Company networks in the state of South Carolina can depend on fast and economical remote help from Progent's qualified security engineers to resolve critical security issues. The cost is affordable, billing is by the minute, engagement is fast, and service is world class. Progent also provides assistance for long-term projects that demand the expertise of senior security consultants with high-level security credentials.

If your South Carolina small business is away from larger urban areas like Columbia, Charleston, Rock Hill, or Greenville, access to nearby certified network security consultants is often problematic during an emergency. This can result in a loss of income for your business, angry customers, unproductive workers, and distracted management. By contacting Progent's online services, you can get in touch with a certified security engineer ready to deliver help when you need it to keep your information system running and recover your data.

Progent can help you in your efforts to guard your network with services ranging from security assessments to developing a company-wide security strategy. Progent provides economical service to help small and midsize companies to set up and manage secure networks based on Windows and Cisco products and that may include servers and desktops based on UNIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, or Mac OS X operating systems as well as mobile users with Apple iOS handhelds or Google Android or Windows Phone smart phones and tablets.

Progent can also show you how to outsource spam blocking and protection from e-mail-based security threats. Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that uses the services and infrastructure of leading information security vendors to provide centralized control and world-class security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a further layer of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends within your corporate firewall.

Progent's security professionals are available remotely or on premises to provide a range of urgent or longer-term computer security services such as:

If your network has an emergency need for IT security support, go to Progent's Urgent Remote Network Help.

Progent's engineers offer world-class support in vital fields of network protection that include auditing, firewall/VPN support, and high-level security consulting.

System Evaluation
Progent's expert security consultants can evaluate the strength of your existing computer protection environment by performing exhaustive remote automated testing via advanced software tools and proven techniques. Progent's experience in administering this testing saves you money and offers a detailed picture of gaps. The knowledge your IT organization gains can make up the basis of a security plan that can allow your information system to operate dependably and adapt quickly to new risks.

Automated Network Security Evaluation
Progent offers expertise in the use of security analysis packages including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and GFI LANguard for economically performing a variety of automatic system testing scans to identify possible security weaknesses. Progent has extensive knowledge of other network analysis utilities including NMAP, AMAP, eEye, plus utilities like Metasploit, Netcat, Socat, and Nikto. Progent can help you to make sense of audit reports and react effectively.

Progent can show you how to build security into your company processes, configure scanning applications, plan and implement a secure network environment, and recommend procedures to optimize the security of your IT system. Progent's security engineers are ready to help you configure a firewall, design safe remote connectivity to email and data, and install VPN. Find out additional information on Progent's network security analysis.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Bundles for Small Businesses
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable security inventory and evaluation bundles designed to enable small companies to receive an independent network security assessment from a qualified security specialist. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to uncover potential risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a system scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to internal assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected external location. The project is overseen by a consultant who has earned top security credentials and who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where called for.

Network Penetration Testing Consulting
Stealth intrusion checking is a key component of any serious network security strategy. Progentís security experts can perform thorough intrusion tests without the knowledge of your organization's in-house network support staff. Unannounced penetration testing uncovers whether existing security defense systems such as intrusion incident warnings and event history monitoring are properly configured and actively checked. Find out additional information about Progent's stealth security penetration analysis consulting.

Firewall/VPN Support
Progent's background in security solutions includes extensive familiarity with major firewalls and Virtual Private Network (VPN) products offered by multiple vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Juniper. Progent can provide the services of engineers who have earned important networking accreditations such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Microsoft MCSE.

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Firewalls, and PIX 500 Firewalls Integration and Debugging
The latest generation of Cisco ASA 5500-X Family of firewalls with Firepower Services provide significantly more value than Cisco's previous PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 firewalls for all new installations. Following Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire line of ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to support Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most popular network intrusion protection system. Firepower services provide enhanced capabilities including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-qualified CCIE network experts can assist you to manage your legacy PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls and upgrade efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer remote and onsite support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your organization to design, deploy, tune, manage and debug firewall environments based on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Learn more information about ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower configuration and troubleshooting services.

Cisco Network Security and VPN Engineering Expertise
Cisco's network security and offsite connection products provide a full range of manageable security products to help safeguard your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's VPN line features switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's expert consulting staff includes experienced engineers with Cisco's Certified Internetwork Expert and CCNP certifications who can assist your organization to evaluate Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and other Cisco security solutions that fit most closely with your company objectives. Read more information concerning Progent's Engineering Services for Cisco Security Technology and Virtual Private Network Appliances.

