Small business information networks in South Dakota can depend on quick and economical online technical support from Progent's accredited security engineers to assist with urgent security problems. The cost is affordable, billing is by the minute, engagement is quick, and service is unbeatable. Progent also provides help for long-term projects that demand the expertise of seasoned security consultants with top security credentials.

If your South Dakota business is situated some distance from more populated urban areas such as Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or Aberdeen, access to nearby certified network security professionals is often limited during a crisis. This could mean a drop in income for your business, angry customers, idle employees, and defocused management. By contacting Progent's remote support, you have access to a qualified security engineer who can provide expertise when you need it to keep your information system operating and restore your data.

Progent can assist you in a variety of ways in your efforts to protect your IT environment with support services ranging from network security checks to developing a comprehensive security plan. Progent offers economical support to help companies of any size to design and maintain protected IT environments based on Microsoft Windows and Cisco technology and that may include computers running UNIX or Linux platforms as well as BYOD users with Apple iPhones and iPads or Google Android or Windows Phone devices.

Progent can also help you outsource spam filtering and defense against email-borne security threats. Email Guard is Progent's email security solution that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to provide web-based management and world-class protection for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne threats. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance adds a further layer of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also enable Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter.

Progent's security engineers are available online or on site to provide a variety of urgent or project-based computer security services such as:

  • Perform comprehensive security evaluations
  • Clean up quickly after virus and worm attacks
  • Set up firewalls from multiple vendors
  • Implement secure techniques for remote and mobile connectivity
  • Install advanced solutions for defense against viruses, spam and directory harvest attacks
  • Develop a company-wide security plan with 24x7 monitoring
  • Provide outsourced Call Center Services
  • Develop a practical backup and restore solution centered on Data Protection Manager backup/restore technology
If your company has an emergency requirement for IT security support, refer to Progent's Urgent Online Technical Support.

Progent's consultants offer world-class support in vital areas of system protection that include security assessment, firewalls and VPN, and advanced security consulting.

System Assessment
Progent's expert security engineers can evaluate the vulnerability of your current network protection environment by performing exhaustive remote automated testing via advanced software tools and tested techniques. Progent's experience in this service saves your company consulting fees and assures an objective portrayal of security holes. The knowledge your business gains can form the basis of a security plan that will permit your network to run dependably and adapt quickly to future risks.

Automated Security Audits
Progent provides consulting in the use of security evaluation software including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and GFI LANguard for affordably performing a set of programmed network testing scans to uncover potential security holes. Progent has broad knowledge of additional security analysis tools including NMAP Port Scanner, AMAP application mapper, eEye Vulnerability Scanner, plus tools such as Metasploit Framework, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can show you how to make sense of audit reports and respond appropriately.

Progent can help you design security into your business processes, install auditing applications, plan and implement a protected network architecture, and recommend procedures to maximize the safety of your network. Progent's security professionals are ready to assist you to configure a firewall, design secure remote connectivity to email and data, and install VPN. Learn more about Progent's automated security audits.

Security Inventory Service Packages for Small Businesses
Progent offers two low-cost security inventory and evaluation bundles intended to allow small companies to receive a professional network security assessment from an accredited security expert. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your company firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized computer within your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected external site. The project is directed by an engineer with top security credentials and who generates a document that details and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where appropriate.

Network Intrusion Analysis Support Services
Stealth intrusion testing is an important part of any successful network security strategy. Progentís security experts can run extensive penetration tests without the awareness of your organization's in-house IT staff. Unannounced penetration checking uncovers whether existing security defense tools such as intrusion detection alerts and event history analysis are correctly set up and consistently monitored. Learn additional information on Progent's network penetration testing support services.

Firewall and Virtual Private Network Support
Progent's expertise in security solutions includes in-depth familiarity with leading firewalls and Virtual Private Network products from multiple companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the services of consultants with important industry accreditations such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Series Firewalls, and PIX Firewalls Configuration and Debugging
The new ASA 5500-X Family of firewalls with Firepower Services provide significantly more performance than Cisco's earlier firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX security appliances for new deployments. Since Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole family of Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls can be provisioned to support Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the market's most deployed intrusion protection system. Firepower services bring powerful new features such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist your company to maintain your current PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 security appliances and upgrade to ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide online and onsite support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your company to plan, configure, tune, manage and debug firewall solutions built on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. See additional information about Cisco ASA Firewalls with Firepower Services integration and troubleshooting support.

Cisco Network Security and Virtual Private Network Consulting Expertise
Cisco's security and offsite connection technology offer a full range of easy-to-administer security solutions to help safeguard your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's Virtual Private Network line includes routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's professional staff of consultants includes field-proven engineers with Cisco CCIE and Cisco Certified Network Professional certifications who can assist your business to select Cisco Virtual Private Network, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security solutions that fit most closely with your company goals. Read more information about Progent's Consulting Services for Cisco Security Technology and VPN Products.

