ProSight Active Security Monitoring Services and Ransomware ProtectionProgent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services incorporate behavior-based detection technology to provide endpoint and server protection from modern malware attacks such as ransomware, which have demonstrated the ability to evade legacy, signature-based anti-virus defenses. ProSight ASM gives small and mid-sized organizations access to the same threat protection platform used by leading enterprises including Walmart, Netflix, Visa, Citi, NASDAQ, Salesforce and others. By delivering real-time threat prevention, detection, removal and recovery in one unified package, ProSight ASM cuts ownership costs, simplifies management, and speeds up recovery. The next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) technology used by ProSight ASM was rated by Gartner Group as the most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform in the industry.

Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services utilize a low-overhead agent installed on each protected endpoint and server to build a cohesive security grid that responds to threats at machine speed and allows coordinated and decisive incident response featuring:

  • Protection for Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS and Android endpoints and servers
  • Support for Windows Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer virtual environments
  • Deep system-level monitoring
  • Signature-less machine learning and intelligent automation
  • Behavioral analysis and detection of advanced attacks across all vectors
  • Full remediation with auto-removal of detected attacks
  • Single-click rollback from ransomware and other attacks
  • Automatic, network-wide immunization
  • Real-time visualization of the attack storyline for comprehensive forensics
  • Unified control via a single management console
  • HIPPA and PCI certification
Progent's information assurance consultants and security and compliance experts have earned the security industry's top certifications including CISSP, CISA, GIAC, CISM and ISSAP. With 20 years of experience providing IT security and compliance solutions to organizations of all sizes, Progent has the skills required to help any business to deploy cutting-edge endpoint protection (EPP) technology effectively and affordably. By partnering with leading information security companies, Progent can offer the ProSight Active Security Monitoring package to small and mid-size businesses for enterprise-class threat protection on a small-business budget.

Progent offers ProSight Active Security Monitoring as a low-cost, flat-rate monthly service. A software-only EPP solution, ProSight ASM requires no special hardware or other costly upfront investment. ProSight ASM can provide protection for both on-premises and cloud-based resources. In the event that you suffer an attack, Progent is qualified to act as your red team to help you use ProSight ASM to contain and remove the threat, assess the damage, rollback your network to a healthy state, and understand the source and spread of the malware.

ProSight Active Security Monitoring and the Modern Threat Landscape
97% of data breaches could have been prevented by current security technology, but some successful attacks are inevitable. Sometimes the crooks win. ProSight Active Security Monitoring is designed around the premise that even with the best security technology, you may eventually suffer a breach. For this reason ProSight ASM not only provides malware blocking based on traditional static, signature-based prevention, but also dynamic detection of malware and exploits that have penetrated your network, fast isolation of infected devices, automatic removal of threats, near real-time immunization of all endpoints, single-click recovery (such as a rollback to a pre-ransomware state), and rich forensics to help you understand and eliminate your vulnerability.

By offering best-of-breed technology for before, during and after an attack, ProSight ASM delivers an end-to-end solution for addressing the realities of the modern security landscape and minimizing or eliminating financial, productivity and reputation loss in case of a breach.

Endpoints are the most vulnerable and most frequently targeted component of an information network. ProSight Active Security Monitoring services offer a single, integrated platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, response and remediation. Threats addressed by ProSight ASM include:

  • File-based malware such as ransomware, trojans, worms, backdoors and payload-based attacks
  • File-less and memory-only malware with no disk-based indicators
  • Document-based exploits embedded in Office and Adobe files, and macros
  • Phishing and spear phishing emails (which account for over 90+ of successful data breaches)
  • Browser-based attacks rooted in drive-by downloads, Flash, Java, Javascript, VBS, IFrame/HTML5, and plug-ins
  • Live attacks based on scripts like PowerShell, Powersploit, WMI, and VBS
  • Credential-based attacks including credential-scraping, Mimikatz, and tokens
ProSight ASM's Behavior-based Threat Analysis
Traditional anti-virus tools use signature matching as their main defense. A unique file hash, or signature, is generated for each known threat, and potential threats are checked against a continually updated table of signatures. The flaw in this approach is that the speed and volume of new threats far outpace the anti-virus industry's ability to generate and distribute signatures. In contrast, modern behavior analysis looks at the activities of a potential threat and determines whether it behaves abnormally. For example, does it impact a large number of processes? Does it alter the registry? Does it install a keystroke logger? In essence, behavior analysis uses suspicious activities to create a kind of meta signature that can't be changed by a hacker simply by altering a few irrelevant bytes of code to escape detection.

Prevention: Before the Attack
With nation-state intelligence agencies joining the ranks of professional and amateur hackers, new malware is being developed far faster than the ability of anti-virus providers to write new signatures. The limitations of signature-matching endpoint protection has been recognized since around 2012 and its inadequacy is now an accepted tenet of IT security.

