Enlarging your remote workforce may have a major effect on IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and company workflows. Progent has two decades of experience assisting businesses of all sizes to plan, configure, manage, tune, and debug IT environments that incorporate a remote workforce. Progent can assist your Minneapolis company to pick the right technologies and adhere to leading practices in building and operating a secure virtual solution for telecommuters that facilitates collaboration and delivers top value. Progent offers services ranging from on demand guidance for helping you over challenging technical bottlenecks to full project management to help you successfully complete mission-critical tasks.

Progent's consultants can help Minneapolis, Minnesota organizations to succeed with any facet of building a high-performing telecommuting environment by providing network infrastructure design and configuration services, VoIP PBX troubleshooting, video conferencing support, collaboration platform customization and training, cloud connectivity, Help Desk outsourcing, endpoint security, backup/restore solutions, and streamlined management.

Security and Compliance for Telecommuters
Work-from-Home (WFH) employees typically utilize their own computing devices and often operate in a poorly secured physical area. This increases their vulnerability to cyber attacks and requires judicious configuration of corporate firewalls, AV tools, MFA-based identity verification, remote monitoring, extensive end-user education, and the creation of security policies based on leading practices. Progent's seasoned roster of cybersecurity solutions experts can help you to plan, configure and manage a compliant cybersecurity solution that guards vital IT resources in networks that incorporate at-home workers.

Firewall Integration Services for At-Home WorkersFirewalls enable companies to create a network that can be securely utilized by on-premises users as well as by at-home workers, mobile users, suppliers, clients, and the public. Next-generation firewall appliances permit you to assign and manage different access rights to different classes of users and to scale your network and adjust your security as your business evolves and as network attacks grow more sophisticated. Progent supports both new and older firewall appliances from all major manufacturers like Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, Juniper, SonicWall and Fortinet. For more information about Progent's firewall integration expertise, refer to firewall integration and support expertise.

Remote Security Monitoring and Management for TeleworkersOnline Endpoint Security Monitoring makes it easy to track the disparate computers used by remote workers and either block or identify and mitigate modern threats like ransomware. With Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services, a small-footprint agent is installed on each protected endpoint, watching all activity and utilizing state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis from SentinelOne to identify new attacks before they can spread. When a cyberattack is spotted, ProSight Active Security Monitoring instantly isolates the infected endpoint device from the corporate network to quarantine the threat. Because the ProSight ASM agent is self-contained, endpoints stay secure even if they are not connected to the Internet. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. To learn more about ProSight ASM, refer to remote endpoint security monitoring for telecommuters.

Two-factor Authentication Services for Remote WorkersProgent's Duo authentication Services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against password theft by using two-factor authentication. Duo enables one-tap identity confirmation with iOS, Android, and other personal devices. Using 2FA, when you log into a secured application and enter your password you are requested to confirm who you are on a unit that only you have and that is accessed using a different ("out-of-band") network channel. A wide range of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this added form of authentication such as an iPhone or Android or watch, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You may designate multiple validation devices. To find out more about Duo two-factor identity validation services, refer to Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for an at-home workforce.

Security Audit Services for At-Home WorkersSecurity Audits can evaluate the vulnerability of your network to all types of external and internal security attacks for an environment that includes telecommuters. Progent can run online, automated security inventory scanning for quickly and affordably uncovering a broad range of security gaps that can be found over the Internet. Progent's endpoint security assessment consulting services, which can be provided by security experts with advanced certifications including CISM, ISSAP, and GIAC, can help you to audit your workflows and policies and assess your WAN infrastructure to allow you to design top-level protection for your telecommuters.

NodeZero Pen Testing for Work-from-Home EnpointsHorizon3.ai's NodeZero PEN Testing Platform is a breakthrough penetration test (pentest) product family that supports autonomous threat assessment of your work-from-home environment and your internal and perimeter networks so you can identify, prioritize, fix, and confirm cybersecurity vulnerabilities before threat actors can take advantage of them. Progent can assist you to use NodeZero to carry out thorough penetration tests of your perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure in order to evaluate your current security profile. Progent can also assist you to strengthen your network security and can assist you to plan and deploy a unified cybersecurity strategy that streamlines management and delivers optimum cyber defense for on-prem, multi-cloud, at-home, and perimeter IT resources. To learn more details about Progent's threat assessment services powered by on NodeZero's penetration test platform, see Consulting Support for NodeZero's PEN Test Products.

Download White Paper: Protecting a Work-From-Home Network
To view or download a white paper about key things to concentrate on for protecting an IT environment that supports telecommuters, click:
Securing a Work-From-Home Network White Paper. (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Contact Progent for At-Home Worker Expertise
To get in touch with Progent about creating and managing a productive work-from-home environment for your Minneapolis, Minnesota organization, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.