Microsoft Small Business Server is a low-cost collection of server products that offers the basis for a powerful but manageable IT network. The integration requirements of the Microsoft .NET functions bundled with Microsoft Small Business Server calls for an IT consultant with real-world background and extensive knowledge in planning and building cohesive end-to-end business technology systems. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have broad backgrounds with the technologies built into Microsoft SBS 2011 and SBS 2008. This expertise assures you success in installing, administering, and servicing IT environments powered by the SBS line of servers and applications.
Progent offers the part-time services of a seasoned CIO to provide a broad perspective to assist you pick and maintain IT technology to match your present situation and that can serve as a solid basis for your growth. Progent's part-time or temporary Chief Information Officer services provide financial advantages to organizations trying to optimize the benefits from their IT expenditures but who are unable or hesitant to take on another high-level position to their full-time staff. Since Progent is vendor-agnostic, with a large team of engineers certified to support all major operating systems and networking technologies plus a broad range and business applications, Progent is in a unique situation to offer objective recommendations along with advanced technical help for creating information systems that fit the special needs of your business.
If you are an information technology consultant with system support experience, teaming with Progent and helping our clients will expand your abilities through interaction with Progent's team of mutually supportive, world-class consulting experts. Progent's commitment to providing network consulting and technical support to small companies will give you the opportunity to work closely with business leaders and contribute significantly to the growth of exciting companies. Also, Our virtual office network provides state-of-the-art technology for remote service and wireless connectivity to help you to deliver speedy solutions when you troubleshoot business-critical problems.
Nagios and MRTG are useful, Open Source monitoring tools that operate on the Linux OS and can be deployed to analyze UNIX networks, Microsoft Windows systems, or mixed-OS situations where Linux and Windows run side by side. Nagios lets system support engineers to monitor network services including POP3, HTTP, FTP, and PING. Multi Router Traffic Grapher lets you track the traffic through SNMP network appliances such as servers, routers, and switches. Progent's network monitoring experts can show you how to use both these programs to tune and troubleshoot your network.
Microsoft Virtual Server, run on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system and based on technology originally produced by Connectix, delivers the performance needed to accomplish server consolidation, software migration, and server isolation tasks through virtualization techniques in an enterprise-ready IT network with high scalability, manageability, and fault tolerance. Microsoft has aimed Virtual Server 2005 at companies who want to improve ROI in application development and testing, upgrading from outdated mission-critical applications, and hardware consolidation. Progent's professional Virtual Server consultants can help your company to assess and deploy Microsoft Virtual Server.
Progent's certified information technology consultants offer Windows Server 2016 migration consulting to help businesses of all sizes to plan and carry out a smooth move to Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 based on a local, cloud-centric, or hybrid deployment model. Progent can assist you to evaluate the value of Windows Server 2016 for your environment and can help you with any facet of designing, deploying, managing or debugging your Windows Server 2016 and Windows Hyper-V 2016 solution. Progent can assist your organization to take advantage of the many new high-availability and security features of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 such as Windows Containers for isolating applications, Shielded Virtual Machines to protect against compromised administrators, Credential Guard, Just In Time Privileged Access Management, Virtual Machine load balancing, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss disaster recovery, plus workgroup and multi-domain failover clusters.
Progent's Technical Response Center offers affordable nationwide after-hours online assistance for networks based on Windows and Cisco products and technologies. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals provide 24x7 phone support and remote direct computer access to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably.
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to enable small businesses to receive an objective network security evaluation from a certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a system scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to evaluate the risk to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a secured remote site.
ProSight IT Asset Management is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, update, find and protect data related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By updating and managing your network documentation, you can save as much as half of time wasted searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether you're making improvements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you need when you need it.
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants offer small and medium size businesses enterprise-grade consulting services for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003. Systems Management Server is Microsoft's standard tool for change and configuration management. SMS 2003, included in Microsoft System Center 200, allows you to install important applications quickly and reliably to specified users, reduce product costs and stay compliant by understanding patterns of usage, improve Windows security by increasing your knowledge of weak points and by delivering targeted updates, manage your external workforce through industry standards independent of connection or location, and lower operational costs by fully utilizing the management capabilities built into Windows. Progent's SMS engineers can show you how to use SMS effectively for automated software and application installation, security patch administration, and asset monitoring management including software and hardware inventory.
Progent's IT outsourcing services provide economical computer support for small organizations. Whether it includes designing system architecture, creating an internal Help Desk or using an outside one, rolling out an updated email platform, monitoring your system, or creating a web-based business application, outsourcing your IT technical services can contain costs and eliminate risks, permitting IT service budgets to increase in a more moderate and manageable manner than is possible by assembling a bulky, all-purpose in-house IT staff. Progent's Outsourcing White Paper and flyers explain how Progent can help you create a protected and highly available system foundation for your vital applications based on Microsoft Windows such as Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2000.
Progent's Wireless Consulting Services provide a fast, affordable way for businesses of any size to integrate, manage, monitor and troubleshoot the latest wireless network solutions. For 802.11n and the latest 802.11ac wireless networks, Progent can help you plan and deploy hardware like Cisco's Aironet and Meraki access points and wireless controllers. For wireless messaging and web-based business applications, Progent can help with Apple IOS iPhones, Apple iPads, Google Android smartphones, and Windows phones and tablets.
