Progent's Apple Mac OS X networking experts can assist your company with a wide array of network infrastructure topics including system architecture, remote and wireless connectivity, internetwork compatibility, protection, and newer technologies such as Voice over IP and broadband wireless connectivity. For business networks based exclusively on Apple Macintosh or for systems that feature a mix of Apple Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows-based servers and workstations, Progent has the experience and depth to handle the complexity of planning, installing, and supporting a network architecture that is dependable, protected, productive, and appropriate for your business goals. Progent can help your company to deploy Apple’s Xserve servers, Xserve RAID high-availability disk systems, and Apple's Xsan SAN technology. Progent can in addition provide Cisco-qualified CCIE network engineers to support Cisco network appliances.

Mac connectivity infrastructure consulting services available from Progent's certified engineers include:

  • Network Infrastructure
    Progent’s system engineers offer assistance in all aspects of network infrastructure such as high-availability computing and storage systems, multi-path Internet access, company-wide security that meets industry standards, scalability, clustering, load balancing, multi-location connectivity, business continuity planning, and efficient utilization of third-party data centers. Progent’s provides the combined expertise of professional engineers with backgrounds in Apple Mac OS X, Cisco, Microsoft, and other major technologies and can apply best practices to help you to design a robust and easy-to-manage information network.

  • Online and Mobile Connectivity
    Progent's specialists in Apple Mac OS X and Cisco integration can assist your company to build and manage a network infrastructure that reliably supports employees who need access from remote offices, from home, or on the road. Progent's wireless specialists can help your organization to configure notebooks, handheld devices, email systems, databases, and line-of-business software to synchronize transparently so that they keep your vital data current and readily available. Progent has extensive experience assisting businesses deploy and manage mobile appliances by offering services that include Apple iPhone and iPad integration, Android phone integration and management, and Blackberry management. Progent's CISM and GIAC-accredited security engineers can also assist your company to refine your security mechanisms and operations to address remote and wireless security issues such as solutions for validating clients, encrypting data links, setting up VPNs, and remotely administering mass rollouts of wireless computing products.

  • Internetwork Connectivity
    Progent’s network professionals have the breadth of experience to provide help in a wide range of connectivity mechanisms and architectures. Progent’s Apple Mac OS X consultants can assist your company to benefit from Open Directory, Apple’s standards-based directory and connection authentication services platform. Open Directory relies on proven standardized mechanisms such as Open LDAP and Kerberos for seamless compatibility with other standards-based LDAP servers. Progent’s experience with Windows and other networking technology can make it easy for you integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory. If your network deploys a mix of Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systems, Progent can help your organization to set up and administer a common directory rather than a different directory or separate user records for each operating system. Your users will be able to shift effortlessly between Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows devices — and still gain authenticated one-time log-in availability of directory-based system resources.

  • Voice over IP Integration
    Voice over IP refers to phone technology that sends voice across a network based on IP standards. Progent's certified engineers are experienced with a variety of Voice over IP solutions, such as products powered by Cisco's Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (AVVID). Progent can provide a Cisco CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to deploy Cisco Voice over IP technology. Progent can evaluate your current network and Internet access configuration to determine whether your environment is optimized to support Voice over IP, assist you to select and deploy Cisco products appropriate for your present situation and growth strategy, and integrate your Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) solution with technology from other suppliers.

  • Apple Xserve Servers, Xserve Disk Array, and Xsan Storage Area Network Solutions
    Progent’s substantial background with UNIX in business environments makes it possible to offer integration services for Xserve technology so you can optimize the business value of your Apple Mac network. Apple’s Xserve G5 server is based on the Mac OS X Server, the UNIX operating system built on standards-based network services. Mac OS X Server offers cross-platform support for native file sharing, as well as Apache web serve, IMAP mail, QuickTime Streaming Server, and DHCP. Xserve RAID offers economical, high-capacity Ultra ATA disk technology with an industry standard 2Gb Fibre Channel for fast, fault-tolerant data access. Xserve RAID runs with Apple Mac OS X Server, Microsoft Windows servers, Linux or Netware servers and allows users to share up to 2 petabytes (2PB) of files and volumes. A SAN enables you to transfer data over multiple RAID devices for improved enhanced throughput, giving every client a connection to shared information over a high-speed Fibre Channel network.

  • High-speed Wireless Connectivity
    If your company is deploying WiFi wireless technology to expand the coverage or simplify the installation of your LAN, Progent can assist you to design a robust wireless topology, identify appropriate hardware and software, configure Apple Airport or other wireless access points, and set up wireless interfaces, wireless bridges, antennas, and accessories. Progent can also help you to develop a wireless security strategy that dovetails with the security strategy for your corporate network. In addition, Progent can help you plan, configure, and maintain point-to-point bridges that provide an inexpensive means to combine multiple buildings into a seamless network.

If your company is in need of a Mac network consultant or system engineer, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.
















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