ProSight Email Guard Spam and Content Filtering ConsultantsThe vast majority of email is spam, and the vast majority of successful cyber attacks begin with malicious email. Protecting your email, both incoming and outgoing, should be a top priority for any business. Progent has developed partnerships with developers of the industry's most advanced email security technology in order to provide small and mid-size organizations ProSight Email Guard, an affordable multi-tiered email security solution that incorporates cloud resources and local gateway hardware to deliver comprehensive protection against spam, viruses, DoS attacks, and other email-borne malware. ProSight Email Guardís on-premises security gateway enables advanced features such as email encryption, outbound content policy enforcement, and data leakage protection to keep sensitive and private information going beyond your firewall. ProSight Email Guard's content filtering also helps keep your business off block lists by intercepting outbound spam and viruses.

Progent's email security experts can assist you to plan and implement your ProSight Email Guard solution, help you decide which email security gateway device or devices are right for your situation, configure your email gateway, set up ProSight Email Guard to work with Microsoft Exchange or any other email system, define policies for bi-directional email filtering, install outbound email encryption, design a robust network architecture that can feature clustered email security gateways, set up cloud-based management with delegated administration, and provide training, continuing consulting expertise, and as-needed technical support.

Major Features of ProSight Email Guard
ProSight Email Guard is an end-to-end solution for protecting inbound and outbound email. ProSight Email Guard includes these major features:

  • Spam Filtering uses heuristic-intelligence to analyze IP addresses and message content
  • Zero-hour Virus Defense provides multi-level scanning and real-time updates
  • Pre-filtering in the Cloud blocks most email-borne threats before they reach your security perimeter
  • Local Email Gateway Appliance is purpose-built for in-depth bi-directional filtering
  • Cloud-based Management supports delegated administration rights to spread responsibility for policy and configuration control
  • Outbound Email Filtering offers policy-based Content Filtering for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Protection and stops outbound spam and malware
  • Email Encryption utilizes 256-bit key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and automatically protects policy-compliant outbound email
  • Rate Monitoring and Control blocks spambots and throttles outbound email rate based on IP address/destination address
  • DoS Attack Defense prevents your network from being overwhelmed by malicious spam
  • DHA protection protects email addresses from being stolen and sold by spammers
  • Low Rate of False Positives scores an industry-low of 0.01% before optimization
  • Inside-the-Perimeter Email Protection with Microsoft Exchange protects the email that remains inside your security perimeter and never reaches your gateway
ProSight Email Guard uses an efficient and effective hybrid design model that deploys both cloud and on-premises resources to deliver leading-edge security, throughput, and ease of management in a solution that fits the budgets of small and mid-sized organizations.

ProSight Email Guard enhances the availability of your email environment thanks to the hardened, geo-dispersed datacenters that support the platform's cloud infrastructure. With 99.999 percent uptime, this cloud-based ecosystem can deliver far higher availability than the email infrastructure that small or mid-size businesses can afford to build or maintain. If your on-premises email server or in-house network stops working, Progentís Microsoft-certified consultants and Cisco-certified network experts can provide immediate online assistance to get back on line fast.

Inbound Email Security
Inbound email protected by ProSight Email Guard arrives via the Cloud Protection Layer, which utilizes world-class datacenters and advanced computing grids to filter out 95% of spam and the majority of email that carries malware. The email that passes through this initial line of defense then undergoes in-depth inspection by a local security gateway appliance that performs multi-tier inspection including optical character recognition (OCR) analysis to detect image-based spam. Both the Cloud Protection layer and the email security gateway are kept up to date continuously by the Update Center, a cloud-based technology center staffed round the clock by security professionals to provide zero-hour defense against new threats. For disaster recovery scenarios, the Cloud Protection Layer can provide email spooling, which can cache your inbound email for as long as 96 hours or re-route it to a temporary destination while you repair local datacenter.

ProSight Email Guard's Inbound Email Protection

ProSight Email Guard offers in-depth zero-hour protection for inbound email

Outbound Email Security
ProSight Email Guard's outbound filtering offers data leakage protection and clocks outgoing spam and malware, which helps keep your company off email black lists. Policy-based content filtering keeps users from unknowingly or intentionally divulging sensitive or private information contained in email messages. Leaked information can violate regulatory mandates and result in identity theft, litigation, or loss of intellectual property. The ProSight Email Guard security gateway comes with a set of pre-configured content filters such as HIPAA compliance and Social Security and credit card numbers. You can also create custom filtering policies based on specified keywords, categories, or other factors. Filtering policies can cause affected emails to be automatically blocked, quarantined or encrypted.

ProSight Email Guard's Outound Email Protection

ProSight Email Guard's outbound protection stops data leakage and blocks outbound spam and malware

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 encryption for outbound email

A plug-in available for Microsoft Exchange makes it possible to encrypt emails individually. For details about ProSight Email Guard outbound email encryption, refer to ProSight Email Guard technology and architecture.

What Threats Can ProSight Email Guard Defend Against?
ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based filtering resources, technology centers, and email security gateway appliances use a variety of open source tools and proprietary techniques developed by Progent's partners to protect against spam and other email-based threats. Anti-spam/virus techniques and the threats that can be blocked include:

Techniques Used Threats Blocked
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
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 with ProSight Email Guard
Progentís certified email integration and security consultants can help you design a complete email security solution that defends against email-based attacks and helps you comply with government and industry security requirements. Progent can assist you to implement an efficient deployment of ProSight Email Guard, optimize your system according to your business needs, institute auditing and reporting processes based on best practices, educate your end users on how to avoid malware propagation, and develop sound policies for email security and content. 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.

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

Other Managed Services and Network Auditing Packages Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Email Guard, Progent's ProSight suite of network monitoring and management services includes other value-priced services that cover major facets of network management including endpoint security, cloud-based backup/restore, network infrastructure management, virtual server hosting, and IT asset documentation management. By partnering with leading technology innovators, Progent can offer small and mid-size organizations the advantages of the same world-class remote monitoring 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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that incorporates next generation behavior-based analysis technology to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by legacy signature-matching AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to automate the entire threat lifecycle including filtering, identification, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Exchange Email Filtering
    Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer economical multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security standards. Progent will help you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that require urgent action. Progent can also help your company to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup activities and enables fast recovery of vital files, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, enhance and debug their connectivity hardware such as switches, firewalls, and access points as well as servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are kept current, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when issues are discovered. By automating time-consuming management activities, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, locating appliances that need important software patches, or isolating performance problems. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your network running efficiently by checking the health of critical assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so all potential issues can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
    With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual machine host configured and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be moved easily to an alternate hosting environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting service. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, update, retrieve and protect data about your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT documentation, you can save as much as half of time spent looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable way for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an objective evaluation of the health of their network. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your essential infrastructure devices adhere to best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also come with a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with data security requirements, higher utilization of IT assets, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.

The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service built around a brief phone interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to assess your organization's ability to block ransomware or recover rapidly after a ransomware incident. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information about your existing antivirus tools and backup system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to build an efficient AV and backup/recovery system that minimizes your exposure to ransomware and meets your company's requirements. For additional information, see Progent's 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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