Small business computer networks in the state of Virginia now have prompt and economical online help from Progent's qualified security engineers to fix critical security problems. Rates are affordable, billing is per minute, engagement is fast, and support is world class. Progent also provides assistance for long-term projects that requires the expertise of seasoned security consultants with high-level security credentials.

In case your Virginia business is situated far from larger urban neighborhoods like Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, or Arlington, the availability of local accredited security support specialists is often limited when you have an emergency. This can cause a drop in revenue for your business, upset customers, unproductive employees, and distracted management. By calling Progent, you have access to a certified security professional ready to deliver help when you need it to get your computer network running and recover your information.

Progent can help you in your efforts to protect your IT environment with support that ranges from network security assessments to developing a comprehensive security plan. Progent offers economical service to help small and midsize companies to set up and manage safe networks powered by Microsoft Windows and Cisco technology and that may include computers based on UNIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, or Mac OS X operating systems plus mobile clients 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 security solution that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to provide centralized management and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway appliance to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance adds a deeper level of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the local gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also enable Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall.

Progent's security professionals are accessible remotely or in person to offer a variety of emergency or project-based network security services including:

  • Perform automated security evaluations
  • Clean up promptly after attacks
  • Configure firewalls from multiple vendors
  • Implement safe methods for offsite and mobile connectivity
  • Install advanced solutions for automatic defense against spam and directory harvest attacks
  • Help create a company-wide security strategy with proactive network monitoring
  • Offer comprehensive Help Desk Services
  • Develop an effective backup and business continuity solution built around Microsoft DPM backup/restore technology
If your business has an emergency need for computer security support, go to Progent's Emergency Online Technical Support.

Progent's security experts offer advanced support in vital areas of system protection including security evaluation, firewall and VPN expertise, and high-level security planning.

Security Audits
Progent's certified security consultants can assess the strength of your existing computer protection implementation through comprehensive remote automated analysis based on sophisticated software tools and tested procedures. Progent's skill in administering this testing saves you money and assures a detailed portrayal of system vulnerability. The knowledge your IT organization gains can form the basis of a network protection strategy that can allow your information system to run dependably and respond quickly to future threats.

Automated Network Vulnerability Assessment
Progent provides consulting in the application of security evaluation utilities including MBSA and GFI LANguard NSS for affordably running a variety of automatic system testing scans to identify possible security problems. Progent has broad knowledge of additional network auditing tools such as NMAP Port Scanner, AMAP application mapper, eEye Vulnerability Scanner, as well as tools like SolarWinds, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can help you to make sense of testing reports and respond effectively.

Progent can help you build security into your business operations, configure scanning applications, plan and deploy a secure network architecture, and recommend procedures to maximize the security of your IT system. Progent's security engineers are available to show you how to set up a firewall, design secure remote access to email and data, and install virtual private network. Learn more concerning Progent's network security assessment.

Security Inventory Service Packages for Small Companies
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable security inventory service bundles intended to enable small companies to get an independent network security evaluation from an accredited security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to assess the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured remote location. The process is directed by an engineer with top security credentials and who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the data captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where called for.

Stealth Intrusion Analysis Consulting
Stealth intrusion testing is an important component of any successful network security strategy. Progent’s security experts can run thorough intrusion tests without the knowledge of your organization's internal network support resources. Stealth penetration testing uncovers whether existing security monitoring systems such as intrusion incident alerts and event log monitoring are correctly set up and consistently monitored. Learn more on Progent's network security penetration testing consulting.

Firewall/VPN Solutions
Progent's background in network security solutions includes extensive field work with leading firewalls and VPN products from a variety of companies including Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the services of consultants with key industry accreditations such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Series Firewalls, and PIX 500 Security Appliances Configuration and Debugging
The current Cisco ASA 5500-X Family Next-Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services deliver substantially more bang for the buck than Cisco's earlier PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for all new installations. Following Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire line of ASA 5500-X firewalls can be provisioned to support Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the world's most deployed network intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services provide enhanced capabilities such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to manage your existing PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 security appliances and upgrade to ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer online and on-premises help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your company to plan, deploy, tune, manage and troubleshoot firewall solutions based around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Find out additional details about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and debugging support.

Cisco Network Security and Virtual Private Network Engineering Services
Cisco's security and remote connection technology represent a complete line of easy-to-administer security products to help protect your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's Virtual Private Network line includes switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and VPN concentrators. Progent's professional consulting staff includes experienced specialists with Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and CCNP certifications who can help your business to evaluate Cisco Virtual Private Network, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security technologies that align best with your company goals. Learn additional details concerning Progent's Consulting Services for Cisco Security Technology and VPN Products.

