Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can assist you to evaluate the advantages of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for your organization, create test environments and rollout strategies, optimize your infrastructure for on-premises, multi-site, private or public cloud-based, and partial-cloud environments, educate your IT management staff, develop an enterprise-wide security plan, automate IT administration, help with application development, and build and validate a DR/BC plan.
Progent can deliver in-depth online consulting for all major technical areas associated with small business information networks and allows you to outsource a variety of vital, on-demand support services including a temporary CIO to provide senior-level IT design and budgeting capability, a Call Center for help desk services, proactive remote monitoring, spam and email-borne virus filtering as a managed service, project management for critical initiatives such as site relocations oroperating system migrations, connectivity consultants for designing fast and reliable infrastructure, security engineers to verify information protection and compliance, disaster recovery specialists to create business continuity strategies, and software developers to write, enhance, or troubleshoot mission-critical application programs.
Cisco's security and offsite connection technology for small businesses provide a comprehensive line of manageable security products to help protect your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's Virtual Private Network product family features switches, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's expert staff of consultants includes experienced engineers with Cisco's Certified Internetwork Expert and Cisco Certified Network Professional qualifications who are able to assist your company to evaluate Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, Cisco Aironet and Meraki wireless APs, and other Cisco security solutions that fit best with your company objectives.
Progent’s certified Cisco network security consultants provide expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering infrastructure design, configuration, and management of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Security Appliance Series of Cisco firewall products delivers strong user and software policy enforcement, sophisticated attack defense, and secure access services. Ranging from compact, easy-to-install desktop appliances for small and home businesses to modular gigabit appliances, Cisco PIX Firewall and ASA Firewalls provide advanced security, performance, and high reliability for network environments of all sizes. PIX and ASA Firewalls are based on a proven, specially designed operating system, eliminating common OS-specific security holes.
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco premier network engineers can provide advanced support for a wide array of technologies and can deliver that expertise remotely nationwide or in person in select cities throughout the country and anywhere in . Progent offers online support for information systems powered by Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, or Apple macOS and OS X, or for systems that include a combination of Microsoft Windows and UNIX/Linux platforms. Progent also can provide access to the help of Cisco CCIE network specialists for the toughest network issues, as well as the the support of CISA-accredited security engineers to handle high-level security planning and problem solving. Progent has provided remote network support to businesses in all 50 states in the United States.
Progent's Microsoft engineers offer affordable online technical support and programming services to assist your business to plan, implement, administer, and maintain Microsoft SharePoint 2010 installations that can feature web sites that can function as intranets, extranets, document and media management applications, wikis, data warehouses, business analytics, enterprise-wide search engines, workflows, and other tools to promote and improve information sharing. Progent can show you how to integrate SharePoint 2010 with Microsoft SQL Server and with third-party data sources and with Microsoft's familiar desktop programs including Office Excel, Word, Outlook, and Visio. Progent can assist you to upgrade from earlier versions of SharePoint or adapt a multi-vendor mix of web technologies into a unified and easy-to-manage SharePoint 2010 solution.
Progent provided a wireless integration environment that enabled a school to increase efficiency and avoid the ongoing costs of a dedicated wireline connection. Progent recommended a Proxim Tsunami wireless 60Mbps bridge. The low-cost building-to-building Proxim wireless bridge is designed for connecting remote sites as far as 2.5 miles apart and can reach even greater distances. This wireless solution offered improved bandwidth and reliability than recourse to amplifying the 802.11b wireless connection, and because it utilizes the 5.8Ghz spectrum it provided protection against outside interference.
Progent offers online and on-premises configuration, upgrade, customization, training for Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamivs NAV).
Les Kent has a 35-year history of successful network integration, business management, marketing, and operations. He has demonstrated a knack for creating sophisticated IT solutions during his time as as a system architect, programmer, project manager, implementation expert, and problem solver for small businesses, new ventures, and global enterprises.
Progent's Jabber consultants offer remote or onsite support to help organizations of any size to design, deploy, maintain, update or debug Cisco Jabber environments and Cisco Unified CM ecosystems. Progent offers advanced expertise for all the products, technologies and services that make up creating an end-to-end Cisco Jabber solution including Cisco network devices and management tools, Microsoft Office apps, Windows and Mac computers, Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones, SIP trunking, Wi-Fi systems, security and compliance, cloud integration, telepresence systems, PBX products, disaster recovery preparedness, and other pieces of a cohesive collaboration solution.