With virtual server technology, businesses are able to operate multiple virtual servers on one actual server. Virtualization technology enables IT organizations to gain all the advantages of server segmentation, while avoiding the expense that goes with purchasing extra server hardware. Virtualization is also the critical technology behind private clouds, which offer important advantages including reducing the costs of hardware, facilities, and management while improving data security, system availability, and recoverability. Other important server management technologies include server monitoring utilities, Windows Server Update Services, and remote system management cards. Progent's professional server management specialists can help you with all areas of server virtualization and administration to allow your business to contain expenses and save time.
Progent offers several network security service bundles intended to deliver larger enterprises an independent and comprehensive network security audit from a team of premier security consultants. All Progent's network security evaluation packages incorporate a collection of services including automated scans from within and from beyond the company firewall, expert analysis of scanned data by accredited security consultants, production of a report documenting the findings, plus a live high-level executive outbrief and a detailed interactive review for in-house network managers.
This page includes current information on security threats, patches, and leading practices. Call or email Progent if your organization needs assistance protecting your network against the latest IT security threats.
Progent can provide the expertise of BlackBerry-certified engineers who can help small businesses to plan, administer, and troubleshoot BlackBerry solutions affordably and effectively, doing away with the need for an internal BlackBerry specialist and minimizing the cost and distraction of supporting a mobile workforce. Progent's BlackBerry engineers offer in-depth experience working with Progent's Microsoft-premier experts, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISA and GIAC-certified security engineers. This wide range of expertise, in conjunction with Progent's proven online support model, provides small companies a cost-effective option for integrating BlackBerry devices and software productively into their information system.
Progent's Citrix experts can assist your organization to evaluate the potential business benefits of the various editions of Essentials for Hyper-V, help you to use Citrix administration tools with your Hyper-V network, and show you how you can deploy Citrix Essentials to enhance the performance, uptime, flexibility, and fault tolerance of your virtualized network while reducing the cost of resources and operations and streamlining management tasks.
If your business operates a UNIX, Linux, or Sun Solaris network or a mixed-platform network, Progent's CISM and ISSAP-certified security specialists can assist your whole enterprise in a broad array of security areas such as security management practices, security design and models, access control systems and techniques, applications development security, operations security, physical security, communications, infrastructure and web security, and disaster recovery planning. CISM, CISSP and ISSAP define the core skills and international standards of knowledge that information security professionals are expected to master. These accreditations provide executive management the confidence that consultants who have earned their CISA or CISSP qualification have the experience and theory to offer world-class security management and engineering help.
Progent can provide quick access to the expertise of seasoned Wi-Fi consultants who can assist organizations to assess the benefits of Ubiquiti UniFi wireless APs for your company and assist you to design, deploy, maintain, and debug your UniFi wireless network. Progent can also carry out a Wi-Fi site survey to help you to select, provision, and position Ubiquiti UniFi wireless APs for your required signal coverage and throughput.
Dynamics GP/Great Plains software includes analysis and reporting capabilities that let you track all operations, revenues and expenses, and market patterns with integrated drill-down, query, and reporting capabilities. Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP reporting support expertise can help you design reports that let you understand your business more thoroughly, turning raw data into valuable management information. Progent is able to improve your reporting and business analysis by offering Crystal Reports consulting, FRx help, and Microsoft Excel programming. In addition to offering reporting consulting, Progent can supply Microsoft .NET support, Microsoft SQL Server help, and programming experience with VBasic, XML and other tools in order to offer custom business software development and eCommerce applications that work transparently with Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains.
Progent's Test and Training Lab located at the QTS Internet Data Center is available for testing line-of-business applications, developing cost-effective migration methodologies, assessing and optimizing performance, designing or validating disaster recovery solutions, mitigating compatibility issues, and establishing training systems for new technologies. For Progent clients without sufficient internal resources to configure proper pilot environments, the lab cuts capital outlay and engineering risk while keeping critical network projects on schedule.
Cisco's Firepower NGFWs Firewalls deliver a major performance improvement compared to Cisco's previous-generation ASA 5500-X security appliances and offer unified management of modern cybersecurity features such as application visibility and control, next-generation intrusion protection with risk prioritization, advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, and multi-node sandboxing. Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified firewall experts can assist your organization to plan and execute an efficient upgrade to Cisco Firepower Series firewalls from Cisco's from ASA 5500-X, ASA 5500, or PIX appliances and help you integrate Firepower firewalls with Cisco's security services to create and centrally control IT environments that span local offices, data centers, and cloud resources.
SQL Server 2005 offers powerful, standardized tools to IT professionals and network users, lessening the complexity of designing, deploying, managing, and using enterprise data and database applications on platforms ranging from handheld devices to enterprise information systems. The complexity and interconnectivity requirements of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 call for a network consultant with hands-on expertise and broad knowledge in planning and building data-driven, end-to-end business IT applications. The knowledge and experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified engineering staff, with an average of more than 10 years of professional work involving Microsoft integration, assures you success in designing, deploying and supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2005 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft .NET environment.