ProSight ASM Endpoint Protection Services

Malware production has increased beyond the capacity of traditional signature-based AV technology to block it

ProSight ASM utilizes low-overhead cloud intelligence and reputation services from multiple vendors to filter known malware. Deep file inspection plus dynamic blacklisting and whitelisting help make ProSight ASM a significant improvement over legacy anti-virus platforms, but prevention is only the first line of defense. Advanced exploits, file-less malware and script-based attacks can sneak past signature-matching barriers. For example, so-called "packers" compress code to disguise malware data so it canít be read by security researchers or malware blocking programs.

Detection and Response: During the Attack
The second phase of endpoint protection involves dealing with malware while it is executing. ProSight ASM uses next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) technology to detect malicious behavior from any malware that gets through the automated blacklisting process. Even in the case of advanced file-less malware such as application and memory-based attacks, the malicious code must perform certain recognizable activities (e.g., creating an executable file without permission) if it is to compromise data. ProSight ASM's lightweight agent watches all activity in each protected endpoint and uses state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis and full execution context to identify new attacks at inception. When an attack is discovered, ProSight ASM immediately disconnects the affected device from the network to contain the threat. Because the ProSight ASM agent is autonomous, devices stay protected even when they are not connected to the Internet.

Remediation: After the Attack
Once an attack is contained, ProSight ASM begins policy-based mitigation. When you use ProSight ASM in conjunction with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service, modifications to data made by the malware attack can be rolled back automatically with a single click. ProSight ASM also logs whatever system-level files and settings were changed by the attack and what were remediated. Whenever ProSight ASM detects a new malicious binary, the threat is flagged and all protected agents on the network are immediately immunized against the attack. In addition, the ProSight ASM management console provides in-depth forensics, which include a clear visualization of the attack's progress through the network from inception to termination. This real-time audit trail of what happened during the attack exposes weaknesses that need to be addressed in your security strategy and answers questions like: How did the attack enter our network? Which employee or guest opened the malware file? What did the malware change on our network?

ProSight ASM Attack Storyline

ProSight ASM's management console provides a real-time view of threats from inception to termination

Download the ProSight Active Security Monitoring Datasheet
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Other ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent's ProSight suite of network management services includes other budget-friendly, flat-rate managed services that address key aspects of your IT network including backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure monitoring and management, and email content filtering. By partnering with some of the industry's most innovative technology vendors, Progent can offer small and mid-size organizations the benefits of the same advanced technology used by the world's largest enterprises. Managed services offered by Progent include:

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
    Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within a single agent managed from a unified console. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's specific needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection standards. Progent will assist you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that require urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also help your company to set up and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid recovery of vital data, apps and VMs that have become lost or corrupted due to component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.

  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that uses the infrastructure of leading data security vendors to provide web-based management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device provides a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local security gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The local gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and affordable for smaller organizations to map out, monitor, enhance and debug their connectivity appliances such as routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are kept current, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are detected. By automating complex network management activities, WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores like network mapping, expanding your network, finding devices that require critical software patches, or isolating performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your network operating efficiently by checking the health of critical assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted automatically to your designated IT personnel and your Progent consultant so any potential problems can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
    With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hardware environment without a time-consuming and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting service. Learn more details 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 allows you to create, update, retrieve and protect information related to your IT infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By updating and organizing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time wasted trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized repository for holding and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need when you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Download Progent's 10 Benefits of Managed IT Services White Paper
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to get an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your core infrastructure devices adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits such as 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 simpler network management, better compliance with information security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and less downtime. See more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The interview is designed to help evaluate your company's preparedness to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly from a ransomware incident. Progent will work with you directly to gather information concerning your current security profile and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to build an efficient security and backup environment that minimizes your exposure to ransomware and meets your business requirements. For more information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.

The Progent Advantage
Progent's team of more than 100 consulting professionals includes certified experts in every aspect of information technology related to small and mid-size businesses. With this breadth of expertise, Progent can be your one-stop source for integrating a comprehensive security solution that delivers immediate business value. In addition to the endpoint protection provided by ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent offers other managed services and specially-priced service packages designed to help small and mid-size businesses to deploy, validate, and manage networks that feature enterprise-class information assurance and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Besides the ProSight suite of ongoing network management services, Progent offers specially priced one-time service bundles to help organizations of any size to achieve and demonstrate compliance with regulatory and industry security standards. These value-priced services include security vulnerability assessment and stealth penetration testing. Progent also offers expert disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help ensure you can return to operations quickly in case of a catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, fire, cyber attack, human error, equipment breakdown, or any other foreseeable disruptive event.

Progent has expertise in all the endpoints, servers and virtual machines that can be protected by ProSight Active Security Monitoring and offers services that include Windows 10 integration, Linux support, Mac OS X consulting, iPhone and iPad configuration, Android integration, Hyper-V virtualization support, and VMware vSphere consulting. For single-click or manual rollback capability, Progent's Windows Server consultants can help you set up Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Progent can also provide online and onsite access to certified Cisco CCIE consultants to help you plan, protect or troubleshoot your network infrastructure. If your network incorporates cloud resources, Progent offers the guidance of Microsoft Azure consultants and Amazon AWS experts.

Contact Progent about ProSight Active Security Monitoring Services
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