Enlarging your remote workforce may have a major impact on IT infrastructure, security/compliance, and corporate workflows. Progent has two decades of background helping businesses of all sizes to plan, configure, manage, optimize, and debug IT networks that support at-home workers. Progent can help your Oxford company to pick the appropriate technologies and adhere to leading practices in building and operating a safe virtual ecosystem for telecommuters that facilitates teamwork and returns top business value. Progent can provide support services ranging from on demand expertise for getting you past challenging IT roadblocks to full project management to help you successfully complete business-critical tasks.

Progent's consultants can help Oxford, United Kingdom organizations to with any aspect of building a high-performing work-at-home ecosystem by providing infrastructure design and configuration services, IP voice expertise, voice/video conferencing support, collaboration platform customization and training, public cloud connectivity, helpdesk services, security monitoring, data protection solutions, and unified management.

Security for Remote Workers
Work-from-Home staff members typically utilize their personal computers and often operate in an unsecured physical environment. This multiplies their susceptibility to malware threats and requires careful deployment of corporate firewalls, anti-malware tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote endpoint monitoring, intensive user education, and the development of security policies based on leading practices. Progent's seasoned roster of IT security solutions consultants can assist you to design, implement and maintain a compliant cybersecurity solution that protects vital information resources in environments that incorporate telecommuters.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls enable you to build a network that can be securely accessed by on-premises users as well as by at-home workers, mobile workers, vendors, customers, and other stakeholders. Next-generation firewall devices permit you to assign and manage appropriate permissions to various groups of users and to scale your IT network and modify your security profile as your business evolves and as cyber threats become more complex. Progent supports both current and legacy security appliances from all leading vendors including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. To learn more about Progent's firewall integration services, visit firewall integration and support expertise.

Remote Security Monitoring Services for At-Home WorkersRemote Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it easy to watch over the disparate computers utilized by remote workers and either block or identify and respond to modern threats such as ransomware. With Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services, a small-footprint software agent is installed on each protected endpoint, watching all activity and using state-of-the-art AI technology to detect new attacks before they can spread. When an attack is spotted, ProSight Active Security Monitoring instantly disconnects the infected endpoint from the corporate network to quarantine the malware. Since the ProSight ASM agent is autonomous, endpoint devices stay secure even if they are not connected to the Internet. To find out more about ProSight ASM, refer to remote endpoint monitoring for telecommuters.

Two-factor Authentication Services for Remote WorkersProgent's Duo authentication service plans utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against password theft by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables single-tap identity confirmation with Apple iOS, Google Android, and other personal devices. With Duo 2FA, whenever you sign into a protected application and give your password you are requested to verify your identity via a unit that only you have and that is accessed using a different network channel. A broad range of devices can be utilized for this added means of authentication such as an iPhone or Android or watch, a hardware token, a landline phone, etc. You may register multiple validation devices. For more information about Duo identity authentication services, see Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for remote workers.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can evaluate the exposure of your information system to all types of external and internal security attacks for an environment that includes telecommuters. Progent can run remote, automated security inventory software for quickly and economically detecting a broad range of security holes that can be surfaced via the Internet. Progent's security assessment consulting services, which can be managed by data security experts with top certifications such as CISM, ISSAP, and GIAC, can help your company to audit your workflows and governance policies and assess your WAN architecture to allow you to implement the highest level of security for your remote workers.

Download White Paper: Securing a Work-From-Home Environment
To read or download a white paper describing key things to focus on for protecting a network that includes telecommuters, click:
Protecting a Work-From-Home Environment White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for Remote Workforce Expertise
To contact Progent about building and maintaining a productive work-from-home environment for your Oxford, United Kingdom organization, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.