Progent’s consultants can help you to plan and carry out an efficient move from on-premises Active Directory to cloud-based Azure AD or to a hybrid solution that deploys Azure AD Domain Services and AD Connect to centralize identity management for both on-premises and Azure resources.
Amazon Marketplace Web Service is an integrated library of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to improve the efficiency of their business processes by automating crucial sales functions such as listings, orders, payments, fulfillment, and finances. By tapping into Amazon's vast online selling environment and automating their sales processes, vendors can expand their market, reduce their operating costs, accelerate response time to customers, and increase their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) consultants can collaborate with your development staff and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and training to help you shorten development time and costs and get to market quickly.
Progent’s team of Microsoft and Cisco Premier consultants average longer than a decade of hands-on professional experience, at the forefront of IT support, performing a wide range of IT tasks for a large mix of clients. Each Progent consultant shares a proven set of personal best practices that are combined into company-wide leading practices training that Progent teaches its support team. This means that you get not just expert IT capability, but also a consultant with field-tested approaches for applying computer knowledge to resolve actual IT problems quickly.
Progent offers affordable online and onsite support to assist businesses to move all or part of their critical network infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This can save management hassle and hardware expense and allow the use of Google's state-of-the-art machine learning technology. Progent can assist you with every aspect of Google Cloud Platform migration and troubleshooting including needs analysis, preparedness assessment, system design, testing, configuration, centralized administration, performance tuning, software license management, backup/restore mechanisms, and security.
Progent's support services for software/firmware update management provide businesses of any size a flexible and affordable solution for assessing, testing, scheduling, implementing, and tracking updates to your virtual and physical; servers, endpoint devices printers, network infrastructure appliances like routers and Wi-Fi APs, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices such as sensors and robotics.
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is a complete, Web-enabled database and data analysis package that enables the fast creation of cutting-edge enterprise-class applications that can provide your business a critical competitive edge. SQL Server features core support for XML and the capability to communicate across the Internet and outside the firewall. The expertise of Progent's certified SQL Server 2000 engineers, with an average of more than over 10 years of background supporting Microsoft integration, ensures you success in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft SQL Server applications that are seamlessly connected with other applications based on Microsoft's .NET platform.
Microsoft allows you to create seamless hybrid environments that combine Office 365 Exchange Online and on-premises Exchange systems. This permits you to have specific mailboxes hosted at your physical datacenter or private cloud and other mailboxes hosted by Office 365. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can assist your organization with any facet of designing, integrating and debugging your hybrid Office 365 Exchange Online solution. Progent's Exchange consultants can provide occasional support to help you resolve stubborn technical bottlenecks and also can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to ensure your hybrid Office 365 solution is carried out on time and on budget.
Progent can assist you to evaluate the many subscription options available with Office 365 and configure your information network with Office 365 so you derive maximum business value. Progent supports cross-vendor networks that incorporate Windows, macOS, and Linux technology. Progent can also assist you to build and manage hybrid solutions that transparently combine on-premises and cloud-based resources.
Progent's ProSight portfolio of managed IT services are intended to offer businesses who have small in-house network support teams with affordable help from world-class management tools and technical experts. Benefits of the ProSight line of managed services include predictable network maintenance costs, smart automation of routine management processes, ongoing adoption of new information technology, smooth migration from older systems to current solutions, close fit between information technology with business objectives, access to veteran IT experts, and freeing up management to focus on business instead of ever-changing information technology.
For help creating, enhancing, or repairing business aplications for Microsoft Windows, Linux, or for the Web, Progent’s expert team of program developers, relational database architects, and project managers can ensure you get the project done on schedule and within your budget. Progent's experienced application programmers can provide cost-effective and efficient online consulting for projects as simple as writing Vidual Basic scripts for Office Excel or as large as developing line-of-business RDBMS applications based on SQL Server or MySQL.
