Business information networks in the state of Alabama can depend on quick and economical online help from Progent's certified security consultants to resolve complex security issues. The cost is competitive, billing is by the minute, engagement is immediate, and support is unbeatable. Progent also provides assistance for long-term projects that requires the expertise of seasoned security engineers with high-level industry credentials.

In case your Alabama organization is outside of more populated urban areas like Birmingham, Birmingham, Mobile, or Huntsville, access to local certified network security support specialists could be problematic when you have a crisis. This can result in a drop in productivity for your business, upset customers, unproductive workers, and distracted management. By contacting Progent's remote support, you have access to a Certified security engineer who can deliver expertise when you require it to get your network on line and salvage your data.

Progent can assist you in a variety of ways in your efforts to protect your information system with services that ranges from network security assessments to developing a comprehensive security strategy. Progent offers affordable support to help small and midsize companies to configure and maintain safe networks powered by Microsoft Windows and Cisco technology and that can include servers and desktops running UNIX, Linux, Solaris, or Apple Mac OS X platforms plus BYOD clients with Apple iPhones and iPads or Google Android or Windows Phone handsets.

Progent can also help you outsource spam blocking and protection from e-mail-based attacks. Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that incorporates the technology of leading data security companies to provide centralized control and world-class protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway device to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's onsite security gateway device provides a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that stays within your corporate firewall.

Progent's certified consultants are accessible online or on site to provide a variety of emergency or longer-term IT security services which include:

  • Run comprehensive network security audits
  • Clean up rapidly after attacks
  • Configure effective firewalls
  • Implement secure solutions for remote and mobile access
  • Deploy effective solutions for defense against viruses, spam and DHAs
  • Help create a company-wide security strategy with 24x7 monitoring
  • Provide comprehensive Call Center Services
  • Help Develop an effective backup and disaster recovery strategy built around Microsoft Data Protection Manager backup/restore capability
If your company has an immediate requirement for IT security help, refer to Progent's Urgent Online Technical Help.

Progent's support professionals provide advanced services in vital fields of network security including auditing, firewall and VPN solutions, and advanced security consulting.

Security Assessment
Progent's certified security consultants can assess the strength of your current computer protection systems by performing comprehensive remote automated testing via advanced utilities and tested procedures. Progent's skill in administering this testing saves you time and money and offers an accurate picture of system vulnerability. The knowledge your company gains can form the foundation of a security plan that will allow your information system to operate safely and react quickly to future threats.

Automated Network Vulnerability Evaluation
Progent offers consulting in the application of security auditing products such as MBSA and GFI LANguard for affordably performing a set of programmed system testing checks to identify potential security holes. Progent has extensive knowledge of additional security analysis products such as NMAP, AMAP Application Scanner, eEye Vulnerability Scanner, as well as tools such as Metasploit Framework, Netcat, Hydra, and Nikto. Progent can show you how to make sense of testing reports and respond appropriately.

Progent can show you how to build protection into your company operations, configure scanning software, define and deploy a protected system environment, and suggest policies to optimize the safety of your IT system. Progent's security engineers are ready to assist you to set up a firewall, design secure remote connectivity to email and business applications, and install VPN. Learn more on Progent's network security analysis.

Security Inventory Service Packages for Small Businesses
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable security inventory packages designed to enable small companies to get an impartial network security evaluation from a qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a network scan from an authorized machine within your firewall to uncover the risk to internal attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected remote location. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials and who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and proposes practical remediation where called for.

Stealth Intrusion Analysis Consulting
Stealth penetration testing is a key part of any serious IT system security strategy. Progentís security experts can perform thorough intrusion tests without the knowledge of your company's in-house network support staff. Unannounced penetration testing uncovers whether existing security defense tools such as intrusion detection alerts and event log analysis are properly set up and actively checked. Find out additional information concerning Progent's stealth security penetration analysis consulting.

Firewalls and VPN Expertise
Progent's background in network security solutions encompasses in-depth field work with major firewalls and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology offered by multiple companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the support of consultants with important networking accreditations including 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 Troubleshooting
The current ASA 5500-X Family of firewalls with Firepower Services offer significantly more performance than Cisco's earlier PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for new installations. Since Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire line of ASA 5500-X firewalls can be provisioned to support Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the world's most deployed network intrusion protection system. Firepower services provide powerful new features including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help you to maintain your existing PIX or ASA 5500 firewalls or migrate efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide remote and onsite help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your business to plan, integrate, tune, manage and troubleshoot firewall environments built around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Read more details about ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower integration and troubleshooting support.

Cisco Security and VPN Engineering Expertise
Cisco's network security and remote access products represent a full range of manageable security products to help safeguard your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's Virtual Private Network line features routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and VPN concentrators. Progent's professional consulting staff includes experienced engineers with Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Cisco Certified Network Professional certifications who can help your organization to select Cisco Virtual Private Network, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security solutions that fit best with your company objectives. Read additional details concerning Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco Security Solutions and VPN Appliances.

