastructure and provide employees secure access to the Internet and key corporate information from either side of the firewall
  • The Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to permit partners to streamline the setup and deployment of solutions created specifically for individual businesses

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Incorporate Cisco Technology
Progent's Cisco consultants and CCIE networking experts can help you to evaluate new Cisco products to understand their appropriateness for your IT system, integrate Cisco solutions to improve the protection and efficiency of your information network, and provide tech support for Cisco products both onsite and remotely to keep your network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants offer a range of low-cost technical services to enhance the availability, protection, efficiency, and manageability of a small business IT network:

Immediate Access to Cisco Registered CCIE Network Engineers
Progent delivers easy, quick, and low-cost assistance from CCIE support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are elite network gurus who are awarded this top-level certification only after exhaustive examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most complex issues surrounding IT network planning, implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE experts work closely with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS software and devising workarounds or obtaining software updates to correct problems. Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by telephone so you are able to get urgent help for complex network troubles that are affecting worker productivity but are beyond the expertise of your local network service providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can access your environment via state-of-the-art remote connectivity tools in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of urgent infrastructure problems.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help your business to integrate, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy Voice over IP products to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also help your organization to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, previously known as CallManager, or with Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) to build a modern IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with any facet of Cisco IP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP gateways, deploying ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony solutions for high availability. For more information on Progent's engineering help for Cisco's IP voice and video solutions, refer to Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Consulting Support.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), originally known as CallManager, functions as the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified CM and Cisco Unified CM Express offer a borderless IP-PBX by integrating tightly with applications such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for building an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager support and debugging in areas that include integrating Cisco VoIP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, creating Cisco UCS server failover solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Consulting Expertise
Progentís certified Cisco IT security consulting professionals provide high-level PIX and ASA Firewall engineering services including architecture, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security technology. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and safe access services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-level products, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls offer a high level of security, high throughput, and high availability for IT systems of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed platform, minimizing common OS-specific security gaps.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-certified security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective security Inventory service bundles and security evaluation service bundles designed to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to receive an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from low-cost external network security scan and internal network security scan packages for small companies up to a high-end network security assessment package for institutions who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk experts and CUBE integration consultants can assist your business to design, deploy, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite support to help businesses to move smoothly to a modern communications ecosystem that offers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can help you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business Server or Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Infrastructure
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a broad range of wireless devices and technologies and provides the identical security, scalability, and manageability you demand from a wired network. Progent can help you to achieve seamless interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless devices and software from third-party vendors to give your business the features you require plus the most secure, reliable, and cost-effective WLAN solution available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design security into your WLAN and into your company's operations.

Automated Administration Solutions for Cisco-powered IT Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-Certified network management consultants can provide help with Cisco's management technology along with a selection of specialized third-party applications to build a comprehensive management automation solution in order to keep your environment operating reliably, fully utilize limited resources, guard your data, recover quickly from device failure or malicious attacks, and allow you to add or reassign valuable components intelligently and economically as your business grows.

To find out more information about Progent's support for Cisco connectivity and security solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.