Progent's Apple macOS and Mac OS X networking engineers can help you with a broad range of network design issues including network configuration, online and mobile access, internetwork compatibility, protection, and quickly changing technologies such as VoIP and high-speed wireless networking. For business networks based solely on Mac OS X or for systems that utilize a combination of Apple Macintosh, Linux, and MS Windows-powered servers and workstations, Progent has the experience and depth to deal with the complexity of planning, configuring, and supporting a network infrastructure that is reliable, safe, efficient, and appropriate for your business objectives. Progent can help your company to deploy Apple’s Xserve servers, Xserve high-availability disk solutions, and Apple's Xsan storage area network (SAN) systems. Progent can in addition offer Cisco-premier CCIE engineers to maintain Cisco routers and switches.
Connectivity support consulting services available from Progent for macOS and Mac OS X environments include:
- System Infrastructure
Progent’s system engineers can provide assistance in all aspects of network configuration including high-availability computing and disk systems, redundant Internet connectivity, company-wide security that meets regulatory standards, scalability, server clustering, load balancing, multi-location connectivity, disaster recovery planning, and efficient use of third-party data centers. Progent’s provides the combined expertise of professional engineers with backgrounds in Apple Mac, Cisco, Microsoft, and additional major technologies and can apply best practices to help your company to design a robust and easy-to-manage information network.
- Online and Mobile Connectivity
Progent's experts in Apple macOS and OS X and Cisco technology can assist you to build and administer a network infrastructure that dependably accommodates employees who need access from remote offices, from home, or while travelling. Progent's wireless connectivity experts can help your company to set up notebooks, handheld devices, messaging servers, databases, and line-of-business software to synchronize transparently so that they keep your vital information current and readily accessible. Progent has long experience assisting organizations deploy and administer mobile devices by providing services such as Apple iPhone integration, Android smartphone integration and management, and Blackberry integration. Progent's CISA and CISSP-accredited security engineers can also assist you to improve your security policies and operations to deal with online and wireless security challenges including solutions for validating users, encoding data connections, setting up VPNs, and efficiently administering mass rollouts of mobile communication products.
- Internetwork Integration
Progent’s system engineers have the breadth of background to offer help in an array of connectivity mechanisms and topologies. Progent’s Mac experts can help your company to take advantage of Open Directory, Apple’s standards-based directory and network validation services platform. Open Directory is based on powerful open source technologies like Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Kerberos for seamless interoperability with other LDAP servers. Progent’s experience with Windows and other networking platforms can make it easy for you plug into Microsoft’s proprietary Active Directory. If your network utilizes a combination of Mac, Windows, and Linux systems, Progent can assist your organization to integrate and manage a single directory instead of a separate directory or separate client records for each operating system. Your users will be enabled to move easily between Mac and MS Windows computers — and still gain secure single log-in access to directory-based system resources.
- Voice over IP
Voice over IP is telephony technology that sends digitized voice over a connection utilizing IP standards. Progent's network consultants are skilled in a variety of Voice over IP product families, such as products built around Cisco's Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (AVVID). Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist your organization to deploy Cisco VoIP technology. Progent can evaluate your current network configuration to determine whether your environment is optimized to handle Voice over IP, help you to select and configure Cisco hardware and software that fit with your current requirements and growth plans, and combine your Cisco Voice over IP products with products from other suppliers.
- Apple Xserve Servers, Xserve Fault-Tolerant Disk Array, and Xsan Storage Area Network Technology
Progent’s substantial background with UNIX in business environments makes it possible to provide integration support for Apple's Xserve platform that lets you optimize the strategic value of your Apple Mac system. Apple Computer's Xserve is based on the macOS and Mac OS X Server, a UNIX operating system built on standards-based network technology. Mac Server offers cross-platform support for file sharing, plus WebDAV server, POP and IMAP mail, ftp, and DHCP. Xserve RAID combines affordable, high-capacity Ultra ATA disk technology with a standards-based 2Gb Fibre Channel for fast, fault-tolerant data access. Xserve RAID runs with macOS and OS X Server, Microsoft Windows servers, or Linux servers and allows clients to share up to two petabytes of files and volumes. A Storage Area Network enables you to pool data over multiple RAID devices for better throughput, offering every user access to centralized information over a fast Fibre Channel network.
- Fast Wireless Access
If you are deploying WiFi wireless networking to expand the coverage or simplify the setup of your network, Progent can help you to build a robust wireless topology, recommend cost-effective hardware and software, integrate Apple Airport or other access points, and set up wireless interfaces, wireless bridges, antennas, and accessories. Progent can in addition assist you to create a wireless security plan that fits within the security plan for your entire business network. In addition, Progent can show you how to plan, implement, and support point-to-point bridges that provide an inexpensive means to incorporate many physical buildings into a seamless network.
If you are trying to find a macOS or OS X network specialist or system designer, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.