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can provide online or in-person expertise to help businesses of all sizes to design, deploy, administer, and troubleshoot a backup solution based on System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager. Progent's consultants can help you to upgrade from earlier releases of SCDPM or from a different backup platform, and Progent can integrate your SCDPM 2012 implementation for onsite, cloud-based, or hybrid datacenters. Progent can provide occasional support for fixing particularly stubborn problems, or comprehensive project management services. Progent's consultants can also help you to design SCDPM 2012 into an enterprise-class disaster recovery plan.
Progent provides the help of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network consulting experts to show clients affordable ways to help businesses optimize the value of Microsoft and Cisco technology. For networks that range from remote offices to large corporations, Progent's expert engineers can assist you to enhance your network's e-mail infrastructure, protection, reliability, throughput, and system management.
Progent can provide the guidance of a CRISC-certified risk management expert to assist your company to plan and deploy an enterprise risk management strategy following leading practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to match your company's risk appetite, business objectives, and IT budget.
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Colocation data centers make it possible for businesses to share enterprise-class data centers for housing network hardware that runs critical applications. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco premier consultants can help your company with all aspects of your colocation program such as selecting and moving to a colo site, creating network architecture, specifying hardware, on-premises and on-line troubleshooting, setting up remote system administration, and training your IT personnel.
SQL Server 2000 is a complete, web-aware database and data analysis package that opens the door to the rapid creation of cutting-edge enterprise-class programs that can provide your company a critical competitive edge. SQL Server provides core support for XML and the capability to query across the Internet and outside the firewall. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2000 consultants, with an average of more than over 10 years of work supporting Microsoft technology, assures you success in designing, deploying and administering Microsoft SQL Server applications that are seamlessly integrated with other applications powered Microsoft's .NET environment.
If you are a network engineer with system support expertise, teaming with Progent and helping Progent's clients will expand your skills through interaction with our staff of mutually supportive, world-class consulting experts. Progent's concentration on providing network consulting and computer help to small and midsize companies will offer you the chance to consult in depth with business leaders and contribute tangibly to the success of exciting companies. Also, Our virtual office environment provides state-of-the-art tools for remote support and wireless connectivity to allow you to deliver speedy solutions when you troubleshoot business-critical issues.
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth in-place Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that avoids productivity disruption, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. For complex multi-server or multi-site upgrades, Progent offers the knowledge and experience to finish your project quickly and economically. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server that are best aligned to your business goals.
Progent's Citrix-accredited engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefits of XenServer as well as other Citrix platforms, and can assist you to design, validate, implement, troubleshoot, and support a Citrix XenServer solution. Progent can in addition analyze your current Citrix technology deployment and show you how to optimize consolidation, performance, security and compliance, uptime, and disaster recovery.
Progent's Linux support services provide small businesses and software developers assistance with administering and supporting Linux systems that coexist with Microsoft-based technology. Progent offers your business access to Linux consultants, support professionals certified by Microsoft and Cisco, and security experts with CISM and CISA certification. This wide range of expertise offers you an easy one-stop consulting firm to show you how to build and maintain a secure and reliable cross-platform network and communications environment that supports Linux and Microsoft coexistence by integrating MS Windows with leading Linux variations such as RedHat Linux, SUSE Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, PCLOS, fedora Linux, Gentoo Linux, Mandriva Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, and Slackware.
Progent's ProSight Email Guard uses the technology of top information security vendors to provide centralized control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance adds a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends within your corporate firewall.
Les Kent has a 35-year history of successful network integration, corporate administration, marketing, and operations. He has demonstrated a knack for creating elegant IT solutions in his roles as as a system designer, programmer, project manager, implementation consultant, and troubleshooter for small companies, new ventures, and global enterprises.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 introduces major enhancements in performance, capacity, data security, availability, mobile computing support, plus integrated business intelligence. Innovations include PolyBase for processing structured and unstructured files simultaneously for big data applications, Jason support, Always Encrypted mode, Mobile Reports, and seamless control over local and cloud-resident resources. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can provide remote and on-premises support to assist organizations of all sizes to deploy, manage or debug any version of SQL Server 2016. Progent can also help you to integrate SQL Server 2016 with other core Microsoft technologies including Windows Server and Hyper-V, Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and GP, Skype for Business, and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
Progent's ProSight portfolio of managed services are intended to offer businesses who maintain minimal in-house IT administration and support teams with low-cost help from enterprise-class management platforms and technical expertise. Advantages of Progent's ProSight catalog of managed services include predictable IT maintenance costs, automation of routine management tasks, ongoing adoption of new technology, graceful transition from legacy technology to up-to-date solutions, improved fit between computer technology with strategic objectives, guidance from veteran IT experts, and freeing up management to concentrate on business instead of fast-evolving information technology.
