ProSight Email Guard Spam and Content Filtering ConsultantsSpam accounts for 70% of email messages. Over 3% of emails have malicious attachments. 91% of successful hacks begin with email attacks. It all adds up to the urgency of protecting your email.

Progent has partnered with leading IT security companies to offer small and mid-size businesses ProSight Email Guard, a hybrid security solution that uses cloud-based resources and on-premises security gateway hardware to provide multi-tiered defense against spam, email-borne viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and other email-based threats. In addition, ProSight Email Guardís security gateway hardware provides outbound email encryption, enforces your internal content policies to keep sensitive data from leaking outside of your organization, and helps keep your organization off spam block lists by filtering outbound spam and viruses.

Progent's email security consultants can assist you to design and implement your ProSight Email Guard deployment, help you determine which email security gateway appliances are the best fit for your needs, configure your gateway, integrate ProSight Email Guard with Microsoft Exchange Server or any other email platform, set up policies for filtering inbound and outbound email, configure outbound encryption, plan and deploy high-availability topology that can include clustered security gateways, set up a streamlined cloud-based management system that utilizes delegated administration, and provide training, ongoing consulting support and troubleshooting.

Key Features of ProSight Email Guard
ProSight Email Guard is a complete solution for protecting inbound and outbound email. ProSight Email Guard offers these key features:

  • Spam Protection uses heuristic-rules that analyze IP addresses, message content, and even images
  • Zero-hour Virus Protection offers multi-tiered scanning and 24x7 real-time updates
  • Cloud-based Pre-filtering prevents the vast majority of email threats from ever reaching your security perimeter
  • On-premises Gateway Appliance is purpose-built for deep analysis of inbound and outbound traffic
  • Cloud-based Management with delegated administration rights centralizes and simplifies policy and configuration control
  • Outbound Filtering provides policy-based Content Filtering for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Protection and blocks outbound spam and viruses
  • Encryption uses AES with 256-bit keys and automatically protects outbound email that meets your policy settings
  • Rate Control blocks spambots and controls outbound email rate based on IP address or sender's email address
  • Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Protection keeps your network from being disabled by an overload of malicious spam
  • Directory Harvest Attack (DHA) protection keeps spammers from stealing and selling your users' email addresses
  • Low False Positive Rate is an industry-leading 0.01% before you apply any of the available custom optimization options
  • Internal Email Protection with Exchange protects email that stays within your security perimeter, never reaching your gateway
ProSight Email Guard delivers these features efficiently by using a hybrid architecture that combines cloud and local resources to provide world-class protection, performance and manageability in a package that small and mid-sized businesses can afford.

The reliability of your email system is also improved due to the hardened, geographically dispersed data centers behind Email Guardís cloud infrastructure. Data center uptime averages 99.999 percent, far higher than can be achieved by the email servers of most small or mid-size businesses. If your email server or internal network infrastructure fails, Progentís Microsoft-certified consultants and Cisco-certified network engineers can provide immediate online expertise to get you up and running quickly.

Inbound Email Protection
All inbound email secured by ProSight Email Guard passes through the Cloud Protection Layer, which uses advanced data centers and massive computing grids to block 95% of spam and most email carrying viruses and other malware. Email that clears this first level of filtering is subjected to deep analysis by purpose-built on-premises security gateway hardware that provides multi-level inspection including OCR technology to detect image spam. The Cloud Protection layer and the email security gateway are continually updated in real time by the cloud-based Update Center, a technology center staffed 24x7x365 by security experts to provide zero-hour protection against the latest threats without requiring the intervention of your management personnel. For disaster recovery, the Cloud Protection Layer offers email spooling, which can store all your inbound email for up to 96 hours or redirect it to an alternate destination in case your on-premises data center is disrupted.

Email Guard's Inbound Protection

ProSight Email Guard provides multi-tiered zero-hour protection for inbound email

Outbound Email Protection
The outbound filtering capability of ProSight Email Guard prevents costly data leaks and protects your reputation as a trusted source of email. ProSight Email Guard provides Data Loss Protection (DLP) through policy-based content filtering. This prevents users from inadvertently releasing valuable or private information through email messages. Leaked information can violate regulatory requirements and can result in loss of competitive advantage, identity theft, and even litigation. The ProSight Email Guard security gateway appliance comes with standard content filters that include HIPAA, Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers. In addition, you can define custom policies for filtering content based on keywords, categories, or other factors. ProSight Email Guard allows you to use content filtering policies for automatically blocking, quarantining or encrypting email messages.

Email Guard's Outound Protection

ProSight Email Guard's outbound protection includes policy-based content filtering to prevent data leaks

Outbound filtering can also block spam and viruses sent by internal computers that have been compromised, which is a serious vulnerability in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments. Organizations which allow spam and viruses to be sent out can be placed on block lists, or "blacklisted". This loss of reputation can hurt productivity and profits.