Progent's wireless site survey and predictive modeling make it easy to plan, deploy and debug a Wi-Fi LAN customized for your facilities, providing your business a wireless solution that has the reception, speed, capacity, Quality of Service, data protection, and roaming capability your business requires. Wi-Fi site survey services from Progent include remote predictive modeling for planning a wireless LAN and on-premises survey services for validating, optimizing, and debugging an operational wireless network.
Lync 2013, rebranded Skype for Business, enables organizations of all sizes to build a manageable and protected communications environment that supports the modern BYOD computing model with instant messaging (IM), real-time presence, web meetings with app sharing and whiteboard, and both IP-based and PSTN telephony enabled for a wide range of desktop and handheld devices. Progent's Microsoft-certified Lync Server 2013 consultants and system architects can help your company to assess the business benefits of Lync 2013, design an in-house, cloud-resident (via Microsoft Lync Online) or mixed topology appropriate for your current and long-term goals, deploy Lync 2013 in a way that expedites your return on investment, and deliver custom webinar and on-premises training to your management staff and users. Progent has expertise in critical components of a Lync 2013 solution including Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server Express and Exchange Server, and Progent can assist you to integrate Lync Server 2013 with key Microsoft Office and Office 365 applications including Outlook and PowerPoint.
Progent’s IT outsourcing support offerings for small companies feature planning Server 2003, Microsoft .NET Server, and Microsoft BackOffice environments, managing upgrades to XP, Windows Server 2003, Active Directory, and Exchange 2003 Server, Help Desk Call Center, remote and on-premises repair, fixing chronic IT problems, and creating a comprehensive security plan. Progent can show you how to maximize network reliability and throughput with fault-tolerant technologies, resilient network topology, and proactive server monitoring. Progent also provides project management help for large-scale migrations and can help with requirements definition, product identification, bill of materials development, sourcing selection, procurement logistics, and complete documentation. Progent’s IT outsourcing service also features training for office productivity products such as Microsoft Office XP.
Progent's UNIX platform support services offer small companies and developers assistance with managing and maintaining UNIX, Linux or Solaris environments that coexist with Microsoft-based technology. Progent can give your organization access to UNIX consultants, support professionals certified by Microsoft and Cisco, and security specialists with CISSP certification. This broad range of expertise offers you a convenient single consulting firm to help you build and manage a protected and robust mixed-platform network and communications infrastructure that allows UNIX and Microsoft coexistence by integrating Windows with major versions of UNIX such as Apple macOS and OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD, SCO UNIX and Silicon Graphics IRIX or major Linux platforms including RedHat, SuSE Linux, Debian GNU/Linux and Slackware.
Progent’s IT outsourcing services offer affordable network support for small businesses. Whether it includes designing system infrastructure, setting up an in-house Help Desk or outsourcing a one, rolling out a new e-mail platform, monitoring your network, or building a web-based eCommerce solution, outsourcing your network technical services can reduce expenses and minimize uncertainties, allowing network service budgets to increase in a more moderate and controlled fashion than is possible by assembling a large, all-purpose in-house network support organization. Progent’s Outsourcing White Paper and flyers tell you how Progent can enable you to create a secure and highly available network foundation for your vital business software based on Microsoft Windows including Microsoft Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2000.
Progent can provide the support of a certified consultant with an extensive background deploying products from the leading telepresence providers including Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, LifeSize and Radvision and can help you to plan, install, upgrade, or troubleshoot a video conferencing environment that preserves your investment and maximizes the business value of your information network. Progent also offers the services of infrastructure engineers able to assist companies of all sizes to build and troubleshoot a network that provides the performance, reliability, protection, and expandability you need to accommodate your telepresence solution.
Progent's Cisco-Meraki Wi-Fi access point experts can help you to plan, configure, manage and debug Cisco's Meraki-based Wi-Fi networks for deployments ranging from a branch office to a large campus or a multi-site enterprise. Progent can also assist clients to integrate other Cisco appliances for centralized management.