Consulting Expertise for Additional Firewall and Virtual Private Network Products
Progent provides small and mid-size businesses professional consulting for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN solutions from leading firewall and Virtual Private Network security companies including WatchGuard, Juniper Networks, and Symantec. Progent can help you design a detailed security plan and select appropriate products from multiple vendors to achieve your security goals while staying within your spending restraints.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight family of network management outsourcing services is designed to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all aspects of information assurance. ProSight managed services offered by Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates next generation behavior-based analysis technology to defend endpoints and physical and virtual servers against new malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape traditional signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to address the entire malware attack progression including protection, identification, containment, remediation, and forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Endpoint Protection
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical multi-layer protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering through leading-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help your business to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's unique requirements and that helps you prove compliance with legal and industry data security standards. Progent will assist you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to set up and test a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and enables fast restoration of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged due to component failures, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to restore your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup.

ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering and email encryption service that uses the technology of top information security vendors to deliver centralized control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps most unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device adds a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more information, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.

ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's network support experts. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware solution without a lengthy and difficult reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied a single hosting service. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation and Password Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save up to half of time spent trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for holding and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre making improvements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you need when you need it. Learn more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Expert Security Design
Every business should have a carefully considered security program that includes both proactive processes and response planning. The proactive plan is a collection of steps intended to minimize security weaknesses. The reactive plan helps your company's security personnel to assess the damage resulting from an attack, repair the system, document the experience, and get business functions running as rapidly as feasible.

Progent's certified IT security engineers can to help you to run a complete risk assessment and create a company-wide security plan to implement security policies and controls to reduce future assaults and threats.

CISM Accredited System Security Support Assistance
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) organization defines the core capabilities and international standards of skill that IT security managers are expected to learn. It provides executive management the confidence that those who have qualified for their CISM certification have the experience and capability to deliver effective security administration and support consulting. Progent offers the support of CISM Certified security professionals to help businesses with:

  • IS Security Processes
  • Vulnerability Management
  • IS Security Implementation Management
  • Network Security Administration
  • Response Management
Learn more information concerning Progent's CISM Qualified IS Security Engineering Services.

CISSP Accredited Security Engineering Expertise
The CISSP credential denotes expertise with an international standard for data security. The American National Standards Institute has granted certification recognition in the area of data protection under ISO 17024. Progent can provide access to of security professionals who have qualified for CISSP accreditation. Progent can give you access to a CISSP-certified consultant to help your business in a variety security areas such as:

  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Architecture and Paradigms
  • Access Management Solutions and Processes
  • Software Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Site Security
  • Data Encryption Technology
  • Telecommunications, LAN and Internet Security
  • Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Learn more information about Progent's CISSP-certified Cybersecurity Support Expertise.

CISSP-ISSAP Certified Secure Network Architecture Consulting Assistance
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Certified system architecture engineers are experts who have been awarded ISSAP Certification through rigorous testing and significant experience with information security architecture. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) credential indicates demonstrated mastery in the more in-depth requirements of information security architecture within the wider scope of IS security expertise required for CISSP certification. Progent's ISSAP-premier security experts can assist your company with all aspects of architecture security including.

  • Access Management Systems and Methodologies
  • Telecom and Network Infrastructure Protection
  • Data Encryption Options
  • Needs Analysis and Security Criteria
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Hardware Security
Read more information concerning Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure IT Architecture Engineering Services.

CISA Accredited Network Security Auditing Engineering Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor accreditation is a globally recognized achievement that indicates mastery in IS security audit and control. Certified by the American National Standards Institute, the CISA credential has consultants undergo an extensive examination administered by the ISACA professional group. Progent's CISA-qualified security audit experts are available to assist your IT organization in the areas of:

  • IS Audit Services
  • IT Administration
  • Systems and Architecture Lifecycle
  • IT Support
  • Safeguarding Information Assets
  • Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Find out additional details about Progent's CISA Certified IS Security Auditing Engineering Assistance.

CRISC Consultants
The CRISC program was established by ISACA in 2010 to validate an IT professional's skills to plan, deploy, and support information system control mechanisms to mitigate risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to assist you to develop and carry out a business continuity or disaster recovery strategy that follows leading practices identified by CRISC and geared to align with your organization's risk appetite, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC-qualified IT risk management engineers offer a range of risk identification services such as:

  • Collect information and review documentation to evaluate significant risk scenarios
  • Inventory statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements and organizational standards related to your network to assess their potential influence on your strategic goals
  • Point out possible threats for your business processes to assist in evaluating your enterprise risk
  • Create a risk awareness program and conduct training to ensure your organization understand information system risk so they can contribute to your risk management process
  • Connect key risk vectors to your associated business procedures to help determine risk responsibility
  • Validate risk appetite with executive leadership and key stakeholders to make sure they align
Learn the details concerning Progent's CRISC Risk Management Consultants.

GIAC Qualified IS Security Consulting Services
Global Information Assurance Certification was established in 1999 to certify the skill of computer security engineers. GIAC's goal is to make sure that a certified professional possesses the knowledge needed to deliver services in key areas of network, information, and software security. GIAC accreditations are acknowledged by businesses and institutions throughout the world including and the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Progent's GIAC-qualified IS security audit consultants are available to assist your company with:

Read more information concerning Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Services.

Get in Touch with a Security Expert
To see how to get in touch with a certified security consultant for online or on-premises support in Alabama, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Remote Computer Help.