Les Kent has a 35-year history of successful technology integration, corporate administration, marketing, and operations. He has shown a talent for developing elegant IT solutions while working as a network architect, application developer, project manager, implementation consultant, and troubleshooter for small companies, new ventures, and global corporations.
Progent's Cisco-certified Wi-Fi networking consultants can provide remote and onsite consulting and support services to assist you to design, install, administer, optimize, and debug wireless networks that utilize Cisco's Meraki access points. Progent's experts can also help your organization to design and deploy hybrid environments that integrate on-premises and cloud-based services and that provide seamless connectivity, advanced security, streamlined management, and dependable performance for all your mobile and desktop endpoints.
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2 for your organization, develop test systems and rollout plans, tune your infrastructure for local, multi-site, private or public cloud-based, and hybrid datacenters, educate your IT support staff, develop a corporate-wide security strategy, automate network management, assist with creating applications, and build and validate a DR/BC plan.
Progent's Linux consulting experts provide small and mid-size businesses and developers support for managing and supporting Linux systems that coexist with Microsoft-powered networks. Progent can give your business access to Linux experts, support professionals certified by Microsoft and Cisco, and security specialists with CISM certification. This broad array of experience provides you with a convenient one-stop source to show you how to build and manage a protected and reliable cross-platform network and communications environment that allows Linux and Microsoft coexistence by integrating Windows with major Linux variations including RedHat, SUSE Linux, CentOS Linux, Ubuntu Linux, PCLinuxOS, fedora, Gentoo Linux, Mandrake/Mandriva, Debian-GNU, and Slackware.
Progent can deliver a variety of affordable remote and on-premises support services to help your business to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot desktops and mobile devices based on Windows, Apple macOS/OS X, Apple iOS, Android, or Linux.
Cisco's network security and offsite connection products for small companies represent a comprehensive range of easy-to-administer security solutions to help safeguard your wired and wireless information system. Cisco's VPN product family features routers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and VPN concentrators. Progent's expert staff of consultants includes field-proven engineers with Cisco CCIE and Cisco Certified Network Professional qualifications who can help your organization to select Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, Cisco Aironet and Meraki Wi-Fi access points, and other Cisco security solutions that align most closely with your business objectives.
Progent's Microsoft-Premier SQL Server engineers offer a range of services to help small companies to design, install, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft SQL 2008 systems so that they gain the optimum business advantage from this state-of-the-art RDBM technology. In addition, Progent offers help with network architecture, company-wide protection, and application programming to increase the strategic advantage of your IT investment.
Progent's ProSight Email Guard solution uses the technology of top data security vendors to provide centralized control and world-class protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance adds a further layer of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter.
Cisco's PIX 500 firewalls have been discontinued and Cisco may no longer support these legacy devices. Progent still offers consulting support for Cisco's PIX Series firewalls to help you with maintenance and management and Progent can also help you assess if you should migrate to next generation firewall products from Cisco. Progent's Cisco-certified specialists can help your company plan and implement a cost-effective upgrade to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls following industry best practices.
Microsoft Lync 2013, rebranded Skype for Business, allows organizations of any size to build a centrally managed and protected communications environment that permits a BYOD computing style with instant messaging (IM), real-time presence, web meetings with app sharing and whiteboard, as well as IP and PSTN telephony enabled for a broad assortment of desktop and handheld endpoints. Progent's certified Lync Server 2013 consultants and system integrators can help you to evaluate the advantages of Lync Server 2013, create an in-house, cloud-based (via Microsoft Lync Online) or mixed model appropriate for your current and future plans, deploy Lync 2013 in a way that expedites your ROI, and provide live online and onsite training to your management staff and end users. Progent offers in-depth expertise in critical components of a Lync 2013 solution including Windows Server, SQL Server Express and Exchange Server, and Progent can help you to integrate Lync Server 2013 with popular Microsoft Office and Office 365 applications including Outlook clients and PowerPoint.
Progent's Cisco-certified SIP integration experts can help you to design, integrate, maintain, debug and upgrade Cisco's SIP infrastructure solutions and Cisco's CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element)-connected SIP trunks and can provide affordable remote or on-premises expertise to help companies to move efficiently to a modern communications ecosystem that delivers accelerated return on investment. Progent's certified Microsoft collaboration experts can help you to establish interfaces between Cisco's CUBE Session Border Controller and Microsoft's rich media applications like Skype for Business and Lync Server for access to a SIP PSTN trunk.