Progent's certified Internet Security and Acceleration Server consultants have extensive experience developing corporate security designs for IT networks with multiple sites, remote workers, and mission-critical web-based applications. A Progent ISA Server consultant can help your small or mid-size company design and deploy an installation of Microsoft ISA Server 2004 that supports your IT security requirements without limiting your productivity.
Progent's temporary IT staffing services allow organizations to respond to sudden increases in demand for IT support personnel without dealing with the costs and delays that come with identifying and recruiting reliable technical workers and without increasing your permanent workforce.
Progent's certified Windows 2000 consulting staff can help you enhance the capability of your current Windows 2000 Servers and can streamline system administration, offer tech support and repair, and strengthen security. Progent can also show you how to create, justify, and implement a strategy to migrate from Microsoft Windows Server 2K to Windows 2003 Server. Progent is expert in setting up test installations to reduce the obstacles associated with migrating to Windows 2003 Server by uncovering possible hardware and application compatibility issues.
Progent's compensation model is based on revenue sharing, so just like working as an independent consultant, your earnings are directly tied to your generated revenue. Certain of our support staff focus on lifestyle issues and choose to consult at a more relaxed pace, using our self-determined schedule to pursue individual pursuits such as mountain biking, motorcycle racing, snow boarding, surfing, vacations, or spending private time with relatives and friends. Other consultants use the opportunity to earn big bucks through lots of work and long hours. Progent completely encourages either side of the spectrum and any point in between.
Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2017 experts can help you to assess the business benefits of migrating to SQL Server 2017 and can assist you to plan and implement a smooth migration of your databases and applications to any network architecture including local, cloud-based, or hybrid. Progent's SQL Server experts offer online or on-premises support services ranging from on-demand architecture assessment or troubleshooting to end-to-end project management and co-management to ensure your SQL Server 2017 project is successfully completed on time and on budget.
Progent's certified wireless consulting experts can assist businesses of any size to plan, implement, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Aironet wireless AP solutions to achieve the performance, coverage, capacity, expandability, security and ease of management required for transparent access between wireless and wired network infrastructure. Progent can provide affordable online and onsite consulting services for legacy and new-generation 802.11ac Aironet APs and Progent can assist your business design and manage wireless solutions that include indoor and outdoor Aironet access points.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial, previously known as SyteLine, is an ERP solution that embodies over a quarter century of experience helping manufacturing and distribution organizations to simplify complex supply chains and streamline critical processes in order to get products to market quickly and meet customer schedules dependably. Progent can provide the skills of an ERP consultant with over 20 years of experience working with the Infor CloudSuite Industrial/SyteLine platform. Progent can provide online or onsite consulting that spans from as-needed guidance to solution planning and project management outsourcing or co-sourcing. Sample services available from Progent for CloudSuite Industrial/SyteLine include implementation, migration, process improvement, customization, CPQ, web site integration, technical support, ETL, Amazon AWS integration, disaster recovery planning, and database administration.
Progent’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity (DR/BC) consultants have in-depth backgrounds assisting small businesses to reduce system downtime by offering cost-effective online consulting services for disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) planning, fault-tolerant IT design, data backup and restore solutions, and non-disruptive system maintenance. Progent’s business continuity consultants can assist you to plan and validate an efficient business continuity strategy that matches your business goals and budget. Progent’s disaster recovery specialists can assist you to design, implement, and manage resilient technologies including redundant Internet connectivity, virtualized servers, clustering, network load balancing, transparent online backup, and geographically dispersed hot backup centers.
Progent's certified consultants can help you to evaluate the benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for your organization, create test environments and rollout plans, optimize your network infrastructure for local, multi-site, cloud-based, and hybrid datacenters, educate your IT management team, create a corporate-wide security strategy, streamline IT administration, help with creating applications, and generate and validate a disaster recovery/business continuity plan.
Progent offers cost-effective remote support to help businesses to integrate Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services such as Amazon EC2 for virtual machine hosting, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Glacier. Progent can assist you with every aspect of Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting including requirements analysis, readiness evaluation, architectural design, testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance tuning, software license management, backup/restore solutions, and security and compliance.
Progent's Cisco certified networking experts can provide high-level support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (previously CallManager). Progent can help you to integrate VoIP phones, create dial plans, configure SIP trunking and PSTN connections, deploy Cisco ISR G2 routers with CUBE support, and design UCS server failover solutions.
