Progent: Microsoft and Cisco Certified IT Consulting Experts
Progent San Jose HeadquartersFor more than 15 years, Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified computer support experts have been a reliable source of online and onsite IT consulting services for businesses of all sizes throughout the U.S. Progentís Technical Response Center (TRC) offers phone support and remote troubleshooting for networks based on technology from Microsoft, Apple, Cisco and other leading technology providers. Progent has participated in the virtualization and cloud computing revolutions and has the experience to help you plan and deploy any networking model and resolve the most challenging IT problems quickly and affordably.

Whether your business needs a support technician, IT consultant, applications programmer, security specialist, or a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure engineer, Progent is the smart choice for a full spectrum of computer help including unified communications and email migration support, security and compliance, Help Desk outsourcing, network infrastructure design, project management outsourcing and co-sourcing, configuring Cisco routers and switches, hybrid cloud and on-premises solutions, smartphone integration, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and Linux application support.

Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants offer businesses of any size comprehensive support services including network consulting services plus remote or onsite technical support, Windows 10 migration, Windows 8.1 support, Microsoft Windows 7 expertise, Windows Vista and Windows XP maintenance, Office 365 training, Windows Server 2016 hybrid cloud configuration, Windows Server 2012 R2 support, Windows 2008 Server R2 integration, Microsoft Exchange 2016 planning and deployment, Microsoft Exchange 2013 integration, Microsoft Exchange 2010 support, Microsoft SQL Server integration and development and Skype for Business Consulting.

Remote Possibilities
Traditional delivery of IT support services to individuals or small businesses is based on the efforts of a local consultant on whom a client company relies for virtually all network support. This model is fraught with problems due to the absence of a complementary remote support organization. Many issues that could be resolved immediately via a skilled team of remote support engineers are often unnecessarily prolonged while waiting for a local consultant to show up in person or to get up to speed on new technologies such as cloud integration. The resulting losses in productivity are often compounded by a cost structure that requires minimum on-site bill times that can turn a 10-minute problem into a 2-hour invoice. Progentís business model of billing by the minute and charging only for service actually delivered allows Progentís remote support experts to solve hundreds of small problems daily at the lowest possible cost. Further, the confidence of having ready access to a large team of technical professionals opens the door to a new realm of powerful IT solutions that many small organizations might otherwise shy away from for fear of having inadequate support resources.

Backed by Popular Demand
The complexities of todayís network infrastructures combined with competition for dependable local talent has motivated companies to seek new avenues for obtaining the support they need to build and maintain productive, secure and reliable IT networks. Thousands of companies have entrusted their IT support needs to Progentís engineers who specialize in providing affordable, enterprise-level expertise to small businesses. Progent delivers remote support to customers in all 50 US states, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, England, Australia, Barbados, and St. Thomas. Remote support tools and high-speed Internet connectivity have matured to the point that there are very few IT support tasks that cannot be performed remotely.

Enterprise-class Ticketing, Escalation, Tracking and Reporting for Organizations of All sizes
Progent uses the ConnectWise suite of Help Desk tools to allow customers to create IT service tickets, track status and progress, and view reports from an easy-to-use web-based client portal. ConnectWise is the leading Professional Services Automation (PSA) platform among Fortune 500 companies and gives Progent's customers, from individuals to large organizations, the same best-in-class Help Desk experience as the world's largest enterprises. Progent's Technical Response Center (TRC) can also be used for transparently extending the availability, scope and support escalation of mid-size companies and enterprises whose in-house IT service desks are powered by ConnectWise. In addition, Progent uses ConnectWise remote control capabilities to troubleshoot and resolve IT issues without requiring onsite visits and to monitor IP-based resources to detect potential problems before they can disrupt productivity.

Progentís Value Proposition
Progent has built a team of top technology experts across the US and Canada. Many IT support organizations have pursued a path of cost reduction by outsourcing expertise to countries where labor is cheap but where language and cultural barriers pose significant challenges to providing effective support. Progent has succeeded by leveraging its proven, state-of-the art virtual office infrastructure and the efficient delivery of online support to create a unique value proposition. Progentís engineers are a readily available resource to help organizations through occasional technical impasses or to manage or co-manage major IT initiatives. Progent's solutions-driven support team knows how to work effectively with a client's in-house support personnel to deliver fast solutions that minimize both consulting fees and lost productivity. Progent is also committed to knowledge transfer through multiple mechanisms including detailed service documentation, custom training videos, interactive webinars, advanced technical mentoring, or executive outbriefs.

A Model of Efficient Support
Progentís model of maintaining a large team of IT generalists together with a highly specialized group of subject matter experts makes it possible for clients to get the most expedient, efficient, and cost effective IT support possible. Rather than having an IT generalist flail around with niche technologies they lack the deep expertise with, Progent engineers can call upon consultants that have the depth and breadth to deal with complex problems and define field-proven architectures that provide a solid foundation for todayís requirements and for future growth.

