Fast and Affordable Security Checkups for Small Businesses
Network Security Inventory ScanningIs your small business network keeping pace with today's security environment? Are you protecting your network assets? How difficult would it be for a hacker to break into your information system, and what steps can you take to prevent it? Progent has developed a fast and affordable way for small businesses to answer these questions without disrupting their network operations.

Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are fixed-price service bundles that rely on advanced network scanning technology and the certified expertise of Progent's security engineers to evaluate the vulnerability of your network and provide recommendations for simple ways you can mitigate your security risk. Progent offers two packages, the External Network Security Inventory and the Internal Network Security Inventory, which assess different aspects of network security exposure and which you can use separately or together. Both packages offer features designed for the needs of small businesses who want to take a more proactive role in making their networks safe from malicious assaults but who donít have the time or the budget to manage an exhaustive enterprise-class network security audit.

Top Features and Benefits of Progent's Security Inventory Packages for Small Business Networks
Progent's Security Inventory packages offer an array of features and benefits especially designed to address today's increasingly hostile security environment in which all business networks operate but also to take into account the financial and operational realties of small companies. Implemented together or separately, Progent's External and Internal security scanning packages help small businesses achieve a high level of network protection at little cost or hassle.

  • Low-cost:
    Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are inexpensive and are offered at a set-price, so you know in advance what it will cost to understand the state of your network security. Potential attack vectors detected by Progent's security scans are typically easy to fix and involve configuration issues with network operating systems, applications, and devices. If you have not regularly utilized security scans in the past, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Generally, a great deal of security risk associated with small business networks can be substantially reduced at very little expense.
  • Fast:
    The scanning, analysis, and reporting processes involved in Progent's Network Security Inventory packages can usually be completed in one business day. This fast turnaround can reduce the window during which your network is exposed to attack by allowing you to move quickly into remediation mode. This also reduces the stressful suspense management may feel not knowing whether information assets are safe, and minimizes the time that your network manager is diverted from other responsibilities. A combination of advanced scanning technology and experienced engineers allow Progent's security team to deliver results quickly and at low cost to the customer.
  • Remote Scanning:
    The scanning phase of Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are managed remotely from a secure Progent site. In the case of the Internal Network Security Inventory package, the scan is itself run from an onsite machine made available by the customer. The setup procedure for external or internal scans can accomplished in minutes, and the collected data is analyzed offsite by Progent's certified security professionals. By utilizing remote tools to conduct the Network Security Inventory packages, Progent saves significant time and money, which in turn allows Progent to offer these packages at prices that small businesses can afford.
  • Proactive:
    Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are not intended to detect and remove viruses or other malware resulting from a successful attack on your network, but to uncover common security gaps before they are exploited by malicious sources. Although larger enterprises routinely utilize third-party consulting firms like Progent to conduct vulnerability scans in order to benefit from an objective risk assessment, small businesses with limited IT budgets and technical expertise often wait until their networks are hacked before getting serious about security. By offering vulnerability scanning packages that are fast, affordable, and effective, Progent makes it a no brainer for small businesses to take the lead in protecting their network assets.
  • Certified Security Engineers:
    Progent's security engineers have been certified by some of the industry's most prestigious standards institutions including the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC), and the SANS Institute. Progent's security team has worked with major enterprises to assess and enhance network security. With Progent's Network Security Inventory packages, small businesses get the benefit of vulnerability assessments from world-class security professionals without requiring an enterprise-class IT budget.
  • Effective:
    Progent's security engineers are familiar with the sophisticated tools and techniques hackers employ to break into information networks to steal and control resources and data. The majority of these intrusion attempts are based on exploiting security gaps that are surprisingly easy to block. Both of Progent's Network Security Inventory packages address a separate range of potential security vulnerabilities often found in small business IT networks. Either package will provide information to help you enhance your network protection. Using the external and the internal scan packages together will allow you to secure your network even more.
  • Actionable Reporting:
    The data collected from Progent's Network Security Inventory scans are analyzed by a certified engineer on Progent's security team. As part of the package, Progent's security engineer will prepare and send a report that summarizes the results of the vulnerability scan and suggests mitigation procedures that can be performed by Progent, by your in-house IT support staff, or by a competent third-party security consulting firm. Any remedial work requested from Progent will be performed as a separate project for which Progent can provide a time estimate and for which Progent will bill at standard consulting rates.
External Security Inventory Scan
Progent's External Network Security Inventory package tests for the threat levels of the open ports and services on your network that are exposed outside your firewall. These ports and services can include email, web sites, eCommerce applications, remote access tools, or any service that requires or is granted communication with the world beyond your firewall. This is a favorite hunting ground of hackers and, in many small businesses, a rich source of attack vectors.

