Enlarging your remote workforce may have a significant effect on IT architecture, cybersecurity, and company culture. 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 Des Moines organization to select the right tools and adhere to best practices in creating and maintaining a secure virtual solution for teleworkers that promotes teamwork and returns maximum business value. Progent can provide support services that go from as-needed expertise for helping you over occasional IT roadblocks to comprehensive project management to help you successfully complete business-critical tasks.

Progent can assist Des Moines, Iowa organizations to succeed with any facet of building a high-functioning work-from-home environment by providing infrastructure configuration services, VoIP PBX troubleshooting, voice/video conferencing integration, collaboration platform customization and training, cloud connectivity, Help Desk outsourcing, security and compliance, data protection solutions, and centralized management.

Security for Remote Workers
At-home employees commonly use their personal devices and usually work in a poorly secured physical space. This situation increases their susceptibility to cyber attacks and calls for careful deployment of corporate firewalls, anti-malware tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote endpoint monitoring, extensive user training, and the development of policies based on leading practices. Progent's veteran group of cybersecurity solutions experts can assist you to design, deploy and manage a compliant security solution that guards vital IT assets in networks that include at-home workers.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls enable you to create a network that can be securely accessed by on-premises users and by telecommuters, mobile employees, suppliers, clients, and other stakeholders. Next-generation firewall devices allow you to assign and manage appropriate permissions to various groups of users and to expand your network and adjust your security profile as your business evolves and as cyber threats become more sophisticated. Progent works with both current and legacy firewall devices from all major vendors including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. For details about Progent's firewall support expertise, see firewall support services.

Remote Endpoint Monitoring and Management Services for TelecommutersRemote Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it possible to watch over the disparate devices utilized by at-home workers and either reject or spot and mitigate the latest cyber attacks like ransomware. With ProSight Active Security Monitoring services, a lightweight software agent is installed on each secured endpoint device, watching all activity and using state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis from SentinelOne to identify new threats at inception. When a cyberattack is discovered, ProSight Active Security Monitoring immediately isolates the infected device from the network to quarantine the threat. Because the ProSight Active Security Monitoring agent is self-contained, endpoints remain protected even if they are disconnected from the Internet. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. To learn more about ProSight Active Security Monitoring, see remote endpoint monitoring for remote workers.

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) Services for Remote WorkersProgent's Duo MFA Service Plans incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to defend against compromised passwords through the use of two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables single-tap identity verification with iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. With 2FA, when you sign into a protected application and enter your password you are asked to verify who you are via a device that only you possess and that is accessed using a different network channel. A wide selection of devices can be utilized as this added form of authentication including a smartphone or watch, a hardware/software token, a landline telephone, etc. You can register multiple verification devices. To learn more about ProSight Duo two-factor identity authentication services, refer to Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for an at-home workforce.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can assess the exposure of your network to all types of outside and internal security threats for a network that includes telecommuters. Progent can deploy online, automated security inventory scanning for quickly and affordably detecting a wide variety of security holes that can be found via the Internet. Progent's security assessment experts, which can be provided by security experts with advanced certifications such as CISM, ISSAP, and GIAC, can help your company to evaluate your workflows and policies and review your IT infrastructure to enable you to implement top-level protection for your teleworkers.

NodeZero Pentetration 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 at-home connectivity solution as well as your internal and perimeter networks so you can expose, prioritize, remediate, and confirm security weaknesses before threat actors can exploit them. Progent's pentest experts can assist you to deploy NodeZero to perform comprehensive pentests of your network perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure in order to evaluate your current security posture. Progent's NodeZero experts can also assist you to harden your existing network security and can assist you to plan and deploy a cohesive cybersecurity strategy that simplifies management and delivers maximum cyber defense for on-premises, cloud-based, at-home, and perimeter IT assets. To learn additional information about Progent's threat assessment services based on on NodeZero's penetration test products, see Consulting Support for NodeZero's PEN Test Platform.

Download White Paper: Securing a Work-From-Home (WFH) Network
To view or download a white paper describing critical areas to focus on for protecting an IT environment that incorporates work-from-home staff, click:
Protecting a Work-From-Home (WFH) Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for Telecommuter Expertise
To get in touch with Progent about building and maintaining a productive work-from-home environment for your Des Moines, Iowa organization, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.