Enlarging your telecommuter workforce can have a significant effect on IT architecture, security, and corporate processes. Progent has 20 years of background helping SMBs to design, deploy, administer, optimize, and troubleshoot IT environments that incorporate at-home workers. Progent can help your Charleston organization to select the right tools and adhere to leading practices in creating and maintaining a secure virtual solution for teleworkers that promotes teamwork and returns top value. Progent offers support services that go from as-needed expertise for getting you over challenging IT bottlenecks to full project management or co-management to help you carry out mission-critical tasks.
Progent can help Charleston, South Carolina businesses to succeed with any aspect of creating a high-performing remote work ecosystem by delivering infrastructure design and configuration services, IP voice troubleshooting, voice/video conferencing support, collaboration platform customization and training, public cloud integration, Help Desk services, security and compliance, backup/restore solutions, and streamlined management.
Cybersecurity for Remote Workers
At-home staff members commonly utilize their own devices and often operate in an unsecured physical space. This situation increases their vulnerability to malware attacks and requires judicious deployment of firewalls, AV tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote endpoint monitoring, thorough user training, and the creation of security policies based on best practices. Progent's seasoned team of data security solutions experts can help you to design, configure and manage a compliant security solution that protects critical information resources in environments that incorporate telecommuters.
Firewalls enable companies to create a network that can be securely accessed by local users and by at-home workers, mobile workers, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. Next-generation firewall appliances permit you to configure and control different permissions to various classes of users and to scale your network and adjust your cybersecurity posture as your business evolves and as network attacks grow increasingly sophisticated. Progent works with both current and legacy firewall devices from all major vendors including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. For more information about Progent's firewall integration expertise, refer to firewall integration and support expertise.
Remote Endpoint Monitoring makes it easy to track the various devices utilized by an at-home workforce and either block or spot and mitigate the latest cyber attacks such as ransomware. With Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) services, a lightweight software agent is put on every secured endpoint device, watching all activity and using advanced machine learning from SentinelOne to detect zero-day threats at inception. When a cyberattack is discovered, ProSight ASM instantly disconnects the impacted device from the network to quarantine the malware. Since the ProSight ASM agent is self-contained, endpoint devices remain secure even when they are offline. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. For details about ProSight ASM, visit remote endpoint security monitoring for telecommuters.
Progent's Duo MFA Services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against password theft by using two-factor authentication. Duo supports one-tap identity confirmation with Apple iOS, Google Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using Duo 2FA, whenever you sign into a secured application and enter your password you are requested to confirm who you are on a unit that only you have and that is accessed using a different network channel. A broad range of devices can be used as this second means of ID validation including a smartphone or watch, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You can register several validation devices. For more information about Duo identity authentication services, visit Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for at-home workers.
Security Audits can assess the vulnerability of your network to all classes of outside and internal security attacks for a network that includes telecommuters. Progent can deploy remote, automated cybersecurity inventory scanning for rapidly and affordably detecting a broad range of security gaps that can be surfaced over the Internet. Progent's endpoint security assessment experts, which can be provided by data security professionals with top credentials such as CISM, CISSP, and GIAC, can help you to evaluate your workflows and governance policies and review your network architecture to allow you to design the highest level of security for your teleworkers.
Horizon3.ai's NodeZero Penetration Testing Platform is a leading-edge penetration test (pentest) product family that supports automated testing of your work-from-home connectivity solution as well as your internal and perimeter networks to help you expose, prioritize, remediate, and confirm security weaknesses before malicious hackers can exploit them. Progent's pentest experts can help you to deploy NodeZero to perform comprehensive penetration tests of your perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure so you can evaluate your present security profile. Progent's NodeZero experts can also assist you to strengthen your existing network security and can assist you to design and implement a unified cybersecurity ecosystem that simplifies management and provides maximum protection for on-prem, cloud-based, at-home, and perimeter IT resources. To learn more information about Progent's vulnerability analysis services based on on NodeZero's penetration test products, refer to Consulting Support for NodeZero's Pentest Platform.
Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home Environment
To view or download a white paper about critical things to focus on for protecting an IT environment that incorporates work-from-home staff, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)
Contact Progent for Remote Workforce Expertise
To contact Progent about creating and managing a productive telecommuter solution for your Charleston, South Carolina business, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.