Cisco unveiled innovative products targeted specifically for small company networks and designed to deliver outstanding security and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Products unveiled by Cisco were Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker, the NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of the Cisco SBCS.
The Cisco Spam Blocker appliance is a dedicated email security device that virtually eradicates email attacks right out of the box. Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are economical desktop NAS appliances that provide protection for valuable information and enable workers to access shared information easily. Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Version 1.4, a full sharing and communications system that easily interconnects offices, employees, and customers anywhere. Cisco's current version incorporates the industry's debut of a cordless desktop IP phone with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's news release, refer to Cisco Unveils Networking Solutions for Small Companies.
Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
The Spam and Virus Blocker safeguards small organizations by offering powerful defense against junk mail, viruses and phishing as well as other email-borne threats to guard your network and corporate information while at the same time enhance productivity. Because the appliance blocks spam right out of the box and updates automatically, it eliminates the cost and hassle required for setup and ongoing and management. By filtering out spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the performance of network connections, servers, and computers. The Spam Blocker represents a comprehensive solution email-born attacks by including hardware, software, continuous patches, and technical assistance in a single package.
Notable benefits of the Spam Blocker appliance are:
- Accuracy: Assists to ensure that email-borne attacks and spam are intercepted while legitimate messages are accepted.
- Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, a network library of email security threats, ensures that your Spam & Virus Blocker appliance installs the latest patches to protect your corporate email.
- Easy installation and use: User-friendly web-based setup tools permit you to install Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker in almost any environment in minutes, providing instant security for your company.
- Streamlined management: As soon as you installs the Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance, you benefit from spam and malware protection with no extra effort demanded of your IT staff.
NSS2000 and NSS3000
The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the dependable protection and advanced data backup capabilities that your company needs, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco NSS3000 accommodates as much as to four terabytes of data and up to 15 concurrent clients per enclosure, offering the optimal answer for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate information. As distinct from less advanced network-attached storage (NAS) alternatives, the Cisco NSS3000 delivers the advanced backup, cryptography, client authentication, and high uptime your company needs.
The Cisco NSS3000 four-Bay Gigabit Storage System Chassis handles any certified disk drive. The enclosure offers a wealth of features in a desktop system engineered for small organizations. The Small Business NSS3000 Storage Chassis also gives you the versatility to configure the product without any connected drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple Cisco NAS chassis with one another, offering a platform that can smoothly grow with your company.
You can utilize the Cisco Small Business NSS2000 or 3000 Network Storage Systems to:
- Automatically copy important data from every desktop and application server on your network
- Offer centralized storage and distribution of key information
- Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically every revision of every file saved by employees, permitting your business to recover files easily
- Record and archive digital video from your company's surveillance system
Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) Release 1.4 is a simple and complete collaboration and communications system that enables small organizations to connect telecommuters, mobile workers and office workers in separate sites to enhance their options to interact with clients and teammates. In the latest release, the aggressively priced solution has enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop VoIP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G wireless IP phone, which allows companies to grow easily by adding phones in places where traditional telephone lines or network cables are missing or cannot conveniently be run.
Other innovative components of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:
- Cisco's Model 520 Secure Router product to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide employees secure connectivity to the Internet and key business data remotely or locally
- Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to allow stakeholders to streamline the setup and installation of solutions created specifically for individual companies
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Cisco Networking Solutions
Progent's Cisco consultants and CCIE accredited engineers can assist your company to assess the latest Cisco products to determine their business value for your IT system, configure Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and performance of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco products both in person and online to keep your network running smoothly. Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of low-cost services to enhance the availability, safety, efficiency, and maintainability of a small business information network:
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Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
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Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), formerly branded CallManager, functions as the foundation of Cisco's collaboration platform. Cisco Unified CM and Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with apps that include Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for building a highly automated customer contact center. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, designing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, designing UCS server failover systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange Server.
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Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
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Consulting Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise for Cisco Wireless Products
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that integrates a broad range of wireless devices and technologies and provides the same security, scalability, and ease of management you expect from a wired environment. Progent can assist you to implement transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless products and wireless technology from other suppliers to offer your company the functionality you need as well as the most secure, dependable, and economical WLAN system available. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can show you how to build security into your wireless network and your company's operations.
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