Support Services for Other Firewall and VPN Products
Progent provides small and mid-size companies expert support for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN solutions from major firewall and Virtual Private Network security companies such as WatchGuard, Juniper, and Symantec. Progent can help you design a comprehensive security strategy and select the right products from multiple vendors to achieve your security objectives while sticking within your budget limits.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of network management outsourcing services is designed to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all facets of information assurance and compliance. ProSight managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes next generation behavior analysis technology to guard endpoint devices as well as servers and VMs against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape traditional signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to automate the complete threat progression including protection, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools incorporated within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's specific needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection standards. Progent will assist you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that call for immediate action. Progent can also assist you to set up and verify a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast restoration of vital data, apps and VMs that have become lost or damaged due to component failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as 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 BDR consultants can provide advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your business-critical information. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering and email encryption service that incorporates the technology of top data security vendors to deliver web-based management and world-class protection for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a further layer of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays inside your security perimeter. For more information, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS software, and the apps. Because the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware solution without requiring a lengthy and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into a single hosting service. Learn more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

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, maintain, find and protect information related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned about impending expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save up to half of time wasted searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for holding and collaborating on all documents required for managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether you’re making improvements, performing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you require the instant you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Certified Network Security Planning
Every company ought to have a carefully considered security strategy that incorporates both pre-attack processes and response plans. The pre-attack plan is a set of steps designed to reduce vulnerabilities. The reactive plan assists your IT security engineers to assess the impact caused by an attack, repair the system, record the experience, and get the IT network operational as soon as feasible.

Progent's expert IS security engineers are available to assist your company to run a complete risk evaluation and define a company-wide security plan to establish security processes and controls to mitigate ongoing assaults and threats.

CISM Accredited System Security Engineering Expertise
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) organization defines the basic competencies and worldwide standards of skill that information security professionals are required to learn. CISM gives business management the confidence that consultants who have qualified for their CISM certification possess the background and knowledge to provide effective security management and support services. Progent offers the services of CISM certified security consultants to assist companies with:

  • Information Security Strategies
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Information Security Implementation Management
  • Network Security Management
  • Recovery Planning
Find out additional details concerning Progent's CISM Accredited IS Security Engineering Professionals.

CISSP Certified Security Engineering Assistance
CISSP recognizes mastery of a global standard for data security. ANSI has awarded certification recognition in the field of data security defined by ISO 17024. Progent can provide access to of security consultants who have earned CISSP accreditation. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified consultant to help your enterprise in a variety security areas such as:

  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Infrastructure and Paradigms
  • Access Management Systems and Methodology
  • Software Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Physical Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Mechanisms
  • Telecom, LAN and WAN Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Find out additional information concerning Progent's CISSP Accredited IS Security Consulting Expertise.

ISSAP Qualified Secure IT Architecture Engineering Support
Progent's ISSAP certified system architecture engineers are consultants who have been awarded ISSAP Certification as a result of thorough examination and significant work with information security architecture. The ISSAP certification represents demonstrated competence in the more challenging requirements of IS security architecture within the broader field of IS security knowledge required for CISSP certification. Progent's ISSAP-certified security consultants can help your business with all aspects of architecture security such as.

  • Access Management Mechanisms and Methodologies
  • Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Solutions
  • Requirements Analysis and Security Criteria
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Hardware Security
Find out more details about Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure IT Architecture Support Expertise.

CISA Accredited IS Security Auditing Engineering Assistance
The Certified Information Systems Auditor accreditation is a prestigious qualification that signifies mastery in network security audit and control. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CISA accreditation requires that consultants undergo an extensive test given by the ISACA international professional group. Progent's CISA-qualified IS security audit engineers can help your company in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Services
  • IT Governance
  • Network Assets and Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • IT Support
  • Protecting Information Assets
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Learn more information about Progent's CISA Qualified Security Auditing Consulting Services.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Experts
The CRISC program was established by ISACA to verify a consultant's skills to plan, implement, and maintain information system control mechanisms to mitigate risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to assist you to create and execute a business continuity plan based on industry best practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to match your organization's risk tolerance, business objectives, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC IT risk mitigation engineers can provide a range of risk identification services such as:

  • Collect data and study documentation to evaluate significant risk scenarios
  • Inventory statutory, regulatory, and business requirements and organizational standards associated with your information system to assess their potential impact on your strategic goals
  • Identify potential threats for your business workflows to assist in evaluating your enterprise risk
  • Create a risk awareness program and conduct seminars to make sure your stakeholders understand information system risk so they can assist with your risk control process
  • Match identified risk scenarios to your associated operational procedures to help assign risk responsibility
  • Validate risk tolerance with executive leadership and key stakeholders to ensure they match
Get additional information concerning Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Experts.

GIAC Accredited Network Security Consulting Assistance
Global Information Assurance Certification was founded in 1999 to validate the skill of information technology security experts. GIAC's mission is to make sure that a certified security consultant possesses the knowledge appropriate to provide support in critical categories of system, information, and program security. GIAC certifications are acknowledged by companies and institutions around the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent's GIAC-certified IS security audit engineers can help your company in the areas of:

  • Assessing Security Systems
  • Incident Handling
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Web-based Application Security
  • SIEM solutions
Read more information about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Support.

Talk to a Progent Security Engineer
To find out how to contact a certified security engineer for online or onsite support in Virginia, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Remote Computer Help.

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