Lync Server 2010 supports IM, Presence, audio and video conferencing, desktop sharing, and both IP-based and public switched telephone network telephony. Lync Server 2010 can enhance the functionality of Exchange, SharePoint Server and Office desktop or cloud-based Office 365 and simplify administration via integration with Active Directory. Lync 2010 can also cut capital and operational costs by eliminating Voice-over-IP hardware and subscription fees, PBX gear, or conventional teleconferencing solutions. Progent's Microsoft-certified unified communications consultants offer remote and on-premises support to help your company to manage and repair your existing Lync 2010 environment or evaluate the advantages of upgrading from Lync Server 2010 to Skype for Business, which is Microsoft's new version of the product family. Progent can also help you to design and execute an efficient Skype for Business migration.
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery consultants can help your organization to plan and deploy a DR solution based on Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering tools including Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for crash-consistent recovery, Storage Spaces Direct for high-performance network-attached storage using commodity hardware, Virtual Machine Load Balancing for enhancing the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while reducing capital investment and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for easy, economical creation of a stretch cluster quorum witness.
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For businesses that have a combination of Mac and Microsoft Windows computers, there are two popular solutions for using Windows-dependent software on an Apple Mac: an external connection to an actual Windows computer or local simulation of a Microsoft Windows environment on a macOS or Mac OS X desktop. Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection Client for Apple Mac allows you to connect a Mac to a networked Microsoft Windows-based computer to use Windows applications and access system resources. Virtual PC for Apple Mac simulates Microsoft Windows on a Mac computer so you can use Microsoft Windows programs directly. Progent's macOS and Mac OS X technology consultants can help your company to manage these products for using Microsoft Windows applications on your Apple Macs and can in addition help your organization to assess and configure other products for Windows platform simulation.
Progent's compensation model is built on contribution, so similar to being an independent contractor, your income is directly driven by your work effort. Some Progent consultants focus on lifestyle issues and elect to work at a more relaxed pace, utilizing our flexible schedule to follow personal pursuits like mountain biking, car racing, skiing, surfing, vacations, or spending free time with family and acquaintances. Others use the opportunity to make major bucks via lots of work and extended hours. Progent fully supports both ends of the spectrum and any point in the middle.
Progent can help your business in any and all phases of your migration to Exchange 2016 including designing HA architecture for an on-premises, cloud-based or hybrid deployment; licensing requirements for Exchange 2016 Server and Windows Server 2012 R2; moving mailboxes; Windows Hyper-V design; determining mass storage requirements for your virtual machines, databases and log files; setting up hardware load balancing for fault-tolerant CAS services; planning, configuring and testing Exchange and Windows Servers and Database Availability Groups (DAGs); integration with SharePoint; preparing your firewall; creating SSL certs; performing client remediation with Office desktop or Microsoft Office 365; and configuring Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App).
Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2016) is part of Microsoft's System Center 2016 family of network management tools and is designed to offer a unified solution for configuring and administering virtualized fabric and services across hybrid environments that can include private clouds and Azure publics cloud resources. Progent's Virtual Machine Manager 2016 consultants can assist businesses of any size with all facets of designing, deploying, and managing a SCVMM 2016 solution. Progent can assess your virtualization topology, show you how to upgrade smoothly from older releases of VMM, design workflows for creating and installing virtual machines and VM hosts, implement fault-tolerant compute and storage clusters, connect your private cloud resources with public cloud services, set up virtual switches, develop and refine PowerShell scripts, and assist you to assess the potential advantages of the latest capabilities like Storage Spaces Direct and Host Guardian Service. Progent's certified hypervisor professionals offer advanced Windows Hyper-V consulting and VMware ESXi support.
