Network Management Solutions ExpertiseAn abundance of network management tools from Cisco and other suppliers underscores the value and complexity of network management. Progent's Cisco-certified network management engineers are expert at helping companies develop management solutions based on SNMP, SYSLOG services, and Cisco NetFlow to build effective mechanisms for tracking network bandwidth usage and network latency, monitoring key router and switch performance characteristics, and recognizing traffic patterns, applications, and appliances that use available resources.

Progent can assist customers to utilize a broad range of open source and license-based monitoring and management tools to maintain a Cisco network. Tools familiar to Progent's engineers include MRTG, Cacti, Nagios, Cisco Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager, Cisco Monitor Manager, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Security Manager, OpenView, AlterPoint DeviceAuthority, Adventnet Netflow and Firewall Analyzer, Big Brother, and NetMRI.

Network management platforms can allow organizations to be aware of existing network usage and intelligently plan for downstream traffic increases. Network management tools can also be used to detect inefficient or improper uses of system resources, for example streaming multimedia, peer-to-peer file exchange, etc. that can use up valuable or limited network bandwidth. A carefully crafted network management solution can also aid companies to arrive at informed choices on wide and local area network enhancements once they understand the amount of system bandwidth historically required at any one time.

Having an efficient network management platform in operation beforehand is critical to prevent major problems that can be caused by Denial Of Service attacks and dangerous viruses. These events can leave the network unstable and in the absence of proper utilities it can be difficult, and sometimes virtually impossible, to identify the source of the problem.

Network Management Solutions from Cisco
Cisco offers an assortment of effective utilities that should be the basis for any management strategy. Utilized in conjunction with appropriate third-party applications, Cisco's network management offerings can improve the business value of network infrastructures for organizations of any size by addressing important areas such as resource utilization, performance, resilience, protection, troubleshooting, and capacity planning. Cisco's most familiar network management products include:

Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) is a browser-based Java applet that permits you set up and monitor the management utilities on security appliances. Adaptive Security Device Manager is loaded by the adaptive security device, and enables you to set up, monitor, and manage the unit.

Cisco Monitor Manager is a management application designed for the requirements of small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Monitor Manager actively checks key device processes on voice and data networks serving 5 to 250 users and equipped with as many as 250 VoIP phones. The application provides:

  • Up-to-date tracking of important appliance processes on small and midsize business-class network appliances, Cisco Communications Manager Express, Unity Express, security appliances, access points, and Cisco Unified IP Phones
  • Ability to manage the Unified Communications 500 Series communications appliance for organizations with as many as 50 users
Cisco Monitor Manager tracks the system on a 24x7 basis and frequently polls and collects inventory and performance-monitoring data from the managed devices in the network. Cisco Monitor Manager is a Microsoft Windows-based utility and is entirely transparent to IT operations and does not deploy any agent on target devices. Monitor Manager provides a variety of useful features and benefits such as:
  • Network discovery and physical topology
  • Device and process views of Unified Communications implementation
  • Networkwide inventory logging and reporting
  • Advanced security and reliable communication
  • Cisco device performance monitoring
  • IP Telephony monitoring
  • Interface status and traffic tracking
  • Real-time alarms and notifications
  • Reports
  • Configuration archive

Network Assistant is a desktop-based management application designed for for wired and wireless LANs (WLANs) for growing companies with up to 40 Cisco switches and routers. By using Smartports technology, Network Assistant simplifies configuration, installation, and continuing management and support of Cisco-based networks. Cisco Network Assistant offers a unified system view and permits IT administrators to employ its features across switches, routers, and access points.

