Small business networks situated anywhere in Minnesota can get instant phone-based contact with a Cisco qualified CCIE network system engineer to fix critical problems that threaten their network. Progent retains the most extensive team of Cisco CCIE consulting experts available remotely of any nationwide support firm in the United States. The cost is affordable, billing is per minute, engagement is quick, and service is world class.

If your Minnesota business is located away from major urban neighborhoods including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, or Bloomington, access to authorized CCIE experts could be hard to get during a network crash. This could mean lost revenue for your business. By calling Progent's remote support, you have access to a CCIE consultant who can provide the assistance to get your information system running.

What Makes Support from a Cisco-certified CCIE So Important?
A Cisco CCIE is a world-class networking professional who achieves this ultimate recognition only after strenuous testing administered by Cisco. CCIE-qualified engineers can tackle even the most complex issues surrounding computer network deployment, troubleshooting, and optimization. Progentís CCIE-certified support specialists operate closely with Cisco's in-house staff in identifying issues with IOS utilities and coming up with temporary alternatives or downloading software patches to correct problems. Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not readily accessible to small businesses.

For businesses throughout Minnesota, Progent can provide easy, fast, and affordable online help from Cisco authorized CCIE engineers. CCIEs are recognized network gurus who earn this top-level certification only as a result of strenuous examination by Cisco. CCIEs are able to handle even the most complex problems associated with network architecture, deployment, performance, troubleshooting, and service. Progentís CCIE consultants cooperate closely with Cisco engineers in identifying issues with Cisco's IOS platform and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to correct anomalies. Progent can provide fast remote support from a CCIE so that you are able to receive immediate help for complex network problems that are affecting business productivity but are outside the expertise of your usual network support providers. Progent's CCIE consulting engineers can access your environment via advanced remote support technology in order to provide rapid and cost-effective diagnosis and repair of urgent network difficulties.

How Progent's Cisco Qualified CCIEs Offer Expertise with Cisco-Powered Networks in Minnesota
Progent online professionals offer world-class help for a broad array of Cisco technologies such as:

Cisco ASA 5500-X Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower and PIX Security Appliances
The current Cisco ASA 5500-X Series of firewalls with Firepower Services offer significantly more bang for the buck than Cisco's previous PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 firewalls for all new deployments. Following Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole family of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices can be provisioned to support Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the world's most popular network intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services provide enhanced features including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist your company to maintain your legacy PIX or ASA 5500 firewalls and migrate to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide online and onsite help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your business to plan, deploy, optimize, manage and debug firewall environments based on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Find out additional details about Cisco ASA Next Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and debugging support.

Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can assist your business to design, setup, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can simplify operations, reduce expenses, and speed up you return on investment. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Aironet APs integration support or Meraki cloud-managed APs configuration services, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your information network in Minnesota. Progent can provide extensive phone-based troubleshooting. To learn more about Progent's services for Cisco router solutions, see Cisco Routers Consulting Expertise.

Aironet and Meraki 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless Access Points and Wireless Controllers
Progent can provide access to a Cisco-certified wireless networking consultant to assist your business to design, install, maintain and repair a converged wired and wireless ecosystem incorporating a broad array of wireless devices that offer the identical security, expandability, and manageability you demand from a wired environment. Progent's Aironet Access Point consultants, Meraki Wi-Fi Access Point consultants, and Cisco wireless controller experts can help you to maintain early-generation wireless products from Cisco or migrate efficiently to the latest 802.11ac-comaptible products. Progent can also assist you to perform complex Cisco wireless IP phone configuration with Aironet and Meraki APs for mobile onsite collaboration. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to design protection into your wireless network and your business operations. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity consultants can help you to set up the high availability features built into Cisco's wired/wireless technologies so your converged infrastructure delivers continuing business value. Progent can provide affordable online and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to plan and deploy a wireless LAN with custom-designed AP clustering optimized for your individual work area layout, building characteristics, and intended application.

