Business information networks in the state of California now have fast and economical online help from Progent's certified security experts to resolve critical security issues. Rates are affordable, charges are by the minute, sign-up is immediate, and support is unbeatable. Progent also offers help for complex engagements that requires the knowledge of senior security engineers with high-level industry certifications.

If your California organization is situated some distance from major urban areas like Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno, or Sacramento, contact with local qualified security engineers may be limited during an emergency. This can cause a drop in productivity for your company, angry customers, idle employees, and defocused management. By utilizing Progent's online services, you can get in touch with a qualified security professional who can provide assistance when you need it to keep your computer network on line and restore your data.

Progent can assist you in all your efforts to guard your IT environment with services that can range from security checks to developing a comprehensive security strategy. Progent offers affordable service to help businesses of all sizes to set up and manage protected networks powered by Windows and Cisco products and that can include computers running UNIX or Linux operating systems as well as BYOD users with Apple handhelds or Android or Windows Phone smart phones and tablets.

Progent can also assist you to outsource spam blocking and protection from e-mail-based attacks. Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that uses the technology of top data security vendors to deliver web-based management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to inbound threats and saves system bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the local gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that stays within your corporate firewall.

Progent's certified experts are accessible online or on site to provide a variety of emergency or project-based IT security services such as:

If your business has an emergency requirement for computer security help, go to Progent's Emergency Online Technical Help.

Progent's support professionals offer advanced services in key fields of system protection including security assessment, firewall/VPN support, and advanced security planning.

System Audits
Progent's certified security consultants can evaluate the effectiveness of your existing computer security implementation through comprehensive remote automated testing based on advanced software tools and tested techniques. Progent's experience in administering this service saves you time and money and offers a detailed picture of weaknesses. The information your business is provided can be used as the foundation of a security plan that will allow your information system to run safely and react quickly to future risks.

Automated Network Security Analysis
Progent provides expertise in the application of security testing packages such as Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and GFI LANguard NSS for economically performing a set of automatic network auditing scans to identify possible security gaps. Progent has extensive experience with additional network analysis tools including NMAP Port Scanner, AMAP application mapper, eEye, as well as tools such as SolarWinds, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can help you to make sense of testing reports and react appropriately.

Progent can help you build protection into your business operations, configure scanning tools, plan and deploy a protected network environment, and recommend policies to optimize the safety of your IT system. Progent's security engineers are able to assist you to configure a firewall, design secure remote connectivity to email and business applications, and install VPN. Learn more about Progent's automated security analysis.

Security Inventory Service Packages for Small Businesses
Progent offers two low-cost security inventory and evaluation bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive an objective security assessment from a certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to assess vulnerabilities to internal attacks. The two security inventory services are configured and run from a protected external site. The process is overseen by an engineer with top security credentials and who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where called for.

Stealth Intrusion Testing Support Services
Stealth penetration checking is an important part of any comprehensive IT system security strategy. Progentís security professionals can perform extensive intrusion checks without the awareness of your company's in-house IT staff. Stealth penetration checking uncovers whether existing security monitoring tools such as intrusion detection warnings and event history monitoring are properly configured and consistently monitored. Learn additional information on Progent's stealth security penetration analysis support services.

Firewall and Virtual Private Network Expertise
Progent's background in network security solutions includes in-depth familiarity with major firewalls and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology offered by a variety of vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the support of consultants with key networking certifications such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Firewalls, and PIX 500 Security Appliances Configuration and Troubleshooting
The current ASA 5500-X Family Next-Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services deliver significantly more bang for the buck than Cisco's earlier firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 firewalls for new installations. After Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole line of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to enable Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the market's most popular intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services provide enhanced capabilities including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-qualified CCIE network experts can assist you to manage your existing PIX or ASA 5500 firewalls and migrate to ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide online and onsite help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your company to design, deploy, optimize, administer and troubleshoot firewall solutions built around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Learn additional information about Cisco ASA Firewalls with Firepower configuration and troubleshooting services.

Cisco Security and VPN Engineering Services
Cisco's security and remote connection technology provide a complete line of easy-to-administer security products to help protect your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's Virtual Private Network line features routers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and VPN appliances. Progent's expert staff of consultants includes field-proven engineers with Cisco's Certified Internetwork Expert and CCNP certifications who can assist your business to select Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and other Cisco security technologies that fit most closely with your company objectives. Read additional details about Progent's Support Expertise for Cisco Security and VPN Products.