Progent's network engineers can assist you to streamline desktop change and update management by delivering support for management platforms such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Systems Management Server 2003, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Progent's ProSight Email Guard solution uses the services and infrastructure of top data security companies to deliver web-based management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway appliance to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne malware. ProSight Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance adds a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that stays inside your security perimeter.
Progent provided a wireless networking solution that enabled a school to improve productivity and avoid the ongoing expense of a dedicated link. Progent recommended a Proxim Tsunami high-speed wireless bridge. The low-cost building-to-building Proxim bridge is designed for interfacing separate sites up to 2.5 miles apart and can extend to even greater ranges. This wireless alternative provided better bandwidth and reliability than recourse to amplifying the 802.11b network, and because it utilizes the 5.8Ghz spectrum it provided protection against outside interference.
Besides providing the expertise of Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants, Progent can provide consultants experienced in Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV (Navision), Dynamics SL (Solomon), Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System, Macola ERP by Exact, MAS 90 ERP, and QuickBooks Pro by Intuit. Progent offers software development, troubleshooting, management help, migration assistance, and 1-on-1 or group online training tailored to meet your particular requirements. Progent's consultants also can show you how to integrate and maintain a secure, robust network foundation to support your ERP, MRP and accounting applications.
Even if your business has a small computer support staff and a limited technology budget, your information network can still have the same high availability and performance that once required a substantial internal service group. Progent's 24x7 Network Support Services for small businesses combine the experience of world-class Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified IT consultants, the most recent network management software for 24x7 monitoring and alerts, and cost-effective support packages such as a help desk service to keep your vital network applications and servers up and running.
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of critical data, apps and VMs that have become lost or damaged as a result of component failures, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can deliver advanced expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can assist you to recover your business-critical information.
Progent's ProSight Virtual hosting services provide small companies a variety of advantages such as reduced capital expenditures, reductions in operational costs, improved management focus, enterprise-class security, enhanced availability, and regulatory compliance.
Progent's Microsoft-certified ISA Server 2004 consulting experts have extensive backgrounds with Internet Security and Acceleration Server developing ISA Server-based security solutions for IT networks with multiple sites, mobile workers, and line-of-business web applications. Progent's Microsoft Firewall experts can help your small business in planning and implementing an installation of ISA Server 2000 or ISA 2004 Server that meets your information protection requirements without adversely restricting your network accessibility. Progent's consultants can help you upgrade from Microsoft Proxy Server from ISA 2000 Server to ISA 2004 Enterprise Edition Server, ISA 2004 Standard Edition Server, or any later editions of ISA Server.
Small to mid-sized companies can now enjoy all the advantages of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 and in addition have fast access to Progentís Microsoft and Cisco Premier IT support experts. With Progent's affordably priced IT service packages, small and midsize organizations can choose a basic Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007-based co-sourcing package with server monitoring, reporting, Help Desk and online troubleshooting or a complete 24x7 outsourcing package. Progent supports System Center Operations Manager 2007 to provide small company information systems world-class reliability, security, and performance.
Progent's Juniper-certified network engineers can assist your organization to design and carry out the installation of Juniper J Series firewall/VPN routers, configure security policies and fault-tolerant redundancy, and provide ongoing technical consulting and troubleshooting services.
Key features of Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting include a modular design that allows you to license just the functionality you require, a standardized architecture built on Microsoft technologies to secure your investment and offer a highly integrated environment, advanced reporting services that allow you to monitor all activities, revenues and spending and sales trends, integration with Microsoft Office to enable access to business data, the ability to process data from almost any db software or workstation software into Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains, and an open design that makes it possible to develop specialized programs. Progent can show you how to configure and support a reliable, secure server and communications network to support Dynamics GP/Great Plains, and can provide experienced GP/Great Plains support professionals to show you how to convert the advanced features of Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting into a productive business management solution.
Progentís private cloud hosting enables small and midsize organizations to run key applications like Microsoft SQL and Exchange from a secure Tier III data center facility on fully redundant equipment with geographically separate backup. Progent utilizes Microsoft's Hyper-V platform for server virtualization and Data Protection Manager (DPM) for backup and restoration. You can use Progentís private cloud to eliminate major capital costs for the acquisition, maintenance, and management of network hardware and facilities while achieving world-class levels of network availability and security.
Progent can provide small businesses with an IT management expert who can act as a part-time CIO. This part-time CIO can offer strategic direction to help you deploy appropriate technology to improve business operations so they match better with your business goals. Your business can create and install a well conceived IT plan without incurring the expense of a full-time senior IT executive.