Progent's macOS and Mac OS X networking consultants can help you with a wide range of network design topics including system architecture, remote and mobile access, internetwork integration, security, and quickly evolving technologies such as Voice over IP and high-speed wireless connectivity. For information networks based exclusively on Mac OS X or for systems incorporating a combination of macOS and Mac OS X, Linux, and MS Windows-based servers and workstations, Progent has the experience and depth to handle the challenge of planning, configuring, and maintaining a connectivity infrastructure that is reliable, safe, productive, and aligned with your company's objectives. Progent can help your company to deploy Apple's Xserve servers, Xserve RAID fault-tolerant disk solutions, and Xsan storage area network systems. Progent can in addition offer Cisco-certified CCIE experts to maintain Cisco routers and switches.
Connectivity infrastructure engineering expertise available from Progent for Mac environments include:
- Network Architecture
Progent's network architects can provide expertise in all aspects of network infrastructure such as fault-tolerant servers and storage systems, redundant Internet access, company-wide security that meets regulatory standards, scalability, server clustering, load balancing, multi-site connectivity, disaster recovery planning, and strategic use of outsourced data centers. Progent's offers the combined expertise of professional engineers with expertise in macOS and Mac OS X, Cisco, Microsoft, and other major technologies and can apply leading practices to help your company to build a robust and easy-to-manage business network.
- Online and Mobile Connectivity
Progent's experts in Apple and Cisco technology can help your company to create and administer a network environment that reliably accommodates employees who connect from branch offices, from home, or while travelling. Progent's wireless specialists can assist you to configure mobile computers, handheld devices, messaging servers, databases, and applications to synchronize transparently in order to keep your vital information current and readily accessible. Progent has extensive experience assisting businesses configure and administer mobile devices by offering services such as Apple iPhone integration and management, Google Android phone integration and management, and Blackberry management. Progent's CISM and GIAC-accredited security engineers can also assist your company to strengthen your security mechanisms and operations to address remote and mobile security issues such as solutions for authenticating clients, encrypting data links, configuring VPNs, and efficiently administering mass deployments of mobile computing devices.
- Internetwork Connectivity
Progent's system engineers have the depth of experience to provide help in a wide range of connectivity technologies and architectures. Progent's Apple macOS and OS X experts can help your company to take advantage of Open Directory, Apple's standards-based directory and connection validation services architecture. Open Directory is based on proven standardized technologies like Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Kerberos Network Authentication Protocol for transparent interoperability with other LDAP servers. Progent's expertise with MS Windows and other networking platforms can make it easy for you integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory. If your network utilizes a combination of macOS and OS X, Windows, and Linux/UNIX based-resources, Progent can assist you to set up and manage a common directory rather than a separate directory or different user records for each platform. Your clients will be enabled to move easily between macOS and OS X and MS Windows devices — and benefit from secure single log-in availability of directory-based system resources.
- Voice over IP (VoIP) Help
Voice over IP (VoIP) is phone technology that transmits voice over a the Internet utilizing Internet Protocol (IP) standards. Progent's certified consultants are experienced with a variety of VoIP solutions, such as products based on Cisco Technology's AVVID architecture. Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to install Cisco Voice over IP solutions. Progent can evaluate your existing network and Internet access configuration to see if your environment is ready to handle Voice over IP, assist you to identify and configure Cisco hardware and software appropriate for your present situation and growth strategy, and integrate your Cisco Voice over IP solution with products from other suppliers.
- Apple Computer Xserve Servers, Xserve Fault-Tolerant Disk Array, and Xsan Storage Area Network Technology
Progent's long experience with the UNIX operating system in commercial environments makes it possible to offer integration services for Apple's Xserve platform that lets you optimize the business value of your Mac network. Apple's Xserve server is based on the macOS and Mac OS X Server, the UNIX OS based on standards-based network services. Xserve provides cross-platform capability for native file sharing, as well as WebDAV server, IMAP email, QuickTime Streaming Server, and DNS. Xserve RAID offers affordable, high-capacity Ultra ATA drive technology with a standards-based 2Gb Fibre Channel interface for fast, high-availability data access. Xserve RAID runs with macOS and OS X Server, Microsoft Windows servers, Linux or Netware servers and allows network users to share as much as two petabytes (2PB) of disk space. A SAN enables you to pool data over multiple RAID devices for better throughput, offering every client access to centralized data over a fast Fibre Channel network.
- High-speed Wireless Connectivity
If your organization is deploying 802.11 (WiFi) wireless technology to expand the coverage or expedite the setup of your LAN, Progent can assist you to build a robust wireless topology, identify appropriate components, configure Apple Airport or other access points, and set up wireless LAN client adapters, wireless bridges, antennas, and associated equipment. Progent can also assist you to produce a wireless security plan that dovetails with the protection plan for your entire business network. In addition, Progent can assist you to plan, install, and maintain point-to-point bridges that provide an affordable way to include many buildings into a seamless network.
If your organization is in need of an Apple macOS or OS X network support expert or system designer, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.