Expanding your remote workforce may have a major effect on network architecture, security, and company workflows. Progent has two decades of background assisting small and mid-size businesses to plan, deploy, manage, optimize, and troubleshoot IT networks that support a remote workforce. Progent can assist your Akron organization to pick the appropriate technologies and follow leading practices in building and operating a safe virtual solution for teleworkers that promotes teamwork and returns maximum business value. Progent can provide support services ranging from on demand guidance for helping you past occasional IT bottlenecks to comprehensive project management or co-management to help you carry out mission-critical tasks.

Progent's consultants can assist Akron, Ohio companies to with any aspect of creating a high-performing work-from-home ecosystem by delivering network infrastructure configuration services, VoIP PBX troubleshooting, voice/video conferencing support, collaboration platform customization and training, cloud connectivity, Help Desk services, security monitoring, data protection solutions, and centralized management.

Security for Teleworkers
At-home employees commonly use their personal computing devices and usually work in an unsecured physical area. This situation multiplies their susceptibility to cyber threats and requires judicious configuration of firewalls, anti-malware tools, multi-factor authentication, remote monitoring, thorough user training, and the creation of policies built on best practices. Progent's veteran group of IT security solutions experts can assist you to design, configure and maintain an effective security solution that protects vital IT assets in networks that include remote workers.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls enable companies to build a network that can be safely utilized by local users and by telecommuters, mobile employees, suppliers, clients, and other stakeholders. Next-generation firewall appliances allow you to configure and manage different permissions to various groups of users and to expand your network and adjust your security profile as your business evolves and as network attacks become increasingly sophisticated. Progent supports both new and legacy security devices from all leading manufacturers like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Juniper, and Fortinet. For details about Progent's firewall integration services, visit firewall support services.

Remote Security Monitoring for TelecommutersRemote Endpoint Monitoring makes it possible to watch over the various devices utilized by teleworkers and either block or spot and respond to the latest cyber attacks like ransomware. With ProSight Active Security Monitoring services, a small-footprint software agent is installed on each secured endpoint, watching all activity and utilizing state-of-the-art machine learning and full execution context from SentinelOne to detect zero-day attacks at inception. When a cyberattack is discovered, ProSight ASM immediately disconnects the targeted endpoint device from the corporate network to quarantine the threat. Since the ProSight Active Security Monitoring agent is self-contained, endpoint devices stay protected even when they are offline. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. For more information about ProSight Active Security Monitoring, visit remote endpoint security monitoring for an at-home workforce.

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) Services for TelecommutersProgent's Duo MFA services incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against password theft through the use of two-factor authentication. Duo supports one-tap identity verification with iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. With 2FA, whenever you log into a protected online account and enter your password you are asked to verify your identity on a device that only you have and that uses a separate network channel. A wide range of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this second form of authentication including an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You can register several verification devices. For more information about ProSight Duo two-factor identity authentication services, see Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for at-home workers.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can evaluate the exposure of your information system to all classes of outside and internal security attacks for an environment that incorporates remote workers. Progent can deploy remote, automated cybersecurity analysis software for quickly and economically detecting a broad range of security gaps that can be found via the Internet. Progent's endpoint security assessment experts, which can be managed by network security experts with top credentials such as CISA, ISSAP, and GIAC, can help your business to audit your operations and policies and assess your WAN architecture to allow you to implement top-level security for your telecommuters.

Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home (WFH) Environment
To read or download a white paper about critical things to focus on for protecting a network that incorporates work-from-home staff, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for At-Home Worker Support Services
To contact Progent about building and managing a productive telecommuter solution for your Akron, Ohio company, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.