Progent's Apple Mac OS X networking consultants can assist you with a broad array of network infrastructure issues such as network configuration, remote and wireless connectivity, internetwork compatibility, security, and newer areas such as Voice over IP and broadband wireless networking. For business networks built exclusively on the Mac platform or for systems that feature a mix of Apple Macintosh, Linux, and MS Windows-powered servers and workstations, Progent has the knowledge and depth to handle the challenge of planning, configuring, and maintaining a network architecture that is dependable, safe, efficient, and appropriate for your business objectives. Progent can assist you to deploy Appleís Xserve servers, Xserve fault-tolerant disk solutions, and Xsan storage area network (SAN) technology. Progent can in addition provide Cisco-certified CCIE experts to support Cisco routers and switches.

Mac network support consulting services offered by Progent's network engineers include:

  • System Infrastructure
    Progentís system engineers can provide consulting support in all aspects of network infrastructure including fault-tolerant computing and disk systems, multi-path Internet access, company-wide protection that meets regulatory standards, expandability, clustering, performance tuning, multi-site connectivity, disaster recovery planning, and efficient utilization of outsourced data centers. Progentís provides the aggregate knowledge of seasoned engineers with expertise in Apple Mac OS X, Cisco, Microsoft, and other leading platforms and can apply best practices to help your company to build a reliable and easy-to-manage information network.

  • Remote and Mobile Connectivity
    Progent's experts in Apple and Cisco technology can help your business to build and administer a network environment that dependably accommodates users who need access from branch offices, from home, or while travelling. Progent's wireless connectivity experts can assist your organization to configure notebooks, handheld devices, email systems, databases, and line-of-business software to synchronize transparently in order to keep your business data consistent and easily available. Progent has long experience helping organizations deploy and administer wireless appliances by providing services such as iPhone and iPad integration, Google Android phone and tablet integration, and Blackberry integration. Progent's CISA and CISSP-accredited consultants can also assist you to improve your security policies and procedures to deal with online and mobile security challenges such as solutions for validating users, encoding data links, setting up Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and efficiently administering volume rollouts of mobile computing devices.

  • Internetwork Integration
    Progentís network professionals have the breadth of experience to provide expertise in a wide range of networking technologies and topologies. Progentís Apple Macintosh experts can assist your organization to benefit from Open Directory, Appleís open-systems directory and network authentication services architecture. Open Directory is based on proven open source technologies such as Open LDAP and Kerberos Network Authentication Protocol for transparent interoperability with other LDAP servers. Progentís experience with Windows and other networking platforms can make it easy for you integrate with Microsoftís proprietary Active Directory and Novellís eDirectory. If your network deploys a mix of Mac, Windows, and Linux systems, Progent can help you to integrate and administer a common directory instead of a different directory or separate user records for each platform. Your clients will be enabled to shift easily between Mac and Windows devices ó and benefit from secure single sign-on access to directory-based network resources.

  • Voice over Expertise
    Voice over IP (VoIP) refers to phone technology that sends voice over a network based on Internet Protocol (IP) standards. Progent's network engineers are skilled in a number of Voice over IP platforms, including devices and applications built around Cisco's AVVID architecture. Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help your organization to deploy Cisco Voice over IP technology. Progent can evaluate your current network and Internet access infrastructure to see whether your environment is ready to handle VoIP, assist you to select and deploy Cisco products that fit with your current situation and future growth strategy, and combine your Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) solution with technology from other suppliers.

  • Apple Computer Xserve Servers, Xserve RAID, and Xsan Storage Area Network (SAN) Technology
    Progentís substantial background with the UNIX operating system in business environments makes it possible to offer consulting support for Xserve platform that lets you maximize the business value of your Apple Mac network. Apple Computer's Xserve is powered by the Mac OS X Server, the UNIX operating system based on open standards network services. Mac OS X Server provides multi-platform capability for native file sharing, as well as Apache web serve, IMAP email, ftp, and DHCP. Xserve RAID combines affordable, large-capacity Ultra ATA disk technology with an industry standard 2Gb Fibre Channel for high-performance, fault-tolerant data access. Xserve RAID runs with Mac OS X Server, Windows servers, or Linux servers and permits clients to share as much as 2 petabytes of disk space. A Storage Area Network (SAN) allows you to pool data over multiple RAID drives for improved enhanced throughput, offering every user access to centralized storage over a high-speed Fibre Channel network.

  • High-speed Wireless Networking
    If your organization is deploying WiFi wireless networking to increase the reach or expedite the setup of your office network, Progent can assist you to build a viable wireless topology, recommend cost-effective components, configure Apple Airport or other access points, and install client interfaces, wireless bridges, antennas, and associated equipment. Progent can also assist you to create a wireless security plan that dovetails with the security plan for your entire business network. In addition, Progent can show you how to design, install, and support point-to-point/multipoint bridges that give you an economical way to include many physical buildings into a seamless network.

If you are trying to find an Apple Macintosh network support expert or system engineer, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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