Computer viruses and hacking are steadily increasing in volume and sophistication. Threats include data loss caused by malicious intent; web-based viruses and directory harvest attacks; security breaches by internal sources; and intrusions aimed at taking or destroying valuable assets.

Progent's certified security consultants can assist you to protect your Mac environment by providing an array of services such as performing security assessment, recovering from virus and worm attacks, setting up firewalls, implementing protected offsite and mobile connectivity, installing proactive monitors for protection against viruses, worms, and denial of service attacks, and creating a company-wide security strategy that fits your company goals and IT environment.

Administering and updating intrusion protection and detection along with the ability to restore critical IT resources requires an on-going campaign that involves an array of tools, procedures, and policies. Progent's GIAC and CISSP-qualified security engineers can help your company in your efforts to defend your information system by offering consulting services ranging from security audits to developing and executing a comprehensive security strategy. Progent provides economical urgent and scheduled help both remotely and in person to help small businesses to configure and support safe multi-vendor IT environments powered by Mac, UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Cisco products.

Security Evaluation
Progent's certified security consultants can carry out extensive audits on your Mac network by detecting missing security patches, security vulnerabilities, needlessly open ports, unused user accounts, and password strength. During a security evaluation, Progent can also make an inventory of your network, uncover potential Trojans on servers and workstations, and find out if the OS is publicizing excessive information.

Preventive Measures
Progent can advise you about how to design security into your business operations. Progent can install monitoring and auditing utilities, define and implement a secure network architecture, and propose mechanisms and policies to maximize the safety of your information system. Progent's security experts are available to help you to set up a firewall, facilitate protected remote access to messaging, files and programs, and implement virtual private networks (VPNs).

Disaster Recovery and Virus Cleanup
Progent has experience in restoring computers that have been attacked, are under suspicion, or have crashed because a security breach. Progent can assist your company to assess the damage caused by the intrusion, restore data lost by the breach, and enable your business to return rapidly to normal. Progent's expertise with security engineering reduces your downtime and allows Progent to suggest efficient ways to prevent or contain future attacks.

Security Planning
Every company ought to have a carefully thought out security strategy that incorporates both proactive and reactive procedures. The protective or defensive plan is a collection of steps that help to reduce vulnerabilities. The reactive or post-attack strategy helps security staff to evaluate the damage caused by a security breach, fix the damage, document the event, and have company operations running as quickly as feasible.

Progent's expert Apple Mac OS X security consultants can help you to execute a full risk assessment and document a computer security strategy to enact security policies and enforcement to defend against future threats.

Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls Support
Progent can provide a Cisco CCIE network engineer or CCNP professional to help your company to identify, configure, and support Cisco ASA and PIX Firewalls. Read more about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services expertise.

Certified Support for Cisco Protection and VPN Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers and CCNP professionals can provide in-depth consulting for Cisco's entire range of security and Virtual Private Network products including integrated services routers, Catalyst switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN connection appliances. Find out more about Progent's consulting for Cisco protection and Virtual Private Network products.

Additional Firewall and Virtual Private Network Technologies
As well as being expert in a broad array of network security solutions available from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent offers small and mid-size organizations expert engineering services for solutions from other important firewall and VPN vendors. Consulting services available from Progent include:

Inbound and Outbound Spam and Virus Filtering and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email spam and content filtering platform that uses the technology of top data security vendors to provide centralized control and comprehensive security for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway device to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps most unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a further level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that stays within your corporate firewall.

Stealth Intrusion Assessment Services
Unannounced intrusion testing is a vital technique for helping organizations to determine how open their IT systems are to serious attacks by testing how thoroughly existing network security processes and technologies stand up against authorized but unannounced intrusion attempts launched by veteran security specialists utilizing the latest intrusion methods. Learn more information concerning Progent's Unannounced Penetration Testing Consulting.

CISM Security Support Expertise
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) defines the core competencies and international standards of service that information security professionals are expected to achieve. It provides executive management the confidence that consultants who have earned their accreditation possess the background and skill to provide efficient security management and consulting services. Progent can offer a CISM-certified expert to assist your organization in critical security disciplines such as information protection governance, vulnerability assessment, information protection process management, and incident handling support.

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CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals) Security Consulting Expertise
Progent's CISSP consultants are security specialists who have earned CISSP status through demonstrated experience, rigorous study, and formal examination. CISSP Certification recognizes mastery of a worldwide standard for IT security. American National Standards Institute has granted the CISSP status accreditation in the area of IT security under ISO/IEC 17024. Areas of expertise included within CISSP include security administration procedures, security design and test systems, connection control methodology, software development security, business processes security, hardware security, cryptography, telecommunications, network security, and disaster recovery planning.

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ISSAP (Information Systems Security Architecture Professionals) Consulting Services for Protected IT Architecture
Progent's ISSAP certified security consultants are experts who have earned ISSAP status as a result of thorough examination and significant hands-on work with information security design. ISSAP consultants have comprehensive knowledge of access control mechanisms and techniques, telecommunications and network infrastructure protection, cryptography, needs evaluation, business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery, and physical security integration. Progent's ISSAP-certified security consultants can help your company with all aspects of secure network architecture.

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CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) Support Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) accreditation is a recognized qualification that signifies expertise in information system security auditing. Accredited by ANSI, the CISA accreditation requires that consultants pass a comprehensive test given by the ISACA professional group. Progent can provide the services of a CISA-certified security consultant trained to help companies in the areas of information systems audit process, IT governance, systems and infrastructure planned useful life, IT support, protecting information assets, and business continuity planning.

Get more details about Progent's Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Professional Services.

GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Professional Expertise
GIAC was established in 1999 to certify the skill of computer security professionals. GIAC accreditations are recognized by companies and institutions all over the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer support for all of the security capabilities covered within the GIAC certification including auditing infrastructure vulnerability, event management and response, intrusion detection, web services security and SIEM solutions for compliance with regulatory requirements for promptly reporting security incidents.

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