Progent's security team will examine the scanned data, produce a report that summarizes and interprets the results, and make suggestions on efficient ways to reduce your exposure to attack. The external scan will not disrupt your ongoing network operations or noticeably impact your system performance. Progent offers this service package at a low set price that covers setup, scanning, analysis, reporting, and recommendations. The set price does not include remediation services which may be suggested. These follow-on services can be performed by any qualified security engineer and are available from Progent at standard consulting rates.

Internal Security Inventory Scan
Many security attacks originate from inside your company firewall and can be the result of careless employees who attach compromised laptops to your network, workers who try to access restricted information or gain unauthorized administration rights, or lurkers in close physical proximity to your wireless access points. Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory package tests for vulnerabilities within your firewall by looking for open ports and services that are not exposed to the outside world but that could be a source of trouble if improperly configured. The internal scan can be executed from any computer inside your security perimeter that you make temporarily available to Progent's security engineer. Progent will remotely download a virtual machine and the required scanning tools to the internal computer you have assigned, launch the scan, and transfer the collected data to a secure Progent site. Progent does not need to make an expensive onsite service call and the time required to install and subsequently remove the scanning software is negligible.

Progent's security engineer managing the Internal Security Inventory Scan will examine the scanned data and create a report that summarizes the results and suggests any mitigation measures that may be required. Progent offers this service package at a low set price that covers setup, scanning, analysis, reporting, and recommendations. The set price does not include remediation services which may be suggested. These follow-on services can be performed by any qualified security engineer and are available from Progent at standard consulting rates.

Download the Security Inventory Scan Datasheet
To download a single-page printable datasheet describing Progent's two set-price Security Inventory Scan service packages for small businesses, click:
Security Inventory Scanning Packages (PDF - 104 KB).

Additional Network Security Auditing Services Available from Progent
Progent offers a variety of additional services designed to check your network for vulnerabilities, verify your compliance with governmental or industry security standards, and mitigate critical gaps in your network's defenses:

  • Enterprise Vulnerability Assessment Service Packages
    Progent can provide a range of set-price enterprise security assessment service packages created for corporations who need to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by customers. Progent's security assessment packages offer larger businesses an opportunity to get an objective opinion about the strength of their network security. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, Progent engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective improvements. An added-cost option for on-premises security engineers is available throughout United States.
  • Unannounced Penetration Testing
    Progent can manage extensive penetration testing without warning internal network resources. Stealth Security Testing uncovers whether existing network security monitoring tools such as penetration detection alarms and event log monitoring are properly set up and actively monitored. Progent security experts can use a number of popular hacker tools to expand attack vectors to gain knowledge of the entire environment and detect how many internal devices can be connected to and compromised. This method of security checking can expose the full extent of the security flaws of an information system.
  • Security Assessment Consulting
    Progent's advanced network security audit and compliance consulting support services can assist your business to evaluate your operations and governance policies and assess your network environment to enable your company to design the highest degree of security into your information system. Progent's certified security engineers can also test your web-based applications for security vulnerability and can perform company-wide security audits to verify your adherence to major security specifications such as HIPAA, FISMA, and ISO.
Progent's Low-Cost Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of managed services is intended to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all aspects of information assurance and compliance. Managed services available from Progent include:
  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading data security vendors to provide centralized control and world-class security for all your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a further layer of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays inside your corporate firewall. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, content filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes cutting edge behavior machine learning tools to guard endpoints as well as servers and VMs against new malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape traditional signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud resources and offers a single platform to manage the complete malware attack progression including protection, infiltration detection, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

  • ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
    ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and allows fast recovery of critical data, applications and VMs that have become lost or corrupted as a result of component breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can deliver advanced support to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can assist you to restore your business-critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services managed cloud backup.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network 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 organizations to map, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their networking hardware like switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept current, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important updates, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network running efficiently by checking the state of vital assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alert is transmitted automatically to your specified IT management personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential problems can be addressed before they can impact your network Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs 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 protected Tier III data center on a fast virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hardware solution without requiring a lengthy and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting service. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
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