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 (EPP) solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior machine learning technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to manage the entire threat progression including protection, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time network-wide immunization against new threats. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services deliver economical multi-layer protection for physical and virtual servers, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools incorporated within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist your business to plan and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's specific needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection standards. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that call for immediate action. Progent can also assist your company to install and test a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and allows rapid restoration of vital files, applications and VMs that have become lost or corrupted due to component failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can deliver advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can assist you to recover your critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, enhance and debug their connectivity hardware like switches, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept updated, captures and manages the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are discovered. By automating complex network management processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need critical updates, or resolving performance issues. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to help keep your network running at peak levels by checking the health of critical assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is sent immediately to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent consultant so that any potential problems can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
    With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host configured and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hosting solution without a time-consuming and difficult configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied a single hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, retrieve and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save up to 50% of time wasted searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your business network like standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you need as soon as you need it. Read more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to get an objective evaluation of the health of their network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's certified group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your essential network assets adhere to industry leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI like a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also include one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include easier network management, improved compliance with data security regulations, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service built around a brief phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is designed to assess your company's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover rapidly after a ransomware incident. Progent will work with you personally to collect information concerning your existing AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup system that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and meets your business needs. For details, refer to The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.

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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