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services offer affordable in-depth security for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's specific requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you define and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that require urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also help you to install and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware.
Progent can help organizations of all sizes to follow best practices to set up System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager hosts and host groups, networking, storage, and libraries; plan, integrate, and manage private clouds, virtual machines, and VMM services in SCVMM 2012; and integrate SCVMM with System Center 2012 Operations Manager for comprehensive reporting. Progent can assist your business to upgrade from a legacy release of SCVMM or from a third-party virtualization management system, and Progent can show you how you to enhance and repair your existing SCVMM ecosystem so you get the highest possible business value.
Progent's certified Cisco network security consultants offer expert PIX Firewall and ASA Firewall consulting services covering architecture, integration, and support of Cisco firewall and Cisco security solutions. The PIX and ASA Series of Cisco firewalls delivers robust user and software policy enforcement, mutlivector attack protection, and safe access services. Ranging from economical, plug-and-play desktop devices for small and home businesses to modular enterprise-grade products, Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls provide a high level of security, high throughput, and high availability for network environments of any size. PIX Firewalls and ASA Firewalls are based on a hardened, specially designed operating system, eliminating possible OS-specific security holes.
Progent can assist your business to plan for, implement, and administer Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Progent can help you to migrate efficiently to Configuration Manager 2012 from a legacy change management solution or assist you to enhance your current SCCM 2012 environment to accommodate your changing IT needs. In addition, Progent can assist you to create a software foundation that takes full advantage of SCCM by delivering expertise with related Microsoft platforms such as Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), SQL SSRS, and Internet Information Services (IIS).
Small to middle size businesses can now get all the benefits of System Center Operations Manager 2007 and in addition have quick access to Progent's Microsoft Premier network support professionals. With Progent's affordably priced IT support packages, small businesses can select a basic System Center Operations Manager 2007-based co-sourcing package with network monitoring, reporting, Help Desk and online troubleshooting or a complete round-the-clock outsourcing package. Progent offers expertise in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 to provide small business networks world-class reliability, protection, and performance.
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior analysis technology from SentinelOne to guard endpoint devices and servers and VMs against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape traditional signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to address the entire malware attack lifecycle including filtering, identification, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks.
Progent's Cisco-certified Wi-Fi integration experts can help organizations to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Wi-Fi devices including Aironet and Meraki Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points plus Cisco's Wireless Network Controllers.
Colocation data centers make it possible for businesses to share world-class facilities for housing computer hardware that supports mission-critical applications and services. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco premier IT experts can help your company with all facets of your colocation program including selecting and migrating to a colo site, creating network architecture, defining hardware, on-site and on-line maintenance, setting up remote system management, and training your support staff.
Progent's certified Office and Microsoft 365 consultants can assist businesses to integrate Office desktop and Microsoft 365 applications such as Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, Visio and OneNote into a cohesive solution that provides quick ROI and promotes better business results. Progent can assist your company to interface Microsoft Office or Microsoft 365 apps with each other and with other key Microsoft platforms including SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and SQL Server deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud. Progent can also help you to fix compatibility problems with different releases of Microsoft Office desktop and can provide live online instruction to individual users or groups.
Progent's veteran group of IT consultants and application specialists have years of background delivering remote and on-premises support for organizations of all sizes who want to incorporate Android phones and tablets into their IT systems so that mobile clients can be productive while on the go. Progent has the range of know-how to solve network issues that involve numerous manufacturers and that entail a combination of legacy and up-to-date information technology. Progent provides cost-effective remote technical support to help you with any stage of designing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting your BYOD solution. Progent can provide as-needed technical support to help you to resolve especially challenging technical problems, or Progent can provide outsourced or co-sourced project management support to help you complete major IT initiatives on time and on budget. Progent can help with on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid network environments and can provide support for all major operating systems, apps, management utilities and hardware infrastructure. Progent also offers customized group or individual classes to show you how to manage and use Android phones efficiently.
Progent's network consultants can assist you to streamline desktop software update deployment by providing expertise with administration solutions like Configuration Manager 2007, Systems Management Server, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Progent can help your company to design and implement a smooth transition from a UNIX-based information system to a network based on Windows and capable of supporting Microsoft's popular office productivity suites, commercial applications, and software development platforms. Progent's UNIX, Windows and Cisco consultants and application specialists can show you how to preserve your information and minimize productivity disruption by designing an effective migration plan that preserves your existing investments in UNIX software and technology. UNIX-to-Windows transition support services available from Progent include evaluation of existing environment, transition strategy and testing, Microsoft Exchange migration support, information and application migration, and server and media transition and economization.
Progent's expert solution designers and programmers can help your business to create enhancements to Microsoft GP/Great Plains that address the unique needs of your business without losing the benefits of Windows integration and connectivity. Progent can also offer expertise with a range of development technologies that can be utilized to create user-interface and data integrations with Microsoft GP. These integration tools include Microsoft Dexterity, Modifier, Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics, Continuum, eConnect, Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Integration Manager.