Security Manager is a highly functional but easy-to-use solution for centrally provisioning all aspects of appliance configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and IPS. Security Manager effectively manages even small environments with no more than than ten appliances, but also scales to control enterprise systems composed of thousands of appliances. Expansion is enabled through smart policy-driven control procedures that can simplify administration. Highlights of Security Manager are:

  • Supports control of Cisco routers running an IOS security image, ASA 5500 family security appliances, PIX security appliances, IPS 4200 Series inline security appliances, and Catalyst 6500 family security modules
  • Reacts faster. more rapidly to threats: define and apply updated policies to many hundreds of appliances in a few easy steps
  • Rich GUI provides superior ease-of-use
  • A variety of looks that provide flexible methods to control appliances and policies including the capability to administer the security network visually on a topology image
  • Extensive animated help for the first-time user to accelerate training period
  • Globally specify which policies are common and automatically inherited by additional devices to ensure corporate policies are implemented consistently, at the same time providing optional flexibility to customize policies at the local appliance level
  • Ability to create a single firewall rule database for Cisco firewalls with smart evaluation of firewall policies to determine anomalies in the rule base
  • Easily configure location-to-location, hub-and-spoke, full-mesh IPsec, or extranet VPN links by means of a VPN wizard
  • Compatibility with Cisco ACS for low-level role based connection management to appliances and administration services
  • Operation with security MARS to compare monitored data with related security appliance rules to help with quicker decision making and increased system up time
  • Ability to allocate particular jobs to every administrator during the implementation of a policy, with structured change control and logging; permits the security and network operations staff to work cooperatively as a single unit with effective coordination
How Progent Can Help Your Business with Network Management
Progent's Cisco-Premier network management consultants can help you to use Cisco's management tools in combination with a variety of powerful open source and proprietary programs to develop a comprehensive network management toolkit to keep your network running smoothly, conserve expensive resources, guard your information, recover rapidly from equipment failure or deliberates attacks, and allow you to scale or repurpose system hardware effectively and economically as your company evolves.

Progent can also help you to utilize network management applications to monitor and classify network data to implement traffic shaping, which permits you to program routers to impose different throughput restrictions on designated classes of processes according to the importance you specify. By buffering and sorting excess packets above your contracted rates, and by giving priority to business-critical applications, traffic shaping can prevent service provider excess usage penalties from spiraling out of reach and/or avoid gaps in productivity resulting from brute force enforcement of your network bandwidth limits during peak use.

Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can help you to develop an end-to-end security strategy that incorporates your network management solution, and Progent's remote and on-site support specialists and Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can utilize advanced network monitoring and analysis tools to isolate and fix trouble rapidly to keep your IT system in business.

To learn more details concerning Progent's professional expertise for Cisco solutions, select a topic:

To get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Cisco networking, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.



An index of content::

  • 24x7 Linux Technology Consulting Services Kansas 24x7 Linux Technical Support Services
  • Anchorage At Home Workers Solutions Consultants Ted Stevens Airport Anchorage ANC, US Anchorage Remote Workforce Connectivity Solutions Expertise Anchorage, USA
  • At Home Workforce Calgary Consulting - Video Conferencing Solutions Consulting Teleworkers Consultants - Calgary - Conferencing Technology Consulting Services Calgary
  • At Home Workforce Consultants near me in Appleton - Collaboration Technology Consultants Appleton-Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Appleton-Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Offsite Workforce Consultants near Appleton - Collaboration Solutions Consulting Experts
  • Award Winning NetDocuments Troubleshooting Specialists NetDocuments Troubleshooting Technology Professional
  • BlackBerry BES Consultancies Cambridgeshire BlackBerry Software Server Support
  • Boston Security Consulting Company Top Ranked Boston, Massachusetts Small Office IT Consultant
  • Buffalo Work at Home Employees Collaboration Technology Assistance Buffalo Great Lakes After Hours Work from Home Employees Guidance in Buffalo - Collaboration Solutions Consultants Buffalo
  • CISSP Consulting Services Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro CISSP Security Organizations Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro

  • After Hours ISP Service Plan Selection Technology Professional
    Biggest Internet Connection Consulting Services

    Progent offers access to the affordable support of online Internet connectivity consultants to assist your organization to assess or enhance your Internet services so your Internet connectivity solution meets your business needs. Support services provided by Progent's engineers include assessment of your existing bandwidth utilization, vendor and service plan analysis and ordering, network provisioning, and managing a smooth move to a new ISP and/or service plan. Provisioning can include enhancing existing routers and switches and deploying new ones, setting up firewalls, and upgrading dependable Border Gateway Protocol configurations.

