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Does Progent offer help with specific Apple Mac applications?
Progent's Apple Macintosh consultants can support the creative aspect of Macintosh environments by providing professional services and training in imaging, audio, and video. Progent's consultants can provide Apple Mac application education for titles that include Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Logic, and Digidesign Pro Tools. Progent can also help you with specific projects such as scanning or digitizing audio or motion video or setting up an audio/video post-production facility.

How Can Progent help with Microsoft SharePoint?
Progent has been delivering SharePoint consulting services since the first SharePoint product was published over a a dozen years, and Progent has the breadth and depth of technical knowledge to assist businesses of all sizes to plan and carry out a SharePoint Server 2013 installation and develop SharePoint Server 2013 applications that add significant business benefit to your information network. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the business advantages of migrating to SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online from earlier releases of SharePoint or from a different collaboration solution; determine if an on-premises, online or hybrid deployment is most sensible for your organization; and select the right edition of SharePoint 2013 for your applications. Progent can provide comprehensive project management support or can help in specific tasks associated with your SharePoint 2013 deployment.

Does Progent support Lync Server 2013?
Microsoft Lync 2013 allows organizations of all sizes to create a manageable and secure communications environment that permits the modern BYOD computing model with IM, presence, web conferencing with app sharing, as well as IP and PSTN calling across a wide assortment of stationary PCs and handheld clients. Progent's Microsoft-certified Lync 2013 experts can assist your company to assess the business benefits of Lync Server 2013, create an in-house, cloud-resident (via Lync Online) or hybrid topology suitable for your present and future plans, deploy Lync 2013 in a way that expedites your return on investment, and deliver live online and onsite training to your IT team and end users. Progent offers in-depth expertise in key pieces of a Lync 2013 deployment that include Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server Express and Exchange, and Progent can help you to integrate Lync Server 2013 with key Microsoft Office and Office 365 applications such as Outlook clients, Word and PowerPoint.

Does Progent offer expertise with VMware NSX network virtualization?
VMware's NSX virtual network technology allows you to build complete logical networks in software. NSX allows virtual networks to be provisioned in minutes and managed with a high level of automation independent of the physical components used by the basic IP network. VMware Site Recovery Manager supports automated recovery, application mobility, and non-disruptive site migration, failback and re-protect. Site Recovery Manager also enables non-disruptive testing for disaster recovery, updates and fixes and can generate audit reports to verify full service restoration, validate SLAs and prove DR compliance. When integrated with VMware's NSX network virtualization technology, VMware Site Recovery Manager can quickly restore the complete virtualized network topology at the secondary datacenter. Progent offers the skills of a VCDX certified VMware NSX consultant and VMware SRM integration specialist to assist you to design, deploy, test and manage a DR system based on VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware NSX.

Can Progent help integrate Linux/UNIX and Windows environments?
Progent can show you how to configure Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) to provide integration between Windows and UNIX platforms. Windows Services for UNIX provides interoperability between Microsoft Windows Server and various versions of UNIX including Solaris 7 and 8, HP-UX 11i, AIX 5L 5.2, and Red Hat Linux 8.0. Windows Services for UNIX permits you to share Windows folders over NFS and the latest authentication in native Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environments. SFU's Interix component features a comprehensive library of UNIX tools and shells, support for a single rooted file system, and a software development kit for migrating applications.

How can Progent help our company to use System Center 2016 to manage our hybrid cloud environment?
System Center 2016 provides important improvements in the management of hybrid cloud environments through comprehensive integration with Windows Server 2016 servers, Windows 10 clients; seamless integration of mixed-OS networks that incorporate Linux, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere; and expanded cloud support such as tighter integration with Intune for iPhone and Google Android smartphone management plus built-in integration with Microsoft Operations Management Suite for cloud-based analytics and reporting. Progent's System Center 2016 consultants offer world-class online and onsite expertise for all elements of System Center 2016 including Operations Manager (SCOM), Configuration Manager (SCCM), Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager (SCDPM), Orchestrator, and Service Manager (SCSM). Progent can help organizations of any size to plan and configure a new deployment of System Center 2016, expand or optimize your current one, migrate efficiently from an earlier version of System Center, or troubleshoot your System Center solution.

