Progent's Apple Macintosh networking consultants can help your company with a broad array of network design topics such as network architecture, online and wireless connectivity, internetwork integration, security, and newer areas such as VoIP and high-speed wireless networking. For business networks built exclusively on Apple Mac OS X or for environments that utilize a combination of Apple Mac OS X, Linux, and MS Windows-powered servers and workstations, Progent has the experience and depth to deal with the challenge of designing, installing, and supporting a network architecture that is reliable, protected, efficient, and aligned with your company's goals. Progent can assist your company to install Apple’s Xserve enterprise servers, Xserve fault-tolerant storage systems, and Apple's Xsan storage area network systems. Progent can in addition provide Cisco-qualified CCIE engineers to support Cisco routers and switches.

Mac OS X connectivity infrastructure engineering services offered by Progent's certified engineers include:

  • System Infrastructure
    Progent’s system architects can provide consulting support in all facets of network infrastructure including fault-tolerant servers and storage systems, redundant Internet access, enterprise-wide protection compliant with industry standards, scalability, server clustering, performance tuning, multi-site connectivity, disaster recovery planning, and efficient use of third-party data centers. Progent’s offers the combined expertise of seasoned consultants with backgrounds in Mac OS X, Cisco, Microsoft, and other leading technologies and are familiar with leading practices to help you to create a dependable and easy-to-manage business network.

  • Online and Mobile Connectivity
    Progent's experts in Apple and Cisco technology can assist your company to build and administer a network infrastructure that dependably supports employees who need access from remote offices, from home, or on the road. Progent's wireless connectivity specialists can help you to set up notebooks, handheld devices, messaging servers, databases, and line-of-business software to sync transparently in order to keep your business information consistent and easily available. Progent has long experience assisting businesses deploy and administer wireless devices by offering services that include Apple iPhone integration and management, Android phone integration, and RIM BlackBerry management. Progent's CISA and CISSP-certified consultants can also help you to improve your security policies and procedures to deal with remote and wireless security issues including technologies for authenticating users, encrypting communication connections, configuring Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and efficiently administering volume deployments of mobile computing devices.

  • Internetwork Connectivity
    Progent’s network professionals have the breadth of experience to provide expertise in a wide range of networking mechanisms and architectures. Progent’s Mac OS X consultants can assist your company to benefit from Open Directory, Apple’s standards-based directory and network validation services platform. Open Directory relies on proven standardized technologies such as Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Kerberos for seamless compatibility with other standards-based LDAP servers. Progent’s expertise with Windows and other networking platforms can make it easy for you integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory. If your infrastructure deploys a combination of Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux/UNIX systems, Progent can help you to integrate and administer a common directory instead of a separate directory or different client records for each operating system. Your users will be able to move easily between Apple Mac OS X and MS Windows computers — and still gain secure single log-in access to directory-based network resources.

  • Voice over IP Integration
    Voice over IP (VoIP) refers to telephony technology that sends voice over a the Internet using Internet Protocol (IP) standards. Progent's certified engineers are skilled in a number of Voice over IP platforms, including devices and applications based on Cisco Technology's Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (AVVID). Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to install Cisco Voice over IP technology. Progent can assess your existing network and Internet access configuration to determine whether your environment is optimized to handle Voice over IP, assist you to identify and configure Cisco products that fit with your present requirements and future growth strategy, and integrate your Cisco Voice over IP products with products from other suppliers.

  • Apple Computer Xserve Servers, Xserve RAID, and Xsan Storage Area Network (SAN) Consulting Help
    Progent’s substantial background with the UNIX operating system in commercial environments makes it possible to offer integration support for Apple's Xserve platform so you can optimize the competitive value of your Apple Mac network. Apple’s Xserve G5 server is powered by the Mac OS X Server, a UNIX OS based on open standards network technology. Mac OS X Server offers multi-platform support for native file sharing, as well as WebDAV server, IMAP mail, QuickTime Streaming Server, and DNS. Xserve RAID combines affordable, large-capacity Ultra ATA disk technology with an industry standard 2Gb Fibre Channel for high-performance, fault-tolerant access. Xserve RAID works with Apple Mac OS X Server, Windows servers, or Linux servers and allows network users to share up to 2 petabytes (2PB) of files and volumes. A Storage Area Network (SAN) allows you to transfer data across multiple RAID devices for better throughput, offering every user access to centralized storage via a high-speed Fibre Channel network.

  • High-speed Wireless Connectivity
    If your organization is using 802.11 (WiFi) wireless technology to expand the coverage or simplify the installation of your network, Progent can help you to design a viable WiFi layout, recommend appropriate components, integrate Apple Airport or other access points, and install client adapters, bridges, antennas, and associated equipment. Progent can in addition help you to create a wireless security strategy that aligns with the protection plan for your corporate network. In addition, Progent can show you how to plan, implement, and maintain point-to-point bridges that give you an affordable means to integrate many physical buildings into a cohesive network.

If your company is looking for a Mac OS X network support expert or system designer, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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