Progent's Apple Macintosh networking experts can help you with a broad range of network design topics including network architecture, online and mobile connectivity, internetwork compatibility, protection, and newer areas such as Voice over IP and broadband wireless connectivity. For business networks built exclusively on the Mac platform or for systems that utilize a combination of Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows-powered servers and desktops, Progent has the knowledge and depth to deal with the complexity of designing, configuring, and maintaining a network infrastructure that is reliable, safe, efficient, and aligned with your business objectives. Progent can help your company to install Appleís Xserve enterprise servers, Xserve fault-tolerant storage systems, and Xsan SAN systems. Progent can in addition offer Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers to support Cisco network appliances.

Apple Mac OS X network infrastructure consulting services available from Progent's network engineers include:

  • System Architecture
    Progentís network architects can provide expertise in all aspects of network configuration such as high-availability computing and disk systems, redundant Internet connectivity, enterprise-wide security that meets regulatory standards, expandability, server clustering, performance tuning, multi-site networking, disaster recovery planning, and efficient use of third-party data centers. Progentís provides the combined expertise of professional engineers with expertise in Mac OS X, Cisco, Microsoft, and additional major platforms and are familiar with best practices to help your company to create a reliable and easy-to-manage information network.

  • Remote and Mobile Connectivity
    Progent's specialists in Apple and Cisco integration can assist your business to create and manage a network environment that reliably supports users who need access from branch offices, from home, or on the road. Progent's wireless connectivity experts can assist your organization to set up notebooks, pocket devices, messaging servers, databases, and line-of-business software to synchronize transparently so that they keep your vital information consistent and easily accessible. Progent has long experience assisting companies deploy and administer wireless appliances by providing services such as Apple iPhone integration, Google Android smartphone integration and management, and RIM BlackBerry management. Progent's CISM and GIAC-accredited consultants can also assist you to improve your security mechanisms and procedures to address remote and mobile security challenges such as technologies for authenticating clients, encoding communication links, configuring Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and efficiently managing mass deployments of mobile computing products.

  • Internetwork Integration
    Progentís system professionals have the breadth of experience to provide expertise in an array of networking technologies and topologies. Progentís Mac consultants can help your company to take advantage of Open Directory, Appleís open-systems directory and network authentication services architecture. Open Directory is based on powerful standardized technologies such as Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Kerberos Network Authentication Protocol for seamless interoperability with other LDAP servers. Progentís expertise with Windows and other networking platforms can help you plug into Microsoftís Active Directory. If your network utilizes a mix of Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and Linux/UNIX based-resources, Progent can assist your organization to integrate and administer a common directory instead of a separate directory or different client records for each operating system. Your users will be enabled to move easily between Mac and Windows computers ó and benefit from authenticated single sign-on availability of directory-based system resources.

  • Voice over IP
    Voice over IP is telephony technology that transmits voice communications across a connection utilizing IP standards. Progent's certified consultants are experienced with a variety of Voice over IP product families, including products powered by Cisco Technology's AVVID architecture. Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to install Cisco VoIP technology. Progent can evaluate your current network and Internet access infrastructure to see if your system is optimized to support VoIP, assist you to select and deploy Cisco hardware and software that fit with your present requirements and future growth plans, and combine your Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) products with products from other vendors.

  • Apple Xserve Servers, Xserve Disk Array, and Xsan Storage Area Network Solutions
    Progentís substantial experience with UNIX in business environments allows Progent to offer integration services for Xserve technology that lets you optimize the competitive value of your Apple Mac OS X network. Apple Computer's Xserve G5 server is powered by the Mac OS X Server, a UNIX OS based on standards-based network services. Xserve provides cross-platform support for file exchange, plus Apache web serve, IMAP mail, QuickTime Streaming Server, and DHCP. Xserve RAID offers economical, high-capacity Ultra ATA disk technology with a standards-based 2Gb Fibre Channel interface for high-performance, fault-tolerant data access. Xserve RAID runs with Apple Mac OS X Server, MS Windows servers, Linux or Netware servers and permits clients to share as much as 2 petabytes (2PB) of files and volumes. A SAN enables you to transfer data over multiple RAID drives for improved enhanced throughput, giving every client access to shared information via a high-speed Fibre Channel network.

  • Fast Wireless Connectivity
    If your organization is using 802.11 (WiFi) wireless networking to increase the reach or expedite the setup of your office network, Progent can assist you to design a robust WiFi topology, recommend appropriate hardware and software, integrate Apple Airport or other wireless access points, and install wireless adapters, bridges, antennas, and accessories. Progent can in addition help you to develop a wireless security plan that aligns with the protection strategy for your entire business network. In addition, Progent can assist you to design, implement, and support wireless bridges that give you an economical means to incorporate multiple buildings into a cohesive network.

If you are trying to find a Mac network consultant or system engineer, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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