Expanding your remote workforce may have a significant effect on network infrastructure, security, and corporate culture. Progent has 20 years of background assisting SMBs to design, deploy, administer, tune, and debug IT environments that incorporate at-home workers. Progent can assist your Des Moines company to pick the appropriate tools and follow best practices in creating and operating a secure virtual office ecosystem for teleworkers that promotes collaboration and delivers maximum value. Progent offers support services ranging from as-needed guidance for helping you past challenging technical roadblocks to comprehensive project management or co-management to help you carry out business-critical initiatives.

Progent can help Des Moines, Iowa organizations to with any aspect of building a high-functioning remote work environment by providing network infrastructure configuration services, IP voice troubleshooting, video conferencing support, collaboration platform selection and deployment, cloud connectivity, helpdesk outsourcing, security monitoring, data protection solutions, and unified management.

Security and Compliance for Teleworkers
At-home staff members commonly utilize their own computing devices and usually work in a poorly secured physical area. This multiplies their vulnerability to cyber threats and calls for careful configuration of firewalls, AV tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote monitoring, intensive user training, and the development of policies built on leading practices. Progent's veteran group of IT security support consultants can help you to plan, implement and manage a compliant security solution that protects vital information resources in environments that include telecommuters.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls allow you to create a network environment that can be safely utilized by local users as well as by teleworkers, mobile users, vendors, clients, and other stakeholders. Next-generation firewall appliances allow you to configure and manage different access rights to various classes of users and to scale your IT network and modify your cybersecurity posture as your company evolves and as network attacks grow increasingly sophisticated. Progent works with both current and legacy security appliances from all major vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Juniper, and Fortinet. To find out more about Progent's firewall support services, refer to firewall configuration and support expertise.

Remote Endpoint Monitoring Services for TelecommutersOnline Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it possible to track the disparate computers used by an at-home workforce and either reject or spot and mitigate modern cyber attacks such as ransomware. With Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) services, a lightweight agent is installed on each secured endpoint device, watching all activity and using state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis from SentinelOne to detect zero-day attacks before they can spread. When an attack is discovered, ProSight ASM immediately isolates the targeted device from the network to contain the malware. Because the ProSight ASM agent is autonomous, endpoints remain secure even when they are offline. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. For details about ProSight ASM, refer to remote endpoint security monitoring for at-home workers.

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) Services for TelecommutersProgent's Duo authentication Service Plans incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo supports one-tap identity confirmation with iOS, Android, and other personal devices. Using 2FA, when you sign into a protected online account and give your password you are asked to confirm your identity via a unit that only you have and that uses a separate network channel. A wide range of out-of-band devices can be used as this second means of authentication such as an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware token, a landline phone, etc. You may designate several validation devices. To learn more about Duo identity authentication services, go to Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for teleworkers.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can evaluate the exposure of your network to all types of external and local security threats for a network that incorporates teleworkers. Progent can deploy online, automated cybersecurity analysis software for quickly and affordably detecting a broad range of security weaknesses that can be found over the Internet. Progent's endpoint security assessment experts, which can be managed by data security experts with top credentials including CISM, CISSP, and GIAC, can assist you to evaluate your operations and governance policies and review your network architecture to allow you to design top-level protection for your teleworkers.

NodeZero Pentetration Testing for Work-from-Home EnpointsHorizon3.ai's NodeZero PEN Testing Platform is a cutting-edge penetration test (pentest) product family that supports automated testing of your work-from-home connectivity solution and your internal and perimeter networks so you can expose, prioritize, fix, and confirm security weaknesses before malicious hackers can take advantage of them. Progent's pentest experts can help you to deploy NodeZero to carry out thorough pentests of your perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure so you can evaluate your present security posture. Progent's NodeZero experts can also assist you to strengthen your network security and can help you to plan and deploy a cohesive cybersecurity ecosystem that simplifies management and delivers optimum protection for on-prem, cloud-based, at-home, and perimeter IT assets. To learn additional details about Progent's threat assessment services powered by on NodeZero's PEN test platform, see Consulting Services for NodeZero's Penetration Test Products.

Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home (WFH) Network
To read or download a white paper describing critical things to concentrate on for securing a network that supports work-from-home staff, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for At-Home Worker Support Services
To contact Progent about building and managing a productive work-from-home environment for your Des Moines, Iowa organization, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.