Enlarging your remote workforce can have a significant effect on network architecture, security/compliance, and corporate workflows. Progent has 20 years of experience helping small and mid-size businesses to design, deploy, administer, tune, and debug IT networks that incorporate a remote workforce. Progent can assist your El Paso organization to select the appropriate technologies and adhere to best practices in building and maintaining a secure virtual ecosystem for teleworkers that facilitates collaboration and delivers top business value. Progent offers services ranging from on demand guidance for getting you past challenging IT roadblocks to comprehensive project management or co-management to help you carry out business-critical tasks.
Progent's consultants can assist El Paso, Texas businesses to with any aspect of creating a high-performing telecommuting ecosystem by delivering network infrastructure design and configuration services, VoIP PBX troubleshooting, voice/video conferencing integration, collaboration platform selection and deployment, public cloud connectivity, Call Desk services, endpoint security, data protection solutions, and streamlined management.
Security for Telecommuters
Work-from-Home (WFH) workers commonly utilize their personal computers and usually operate in a poorly secured physical space. This increases their susceptibility to malware attacks and requires careful configuration of corporate firewalls, AV tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote monitoring, extensive end-user training, and the development of policies built on best practices. Progent's veteran roster of cybersecurity support experts can help you to design, implement and manage an effective cybersecurity solution that protects vital information assets in environments that include remote workers.
Firewalls enable you to build a network that can be securely utilized by local users and by at-home workers, mobile employees, vendors, clients, and other stakeholders. Modern firewall devices permit you to assign and control appropriate access rights to different classes of users and to expand your network and adjust your security profile as your company evolves and as network attacks grow increasingly complex. Progent works with both new and legacy security appliances from all major manufacturers like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, Juniper, and Fortinet. To find out more about Progent's firewall support expertise, refer to firewall support expertise.
Online Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it easy to watch over the disparate devices used by telecommuters and either block or identify and mitigate modern cyber attacks such as ransomware. With Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) services, a small-footprint agent is put on every secured endpoint device, monitoring all activity and utilizing state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis to detect zero-day attacks on arrival. When an attack is discovered, ProSight ASM immediately disconnects the infected endpoint from the corporate network to quarantine the malware. Because the ProSight Active Security Monitoring software agent is self-contained, endpoints remain protected even when they are offline. For more information about ProSight ASM, go to remote endpoint monitoring for remote workers.
Progent's Duo MFA service plans incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect 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 Duo 2FA, whenever you log into a secured application and give your password you are asked to verify who you are via a device that only you possess and that uses a different network channel. A wide range of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this second form of authentication such as a smartphone or wearable, a hardware/software token, a landline telephone, etc. You may designate several verification devices. To learn more about ProSight Duo two-factor identity validation services, visit Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for at-home workers.
Security Audits can assess the vulnerability of your network to all classes of external and internal security attacks for an environment that includes teleworkers. Progent can run remote, automated cybersecurity inventory scanning for quickly and economically uncovering a broad range of security weaknesses that can be found via the Internet. Progent's security audit experts, which can be managed by network security experts with top certifications including CISM, ISSAP, and GIAC, can assist your company to audit your procedures and governance policies and assess your IT infrastructure to allow you to implement the highest level of security for your telecommuters.
Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home Environment
To view or download a white paper about critical things to concentrate on for securing a network that includes telecommuters, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home (WFH) Environment White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)
Contact Progent for Telecommuter Expertise
To get in touch with Progent about creating and maintaining an efficient work-from-home solution for your El Paso, Texas organization, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.