Cisco Premier Support Cisco unveiled innovative solutions intended especially for small business IT networks and engineered to provide exceptional levels of security and collaboration for a budget-friendly price. Solutions announced by Cisco were the Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker, Cisco's NSS2000 and NSS3000 Network Storage Systems, and the 1.4 release of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS).

The Cisco Spam and Virus Blocker appliance is a dedicated antispam and antivirus security device that essentially eliminates email-based attacks as shipped. The Cisco NSS2000 and NSS3000 Small Business Network Storage Systems are affordable small-footprint network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide protection for important information and enable workers to exchange information easily. Cisco's SBCS Release 1.4, a complete collaboration and communications solution that easily interconnects sites, workers, and clients anywhere. Cisco's latest version incorporates the debut of a cordless desktop VoIP handset with Bluetooth capabilities. To view Cisco's press release, visit Cisco Introduces Networking and Security Solutions for Small Companies.

Cisco Spam Blocker Appliance
Cisco Spam Blocker Consulting and Support The Spam and Virus Blocker appliance safeguards small organizations by providing powerful protection against spam, viruses as well as other email-borne attacks to secure your system and corporate information while improve productivity. Because the device stops spam and viruses with minimal set up and updates automatically, it avoids the cost and time associated setup and ongoing and management. By eliminating spam, Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker appliance helps the performance of networks, servers, and workstations. The Spam Blocker appliance is an end-to-end defense against email-born attacks by featuring hardware, software, continuous updates, and product assistance in a unified package.

Notable features of Cisco's Spam Blocker are:

  • Accuracy: Assists to make sure that email-borne threats and junk mail are intercepted while business email is delivered.
  • Ongoing automatic updates: Constant communication with SenderBase security, an online database of email safety threats, ensures that your Cisco Spam Blocker appliance incorporates the most current patches to safequard your business email.
  • Simple setup and use: Easy-to-use web-based setup tools permit you to configure Cisco's Spam Blocker appliance in almost any network within minutes, delivering immediate protection for your business.
  • Effortless management: From the moment you installs the Cisco's Spam Blocker, you get spam and malware protection with minimal additional effort required of your network support staff.

Small Business NSS2000 and 3000
Cisco NSS2000 and 3000 Consulting and Support The Small Business NSS2000 and 3000 Network Storage Systems provide the robust security and advanced backup capabilities that your company requires, at a price small businesses can handle. The Cisco Small Business NSS3000 supports up to 4 terabytes of data and as many as 15 concurrent clients on each enclosure, offering the ideal solution for holding, sharing, and archiving your vital corporate data. As distinct from ordinary network-attached storage systems, the Cisco Small Business NSS3000 provides the state-of-the-art backup, encryption, client authentication, and high uptime your business needs.

The Small Business NSS3000 4-Bay Gigabit Storage enclosure supports any certified disk. It offers a wealth of capabilities in a desktop footprint engineered for small businesses. The Cisco NSS3000 Storage System Chassis also provides your business the versatility to deploy the product without any connected hard disk drives, to modify the product at any time, and to link multiple NAS chassis with one another, providing a solution that can continually grow with your business.

Your company can use the Cisco NSS2000 or NSS3000 Network Storage Systems to:

  • Intelligently copy vital information from each workstation and server in your business
  • Offer unified preservation and sharing of key information
  • Employ Continuous Data Protection to back up automatically each version of every file saved by workers, allowing your business to restore files with ease
  • Store and save video from your company's surveillance system

Cisco SBCS
NSS2000 and NSS3000 Help The Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 is an easy-to-manage and complete sharing and communications system that allows small businesses to connect telecommuters, on-the-road workers and employees in disparate sites to improve their ability to interact with customers and teammates. In the latest release, the affordable solution offers enhanced wireless support including the first wireless desktop IP phone with built-in Bluetooth, the SPA525G IP phone, which allows businesses to expand easily by adding handsets in places where traditional phone lines or Ethernet wiring is missing or cannot easily be run.

Other innovative pieces of the Smart Business Communications System Release 1.4 are:

  • The Cisco 520 Secure Router to help protect a small business infrastructure and provide workers safe access to the Internet and important business information wherever they are
  • Cisco's Configuration Assistant Release 1.9 to enable partners to simplify the configuration and installation of solutions designed custom for individual companies

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Progent's Cisco-qualified consultants and Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to assess new Cisco products to determine their value for your environment, integrate Cisco security and communication platforms to improve the protection and performance of your network, and troubleshoot Cisco devices both in person and online to keep your IT network operating smoothly. Progent's consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective support services to improve the availability, security, performance, and maintainability of your information network:

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Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone experts can help your business to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the newest HD media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, previously branded CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to create a modern IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver expertise with all aspects of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, installing ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and designing Cisco UCS server failover and Cisco SRST systems for survivability. For additional information on Progent's technical support for Cisco's Unified Communications solutions, read Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications Professional Support.

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly named CallManager, operates as the center of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified CM Express offer an advanced IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging applications such as Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building an advanced customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM consultants can assist with any facet of Unified Communications Manager configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN support, installing ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing UCS server clustering solutions for high availability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

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Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can help your business to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-connected IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support to help you to migrate efficiently to a modern communications network that offers fast return on investment. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to configure connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media platforms like Skype for Business or Lync for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

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Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to develop a comprehensive wireless network design and implementation plan that incorporates a broad array of wireless appliances and technologies and offers the identical security, expandability, and manageability you demand from your wired network. Progent can help you to achieve transparent interoperability between Cisco wireless technology and wireless products from third-party suppliers to offer your business the functionality you need plus the most secure, reliable, and economical WLAN system possible. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your wireless network and your business operations.

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