  • CISSP Security Group Oxford Oxford Security information Systems Audit

  • Services Documentation Technology Consulting Services
    Service Database Onsite Technical Support

    Progent uses a sophisticated support reporting system that records and organizes detailed documentation for all delivered services. Unlike some independent consultants or small support organizations who provide minimal documentation or specifics of services done, each service delivered by Progent is accompanied by comprehensive documentation. Each Progent consultant has use of the support reports sent by every staff member to every customer. The discipline of detailing and organizing service records results in more effective service and eliminates a slew of typical problems such as when a support customer is virtually held hostage to a consultant who refuses to let go of the keys to the kingdom.

  • California Central Valley Network Security Auditor Firewall CISSP Cybersecurity Contractor Fresno, CA

  • 64-bit Computing Specialists
    64-bit Server Configuration

    Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you design, document, implement, manage, and troubleshoot a system-wide migration to 64-bit server and client operating systems and business applications. Progent can help you pilot your 64-bit infrastructure to make sure it supports all of the key 32-bit applications which you want to retain plus the new 64-bit editions of software you wish to install.

  • Capitola, CA Microsoft Exchange 2016 Small Office Network Consulting Services Exchange Server 2016 Server Migration Specialists
  • Consulting Team Oklahoma City Oklahoma Urgent CISSP Certified Security Oklahoma City, OK Network Consulting

  • VMware Workspace ONE Small Business IT Consulting Firms
    Desktop Update Automation Small Business IT Outsourcing Firms

    Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to streamline desktop update and patch deployment by delivering support for administration tools like System Center Configuration Manager, Systems Management Server 2003, and WSUS.

  • Debian Linux, Solaris, UNIX Consulting Services Redhat Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX Support Services Bakersfield, CA, United States
  • Des Moines MS Dynamics GP Customization Support Des Moines Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Partner near Des Moines - Customization Expert Des Moines, IA
  • Edison At Home Workforce Voice/Video Conferencing Solutions Consulting Services At Home Workforce Edison Consulting - Video Conferencing Technology Consulting Experts Edison-New Brunswick
  • Fedora Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX Remote Consulting Winston-Salem North Carolina Winston-Salem Suse Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX Remote Technical Support
  • Huntsville Decatur Madison Help Desk Information Technology Consulting Firms IT Outsourcing Firms Networking Huntsville, AL
  • IT Staffing for IT Service Organizations Providence County Rhode Island Immediate Supplemental IT Support Staffing Services Consulting Support Providence
  • Immediate At Home Workforce Uniondale Consulting - Cloud Technology Consulting Uniondale-Westbury , New York, US Remote Uniondale Teleworkers Cloud Integration Technology Guidance
  • Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, MO Guru SQL SQL Network Security Consulting Missouri
  • Microsoft Exchange Network Design Orange County California Costa Mesa Server Administration Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Security Consulting Firm Motor City Exchange Server 2013 Computer Network Support Company Detroit Michigan
  • Microsoft SQL 2008 Small Business Network Consulting Group Riverside - Chino Microsoft SQL Server Networking Consultancy Riverside - Ontario
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server Troubleshooting Irvine, CA SharePoint 2013 Online Troubleshooting Irvine California

  • Microsoft and Mac Desktop System Consultant
    24/7 Microsoft and Mac Desktop Network Installation

    Progent can deliver a wide array of affordable services to help you to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and OS X, or popular editions of Linux. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with you to design and carry out a large-scale migration to new or updated operating system platforms and applications. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your business.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Technical Consulting Santiago, Región Metropolitana Pudahuel, Metropolitan Region Computer Service Companies Windows 2008 Server

  • Immediate Debian Linux Online Support
    24x7x365 Network Engineer Suse Linux

    Progent's Linux support experts offer small and mid-size companies and software developers assistance with managing and maintaining Linux systems that run with Microsoft-powered technology. Progent offers your organization contact with Linux consultants, support professionals premier by Microsoft and Cisco, and security experts with CISM and CISA certification. This wide array of expertise provides you with an easy one-stop consulting firm to show you how to create and maintain a secure and robust mixed-platform connectivity and communications environment that supports Linux and Microsoft coexistence by combining Windows with leading Linux platforms including RedHat, SUSE Linux, CentOS Linux, Ubuntu Linux, PCLOS, fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva Linux, Debian-GNU, and Slackware.

