Small office IT networks situated anywhere in the state of Minnesota can get immediate remote contact with a Cisco authorized CCIE network system professional to help with the toughest problems involving their IT network. Progent retains the largest team of CCIE consultants available by phone of any independent service firm in the country. The cost is affordable, charges are per minute, sign-up is quick, and support is unbeatable.

If your Minnesota network is based away from larger metropolitan neighborhoods like Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, or Bloomington, help from qualified CCIE engineers is often unavailable during a crisis. This could mean a loss of income for your business. By calling Progent's remote support, you can get in touch with a Cisco certified CCIE professional who can provide the help to keep your network running.

Why is Access to a Cisco CCIE So Significant?
A CCIE (Cisco Certified Internet Expert) is a world-class network professional who qualifies for this prestigious recognition only after strenuous examinations administered by Cisco. CCIE-qualified engineers can deal with the most sophisticated problems associated with network deployment, troubleshooting, and optimization. Progentís CCIEs work directly with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying issues with Cisco IOS utilities and creating workarounds or downloading software patches to resolve problems. Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily accessible to the general public.

For organizations anywhere in Minnesota, Progent can provide easy, fast, and cost-effective online help from Cisco authorized CCIE consultants. Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs) are highly-qualified network gurus who are awarded this prestigious classification only through thorough testing by Cisco. CCIEs are able to resolve the most complicated problems associated with network topology, setup, performance, repair, and maintenance. Progentís CCIE experts work closely with Cisco engineers in analyzing problems with Cisco's IOS platform and devising fixes or acquiring software updates to resolve problems. Progent offers prompt online access to a CCIE so you can receive immediate assistance for complex network issues that are impacting worker productivity but are beyond the expertise of your local IT support providers. Progent's CCIE support professionals can link to your environment via state-of-the-art remote support tools to deliver quick and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network difficulties.

How Progent's Cisco Professionals Can Provide Help with Cisco Technology in Minnesota
Progent network engineers provide high-level support for a wide range of Cisco networking technologies such as:

Cisco ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower and PIX 500 Security Appliances
The latest generation of ASA 5500-X Series of firewalls with Firepower Services provide significantly more bang for the buck than Cisco's legacy PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 security appliances for all new installations. Since Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole family of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to enable Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the world's most popular network intrusion protection system. Firepower services provide enhanced capabilities such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist your company to manage your current PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls or upgrade to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer online and onsite help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your business to plan, integrate, optimize, manage and troubleshoot firewall environments based around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Read more information about ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower configuration and debugging services.

Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco Certified engineers can help you to plan, configure, and maintain a converged business network that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and accelerate investment payback. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet APs deployment help or Cisco Meraki access points configuration support, Progent can dramatically increase the strategic value of your network infrastructure in Minnesota. Progent can provide comprehensive remote support. To learn more about Progent's services for Cisco router solutions, visit Cisco Routers Professional Support.

