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Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, MCSE Les Kent

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.

Consulting Services Meraki MR72 Access Point
Meraki Wi-Fi AP Management Professionals

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.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Multitenancy Support Services
Windows Server 2012 R2 Live Migration On-site Technical Support

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.

Support and Setup Redhat Linux
Redhat Linux Consult

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.

Desktop Technology Support Outsourcing Services
Consolidate Desktop Technology

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 RADIUS Security Integration Support
Integration Support VPN

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.

24/7 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 On-site Technical Support
MS SQL 2008 IT Services

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.

ProSight Email Content Filtering Consulting
ProSight Email Security Gateway Engineers

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.

Remote Consulting Cisco Firewalls
PIX Firewall Migration Information Technology Consulting

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 Experts Lync Server 2013 PSTN Gateway Professionals
Microsoft Lync Presence Consultancy

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.

SIP Trunking Technical Consultant
SIP Trunk Failover Remote Consulting

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.