Engineering Expertise for Additional Firewall and VPN Products
Progent offers small and mid-size businesses professional support for Intrusion Protection Systems and IPsec VPN solutions from leading firewall and VPN security vendors such as Check Point Software, Juniper, and Symantec. Progent can help you create a detailed security plan and choose appropriate products from multiple vendors to support your security objectives while staying within your budget restraints.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of outsourced network management 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 and compliance. ProSight managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that uses the technology of leading information security companies to provide centralized control and world-class security for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and blocks most unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard Spam Filtering, Virus Blocking, Email Content Filtering and Data Loss Prevention.

ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes next generation behavior-based analysis tools to guard endpoints and servers and VMs against modern malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight ASM protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to manage the complete threat progression including protection, identification, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and allows rapid restoration of critical data, applications and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, 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 to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can deliver world-class expertise to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when needed, can assist you to recover your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup.

Certified Network Security Planning
Every company ought to have a carefully thought out security program that incorporates both pre-attack procedures and response planning. The pre-attack strategy is a collection of mechanisms intended to reduce vulnerabilities. The reactive strategy assists your company's security engineers to assess the impact resulting from an attack, fix the system, record the experience, and get the IT network restored as rapidly as possible.

Progent's certified IS security consultants can to help your business to perform a comprehensive risk assessment and define a company-wide security strategy to establish security processes and controls to mitigate ongoing attacks and threats.

CISM Accredited System Security Engineering Assistance
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) committee defines the basic competencies and worldwide standards of performance that information security managers are expected to learn. CISM provides executive management the assurance that consultants who have earned their CISM credential possess the experience and knowledge to deliver efficient security management and consulting consulting. Progent offers the services of CISM certified security professionals to help businesses with:

  • Network Security Processes
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • IS Security Program Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Recovery Planning
Learn additional information concerning Progent's CISM Accredited IS Security Consulting Services.

CISSP Qualified Security Consulting Expertise
CISSP certification recognizes mastery of an international standard for data security. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has awarded the CISSP credential accreditation in the field of information security under ISO 17024. Progent can provide access to of security experts who have earned CISSP certification. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified expert to help your organization in a variety security fields such as:

  • Security Administration Procedures
  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Access Control Solutions and Methodology
  • Applications Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Site Security
  • Cryptography Technology
  • Telecom, LAN and Internet Security
  • Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Read more details about Progent's CISSP Qualified Information Security Consulting Services.

ISSAP Qualified Secure Information System Architecture Engineering Support
Progent's ISSAP qualified network architecture professionals are experts who have been awarded ISSAP Certification through rigorous examination and significant work with network security design. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) credential represents proven mastery in the most complex requirements of information security architecture within the broader scope of information security knowledge needed for CISSP accreditation. Progent's ISSAP-certified security specialists can help your company with all aspects of secure network architecture such as.

  • Access Control Systems and Methodologies
  • Telecom and Network Infrastructure Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Options
  • Requirements Analysis and Security Guidelines
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Site Security
Find out more information about Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure System Architecture Consulting Expertise.

CISA Qualified Network Security Auditing Consulting Expertise
The CISA accreditation is a globally recognized achievement that signifies expertise in IS security auditing. Accredited by ANSI, the CISA credential has candidates pass an extensive test administered by the ISACA professional association. Progent's CISA-certified information security audit experts are available to assist your business with:

  • IS Audit Services
  • IT Governance
  • Network Assets and Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • Information Technology Support
  • Protecting Information Assets
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Get the details concerning Progent's CISA Accredited Security Auditing Engineering Expertise.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants
The CRISC program was initiated by ISACA in 2010 to verify a consultant's ability to design, deploy, and maintain IS control mechanisms to reduce network risk. Progent offers the expertise of a CRISC-certified engineer to help you to develop and execute a workplace continuity or disaster recovery plan that follows industry best practices identified by CRISC and crafted to match your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and IT budget. Progent's CRISC-certified IT risk management consultants can provide a range of risk identification services such as:

  • Collect data and review documentation to help identify major risk scenarios
  • Identify legal, regulatory, and business requirements and company policies associated with your network to assess their potential impact on your business objectives
  • Identify possible threats for your operational processes to help in analyzing your corporate risk
  • Develop a risk awareness initiative and conduct training to make sure your stakeholders appreciate information system risk so they can assist with your risk control process
  • Match identified risk scenarios to related business procedures to help determine risk responsibility
  • Validate risk appetite with your senior management and key stakeholders to ensure they align
Read the details concerning Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants.

GIAC Qualified Network Security Consulting Assistance
GIAC was founded in 1999 to validate the skill of IT security experts. GIAC's mission is to assure that an accredited professional possesses the knowledge needed to provide services in important categories of system, data, and application security. GIAC certifications are recognized by businesses and institutions around the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent's GIAC security audit engineers are available to assist your IT organization with:

  • Assessing Networks
  • Incident Response
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Web Application Security
  • SIEM solutions
Learn more details about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Support.

Talk to a Progent Security Engineer
To find out how you can access a certified security consultant for online or onsite support in South Dakota, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Remote Computer Help.

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