  • Microsoft and Apple Network Setup Lansing, MI Microsoft Exchange Consulting Services
  • Mobile Immediate Crypto-Ransomware Remediation Mobile Alabama Mobile County Alabama Mobile MongoLock Crypto Removal
  • Network Installation Edison-Bridgewater Edison-Plainfield Migration Firm
  • Offsite Workforce Consulting nearby Baltimore - Cloud Solutions Consulting Experts Baltimore At Home Workers Cloud Integration Systems Consulting Services Baltimore
  • On-site Technical Support ProSight Remote Infrastructure Monitoring ProSight Automatic Network Mapping Professional
  • Ottawa Work from Home Employees Set up Consulting and Support Services Quebec Work at Home Employees Assistance in Ottawa - Integration Solutions Consulting Services
  • Progent Startup Business Consulting Company Cisco Certified Expert Progent Start-Up Company Small Office IT Consultant
  • Rancho Cordova-Folsom, US Offsite Workforce Rancho Cordova Consulting Services - Endpoint Management Systems Consultants Teleworkers Rancho Cordova Assistance - Management Tools Assistance Rancho Cordova
  • Remote Workers Assistance near Ontario - Video Conferencing Systems Consulting Services Ontario Ontario Rialto Hesperia Chino Ontario Offsite Workforce Conferencing Systems Consulting Services
  • Reno Nevada Offsite Workforce Consulting Experts near me in Reno - Endpoint Management Solutions Guidance Teleworkers Guidance - Reno - Management Systems Consulting Reno, NV, U.S.A.
  • Information Technology Integrators Cisco Network Management
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil On-Call Services Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PC Consulting
  • SQL Server 2014 Computer System Consultant Healdsburg CA SQL Server 2012 Support Consultants Santa Rosa California, US
  • Santa Cruz Security Consultant Santa Cruz Technology Consultancy Firm
  • After Hours Network Management Small Business Network Consulting Companies
  • SharePoint Integration Support SharePoint Support Rio de Janeiro State

  • Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster Network Consultant
    Urgent Windows 2012 Clustering Computer Consultants

    Progent's certified failover clustering experts can help you to assess the advantages of utilizing Windows Server 2012 clustering technology to build a powerful high-availability/disaster recovery solution, help your organization to design and deploy a Windows Server 2012 environment, provide online and on-premises consulting services and technical support for failover clusters composed of physical servers or virtual machines, and show you how to automate the management of failover clusters.

  • SharePoint Server 2010 Consultants Scottsdale, Maricopa County SharePoint Server 2013 Support Services Maricopa County Arizona
  • Small Office IT Outsourcing BlackBerry Synchronization Spartanburg-Roebuck, SC Remote BlackBerry BES Experts Spartanburg-Roebuck, SC, US
  • Top Cisco Small Office IT Consultants Melbourne, Victoria Cisco Server Installation Melbourne
  • Top Exchange Network Consult Server Troubleshoot Expert Exchange Hawaii

  • Tandberg Video Conferencing Consulting
    Polycom Video Conferencing Consult

    Progent offers access to a senior consultant with extensive hands-on experience installing, maintaining, and upgrading immersive telepresence platforms from top-tier vendors including Cisco/TANDBERG, Polycom, LifeSize, and Radvision. Progent can coordinate with your internal network support group, your Internet Service Provider, and your telepresence platform vendor to help your organization maximize the strategic value of your video conferencing ecosystem.

  • Work at Home Employees Richmond Consulting - Backup Systems Guidance 24-Hour Telecommuters Richmond Consulting Experts - Backup/Recovery Technology Consultants Richmond, CA
  • Work at Home Employees St. Paul Assistance - Voice/Video Conferencing Solutions Expertise St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota, USA Teleworkers Consulting and Support Services nearby St. Paul - Conferencing Technology Consulting Saint Paul-Oakdale

  • © 2002-2021 Progent Corporation. All rights reserved.