Support Expertise for Additional Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
Progent provides small and medium size businesses professional support for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN technology from leading firewall and Virtual Private Network security vendors such as Check Point Software, Juniper, and SonicWALL. Progent can show you how to create a detailed security strategy and choose the right products from a variety of vendors to achieve your security goals while sticking within your budget restraints.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight line of network management outsourcing services is designed to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all facets of information assurance. Managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that incorporates next generation behavior analysis technology to guard endpoints and physical and virtual servers against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the complete threat lifecycle including blocking, detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time system-wide immunization against new attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via leading-edge tools incorporated within one agent accessible from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's specific needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require immediate action. Progent can also help your company to install and test a backup and restore system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and allows rapid restoration of critical data, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged due to component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide advanced expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to restore your critical information. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that uses the infrastructure of top information security vendors to deliver centralized control and world-class protection for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based threats. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps most unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the local gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more details, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.

ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported easily to a different hosting solution without a lengthy and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation and Password Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to capture, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can eliminate up to half of time thrown away searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you need when you need it. Find out more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Expert Network Security Planning
Every company ought to have a carefully thought out security program that includes both preventive processes and reaction plans. The pre-attack plan is a collection of procedures that help to reduce vulnerabilities. The post-attack plan assists your network security engineers to evaluate the impact caused by a security penetration, repair the network, document the event, and get the IT network restored as rapidly as feasible.

Progent's certified IS security engineers can to assist you to run a complete risk evaluation and define a computer security plan to establish security processes and mechanisms to minimize ongoing assaults and dangers.

CISM Accredited Security Engineering Services
The CISM organization describes the core capabilities and global standards of skill that IT security managers are expected to learn. It gives executive management the assurance that consultants who have earned their CISM credential possess the background and capability to deliver efficient security management and consulting services. Progent offers the services of CISM qualified security consultants to help companies with:

  • Network Security Governance
  • Risk Management
  • IS Security Implementation Management
  • IS Security Administration
  • Response Management
Learn more information concerning Progent's CISM Security Engineering Services.

CISSP Certified Security Consulting Expertise
CISSP certification recognizes mastery of a worldwide standard for network security. The American National Standards Institute has awarded certification accreditation in the field of data protection under ISO/IEC 17024. Progent offers the services of security professionals who have qualified for CISSP certification. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified professional to help your company in a variety security areas including:

  • Security Administration Procedures
  • Security Infrastructure and Paradigms
  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Applications Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Site Security
  • Cryptography Technology
  • Telecommunications, Network and WAN Security
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Learn additional information concerning Progent's CISSP Accredited IS Security Engineering Professionals.

ISSAP Qualified Secure Network Architecture Consulting Expertise
Progent's ISSAP certified system architecture engineers are consultants who have earned ISSAP status as a result of thorough testing and significant experience with network security design. The ISSAP certification indicates proven skill in the most complex demands of IS security architecture bounded by the wider scope of information security expertise needed for CISSP accreditation. Progent's ISSAP-qualified security specialists can assist your business with all aspects of architecture security including.

  • Access Control Systems and Techniques
  • Telecom and System Infrastructure Protection
  • Encryption/Decryption Solutions
  • Requirements Analysis and Security Criteria
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Physical Security
Read additional information concerning Progent's ISSAP Qualified Secure System Architecture Support Services.

CISA Qualified Network Security Auditing Engineering Assistance
The Certified Information Systems Auditor accreditation is an important qualification that represents expertise in IS security audit and control. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CISA accreditation requires that consultants undergo a comprehensive examination administered by the ISACA international professional association. Progent's CISA information security audit specialists can assist your business in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Services
  • Information Technology Enforcement
  • Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • Information Technology Service Delivery
  • Safeguarding Data Resources
  • Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Find out more information concerning Progent's CISA Qualified IS Security Auditing Consulting Services.

CRISC Consultants
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) program was initiated by ISACA to verify a consultant's ability to design, deploy, and support IS controls to reduce risk. Progent offers the expertise of a CRISC-certified engineer to help you to create and execute a business continuity plan based on leading practices identified by CRISC and geared to align with your company's risk appetite, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC-certified network risk mitigation engineers can provide a range of risk assessment services such as:

  • Collect data and review documentation to help identify major vulnerabilities
  • Identify legal, regulatory, and business mandates and company standards related to your network to assess their possible impact on your business goals
  • Point out potential threats for your operational workflows to help in evaluating your corporate risk
  • Create a risk awareness program and provide seminars to make sure your stakeholders understand IT risk so they can contribute to your risk control process
  • Connect identified risk vectors to your associated operational procedures to help assign risk responsibility
  • Validate risk appetite with your senior leadership and key stakeholders to ensure they are in agreement
Learn the details concerning Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Experts.

GIAC Accredited Security Consulting Services
GIAC was founded in 1999 to validate the skill of computer security experts. GIAC's goal is to make sure that a certified security consultant possesses the knowledge needed to deliver services in vital areas of network, information, and application program security. GIAC certifications are acknowledged by companies and government organizations throughout the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent's GIAC information security audit engineers are available to assist your company in the areas of:

Learn additional information about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Expertise.

Contact a Progent Security Specialist
To see how you can access a Progent security engineer for online or on-premises expertise in California, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Online Network Help.














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