Progent's Mac OS X networking experts can assist your company with a broad array of connectivity design issues including network architecture, remote and mobile connectivity, internetwork integration, security, and quickly evolving technologies such as VoIP and high-speed wireless networking. For information networks based solely on Mac OS X or for environments that feature a mix of Apple Macintosh, Linux, and Windows-powered servers and desktops, Progent has the experience and depth to handle the complexity of designing, installing, and supporting a network architecture that is dependable, secure, efficient, and aligned with your company's goals. Progent can help your company to install Apple’s Xserve enterprise servers, Xserve RAID high-availability storage solutions, and Xsan storage area network (SAN) systems. Progent can in addition offer Cisco-certified CCIE experts to maintain Cisco network appliances.

Network infrastructure support services available from Progent for Apple Mac OS X environments include:

  • Network Architecture
    Progent’s system engineers can provide consulting support in all facets of network infrastructure such as high-availability servers and storage systems, multi-path Internet access, company-wide security that meets industry standards, scalability, server clustering, performance optimization, multi-site networking, business continuity planning, and strategic use of outsourced data centers. Progent’s offers the aggregate experience of professional consultants with expertise in Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, and other leading technologies and are familiar with leading practices to assist your company to create a robust and easy-to-manage business network.

  • Online and Mobile Connectivity
    Progent's experts in Apple Mac OS X and Cisco integration can help you create and manage a network environment that dependably supports employees who connect from branch offices, from home, or on the road. Progent's wireless experts can assist your company to set up mobile computers, handheld devices, email systems, databases, and applications to sync transparently in order to keep your vital data consistent and readily available. Progent also offers iPhone and iPad integration with Windows environments and can help you migrate your IT resources to iCloud. Progent's CISM and CISA-certified security engineers can also help your company to refine your security mechanisms and operations to deal with online and mobile security challenges including solutions for validating clients, encoding data connections, configuring Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and efficiently managing mass deployments of wireless computing products.

  • Internetwork Integration
    Progent’s system professionals have the depth of experience to provide expertise in a wide range of connectivity mechanisms and architectures. Progent’s Mac OS X experts can assist your organization to benefit from Open Directory, Apple’s standards-based directory and network authentication services platform. Open Directory relies on proven open source mechanisms like Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Kerberos Network Authentication Protocol for seamless compatibility with other standards-based LDAP servers. Progent’s expertise with Windows and other networking platforms can help you integrate with Microsoft’s proprietary Active Directory and Novell’s eDirectory. If your infrastructure deploys a combination of Mac, MS Windows, and Linux/UNIX systems, Progent can help you to set up and administer a common directory rather than a different directory or separate client records for each operating system. Your clients will be able to shift easily between Mac and Microsoft Windows computers — and benefit from authenticated single sign-on availability of directory-based network resources.

  • Voice over IP (VoIP) Help
    Voice over IP is phone technology that transmits digitized voice across a network based on IP standards. Progent's network engineers are skilled in a variety of VoIP product families, including products powered by Cisco Technology's AVVID architecture. Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco CCNP to help you to install Cisco Voice over IP technology. Progent can assess your current network configuration to determine whether your environment is optimized to support Voice over IP, assist you to identify and configure Cisco hardware and software that fit with your current requirements and future growth strategy, and combine your Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) solution with technology from other suppliers.

  • Apple Xserve Servers, Xserve Fault-Tolerant Disk Array, and Xsan SAN Consulting Help
    Progent’s substantial background with UNIX in commercial environments allows Progent to offer integration services for Apple's Xserve platform that lets you maximize the strategic value of your Apple Mac network. Apple’s Xserve is based on the Mac OS X Server, the UNIX OS built on standards-based network services. Xserve provides cross-platform support for native file sharing, as well as WebDAV server, POP and IMAP email, ftp, and DNS. Xserve RAID combines affordable, high-capacity Ultra ATA drive technology with an industry standard 2Gb Fibre Channel interface for fast, fault-tolerant data access. Xserve RAID works with Apple Mac OS X Server, Windows servers, Linux or Netware servers and allows network users to share up to 2 petabytes (2PB) of disk space. A SAN allows you to pool data over multiple RAID drives for improved enhanced performance, giving every client access to shared data via a high-speed Fibre Channel network.

  • High-speed Wireless Networking
    If your company is using Wi-Fi wireless technology to expand the coverage or expedite the setup of your office network, Progent can help you to build a viable wireless architecture, identify appropriate components, integrate Apple Airport or other wireless access points, and configure client adapters, bridges, antennas, and associated equipment. Progent can also assist you to develop a wireless security plan that dovetails with the security plan for your entire business network. In addition, Progent can assist you to plan, configure, and maintain point-to-point/multipoint bridges that provide an inexpensive means to incorporate many buildings into a seamless network.

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
















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