Enlarging your remote workforce may have a significant effect on network architecture, cybersecurity, and corporate culture. Progent has 20 years of experience helping businesses of all sizes to design, configure, manage, optimize, and debug IT networks that support work-from-home employees. Progent can help your Durham company to pick the right tools and adhere to best practices in creating and maintaining a safe virtual ecosystem for telecommuters that promotes collaboration and delivers top business value. Progent can provide services ranging from on demand expertise for getting you over occasional technical bottlenecks to full project management or co-management to help you carry out mission-critical initiatives.

Progent's consultants can help Durham, North Carolina companies to with any aspect of creating a high-functioning work-at-home environment by delivering infrastructure design and configuration services, IP voice troubleshooting, video conferencing support, collaboration platform selection and deployment, cloud integration, Call Desk services, security monitoring, data protection solutions, and unified management.

Cybersecurity for At-Home Workers
At-home employees typically use their personal computers and often work in a poorly secured physical space. This increases their susceptibility to cyber attacks and requires careful deployment of corporate firewalls, anti-malware tools, multi-factor authentication, remote endpoint monitoring, extensive end-user education, and the creation of policies based on leading practices. Progent's seasoned roster of data security solutions experts can help you to design, configure and manage an effective cybersecurity solution that guards critical IT resources in environments that incorporate at-home workers.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls allow you to create a network environment that can be safely accessed by local users as well as by telecommuters, mobile workers, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. Modern firewall appliances allow you to assign and manage different permissions to various classes of users and to scale your IT network and adjust your cybersecurity posture as your business evolves and as cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated. Progent supports both current and older security appliances from all leading manufacturers like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. To find out more about Progent's firewall support services, refer to firewall support services.

Remote Endpoint Monitoring and Management for TeleworkersOnline Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it easy to watch over the disparate devices used by telecommuters and either reject or spot and respond to the latest threats like ransomware. With ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) services, a lightweight software agent is put on each protected endpoint, monitoring all activity and using advanced machine learning from SentinelOne to identify new attacks at inception. When an attack is discovered, ProSight Active Security Monitoring immediately disconnects the impacted endpoint device from the corporate network to contain the malware. Since the ProSight ASM software agent is autonomous, endpoint devices remain secure even when they are disconnected from the Internet. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. For details about ProSight Active Security Monitoring, see remote endpoint security monitoring for an at-home workforce.

Two-factor Authentication Services for Remote WorkersProgent's Duo MFA Managed Services incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against password theft by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo supports one-tap identity confirmation with Apple iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. With 2FA, whenever you log into a protected online account and enter your password you are asked to verify your identity on a device that only you have and that uses a different network channel. A broad range of out-of-band devices can be used as this second form of ID validation such as an iPhone or Android or watch, a hardware token, a landline phone, etc. You can designate multiple validation devices. For more information about ProSight Duo identity validation services, refer to Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for remote workers.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can evaluate the exposure of your information system to all types of external and internal security threats for an environment that includes at-home workers. Progent can deploy online, automated cybersecurity analysis scanning for rapidly and economically detecting a wide variety of security gaps that can be surfaced via the Internet. Progent's security assessment consulting services, which can be provided by security professionals with advanced credentials including CISM, ISSAP, and GIAC, can help your company to evaluate your processes and policies and review your network infrastructure to enable you to design top-level security for your remote workers.

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 testing of your at-home connectivity solution as well as your internal and perimeter networks to help you expose, rank, remediate, and verify cybersecurity vulnerabilities before threat actors can take advantage of them. Progent can assist you to use NodeZero to carry out thorough penetration tests of your perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure so you can evaluate your current security posture. Progent can also assist you to strengthen your existing network security and can help you to plan and implement a cohesive cybersecurity strategy that streamlines management and delivers optimum cyber defense for on-prem, cloud-based, remote, and perimeter IT resources. To learn additional information about Progent's threat assessment solutions based on on NodeZero's pentest products, refer to Consulting Services for NodeZero's Pentest Products.

Download White Paper: Securing a Work-From-Home Network
To view or download a white paper about critical things to concentrate on for protecting a network that includes telecommuters, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home (WFH) Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for Remote Workforce Support Services
To contact Progent about building and managing a productive telecommuter environment for your Durham, North Carolina company, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.