Progent is among the most qualified network consulting firms for integrating email solutions powered by Exchange 2000. Progent specializes in helping small businesses get the full benefits of Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 for typical scenarios such as updating from Microsoft Exchange 5.5, migration from an ISP-managed or POP3 e-mail system, and jobbing out your Exchange 2000 support.
Progent's Citrix-authorized consultants can help your company to understand the strategic benefits of XenServer and other Citrix platforms, and can assist your IT organization to design, test, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain a Citrix XenServer solution. Progent can in addition analyze your current Citrix technology environment and show you how to enhance consolidation, responsiveness, protection, availability, and disaster recovery.
Progent's pricing model is to bill for phone service and on-site help per minute. Consequently, you pay exclusively for received services. Progent does not impose a higher rate for off-hours or urgent support, and inside California or in areas where Progent offers on-premises service, Progent does not charge for travel except for urgent support where on-site time is less than 4 hours. Also, Progent imposes no service activation charge and requires no monthly commitment for support services provided during normal business hours. Many support organizations demand substantial minimum fees or charge for each quarter hour or longer. Progent's small granularity eliminates large invoices for fast fixes so you will not be tempted to permit less critical problems to fester.
The sophistication and integration requirements of Microsoft Windows Servers requires a network consulting team with hands-on expertise and in-depth knowledge in planning and integrating cohesive, comprehensive network technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified experts, which averages over 10 years supporting Microsoft technology, ensures you success deploying Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 to match optimally with your business objectives. Progent’s consulting support can help you with designing, installing, managing, and supporting Windows Server systems that maximize the business value of your IT system. Progent’s consultants can assist you with Windows 2008 R2 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows NT Server as well as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista and other clients.
Progent's Linux support experts provide small and mid-size businesses and software developers support for administering and maintaining Linux systems that coexist with Microsoft-powered networks. Progent offers your organization access to Linux experts, consulting professionals premier by Microsoft and Cisco, and security specialists with CISM credentials. This wide array of experience provides you with an easy single consulting firm to help you create and maintain a secure and reliable cross-platform network and communications solution that allows Linux and Microsoft interoperability by integrating Windows with leading Linux platforms such as RedHat, SUSE Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, fedora Linux, Gentoo, Mandrake/Mandriva, Debian GNU/Linux, and Slackware.
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway builds on the proven security capabilities of Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 and offers a centrally administered web gateway that delivers a single-server solution for a variety of security functions such as an application layer and network layer firewall, URL filtering, antimalware, IPS, reputation services, VPN control, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 includes advanced web security reporting features, permits customized reports generated by Microsoft SQL Server, works with Active Directory to streamline policy enforcement, and can be installed as a virtual server to cut expenses and improve availability. Progent's Microsoft consultants can help you to plan and carry out test and production implementations; interface Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 with Windows 2008, AD, SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft SharePoint 2010; install Forefront TMG 2010 to operate on a virtual server with Windows Hyper-V; and deliver ongoing support and repair services. Progent can also assist your organization to upgrade smoothly to Forefront TMG 2010 from ISA Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004.
Stealth penetration checking is an important part of any comprehensive network security plan. Progent’s security professionals can perform extensive penetration checks without the awareness of your organization's in-house network support staff. Stealth penetration checking uncovers whether current security defense systems such as intrusion incident warnings and event history monitoring are properly configured and consistently monitored.
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help your business to configure, manage, upgrade and debug Cisco products. Progent offers Cisco, Meraki and Nexus switch support, ASA firewall support, Meraki and Aironet Wi-Fi access point support, Cisco VoIP phone consulting, and CUCM/CallManager software support.
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified network consultants offer advanced help with a wide array of technologies and can deliver that expertise online nationwide or onsite in major cities across the United States and anywhere in California. Progent offers online support for information systems based on Windows, UNIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, or Apple macOS and OS X, or for systems that include a combination of Microsoft Windows and UNIX-family technology. Progent also can provide access to the expertise of Cisco CCIE network engineers for the toughest connectivity problems, plus the assistance of CISA-accredited security engineers to handle high-level security design and problem solving. Progent has provided remote troubleshooting to businesses in all 50 states in the United States.