Outbound Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard uses a cloud-based Message Center to encrypt and deliver outbound email. You can configure multiple policies for deciding which emails should be encrypted, and the entire process is handled automatically. The on-premises security gateway sends email to be encrypted to the Message Center using a secure TLS connection. There the messages are encrypted using the advanced AES-256 standard and stored for retrieval. The Message Center sends a notice to the recipient and includes a web link that permits the recipient to retrieve the decrypted email. Any replies are also encrypted at the Message Center.

Email Guard's Outound Encryption

ProSight Email Guard offers policy-based outbound email encryption

A plug-in for Microsoft Exchange allows users to encrypt emails on an individual basis. For additional details about ProSight Email Guard outbound email encryption, see Email Guard technology and architecture.

Technologies Behind ProSight Email Guard for Blocking Email Threats
ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based filtering resources, technology centers and gateway appliances combine open source mechanisms with proprietary techniques developed by Progent's partners to protect against spam and other email-based threats. Anti-spam/virus techniques include:

  • IP Reputation Analysis
  • Sender Authentication
  • Recipient Verification
  • Predictive Sender Profiling
  • Virus Databases
  • Pre-Defined And Custom Policies
  • Rate Control
  • Signature Analysis
  • Intent Analysis
  • Image Analysis
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Spam Rules Scoring Thresholds
Types of email-based threats that ProSight Email Guard is designed to block include:
  • Spam
  • Viruses
  • Trojans
  • Worms
  • Polymorphic Viruses
  • Spoofing
  • Phishing
  • Denial Of Service (Dos) Attacks
  • Directory Harvest Attacks (Dhas)
  • Spyware
For a glossary of email security terms, visit Glossary of Terms Related to Spam Filtering Technology.

How Progent Can help You Deploy and Manage ProSight Email Guard
Progentís certified email security experts can work with you to develop a comprehensive email security strategy that protects you from email-borne threats and helps you stay in compliance with government regulations and industry standards. Progent can help you plan and implement a smooth rollout of ProSight Email Guard, tune your configuration to match your environment, develop auditing and reporting practices, train your management and end users on how to avoid spam and prevent virus propagation, and develop enforceable email policies. In addition, Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can help you plan, implement and troubleshoot a robust on-premises network infrastructure to support your email solution and efficiently integrate your local IT resources with ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based resources and services.

Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer world-class expertise providing remote and onsite IT consulting services for Microsoft Exchange including Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 consulting, Exchange Server 2013 support, plus support and migration services for legacy versions of Exchange Server. Progent also offers Windows Server consulting as well as support for the entire family of Microsoft Servers.

Download the ProSight Email Guard Datasheet
To see the ProSight Email Guard datasheet, click: ProSight Email Guard Spam and Email Content Filtering Datasheet (94 Kb PDF file).

Other Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Email Guard, Progent's ProSight suite of network monitoring and management services offers other affordably-priced managed service packages that address key components of your information system such as endpoint security, backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure management, virtual machine hosting, and IT documentation management. By partnering with leading technology innovators, Progent can offer small and mid-size businesses the benefits of the same advanced technology used by global enterprises. Managed services available from Progent include:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that utilizes cutting edge behavior analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to automate the entire threat progression including blocking, identification, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time system-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering through leading-edge technologies packaged within one agent managed from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's specific requirements and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry information protection standards. Progent will assist you define and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that call for immediate attention. Progent can also assist your company to install and test a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast restoration of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged due to component failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver world-class support to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can help you to recover your critical information. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for smaller organizations to map, monitor, enhance and debug their connectivity hardware such as switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are always current, captures and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when potential issues are detected. By automating tedious management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that require critical updates, or isolating performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your IT system running efficiently by checking the health of vital computers that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted immediately to your designated IT personnel and your Progent consultant so that all looming problems can be resolved before they can disrupt your network. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
    With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client owns the data, the OS software, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved easily to an alternate hosting solution without a time-consuming and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to create, maintain, find and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time wasted looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you require as soon as you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and affordable way for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your core network assets conform to industry leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and provide instant benefits like a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both versions also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include simpler management, improved compliance with information security requirements, higher utilization of network resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The interview is designed to help evaluate your organization's ability either to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly after a ransomware attack. Progent will work with you directly to gather information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup procedures, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply industry best practices to deploy an efficient AV and backup/recovery system that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your business requirements. For additional information, visit Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.

Contact Progent for Email Solutions
If you want to find out more about using Progent's ProSight Email Guard managed services or if you need Progent's help to troubleshoot or enhance your email system, call 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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