Progent's ProSight Email Guard solution uses the services and infrastructure of leading information security vendors to provide web-based management and world-class security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and blocks most unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance adds a deeper layer of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall.
Progent offers comprehensive support for each phase of your Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 upgrade including end-to-end project management services, site prep, project planning, specification of new software and equipment needed, suggested vendor sourcing, pilot verification at client site or at Progent's test lab, managing temporary coexistence of Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2003 or 2007, deployment of the production system, deactivating the old servers, and webinar training for client's support group and end users.
Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service offers comprehensive hosting of a small or mid-size company's servers in an environment that delivers the highest level of dependability and expandability and is also easy to transfer to any data center. ProSight Virtual Hosting options are built upon proven virtualization technologies that enable small and midsize companies with multi- platform environments to save significantly on the expense of capital equipment, system support, and network management while benefiting from world-class fault tolerance and an unmatched level of vendor independence.
Progent’s Wireless Consulting Services offer a fast, affordable way for companies of all sizes to configure, manage, monitor and troubleshoot the latest wireless network technology. For 802.11n and the latest 802.11ac wireless networks, Progent can help you design and deploy appliances like Cisco's Aironet and Meraki access points and wireless network controllers. For wireless email and web-based applications, Progent can help with Apple IOS iPhones, Apple iPads, Google Android smartphones, and Windows smartphones and tablets.
Cisco's Catalyst Wi-Fi controllers simplify the management of Wi-Fi LANs by unifying the configuration and control of wireless access points, optimizing Wi-Fi performance by limiting the impact of RF congestion, improving wireless availability with rapid auto-failover, and hardening data security by detecting threats and filtering traffic content based on user type and location. Progent's Wi-Fi consultants can help your business to configure Cisco Wi-Fi controllers to manage Wi-Fi LANs of any size. Progent can assist you to maintain and troubleshoot your existing Cisco Wi-Fi environment or carry out an efficient upgrade to Cisco's modern Wi-Fi controller solutions.
Progent provide organizations of all sizes world-class network remote or in-person consulting for networks powered by Windows technology and Microsoft's .NET platform including MS Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco Premier Certified network consulting experts also can provide security expertise for businesses varying in size from the small office to the worldwide enterprise.
Cisco's Catalyst line of Wi-Fi controllers simplify the management of wireless LANs by unifying the configuration and control of wireless access points, tuning wireless throughput by reducing the impact of RF congestion, improving wireless availability with rapid failover, and strengthening security by identifying threats and analyzing traffic content based on user type and locale. Progent's Wi-Fi consultants can help you to deploy Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances to manage and monitor wireless LANs of all sizes. Progent can help you to administer and debug your current Cisco Wi-Fi environment or carry out an efficient migration to Cisco's latest Wi-Fi controller solutions.
Progent's Palo Alto Networks firewall experts can show you how to select, deploy, and manage Palo Alto Networks firewalls to create a next-generation security solution that extends across your on-premises and cloud resources and protects any user at any location with any endpoint device.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 incorporates major improvements to the capabilities of its predecessor Exchange Server 2010 and delivers important new features plus a revamped structure. These enhancements favorably impact key IT areas such as manageability, availability, security, cost of ownership, collaboration, scalability, throughput, compatibility, and productivity. Progent's certified Exchange Server 2013 consulting experts can assist your organization to understand the possible advantages of migrating to Exchange 2013, create an efficient test and rollout strategy, and train your IT staff to maintain your Exchange 2013 environment. Progent can also provide ongoing online consulting and support and management for Microsoft Exchange 2013.
GIAC was founded in 1999 to validate the skill of computer security professionals. GIAC accreditations are acknowledged by businesses and government organizations throughout the world including and the U.S. National Security Agency. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer expertise with any of the network security disciplines addressed under GIAC certification such as auditing infrastructure vulnerability, incident management and response, traffic analysis, web-based application security and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions.
