Cisco announced innovative solutions targeted specifically for small company IT networks and engineered to provide a high degree of protection and connectivity for an affordable price. Products announced by Cisco included Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's Small Business series NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the latest version of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
The Cisco Spam Blocker is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email-based threats as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable desktop network-attached storage appliances that offer protection for important information and allow employees to exchange files easily. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4, a full collaboration and communications system that easily connects sites, workers, and clients however dispersed. Cisco's current release incorporates the industry's first cordless small-footprint IP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Introduces Connectivity and Collaboration Products for Small Businesses.
Cisco Spam Blocker
The Spam Blocker appliance protects small organizations by providing extensive protection against junk mail, viruses and worms and other email threats to guard your system and business information while at the same time enhance efficiency. Since the device blocks spam and viruses right out of the box and updates on its own, it avoids the expense and hassle with setup and continuing and administration. By eliminating unwanted email, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker helps the throughput of network connections, application servers, and computers. The Spam and Virus Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email attacks by including a physical appliance, intelligent software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a unified package.
Notable benefits of Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker include:
- Precision: Helps to make sure that email threats and junk mail are caught while business email is allowed through.
- Continuous self-installed patches: Non-stop interaction with SenderBase services, an online library of email safety threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest updates to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and operation: User-friendly web-based installation wizards permit you to install the Spam and Virus Blocker appliance in almost any environment in minutes, providing instant protection for your business network.
- Effortless administration: As soon as your company installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance, you get spam and malware filtering with no additional effort required of your network support staff.
Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Cisco Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and comprehensive data backup features that your business requires, at a cost small organizations can afford. The NSS3000 accommodates up to 4 TB of data and as many as 15 concurrent users per chassis, provides the ideal answer for holding, accessing, and archiving your mission-critical business data. Unlike ordinary NAS alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, cryptography, client authentication, and fault tolerance your business requires.
The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage Chassis handles any approved hard disk drive. The enclosure provides a wealth of features in a desktop-size form factor designed for small companies. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 Storage System enclosure also gives you the flexibility to configure the product without any attached disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link several chassis together, providing a platform that can continually expand with your company.
Your company can use the NSS2000 or NSS3000 to:
- Automatically back up important information from each workstation and application server in your company
- Provide centralized storage and distribution of important information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up unattended each version of every file archived by workers, allowing your business to restore information easily
- Store and save video from your company's video security cameras
Smart Business Communications System
The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is a simple and comprehensive collaboration and communications solution that allows small companies to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and employees in separate locations to improve their options to communicate with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution offers enhanced wireless capabilities such as the first wireless desktop IP handset with Bluetooth technology, the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, which enables companies to expand cost-effectively by deploying phones in locations where traditional phone wires or Ethernet wiring is not present or cannot easily be added.
Other new components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 include:
- The Cisco Model 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business network and give employees safe connectivity to the Internet and key corporate data any time, anywhere
- The Cisco Configuration Assistant Version 1.9 to allow partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for certain companies
How Progent's Cisco-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Get the Most Out of Cisco Networking Technology
Progent's Cisco certified support professionals and Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to evaluate the latest Cisco technologies to understand their appropriateness for your IT system, integrate Cisco security and communication platforms to enhance the security and efficiency of your network, and maintain Cisco devices both onsite and remotely to keep your network running dependably. Progent's IT professionals offer a range of low-cost technical services to enhance the reliability, safety, performance, and maintainability of a small business IT system:
Quick Access to Cisco CCIE Certified Engineers
Progent can provide easy, quick, and cost-effective help from registered CCIE support professionals. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts are recognized network gurus who earn this top-level certification only after comprehensive testing by Cisco. CCIEs can handle even the most sophisticated problems surrounding network design, implementation, repair, and service. Progentís CCIE professionals interact closely with Cisco engineers in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS software and developing fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by phone so you are able to get urgent assistance for complex network troubles that are affecting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your usual IT service providers. Progent's CCIE consulting experts can link to your network using state-of-the-art remote support technology to provide timely and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical network problems.
Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also help your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, previously named CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to build a an advanced IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver support with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for high availability. For additional information about Progent's technical support for Cisco's collaboration solutions, read Cisco Voice over IP and Unified Communications Professional Help.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, previously known as CallManager, is the center of Cisco's collaboration solution. CUCM and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) provide a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging applications like Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can help with any aspect of CUCM configuration and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and desktop video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, creating UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.
Cisco ASA Firewall and PIX Firewall Support
Progentís experienced Cisco network security consultants offer expert PIX and ASA Firewall consulting support including architecture, integration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and application policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and safe connectivity services. Ranging from economical, easy-to-install desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-class appliances, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls offer advanced protection, high throughput, and excellent availability for network environments of all sizes. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed platform, eliminating possible OS-specific security gaps.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's GIAC and CISA-premier security engineers can provide a range of cost-effective security Inventory service bundles and network security assessment service packages created to give organizations of any size a chance to get an objective opinion about the quality of their protection profile. The packages range from ultra-affordable external security scan and internal security scan packages for small and midsize companies up to a high-end network security evaluation solution for institutions who have to comply with security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on collected information and make recommendations for effective improvements.
Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can assist your business to design, deploy, manage, debug and enhance Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks. Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises expertise to assist companies to move efficiently to an advanced communications ecosystem that delivers accelerated ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business or Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.
Consulting and Support Consulting and Troubleshooting Services for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical protection, scalability, and manageability you expect from your wired network. Progent can help you to achieve transparent integration between Cisco wireless technology and wireless devices and software from other vendors to offer your business the features you require plus the most secure, dependable, and cost-effective wireless networking system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to build security into your wireless network and into your company's operations.
Simplified Administration Solutions for Cisco-based Small Business Network Infrastructure
Progent's Cisco-Premier network consultants can provide assistance with Cisco's network management technology alongside a range of powerful third-party products to build a complete management automation strategy to keep your environment operating smoothly, fully utilize expensive resources, protect your information, recover quickly from device breakdown or malicious attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign network components intelligently and economically as your company grows.
For more details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Cisco connectivity and security products, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.