Enlarging your at-home workforce may have a major effect on network infrastructure, cybersecurity, and corporate culture. Progent has 20 years of background assisting SMBs to plan, configure, administer, optimize, and debug IT networks that support at-home workers. Progent can assist your Houston organization to select the right technologies and follow best practices in building and operating a safe virtual solution for teleworkers that facilitates teamwork and returns top business value. Progent offers services that go from on demand guidance for helping you over occasional IT bottlenecks to full project management to help you successfully complete mission-critical tasks.

Progent's consultants can help Houston, Texas companies to succeed with any aspect of creating a high-performing work-at-home environment by delivering infrastructure configuration services, IP voice expertise, voice/video conferencing integration, collaboration platform selection and deployment, public cloud connectivity, Call Desk services, data security, backup/restore solutions, and unified management.

Security and Compliance for At-Home Workers
At-home employees commonly utilize their own computing devices and often work in an unsecured physical environment. This situation multiplies their susceptibility to malware threats and calls for judicious configuration of firewalls, AV tools, multi-factor authentication, remote endpoint monitoring, intensive end-user training, and the development of security policies based on leading practices. Progent's seasoned roster of data security solutions experts can assist your business to design, configure and maintain an effective cybersecurity solution that protects vital IT assets in environments that incorporate at-home workers.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls enable companies to create a network environment that can be securely accessed by local users and by an at-home workforce, mobile workers, suppliers, clients, and the public. Modern firewall devices permit you to configure and control appropriate access rights to various classes of users and to scale your IT network and adjust your security as your company evolves and as cyber threats grow increasingly sophisticated. Progent works with both new and older firewall devices from all leading manufacturers including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. To learn more about Progent's firewall support services, go to firewall configuration and support services.

Remote Security Monitoring and Management for TelecommutersOnline Endpoint Monitoring makes it possible to track the various devices utilized by an at-home workforce and either block or spot and respond to the latest threats such as ransomware. With ProSight Active Security Monitoring services, a lightweight software agent is installed on every protected endpoint device, watching all activity and utilizing advanced machine learning from SentinelOne to identify new attacks before they can spread. When an attack is spotted, ProSight Active Security Monitoring immediately disconnects the infected endpoint from the network to contain the threat. Because the ProSight ASM agent is autonomous, endpoints stay protected even when they are not connected to the Internet. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. For details about ProSight ASM, go to remote endpoint security monitoring for remote workers.

Two-factor Authentication Services for TeleworkersProgent's Duo MFA Services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables one-tap identity confirmation on Apple iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using 2FA, when you log into a secured application and enter your password you are asked to verify who you are on a device that only you possess and that uses a different network channel. A wide selection of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this added form of ID validation including a smartphone or watch, a hardware/software token, a landline phone, etc. You can designate several verification devices. For details about Duo two-factor identity validation services, see Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for telecommuters.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can assess the exposure of your information system to all types of external and internal security attacks for a network that includes teleworkers. Progent can deploy remote, automated cybersecurity analysis scanning for rapidly and economically detecting a broad range of security holes that can be surfaced over the Internet. Progent's security assessment consulting services, which can be provided by network security professionals with advanced credentials including CISA, ISSAP, and GIAC, can help your company to evaluate your operations and governance policies and assess your IT architecture to allow you to design top-level protection for your remote workers.

NodeZero Pentetration Testing for At-Home WorkersHorizon3.ai's NodeZero Pentest Platform is a breakthrough penetration test (pentest) product family that supports autonomous threat assessment of your at-home environment and your internal and perimeter networks to help you find, rank, remediate, and confirm cybersecurity weaknesses before malicious hackers can take advantage of them. Progent can assist you to use NodeZero to carry out thorough penetration tests of your network perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure in order to determine your present security posture. Progent's NodeZero experts can also assist you to strengthen your existing network security and can help you to design and deploy a cohesive cybersecurity strategy that streamlines management and provides optimum cyber defense for on-prem, multi-cloud, remote, and perimeter IT assets. To find out additional details about Progent's vulnerability assessment solutions powered by on NodeZero's penetration test platform, visit Consulting Services for NodeZero's Penetration Test Platform.

Download White Paper: Securing a Work-From-Home Environment
To read or download a white paper about key things to focus on for protecting an IT environment that supports telecommuters, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home (WFH) Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for At-Home Worker Support Services
To get in touch with Progent about creating and managing an efficient telecommuter environment for your Houston, Texas company, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.