Support Expertise for Other Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
Progent provides small and medium size businesses expert consulting for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN products from major firewall and Virtual Private Network security companies including WatchGuard, Juniper, and SonicWALL. Progent can show you how to design a comprehensive security plan and choose the right technologies from multiple suppliers to support your security objectives while sticking within your spending limits.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's value-priced ProSight series of network management outsourcing services is designed to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all facets of information assurance. Managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that uses the infrastructure of top information security companies to deliver web-based control and world-class protection for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne threats. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to external threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance adds a further layer of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more information, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning tools to guard endpoints and servers and VMs against new malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to address the complete threat progression including protection, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid recovery of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged due to hardware breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's BDR specialists can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can assist you to restore your business-critical data. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Infrastructure Documentation and Password Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, find and protect information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can eliminate up to half of time thrown away trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre making improvements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you need as soon as you need it. Learn more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Certified Network Security Planning
Every business should have a carefully thought out security strategy that incorporates both proactive processes and response plans. The proactive plan is a collection of mechanisms intended to reduce vulnerabilities. The reactive strategy assists your company's IT security engineers to assess the damage caused by an attack, fix the system, document the experience, and get business functions operational as quickly as feasible.

Progent's certified information security engineers can to help your business to perform a full risk evaluation and create a company-wide security strategy to implement security processes and controls to mitigate future assaults and dangers.

CISM Certified Security Support Assistance
The CISM committee defines the basic competencies and worldwide standards of performance that information security managers are required to master. CISM gives business management the confidence that those who have earned their CISM certification have the experience and knowledge to provide efficient security management and consulting consulting. Progent offers the expertise of CISM certified security consultants to assist companies with:

  • Network Security Processes
  • Risk Management
  • Network Security Program Management
  • Network Security Administration
  • Response Planning
Read more information concerning Progent's CISM Certified Security Support Services.

CISSP Qualified Security Consulting Assistance
The CISSP credential recognizes mastery of an international standard for information security. The American National Standards Institute has awarded certification recognition in the area of information security defined by ISO 17024. Progent can provide access to of security experts who have earned CISSP accreditation. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified professional to help your organization in a broad range of security areas including:

  • Security Administration Practices
  • Security Infrastructure and Models
  • Access Management Systems and Methodology
  • Applications Development Security
  • Operations Security
  • Site Security
  • Data Encryption Technology
  • Telecommunications, LAN and Internet Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Learn more information concerning Progent's CISSP Qualified Security Engineering Professionals.

ISSAP Accredited Secure IT Architecture Consulting Support
Progent's ISSAP qualified system architecture engineers are consultants who have earned ISSAP status as a result of rigorous testing and significant work with information security design. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) credential represents demonstrated mastery in the more complex demands of information system security architecture within the broader scope of information system security knowledge required for CISSP accreditation. Progent's ISSAP-qualified security experts can help your business with all phases of secure network architecture including.

  • Access Control Mechanisms and Techniques
  • Phone System and Network Infrastructure Protection
  • Cryptography Options
  • Needs Evaluation and Security Standards
  • Business Continuity Planning and DRP
  • Site Security
Find out more information about Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure Network Architecture Engineering Professionals.

CISA Certified Security Auditing Consulting Services
The CISA credential is a recognized achievement that signifies mastery in network security audit and control. Certified by ANSI, the CISA credential requires that candidates pass a comprehensive test administered by the ISACA professional association. Progent's CISA-certified network security audit consultants can assist your business in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Services
  • IT Enforcement
  • Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Protecting Data Resources
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Read additional details concerning Progent's CISA Accredited Network Security Auditing Engineering Services.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants
The CRISC certification program was initiated by ISACA to verify a consultant's ability to design, deploy, and support IS control mechanisms to mitigate risk. Progent can provide the expertise of a CRISC-certified engineer to assist you to develop and execute a business continuity or disaster recovery strategy based on industry best practices identified by CRISC and crafted to align with your company's risk appetite, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC network risk management specialists can provide a range of risk evaluation services including:

  • Collect information and review documentation to identify major risk scenarios
  • Inventory legal, regulatory, and business mandates and organizational standards related to your network to determine their possible impact on your business objectives
  • Point out possible threats for your business processes to assist in analyzing your corporate risk
  • Create a risk awareness program and provide seminars to make sure your organization understand IT risk so they can assist with your risk management program
  • Match key risk vectors to related business procedures to help assign risk responsibility
  • Determine risk tolerance with executive leadership and key stakeholders to make sure they align
Learn more information concerning Progent's CRISC Experts.

GIAC Accredited Network Security Engineering Assistance
GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) was established in 1999 to validate the skill of information technology security professionals. GIAC's goal is to make sure that an accredited security consultant possesses the skills needed to provide support in vital categories of system, data, and application security. GIAC accreditations are acknowledged by companies and institutions throughout the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent's GIAC information security audit consultants are available to assist your company with:

Learn more details concerning Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Expertise.

Talk to a Security Engineer
To find out how you can get in touch with a security consultant for online or on-premises support in South Carolina, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Remote Network Help.

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