Small business IT networks located throughout Illinois can now have immediate remote access to a Cisco authorized CCIE network specialist to fix the toughest issues that threaten your network. Progent offers the services of the most extensive group of Cisco CCIE consulting experts accessible online of any nationwide support firm in the country. Rates are affordable, charges are by the minute, sign-up is fast, and support is unbeatable.

In case your Illinois organization is located beyond major urban neighborhoods such as Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, or Naperville, contact with authorized CCIE engineers is often difficult to find when there's a network crash. This can cause lost income for your company. By utilizing Progent, you have access to a Cisco CCIE consultant ready to offer the assistance to keep your information system operating.

What Makes Being a Cisco CCIE So Significant?
A CCIE is a top-level networking professional who earns this prestigious recognition by completing rigorous testing administered by Cisco. A CCIE can tackle the most sophisticated problems associated with computer network integration, repair, and optimization. Progentís CCIE-certified support specialists communicate freely with Cisco's in-house staff in identifying issues with Cisco IOS software and developing temporary alternatives or obtaining software patches to correct problems. The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not readily accessible to the general public.

For businesses in Illinois, Progent can provide easy, fast, and cost-effective online access to Cisco CCIE support professionals. CCIEs are elite network experts who earn this prestigious classification only through thorough examination by Cisco. CCIEs can handle the most complex problems surrounding network design, setup, optimization, troubleshooting, and support. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate closely with Cisco in-house staff in analyzing issues with Cisco's IOS software and devising workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. Progent offers fast remote access to a CCIE so that you are able to receive timely assistance for tough network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the expertise of your local IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can link to your environment using state-of-the-art remote support technology in order to provide quick and cost-effective analysis and remediation of critical network problems.

Ways Progent's Cisco Professionals Offer Help with Cisco-based Networks in Illinois
Progent online professionals provide high-level help for a wide range of Cisco technologies including:

Cisco ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower and PIX Security Appliances
The new ASA 5500-X Family Next-Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services provide substantially more value than Cisco's legacy PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 security appliances for all new installations. Since Cisco's purchase of Sourcefire, the whole line of ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to support Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most popular intrusion protection system. Firepower services bring enhanced features including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network consultants can help you to maintain your existing PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 security appliances or upgrade efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide remote and onsite help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your business to plan, configure, optimize, administer and troubleshoot firewall solutions based on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Find out additional details about Cisco ASA Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services integration and troubleshooting services.

Cisco Router Technology
Progent's CCIE and CCNP Certified consultants can help your business to design, configure, and support an integrated business network that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and accelerate ROI. By combining Cisco routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet indoor and outdoor APs integration support or Meraki cloud-managed APs configuration support, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your information network in Illinois. Progent can provide comprehensive off-site help. To learn more about Progent's services for Cisco router technology, visit Cisco Routers Consulting Expertise.

