Small business computer networks situated throughout the state of Illinois can now have instant phone-based help from a Cisco authorized CCIE network specialist to resolve complex problems affecting their IT network. Progent retains the largest team of CCIE consulting experts available remotely of any independent service organization in the country. Rates are affordable, billing is per minute, engagement is quick, and service is unbeatable.

If your Illinois office is located away from larger metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, or Naperville, support from qualified CCIE experts is often difficult to find when there's an emergency. This could mean lost income for your company. By utilizing Progent's remote support, you can get in touch with a Cisco certified CCIE consultant ready to offer the expertise to get your computer network on line.

Why is Support from a Cisco CCIE So Significant?
A CCIE is a world-class network expert who earns this ultimate title by completing tough examinations supervised by Cisco. CCIE-certified consultants can deal with even the most complicated problems involving computer network interfacing, repair, and configuration. Progentís CCIE-qualified professionals operate directly with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying problems with Cisco IOS software and developing temporary alternatives or obtaining program updates to resolve bugs. Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily available to the general public.

For small and midsize companies anywhere in Illinois, Progent can provide easy, quick, and cost-effective online help from Cisco certified CCIE support professionals. CCIEs are recognized network experts who earn this top-level classification only as a result of intense examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most complex issues surrounding network design, configuration, performance, repair, and support. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate intimately with Cisco engineers in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS platform and devising fixes or obtaining software updates to correct anomalies. Progent can provide fast online response from a CCIE so that you are able to get timely help for tough network issues that are impacting business productivity but are outside the expertise of your usual network support resources. Progent's CCIE support engineers can link to your environment via advanced online connectivity technology to provide quick and cost-effective analysis and repair of critical network problems.

How Progent's Cisco Qualified CCIEs Can Provide Expertise with Cisco-Powered Networks in Illinois
Progent's CCIE network consultants offer high-level assistance for a broad array of Cisco technologies including:

Cisco ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower and PIX Firewalls
The latest generation of ASA 5500-X Family of firewalls with Firepower Services offer substantially more performance than Cisco's previous PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for new installations. After Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire family of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices can be provisioned to enable Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most popular intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services bring powerful new features such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your company to manage your legacy PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls or migrate efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer remote and onsite help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your company to plan, configure, tune, administer and debug firewall environments based around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Learn more details about Cisco ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and debugging support.

Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE qualified engineers can assist your business to design, setup, and maintain a converged business network that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and speed up you return on investment. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet indoor and outdoor APs deployment support or Meraki access points setup services, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment in Illinois. Progent can provide comprehensive off-site help. To find out more concerning Progent's expertise in Cisco routers, see Cisco Routers Consulting Expertise.

Aironet and Meraki 802.11ac Wireless Access Points and Wireless Network Controllers
Progent can provide access to a Cisco-certified wireless integration expert to help your business to plan, install, manage and repair a converged wired/wireless ecosystem incorporating a wide range of wireless technologies that offer the identical protection, scalability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent's Aironet Access Point experts and Meraki Wi-Fi AP specialists can assist you to support legacy wireless solutions from Cisco or upgrade seamlessly to current 802.11ac-comaptible products. Progent can also help your IT team to perform efficient Cisco wireless IP phone configuration with Aironet and Meraki access points for mobile on-premises telephony. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and into your company's operations. Progent's disaster recovery planning consultants and business continuity planners can show you how to set up the HA features incorporated into Cisco's wired/wireless technologies so your converged infrastructure delivers continuing return on investment. Progent offers affordable remote and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys to assist your company to plan and install a wireless LAN with customized AP clustering optimized for your individual office layout, building structure, and application workloads.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent can provide expertise for all models of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP products to the latest media phones. Progent's consultants can also help your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Unified CM, formerly named CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to create a modern IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, deploying ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and designing UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for survivability.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM) and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), originally known as CallManager, acts as the foundation of Cisco's collaboration portfolio. Cisco Unified CM and Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a borderless IP-PBX solution by integrating with apps that include Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail management, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating a highly automated customer contact center. Progent's Cisco-certified Cisco Unified CM experts can assist with any facet of Unified CM configuration and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and desktop video phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP trunking and PSTN support, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE networking support, designing UCS server failover solutions for high availability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco, Nexus and Meraki Switching Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer world-class remote and onsite consulting and technical support for Cisco's Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki families of fixed and modular switches for environments that range from small or midsize organizations and campus LANs to enterprise data centers and service providers. Progent can show you how to implement Cisco's quickly improving switch technology to realize the speed, scale, availability, virtualization, security and manageability required for your business. To learn about Progent's consulting and support services for Cisco's market-leading portfolio of Catalyst switches, refer to Cisco Catalyst switch support. For information about Progent's support for Cisco's Nexus family of switches, refer to Nexus switch support. To learn about Progent's support for Meraki switches, see Cisco Meraki switches configuration and management.

Cisco Security Technology
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to help you to select, integrate, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can show you how to build security into your company's operations in Illinois and Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can assist you to plan and maintain SIEM solutions that enable you to stay compliant with governmental mandates for timely incident reporting. Progent can assist you to produce a written security plan to define clear security policies, deploy scanning and auditing utilities, design and implement a secure network architecture that incorporates products from diverse vendors, provide outbound spam filtering with content filtering for in-bound and outgoing email, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise can help you configure an firewall, set up secure remote connectivity to email and corporate information, and install or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks. To learn more about Progent's support for Cisco security products, see Cisco VPN and Network Security Professional Support.

SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and Cisco CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE configuration consultants can help your business to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or on-premises expertise to assist you to move efficiently to an advanced communications environment that offers fast ROI. Progent's Gold-certified Microsoft unified communications experts can help you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms such as Skype for Business and Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Cisco-based Network Management
Progent's Cisco-certified network management consultants can help you to use Cisco's management utilities in combination with a variety of powerful third-party programs to develop a complete management toolkit to keep your infrastructure operating smoothly, conserve expensive resources, guard your data, recover rapidly from hardware breakdowns or deliberates attacks, and allow you to expand or reassign network resources effectively and economically as your Illinois business evolves.

Progent can also assist you to utilize network management tools to monitor and classify system data to implement traffic shaping, which permits you to program routers to impose different throughput restrictions on certain classes of processes based on the importance you assign. By storing and queuing excess packets above your committed volume, and by assigning preference to business-critical applications, traffic shaping can keep ISP overage penalties from spinning out of reach and/or eliminate gaps in productivity caused by indiscriminate enforcement of your network bandwidth limits during periods of heavy use. To learn additional information concerning Progent's network management support expertise for Cisco-powered networks, visit Network Management Engineers for Cisco-powered Networks.

NetApp and Cisco Cloud Architecture Consulting Services
FlexPod Datacenter is a best-practice cloud platform developed and tested together by NetApp and Cisco to combine servers, network fabric and storage resources for hosting critical business applications and management software. To find out additional information about Progent's consulting support for NetApp and Cisco FlexPod cloud integration, visit NetApp and Cisco FlexPod Private Cloud Platform Consulting.

How You Can Talk to a Certified CCIE Networking Professional Now
To see how to get in touch with a CCIE for online support in Illinois, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Urgent Remote Network Support.

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