Small business IT networks located anywhere in Minnesota can get immediate online help from a Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure expert to resolve urgent problems affecting your IT network. Progent retains the largest group of CCIE network consultants accessible remotely of any independent service firm in the United States. The cost is reasonable, charges are per minute, sign-up is quick, and support is unbeatable.

In case your Minnesota office is based outside of major metropolitan areas such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, or Bloomington, access to authorized CCIE engineers is often unavailable when there's a network crash. This can cause lost revenue for your company. By contacting Progent's online services, you have access to a Cisco certified CCIE professional ready to deliver the help to get your system operating.

Why is Being a Cisco CCIE So Important?
A Cisco CCIE is a top-level network specialist who earns this elite recognition by completing rigorous examinations administered by Cisco. CCIE-qualified engineers can handle the most sophisticated issues associated with computer network integration, troubleshooting, and configuration. Progentís CCIE-certified support specialists work closely with Cisco's in-house staff in identifying issues with Cisco IOS utilities and coming up with temporary alternatives or finding software patches to resolve bugs. Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public.

For small and midsize businesses anywhere in Minnesota, Progent offers convenient, quick, and cost-effective online access to Cisco certified CCIE engineers. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs) are recognized network subject matter experts who are awarded this top-level classification only through intense testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most complex problems surrounding network planning, integration, optimization, repair, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE professionals cooperate intimately with Cisco in-house staff in identifying problems with Cisco's IOS platform and developing workarounds or obtaining patches to correct anomalies. Progent can provide prompt online access to a CCIE so you can receive timely help for complex network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the expertise of your local IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consulting professionals can link to your network using advanced remote support tools in order to provide rapid and cost-effective analysis and remediation of critical network difficulties.

Ways Progent's Cisco Professionals Can Provide Expertise with Cisco-Powered Networks in Minnesota
Progent's CCIE network engineers provide high-level assistance for a broad range of Cisco networking solutions including:

Cisco ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower and PIX 500 Firewalls
The new ASA 5500-X Family of firewalls with Firepower Services provide significantly more value than Cisco's previous firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for all new deployments. Since Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire line of Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls can be provisioned to enable Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most deployed intrusion protection system. Firepower services provide enhanced capabilities including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network consultants can assist your company to maintain your legacy PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls or migrate efficiently to ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide online and onsite support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your business to design, configure, tune, manage and debug firewall solutions built around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Find out additional details about ASA Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower integration and troubleshooting support.

Cisco Router Technology
Progent's Cisco Premier engineers can assist your business to plan, setup, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline processes, reduce costs, and speed up investment payback. By teaming Cisco routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet access points integration support or Cisco Meraki cloud-managed APs setup services, Progent can significantly enhance the strategic value of your connectivity environment in Minnesota. Progent can provide comprehensive phone-based troubleshooting. To see more concerning Progent's expertise in Cisco router products, visit Cisco Routers Engineering Expertise.

Cisco Aironet and Meraki 802.11ac Wireless Access Points and Wireless LAN Controllers
Progent can provide access to a Cisco-certified Wi-Fi networking consultant to help your business to design, install, maintain and troubleshoot a converged wired and wireless environment integrating a broad range of wireless technologies that offer the same protection, expandability, and ease of management you demand from a wired network. Progent's Aironet Access Point experts, Meraki Wi-Fi Access Point specialists, and Cisco-certified WiFi controller experts can assist you to manage legacy wireless solutions from Cisco or upgrade efficiently to current 802.11ac-comaptible products. Progent can also assist your IT team to carry out efficient Cisco wireless IP phone configuration with Aironet and Meraki APs for mobile on-premises telephony. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design protection into your wireless network and into your company's processes. Progent's disaster recovery planning consultants and business continuity planning consultants can assist you to configure the high availability features built into Cisco's wired/wireless technologies so your converged infrastructure delivers non-stop return on investment. Progent can provide value-priced remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys to help your company to plan and deploy a Wi-Fi LAN with custom-designed wireless access point clustering optimized for your individual work area layout, building structure, and application workloads.