Progent is a Microsoft Certified Partner and has earned accredited competencies such as Advanced Infrastructure Solutions. Microsoft Certified Partners are the most successful organizations who receive the highest customer endorsement and are afforded the tightest operational relationship with Microsoft. The knowledge, skills, and commitment needed to earn the status of Microsoft Certified Partner pays dividends to Progent's clients by allowing Progent to offer your business more complete support for your IT system.
Progent offers small organizations a pair of specially designed security evaluation packages that provide, at a preset fee, remotely managed inventory scans of your security profile which are evaluated by expert information security engineers who assess the data collected by the remote scan, deliver objective summaries of your current network security, and make suggestions for enhancements. Progent has developed two non-overlapping network security evaluation packages for external and internal scanning that are priced to fit the budgets of small companies while providing enterprise-quality assessments of your IT network's vulnerability to assault.
Dynamics GP/Great Plains allows you to grow and control your business more efficiently by offering easy access to decision-driving data and a rapid return on investment. Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains confers important productivity benefits such as its ability to extend the reach of your company, manage your financials, automate financial operations, unify processes across your company, refine inventory control, increase order accuracy, grow sales and shorten turnaround time, and increase free cash flow. Progent can help you configure and maintain a robust, safe server and network foundation to support Great Plains, and can provide expert Dynamics GP/Great Plains support professionals to make sure you derive all the benefits of your Microsoft Dynamics GP business management system.
Progent's certified wireless networking consultants can help organizations of all sizes to plan, implement, manage and repair Cisco Aironet wireless AP solutions to achieve the throughput, range, density, scale, security and ease of management required for transparent connectivity between Wi-Fi and wired network infrastructure. Progent offers affordable remote and on-premises support for both legacy and new-generation 802.11ac Aironet APs and Progent can help your business design and maintain deployments of indoor and outdoor/industrial Aironet Wi-Fi APs.
Forefront TMG 2010 is based on the proven security capabilities of Microsoft ISA Server 2006 and provides a centrally administered web gateway that delivers a one-server platform for a variety of security functions such as an application and network layer firewall, URL filtering, antimalware, IPS, application proxy, Virtual Private Network management, plus HTTP/HTTPS inspection. Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway includes comprehensive web security logging and reporting capabilities, permits custom reporting powered by Microsoft SQL Server, works with Active Directory to streamline policy enforcement, and can be installed as a virtual machine to cut costs and improve recoverability. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to design and carry out pilot and production deployments; interface Forefront Threat Management Gateway with Windows 2008, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server 2010, and SharePoint 2010; install Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 to run on a virtual machine with Windows Hyper-V; and deliver ongoing consulting and repair services. Progent can also assist your organization to upgrade economically to Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 from Microsoft ISA Server 2006 or 2004.
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide extended hours remote troubleshooting for IT networks based on Windows and Cisco products and technologies. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts provide after-hours telephone help and remote secure computer connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed. For critical issues, the TRC endeavors to answer your request for service within one hour.
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the benefits of Microsoft Lync Server for your business and can assist you to plan and carry out an installation of Microsoft Lync Server that consolidates the management of IM and Presence and increases the productivity of your in-house employees, at-home workers, and mobile workforce. Progent's consultant's can in addition help your company to carry out a smooth migration to Lync Server from Microsoft Office Communications Server or from Live Communications Server, integrate Microsoft Lync Server with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint Server, and SQL Server, show you how to use Lync Server 2010 to enhance the collaborative capabilities of MS Office programs, and provide training and continuing technical support for Microsoft Lync and other Microsoft products.
Nagios and MRTG are useful, Open Source monitoring tools that operate under Linux and can be used to monitor UNIX/Linux networks, Windows systems, or multi-platform networks where the Linux OS and MS Windows coexist. Nagios allows system support engineers to monitor system services such as SMTP, HTTP, FTP, and PING. Multi Router Traffic Grapher allows you to track the traffic through SNMP-enabled network appliances including servers, routers, and switches. Progent's system monitoring engineers can help you utilize both these utilities to streamline and repair your computer network.