Aironet and Meraki 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Points and Wireless Network Controllers
Progent can provide the services of a Cisco-certified wireless integration expert to help your business to plan, install, manage and troubleshoot a converged wired and wireless environment incorporating a broad range of wireless technologies that provide the same protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from your wired environment. Progent's Aironet Wireless Access Point experts, Meraki Wi-Fi Access Point consultants, and Cisco WiFi controller consultants can assist you to support legacy wireless solutions from Cisco or upgrade seamlessly to current 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology. Progent can also help your IT team to carry out complex Cisco wireless IP phone integration with Cisco APs for mobile onsite collaboration. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to build protection into your WLAN and into your business processes. Progent's disaster recovery planning consultants and business continuity planners can assist you to set up the high availability (HA) technology incorporated into Cisco's wireless and wired technologies so your converged infrastructure delivers continuing business value. Progent offers value-priced remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to design and install a wireless network with customized access point clustering optimized for your individual work area layout, building characteristics, 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, maintain, and debug Cisco IP phones, 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 latest media phones. Progent's consultants can also assist you to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified CM, formerly known as CallManager, or with Unified CM Express (CME) to build a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and collaboration. Progent can deliver expertise with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, solving QoS, configuring SIP trunking, deploying ISR G2 routers with CUBE internetworking capability, and designing UCS server failover and Cisco SRST solutions for survivability.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) and CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly branded CallManager, operates as the core of Cisco's collaboration platform. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified CM Express (CME) offer a modern IP-PBX solution by integrating with unified messaging applications that include Cisco Unified CM IM and Presence Service, Unity Connection for voicemail, Cisco Unified Mobility for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's CCIE-certified CUCM consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager support and troubleshooting in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, setting up SIP connections and PSTN support, deploying ISR routers with CUBE support, designing UCS server clustering systems for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki Switching Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified network technology engineers can provide expert remote and on-premises support for Cisco's Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki series of fixed and modular switches for applications that range from small or midsize organizations and campus LANs to enterprise data centers and ISPs. Progent can show you how to implement Cisco's continually improving switch solutions to realize the speed, expandability, uptime, virtualization, data protection and ease of management needed by your business. For information about Progent's consulting and support for Cisco's market-leading family of Catalyst switches, see Cisco Catalyst switch consulting and troubleshooting services. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco's Nexus family of switches, see Cisco Nexus switch consulting and support services. For information about Progent's support for Meraki switches, see Meraki switches consulting services.

Cisco Security and VPN Products
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, integrate, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build security into your business operations in Illinois and Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can help you to plan and maintain SIEM solutions that allow you to comply with regulatory mandates for prompt incident reporting. Progent can assist you to create a written security strategy to establish precise security policies, deploy monitoring and tracking software, create and implement a protected network infrastructure that includes products from a variety of network companies, provide outgoing spam and virus filtering with content filtering for incoming and outgoing email, and recommend procedures to maximize the safety of your network. Progent's security consulting is available to help you implement an ASA Next Generation firewall, set up secure remote access to messaging and business information, and implement or repair Virtual Private Networks. To learn more about Progent's services for Cisco security and VPN products, refer to Cisco Security and VPN Engineering Help.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP trunk experts and CUBE integration experts can assist you to plan, integrate, manage, troubleshoot and enhance Cisco's SIP infrastructure technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises support to help businesses to migrate smoothly to a productive unified communications environment that delivers fast ROI. Progent's certified Microsoft unified communications experts can assist you to set up connections between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business or Lync for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Cisco Network Management Solutions
Progent's Cisco-Certified network consultants can show you how to use Cisco's network management utilities alongside an array of effective open source and proprietary programs to create a complete network management solution to keep your infrastructure operating dependably, consolidate expensive resources, secure your information, recover quickly from hardware failure or deliberates attacks, and allow you to scale or repurpose system resources effectively and economically as your Illinois company evolves.

Progent can also show you how to use network management utilities to monitor and categorize system data to enable traffic shaping, which permits you to configure Cisco routers to impose different throughput restrictions on certain classes of processes based on the importance you specify. By buffering and queuing excess packets above your contracted volume, and by assigning priority to business-critical applications, traffic shaping can keep ISP overage charges from spiraling out of control and/or eliminate lost productivity caused by indiscriminate policing of your network bandwidth limits during periods of heavy demand. To learn more about Progent's network management support expertise for Cisco networks, see Network Management Solutions for Cisco-based Networks.

NetApp and Cisco FlexPod Private Cloud Architecture Consulting Services
FlexPod is a service-oriented private cloud architecture created and validated together by NetApp and Cisco to consolidate servers, network fabric and storage resources for hosting shared applications and network management tools. To learn more about Progent's consulting services for NetApp and Cisco private clouds solutions, see NetApp and Cisco FlexPod Private Cloud Platform Consulting.

How You Can Contact a Cisco CCIE Network Expert Immediately
To see how to get in touch with a CCIE for remote support in Illinois, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Expert Remote Network Help.