Cisco VoIP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help you to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco VoIP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP phones. Progent offers expertise for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from legacy VoIP devices to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Unified CM, formerly named CallManager, or with Unified CM Express to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX environment for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can deliver support with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving QoS, setting up SIP trunking, installing ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating UCS server failover and Cisco SRST systems for high availability.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM) and Cisco CallManager Unified Messaging
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM), formerly branded CallManager, is the heart of Cisco's collaboration solution. Unified CM and Cisco Unified CM Express (CME) provide an advanced IP-PBX solution by integrating tightly with apps like Unified CM IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Cisco Unity Connection for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Cisco Contact Center Express (Unified CCX or CCX) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager consultants can help with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager setup and debugging in areas such as integrating Cisco Voice over IP phones and video IP phones, reviewing dial plans, configuring SIP trunking and PSTN calling, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering solutions for survivability, and integration with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Cisco Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki Products
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants offer world-class remote and on-premises support and troubleshooting for Cisco's Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki series of fixed and modular switches for environments that run the gamut from small or midsize organizations and campus LANs to enterprise data centers and ISPs. Progent can show you how to implement Cisco's rapidly improving switch technology to realize the throughput, scale, availability, virtualization, data protection and manageability needed by your business. For information about Progent's consulting and support for Cisco's extensive portfolio of Catalyst switches, refer to Catalyst switch consulting and support. To learn about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco's Nexus line of switches, refer to Cisco Nexus switch consulting services. To find out about Progent's support for Meraki switches, visit Cisco Meraki switches consulting services.

Cisco Security Solutions
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to choose, integrate, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your business processes in Minnesota and Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can assist you to plan and operate Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions that allow you to stay compliant with governmental mandates for prompt incident reporting. Progent can help you to produce a documented security strategy to establish precise policies, install monitoring and tracking utilities, design and install a protected connectivity architecture that incorporates technology from diverse vendors, offer outgoing spam filtering with content filtering for incoming and outgoing email, and advise you about procedures to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting can help you implement an ASA Next Generation firewall, set up secure remote access to email and corporate information, and implement or troubleshoot VPNs. To find out more concerning Progent's expertise with Cisco security solutions, see Cisco Security and VPN Consulting Services.

SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP trunk consultants and Cisco CUBE configuration consultants can help you to design, integrate, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide affordable remote or on-premises expertise to assist companies to migrate smoothly to a modern communications ecosystem that delivers accelerated return on investment. Progent's certified Microsoft unified communications consultants can help you to establish connections between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video applications such as Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP PSTN trunk.

Cisco Network Management
Progent's Cisco-Certified network consultants can show you how to use Cisco's network management utilities alongside a selection of effective open source and proprietary programs to develop a comprehensive management solution to keep your infrastructure running smoothly, conserve expensive resources, secure your data, recover quickly from equipment failure or deliberates attacks, and enable you to scale or repurpose system resources effectively and affordably as your Minnesota company evolves.

Progent can also help you to utilize network management tools to monitor and classify system data to implement traffic shaping, which permits you to configure Cisco routers to impose different bandwidth constraints on designated classes of processes based on the importance you assign. By storing and queuing data packets above your contracted volume, and by assigning priority to business-critical processes, traffic shaping can keep service provider excess usage penalties from spiraling out of reach and/or avoid lost productivity caused by indiscriminate policing of your network traffic volume limits during peak demand. To find out more details concerning Progent's network management consulting services for Cisco environments, see Network Management Expertise for Cisco Networks.

NetApp and Cisco Private Cloud Platform Consulting Services
FlexPod Datacenter is a best-practice private cloud platform created and validated together by NetApp and Cisco to combine servers, network fabric and SAN storage assets for hosting critical business applications and network management software. To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting support for NetApp and Cisco FlexPod private clouds integration, go to NetApp and Cisco FlexPod Cloud Platform Consulting.

How You Can Get in Touch with a CCIE Network Expert Now
To learn how you can contact a Certified CCIE for online expertise in Minnesota, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Urgent Online Network Help.