Aironet and Meraki 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless Access Points and Wireless Network Controllers
Progent can provide the services of a Cisco-certified Wi-Fi networking consultant to assist you to plan, install, manage and repair a converged wired/wireless infrastructure incorporating a wide array of wireless technologies that provide the identical security, scalability, and manageability you demand from your wired environment. Progent's Aironet Access Point consultants, Meraki Access Point consultants, and Cisco-certified wireless controller experts can help you to support early-generation Wi-Fi solutions from Cisco or migrate efficiently to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology. Progent can also help you to carry out advanced Cisco wireless IP phone integration with Cisco access points for mobile onsite telephony. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security specialists can advise you about how to design protection into your wireless network and your business processes. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity planners can assist you to set up the high availability technology built into Cisco's wired/wireless technologies so your converged network delivers continuing business value. Progent offers affordable online and onsite wireless site surveys to help you to plan and deploy a Wi-Fi LAN with custom-designed AP clustering optimized for your specific office layout, building characteristics, and intended application.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Solutions
Progent's Cisco IP phone and video IP phone consultants can assist you to integrate, maintain, and debug Cisco IP phones, desktop video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent can provide support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued Voice over IP products to the latest media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, originally known as CallManager, or with Unified Communications Manager Express to build a modern IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent's consultants can provide expertise with any facet of Cisco VoIP Phone integration including reviewing dial plans, resolving IP phone registration issues, configuring SIP gateways, deploying Cisco ISR routers with CUBE internetworking support, and creating Cisco UCS server clustering and Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) systems for high availability.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) and CallManager Collaboration
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM or Unified CM), previously branded CallManager, is the core of Cisco's collaboration platform. Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provide a modern IP-PBX by integrating tightly with unified messaging applications like Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Cisco Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for creating an advanced customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM consultants can assist with any aspect of Unified Communications Manager support and debugging in areas such as integrating VoIP phones and video phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR routers with CUBE support, designing Cisco UCS server clustering systems for survivability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Cisco, Nexus and Meraki Switching Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer expert online and onsite consulting for Cisco's Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki series of managed switches for environments that range from small companies and campus networks to enterprise data centers and ISPs. Progent can help you to deploy Cisco's quickly evolving switch solutions to achieve the speed, scale, uptime, virtualization, security and ease of management needed by your organization. To learn about Progent's support for Cisco's market-leading family of Catalyst switches, refer to Cisco Catalyst switch consulting services. To learn about Progent's support for Cisco's Nexus line of switches, refer to Cisco Nexus switch consulting services. For details about Progent's support services for Cisco Meraki switches, see Meraki switches integration.

Cisco Security and VPN Solutions
Progent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design security into your business processes in Minnesota and Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can help you to design and maintain Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions that allow you to comply with governmental mandates for timely incident reporting. Progent can assist you to create a documented security plan to establish clear security policies, install monitoring and tracking utilities, create and install a secure network infrastructure that incorporates technology from a variety of network companies, provide outbound spam and virus filtering with policy-based content filtering for in-bound and outgoing email, and recommend procedures to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security consulting can help you implement an firewall, design secure remote and mobile access to email and business data, and install or repair VPNs. To learn additional information concerning Progent's support for Cisco security products, go to Cisco VPN Professional Expertise.

Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions: SIP Trunks and CUBE Configuration Expertise
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure consultants and Cisco CUBE integration consultants can assist you to design, integrate, manage, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connectivity technology and Cisco's CUBE-based SIP trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite expertise to help companies to move smoothly to a productive communications environment that offers accelerated ROI. Progent's certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can help you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE SBC and Microsoft's VoIP and IP video platforms like Skype for Business Server and Lync Server for connectivity to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Cisco-based Network Management Solutions
Progent's Cisco-Premier network engineers can assist you to use Cisco's management tools in combination with a variety of powerful third-party applications to create a complete network management toolkit to keep your infrastructure operating smoothly, conserve valuable resources, guard your data, recover quickly from equipment failure or deliberates attacks, and enable you to scale or repurpose network hardware effectively and affordably as your Minnesota organization grows.

Progent can also assist you to use network management tools to monitor and categorize network data to enable traffic shaping, which permits you to set up Cisco routers to impose a variety of throughput restrictions on designated types of activity based on the importance you assign. By buffering and queuing excess packets that exceed your committed volume, and by giving priority to critical applications, traffic shaping can prevent ISP excess usage charges from spiraling out of control and/or avoid gaps in productivity resulting from indiscriminate policing of your network bandwidth restrictions during periods of heavy use. To learn more concerning Progent's network management support expertise for Cisco environments, see Network Management Help for Cisco-powered Environments.

NetApp and Cisco Private Cloud Platform Consulting
FlexPod Datacenter is a best-practice cloud platform created and tested jointly by NetApp and Cisco to consolidate servers, network fabric and SAN storage resources for hosting shared applications and network management tools. To find out more details concerning Progent's consulting services for NetApp and Cisco FlexPod cloud integration, refer to NetApp and Cisco FlexPod Private Cloud Architecture Consulting Services.

How to Contact a Cisco CCIE Networking Professional Immediately
To learn how to contact a Certified CCIE for remote expertise in Minnesota, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Expert Online Computer Help.