Managed Services Available from Progent
Progent offers a variety of managed services developed in conjunction with leading technology companies and designed to provide small and midsize organizations enterprise-class IT capabilities at budget-friendly prices. Popular managed services offered by Progent include:

  • Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of top information security companies to deliver web-based control and comprehensive protection for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway device to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks (DoS), DHAs, and other email-borne threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to external threats and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance adds a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays inside your security perimeter.
  • ZENO is Progentís network monitoring and reporting service that uses advanced Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by checking the health of all your critical servers, clients, applications, and IP-based appliances. As soon as ZENO detects a problem, an alert is sent to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent consultant so that any looming issues can be resolved before they impair or crash your network. On monitored computers, a single click can create a prioritized trouble ticket for Progentís Technical Response Center (TRC).
Key Facts About Progent
  • Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote support for organizations of any size. Progent's certified nationwide support experts offer phone support and remote computer control to help you troubleshoot and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nation wide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as required.
  • Progent's worldwide virtual office infrastructure eliminates needless overhead and ensures that a technician or IT consultant is ready to solve your problems quickly.
  • Progent's founder and chief technologist, Les Kent, was the architect for a Windows network application that won Microsoft's ďBest Application of the Year Award.Ē Mr. Kent, a 30-year computer industry veteran and a former technical editor for InfoWorld magazine, has been responsible for the design and implementation of hundreds of innovative business solutions using Microsoft and Cisco technologies.
  • Progent can provide quick online access to a Cisco-certified CCIE network engineer so that you can get immediate help for urgent network problems that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your local network support resources. Progent's CCIE experts can establish secure remote connections to your system, so it's like having a high-level engineer in front of your computer. Advanced network monitoring and analysis software help Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants to provide quick and affordable fixes to even the most challenging infrastructure problems.
  • Progent offers Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 planning and migration support, Exchange Server 2010 consulting, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 expertise to help small businesses maintain their current email environment or migrate to the latest unified communications technology. Progent's iPhone and iPad experts, Android integration consultants, and BlackBerry specialists can help you integrate workers with smartphones securely and productively with your messaging solution.
  • Progent's Windows Server 2012 R2 experts can help your business benefit fully from the enhancements built into Windows Server 2012 R2 so that your network can be more secure and fault tolerant, easier to virtualize, less expensive to manage, faster, and able to provide a better environment for web hosting. If you are considering the creation of a hybrid network model that integrates on-premises resources with public cloud services like those offered by Microsoft Azure, Progent can help you evaluate and deploy Windows Server 2016, which incorporates major elements of Azure technology and is designed to support hybrid networks. See Progent's Windows Server 2016 hybrid cloud solutions.
  • Progent's security services include vulnerability scanning and remediation, disaster recovery, malware protection and deletion, spam filtering, firewall technology, ISP relationships, backup procedures, and planning for secure e-commerce.
  • Progent offers online support for integrating business networks with leading public clouds and can help organizations create and manage viable IT ecosystems that incorporate Windows and Linux servers and applications into cohesive hybrid networks that combine internal datacenters, branch offices and private clouds with public cloud services. Progent's cloud integration expertise includes Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud planning and deployment, Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting, and Amazon Web Marketing Service (WMS) software development and debugging.
  • Progent offers a full range of consulting services to support IP voice and video solutions including readiness assessment, product specification, infrastructure optimization, migration from a PBX system or from another VoIP platform, upgrading from older Cisco VoIP technology, configuring management servers and software, installing administrative and user workstations, setting up VPN connections resolving QoS issues, extending Cisco VoIP services with Microsoft Exchange and with IM and Presence-enabled applications through Skype for Business integration, connecting mobile and remote users, troubleshooting your VoIP solution, and training managers and end users.
  • Progentís Wireless Site Survey makes it easy to design and implement a WiFi wireless LAN optimized for your environment, offering your business a WLAN that delivers the coverage, performance, capacity, QoS, data protection, and roaming capability your business needs. Progent's Wireless Site Survey services are offered either as an economical remote service or as a more detailed on-premises service. Progentís on-premises wireless survey includes onsite walkthroughs, RF and security assessment of your current WLAN, analysis of your buildingís layout, testing for radio frequency contention, RF propagation modeling, identification of optimum placement for client-requested Wireless APs including Aironet access points, Cisco Meraki cloud-managed APs and Apple AirPort devices, and a detailed report defining the new wireless network.
  • Progent can provide a Microsoft-certified IT consulting expert who can help you plan and manage a seamless move of your IT infrastructure to a new facility, including data center design and setup, project management, ISP and telecommunications carrier selection and coordination, and coordinated system upgrades — all with comprehensive ongoing support throughout.
If your business needs IT consulting services:
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