Does Progent offer an easy and affordable way for small businesses to evaluate their network security?
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages designed to allow small companies to receive an impartial security evaluation from a qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover possible risks in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a system scan from an authorized machine inside your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a secured remote location.

Can Progent help us migrate to System Center 2016 Configuration Manager?
Configuration Manager 2016 automates application and device provisioning across multiple sites, simplifies compliance settings control, inventories network resources, guards against company data leakage, performs network health reporting, allows secure end-user self service, and delivers a common point of control for managing mixed-OS networks running on-prem, cloud-centric, or hybrid deployment architectures. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified Configuration Manager 2016 consultants and Microsoft Azure cloud integration specialists can assist businesses of any size with any aspect of planning, implementing, using and repairing a System Center 2016 Configuration Manager deployment for on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid environments.

How can Progent help us migrate to Skype for Business Server?
Progent's Microsoft-certified Skype for Business integrators can provide online and onsite expertise for organizations of any size to assess the benefits of upgrading to Skype for Business from any version of Lync Server or Microsoft Office Communications Server. Progent can assist you to plan a local, cloud-based or hybrid deployment; interface Skype for Business with Microsoft SQL Server,Exchange, SharePoint Server and Office or Office 365; set up high-availability solutions; connect Skype for Business with your PBX system and PSTN gateway; and interface with other collaboration platforms like Cisco UC and Cisco Video Interop Server (VIS). Progent's certified data security experts can help you create and verify a security strategy for your Skype for Business deployment that is compliant with government and industry requirements.

How can Progent help my company filter spam, email-borne viruses, and Directory Harvest Attacks?
Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering and email encryption service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading data security vendors to provide web-based management and comprehensive protection for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with a local gateway appliance to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and blocks most unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device provides a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays within your security perimeter.

How Can Progent help us with SQL Server 2014?
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes significant improvements in key areas such as speed, uptime, security, and cloud integration. SQL Server 2014 is the first version of SQL Server that incorporates in-memory technology that works seamlessly across all workloads including Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), enterprise data warehousing, and business analytics (BI). Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2014 consultants can provide cost-effective remote and on-premises services that include system design, configuration, administration, troubleshooting, and software development services to enable businesses of all sizes to achieve maximum business value from their SQL Server 2014 investment. In case your organization is already using Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Progent can assist your company to carry out an efficient upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

Can Progent help us keep our Cisco IOS software up to date?
If your network includes Cisco routers, you could be running an outdated release of Cisco IOS, the control software used in virtually all Cisco router as well as the latest switches from Cisco. Cisco often publishes upgrades to IOS to correct bugs, plug security gaps, or improve functionality. Unfortunately, updating Cisco IOS or other Cisco operating systems can be tricky, depending upon your Cisco equipment and your network infrastructure. For example, there may be limitations of internal Flash storage that could cause a new OS release to operate improperly. Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers can provide a broad array of services associated with updating Cisco IOS software or any Cisco OS like CatOS or CallManager. Progent's consultants can perform inventories of your router software, propose appropriate updates, provision Cisco appliances, copy images, configure and test your new software, optimize performance, resolve issues, and teach your network support managers how to get the benefits of any significant new capabilities.

What services are offered by Progent for migrating to Exchange 2016?
Progent's MS Exchange 2016 Server migration consultants can assist your business in any and all facets of your upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2016 including designing HA infrastructure for an on-premises, Microsoft cloud connected or hybrid deployment; server and CAL licensing requirements for Exchange 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 or later; migrating mailboxes; Windows Hyper-V design; specifying mass storage requirements for your VMs, mailbox databases and log files; setting up HLB for fault-tolerant client access services; designing, setting up and testing Exchange and Windows Servers and DAG groups; integration with SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online; preparing the firewall; creating SSL certs; performing client integration with Office 2010 or greater or Office 365; and configuring Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App).

Does Progent Offer MySQL Application Programming and DBA Services?
Progent offers online access to an experienced MySQL database administrator, programmer, or data designer to assist your company to design, implement, and manage applications powered by Oracle's MySQL relational database management system. Progent can also assist you run MySQL Cluster with Windows Server Failover Clustering for enterprise-level fault tolerance and performance.



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