Cisco Voice over IP Phone and IP Video Phone Integration
Progent's Cisco VoIP phone and video IP phone consultants can help your business to integrate, manage, and debug Cisco IP phones, video IP phones and wireless IP handsets. Progent offers support for all versions of Cisco's IP phones from discontinued VoIP devices to the newest HD media phones. Progent's IP telephony experts can also assist your organization to integrate your VoIP phones and video IP phones with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, formerly named CallManager, or with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) to create a state-of-the-art IP-PBX ecosystem for unified messaging and company-wide collaboration. Progent can provide expertise with all aspects of Cisco IP Phone integration including designing dial plans, solving IP phone registration issues, setting up SIP gateways, deploying ISR routers with CUBE VoIP networking support, and creating 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), previously branded CallManager, functions as the center of Cisco's communications and collaboration solution. Unified CM and Unified CM Express offer a location-independent IP-PBX by integrating with unified messaging applications such as Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service with Jabber support, Unity Express (CUE) for voicemail management, Mobile Connect for Single Number Reach (SNR), and Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) for building a highly automated customer contact solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CUCM and CallManager experts can help with any facet of CUCM configuration and debugging in areas that include integrating Voice over IP phones and desktop video IP phones, designing dial plans, configuring SIP connections and PSTN calling, installing ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, creating UCS server clustering systems for high availability, and integration with Exchange and Skype for Business.

Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki Switching Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer expert online and on-premises consulting for Cisco's Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki families of fixed and modular switches for applications that range from small or midsize companies and campus networks to giant data centers and ISPs. Progent can help you to deploy Cisco's continually evolving switch technology to realize the speed, expandability, availability, virtualization support, data protection and manageability demanded by your business. For information about Progent's support for Cisco's extensive portfolio of Catalyst switches, refer to Cisco Catalyst switch consulting and troubleshooting services. For information about Progent's support for Cisco's Nexus line of data center switches, see Cisco Nexus switch support. For information about Progent's support services for Cisco Meraki switches, refer to Meraki switches configuration and management.

Cisco Security Solutions
Progent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to choose, deploy, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to build protection into your company's operations in Minnesota and Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance experts can assist you to plan and maintain SIEM solutions that enable you to comply with governmental mandates for timely incident reporting. Progent can assist you to develop a written security plan to define precise security policies, deploy scanning and auditing software, design and install a protected network infrastructure that includes products from diverse vendors, offer outgoing spam and virus filtering with content filtering for in-bound and outbound email, and advise you about procedures to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security consulting can help you implement an ASA Next Generation firewall, set up safe remote access to messaging and corporate information, and install or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks. To find out more concerning Progent's support for Cisco security and VPN technology, go to Cisco Security and VPN Engineering Support.

Cisco SIP Connectivity Solutions: SIP PSTN Trunks and CUBE Integration Consulting
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified SIP infrastructure experts and CUBE integration consultants can help you to design, integrate, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Cisco's SIP connectivity solutions and Cisco's CUBE-based IP PSTN trunks. Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support to help you to move efficiently to an advanced communications ecosystem that delivers fast ROI. Progent's certified Microsoft collaboration consultants can assist you to set up interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications such as Skype for Business Server or Lync Server for access to a SIP-based IP PSTN trunk.

Cisco-based Network Management Solutions
Progent's Cisco-certified network consultants can show you how to utilize Cisco's network management tools alongside a selection of powerful third-party programs to create a complete network management toolkit to keep your infrastructure operating dependably, conserve expensive resources, secure your information, recover rapidly from equipment failure or malicious attacks, and enable you to expand or repurpose network resources intelligently and affordably as your Minnesota business evolves.

Progent can also help you to use network management applications to analyze and categorize network data to implement traffic shaping, which allows you to set up routers to impose a variety of bandwidth constraints on certain types of activity according to the priorities you specify. By storing and sorting data packets above your contracted rates, and by giving preference to the most important applications, traffic shaping can keep ISP overage charges from spiraling out of reach and/or avoid gaps in productivity caused by indiscriminate policing of your network bandwidth restrictions during peak demand. To learn additional information concerning Progent's network management consulting expertise for Cisco networks, visit Network Management Consulting for Cisco-based Environments.

NetApp and Cisco Cloud Architecture Consulting Services
FlexPod Datacenter is a service-oriented cloud architecture created and tested together by NetApp and Cisco to combine servers, network infrastructure and SAN storage resources for hosting shared applications and network management tools. To learn more details about Progent's consulting services for NetApp and Cisco FlexPod private clouds solutions, visit NetApp and Cisco Private Cloud Architecture Consulting.

How to Talk to a Certified CCIE Network Engineer Now
To see how you can contact a Cisco CCIE for remote assistance in Minnesota, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Urgent Remote Computer Help.