Expanding your telecommuter workforce may have a major impact on IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and corporate workflows. Progent has 20 years of background assisting small and mid-size businesses to plan, configure, manage, tune, and troubleshoot IT networks that support work-from-home employees. Progent can assist your Boston company to select the right tools and follow best practices in building and operating a secure virtual solution for telecommuters that promotes teamwork and delivers maximum business value. Progent can provide services that go from on demand expertise for helping you past challenging IT roadblocks to comprehensive project management to help you successfully complete mission-critical initiatives.

Progent's consultants can help Boston, Massachusetts companies to succeed with any aspect of building a high-functioning work-at-home environment by providing network infrastructure configuration services, VoIP PBX expertise, video conferencing support, collaboration platform selection and deployment, cloud integration, Help Desk services, data security, backup/restore solutions, and streamlined management.

Security for At-Home Workers
At-home staff members typically use their own devices and usually work in an unsecured physical environment. This situation increases their susceptibility to malware threats and calls for judicious deployment of corporate firewalls, anti-malware tools, multi-factor authentication, remote monitoring, thorough user training, and the creation of policies built on leading practices. Progent's seasoned team of cybersecurity support experts can help your business to design, deploy and maintain an effective cybersecurity solution that guards critical IT resources in networks that include telecommuters.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls enable you to build a network environment that can be securely utilized by local users as well as by telecommuters, mobile users, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. Next-generation firewall devices allow you to assign and manage different permissions to different groups of users and to expand your IT network and adjust your cybersecurity posture as your company evolves and as network attacks grow more sophisticated. Progent works with both current and legacy firewall appliances from all leading manufacturers like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. For more information about Progent's firewall support expertise, visit firewall configuration and support expertise.

Remote Endpoint Monitoring for TeleworkersRemote Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it possible to track the disparate computers utilized by at-home workers and either block or identify and respond to the latest threats like ransomware. With ProSight Active Security Monitoring services, a small-footprint software agent is put on every secured endpoint, monitoring all activity and using advanced machine learning and full execution context from SentinelOne to detect new attacks before they can spread. When an attack is spotted, ProSight ASM immediately disconnects the infected device from the corporate network to contain the malware. Because the ProSight ASM software agent is self-contained, endpoints stay protected even if they are not connected to the Internet. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. For details about ProSight Active Security Monitoring, go to remote endpoint security monitoring for at-home workers.

Two-factor Authentication Services for Remote WorkersProgent's Duo MFA Services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo supports single-tap identity confirmation with Apple iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using 2FA, when you log into a secured online account and enter your password you are asked to verify who you are on a device that only you have and that is accessed using a different ("out-of-band") network channel. A broad range of devices can be utilized for this second means of authentication such as a smartphone or watch, a hardware/software token, a landline phone, etc. You can designate several validation devices. For more information about Duo identity authentication services, refer to Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for an at-home workforce.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can evaluate the exposure of your network to all types of outside and internal security attacks for a network that incorporates telecommuters. Progent can run online, automated cybersecurity inventory scanning for rapidly and economically uncovering a wide variety of security weaknesses that can be surfaced via the Internet. Progent's security audit experts, which can be managed by data security experts with top certifications including CISM, ISSAP, and GIAC, can assist your business to audit your operations and governance policies and assess your network infrastructure to allow you to design top-level security for your an at-home workforce.

NodeZero Pen Testing for Work-from-Home EnpointsHorizon3.ai's NodeZero Penetration Testing Platform is a cutting-edge penetration test (pentest) product family that can deliver automated threat assessment of your work-from-home environment as well as your internal and perimeter networks to help you uncover, rank, fix, and confirm security vulnerabilities before threat actors can exploit them. Progent can help you to deploy NodeZero to perform comprehensive pentests of your network perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure in order to evaluate your present security profile. Progent can also help you to harden your network security and can help you to design and implement a cohesive cybersecurity strategy that streamlines management and delivers optimum protection for on-prem, cloud-based, remote, and perimeter IT assets. To learn more details about Progent's vulnerability analysis solutions based on on NodeZero's PEN test platform, see Consulting Support for NodeZero's PEN Test Products.

Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home Environment
To view or download a white paper describing critical things to concentrate on for securing an IT environment that supports telecommuters, click:
Protecting a Work-From-Home (WFH) Environment White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for At-Home Worker Expertise
To get in touch with Progent about building and maintaining a productive work-from-home environment for your Boston, Massachusetts organization, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.