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains software for nearly 20 years and Progent has delivered integration, customization, training, and troubleshooting since the platform's debut. Progent offers in-depth support for updating legacy Dynamics GP ERP systems. Progent can help your business to design, test, and carry out a cost-effective migration from a an outdated release to the current edition of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to pilot Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to determine its speed and stability operating with your applications. Progent can also help you to evaluate the likely business value of moving to Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive deployment of Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
DoubleTake/Carbonite Software offers a selection of products intended to deliver small companies a range of cost-effective alternatives for replicating and recovering vital applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progent’s disaster recovery planning experts have in-depth backgrounds incorporating DoubleTake/Carbonite technology into small business information systems to achieve an advanced level of availability and disaster recovery capability at an affordable price.
Cisco's Firepower Next Generation Firewalls deliver a major performance improvement compared to Cisco's previous-generation ASA 5500-X security appliances and include unified management of modern security capabilities like application visibility and control (AVC), next-generation intrusion protection (NGIPS) with risk prioritization, advanced malware protection (AMP), DDoS mitigation, and sandboxing. Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified firewall consultants can help your organization to plan and carry out an efficient upgrade to Cisco Firepower firewalls from Cisco's from ASA 5500-X, ASA 5500, or PIX firewalls and help you integrate Firepower appliances with Cisco's subscription-based security services to build and centrally manage network ecosystems that include branch offices, data centers, private clouds and public clouds.
E-Mail Guard is Progent's economical spam filtering and virus defense service that offers small companies enterprise-quality defense against spam, viruses, directory harvesting, and other types of email-borne attacks on IT systems. E-Mail Guard is based on Postini's Perimeter Manager, a comprehensive library of web-managed anti-spam and anti-virus services that stop email assaults before they can breech the network firewall. Perimeter Manager also allows administrators monitor and manage their e-mail application, irrespective of server vendor, hardware technology, or data center location.
Progent's Microsoft-certified ISA Server consulting experts have extensive experience developing corporate security designs for IT networks with multiple sites, remote workers, and line-of-business eCommerce applications. A Progent ISA Server engineer can help your small or mid-size company plan and deploy a configuration of ISA Server 2004 that meets your information security requirements without limiting your productivity.
The new ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services offer significantly more bang for the buck than Cisco's legacy firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 firewalls for all new installations. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network experts can assist your company to manage your current PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls or upgrade efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent can also assist your organization to plan, deploy, optimize, administer and troubleshoot firewall environments built on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services.
Progent can provide affordable remote and on-premises consulting to assist organizations to move any portion of their core IT resources to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This can save management hassle and equipment expense and enable access to Google's cutting edge AI and machine learning technology. Progent can help you with every phase of Google Cloud Platform integration including requirements analysis, readiness assessment, system design and review, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance tuning, software license management, disaster recovery solutions, and security and compliance.
Progent offers the guidance of a CRISC-certified risk management consultant to help you to design and deploy an enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy following leading practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to match your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and budgetary guidelines.
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement a smooth in-place Microsoft Exchange 2003 upgrade strategy that avoids network downtime, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange 2003 Server easy to manage. For complex multi-server or multi-site upgrades, Progent has the experience to complete your move quickly and economically. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2003 support, repair, and consulting offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2003 Server that are best aligned to your business goals.
Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified risk management consultant to assist your company to design and implement an enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy following leading practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to match your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and IT budget.
Exchange 2013 includes significant enhancements to the functionality of Microsoft Exchange 2010 and delivers powerful new features as well as a revamped architecture. These enhancements affect vital facets of IT such as ease of administration, high availability (HA), security, cost of ownership, teamwork, scalability, throughput, compatibility, and the user experience. Progent's certified Exchange Server 2013 consulting professionals can assist your organization to understand the potential business benefits of upgrading to Exchange Server 2013, create a cost-effective test and deployment strategy, and educate your IT team to manage your Exchange 2013 environment. Progent can also provide affordable online consulting and support and management for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.
Progent's certified professionals can assist you to assess the business value of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for your company, develop pilot systems and rollout strategies, optimize your network infrastructure for on-premises, multi-location, private or public cloud-based, and partial-cloud environments, train your IT support team, develop an enterprise-wide security plan, automate IT management, assist with creating applications, and build and test a disaster recovery/business continuity plan.