Enlarging your at-home workforce can have a major impact on network infrastructure, cybersecurity, and company processes. Progent has 20 years of experience helping businesses of all sizes to plan, configure, administer, tune, and debug IT environments that support a remote workforce. Progent can assist your Tukwila organization to select the appropriate tools and follow best practices in creating and operating a secure virtual solution for teleworkers that facilitates collaboration and returns top business value. Progent offers services that go from as-needed expertise for getting you past challenging technical roadblocks to full project management or co-management to help you carry out mission-critical initiatives.

Progent can help Tukwila, Washington companies to with any facet of building a high-performing work-at-home ecosystem by delivering network infrastructure configuration services, VoIP PBX expertise, video conferencing integration, collaboration platform selection and deployment, public cloud connectivity, Help Desk services, data security, backup/restore solutions, and centralized management.

Security for Teleworkers
Work-from-Home (WFH) employees commonly use their own devices and usually work in an unsecured physical area. This increases their susceptibility to cyber attacks and requires judicious deployment of firewalls, anti-malware tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote monitoring, extensive end-user education, and the development of policies built on best practices. Progent's seasoned roster of cybersecurity solutions experts can help you to plan, implement and manage a compliant cybersecurity solution that guards 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 utilized by on-premises users as well as by at-home workers, mobile employees, vendors, clients, and other stakeholders. Modern firewall devices permit you to assign and control appropriate access rights to various classes of users and to expand your IT network and modify your cybersecurity posture as your company evolves and as network attacks grow more complex. Progent supports both current and older firewall appliances from all major manufacturers like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. To learn more about Progent's firewall support expertise, go to firewall configuration and support services.

Remote Security Monitoring and Management for TeleworkersOnline Endpoint Monitoring makes it easy to track the various devices utilized by telecommuters and either reject or identify and respond to modern threats such as ransomware. With Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) services, a lightweight software agent is put on each protected endpoint device, monitoring all activity and utilizing state-of-the-art AI technology to identify zero-day threats at inception. When an attack is spotted, ProSight Active Security Monitoring immediately isolates the targeted endpoint device from the network to quarantine the threat. Since the ProSight Active Security Monitoring agent is autonomous, endpoints stay secure even if they are not connected to the Internet. For details about ProSight Active Security Monitoring, visit remote endpoint security monitoring for remote workers.

Two-factor Authentication Services for Remote WorkersProgent's Duo MFA services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication. Duo enables single-tap identity verification with iOS, Google Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using Duo 2FA, when you sign into a protected application and give your password you are asked to verify who you are on a device that only you possess and that uses a different network channel. A wide range of devices can be used as this second means of authentication such as a smartphone or wearable, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You may register multiple verification devices. For details about ProSight Duo identity validation services, refer to Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for telecommuters.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can assess the exposure of your network to all types of outside and local security attacks for an environment that includes an at-home workforce. Progent can run online, automated cybersecurity inventory scanning for quickly and affordably detecting a broad range of security holes that can be found over the Internet. Progent's endpoint security assessment consulting services, which can be managed by data security professionals with top certifications such as CISA, CISSP, and GIAC, can help your business to evaluate your procedures and governance policies and review your IT architecture to allow you to design top-level security for your remote workers.

Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home Network
To read or download a white paper about critical things to focus on for securing an IT environment that incorporates work-from-home staff, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home Environment White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for Telecommuter Expertise
To contact Progent about building and managing a productive telecommuter solution for your Tukwila, Washington company, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.