Spam accounts for 70% of email messages. Over 3% of emails have malicious attachments. 91% of successful hacks begin with email attacks. It all adds up to the urgency of protecting your email.
Progent has partnered with leading IT security companies to offer small and mid-size businesses ProSight Email Guard, a hybrid security solution that uses cloud-based resources and on-premises security gateway hardware to provide multi-tiered defense against spam, email-borne viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and other email-based threats. In addition, ProSight Email Guard's security gateway hardware provides outbound email encryption, enforces your internal content policies to keep sensitive data from leaking outside of your organization, and helps keep your organization off spam block lists by filtering outbound spam and viruses.
Progent's email security consultants can assist you to design and implement your ProSight Email Guard deployment, help you determine which email security gateway appliances are the best fit for your needs, configure your gateway, integrate ProSight Email Guard with Microsoft Exchange Server or any other email platform, set up policies for filtering inbound and outbound email, configure outbound encryption, plan and deploy high-availability topology that can include clustered security gateways, set up a streamlined cloud-based management system that utilizes delegated administration, and provide training, ongoing consulting support and troubleshooting.
Key Features of ProSight Email Guard
ProSight Email Guard is a complete solution for protecting inbound and outbound email. ProSight Email Guard offers these key features:
ProSight Email Guard delivers these features efficiently by using a hybrid architecture that combines cloud and local resources to provide world-class protection, performance and manageability in a package that small and mid-sized businesses can afford.
- Spam Protection uses heuristic-rules that analyze IP addresses, message content, and even images/
- Zero-hour Virus Protection offers multi-tiered scanning and 24x7 real-time updates
- Cloud-based Pre-filtering prevents the vast majority of email threats from ever reaching your security perimeter
- On-premises Gateway Appliance is purpose-built for deep analysis of inbound and outbound traffic
- Cloud-based Management with delegated administration rights centralizes and simplifies policy and configuration control
- Outbound Filtering provides policy-based Content Filtering for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Protection and blocks outbound spam and viruses
- Encryption uses AES with 256-bit keys and automatically protects outbound email that meets your policy settings
- Rate Control blocks spambots and controls outbound email rate based on IP address or sender's email address
- Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Protection keeps your network from being disabled by an overload of malicious spam
- Directory Harvest Attack (DHA) protection keeps spammers from stealing and selling your users' email addresses
- Low False Positive Rate is an industry-leading 0.01% before you apply any of the available custom optimization options
- Internal Email Protection with Exchange protects email that stays within your security perimeter, never reaching your gateway
The reliability of your email system is also improved due to the hardened, geographically dispersed data centers behind Email Guard's cloud infrastructure. Data center uptime averages 99.999 percent, far higher than can be achieved by the email servers of most small or mid-size businesses. If your email server or internal network infrastructure fails, Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants and Cisco-certified network engineers can provide immediate online expertise to get you up and running quickly.
Inbound Email Protection
All inbound email secured by ProSight Email Guard passes through the Cloud Protection Layer, which uses advanced data centers and massive computing grids to block 95% of spam and most email carrying viruses and other malware. Email that clears this first level of filtering is subjected to deep analysis by purpose-built on-premises security gateway hardware that provides multi-level inspection including OCR technology to detect image spam. The Cloud Protection layer and the email security gateway are continually updated in real time by the cloud-based Update Center, a technology center staffed 24x7x365 by security experts to provide zero-hour protection against the latest threats without requiring the intervention of your management personnel. For disaster recovery, the Cloud Protection Layer offers email spooling, which can store all your inbound email for up to 96 hours or redirect it to an alternate destination in case your on-premises data center is disrupted.
ProSight Email Guard provides multi-tiered zero-hour protection for inbound email
Outbound Email Protection
The outbound filtering capability of ProSight Email Guard prevents costly data leaks and protects your reputation as a trusted source of email. ProSight Email Guard provides Data Loss Protection (DLP) through policy-based content filtering. This prevents users from inadvertently releasing valuable or private information through email messages. Leaked information can violate regulatory requirements and can result in loss of competitive advantage, identity theft, and even litigation. The ProSight Email Guard security gateway appliance comes with standard content filters that include HIPAA, Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers. In addition, you can define custom policies for filtering content based on keywords, categories, or other factors. ProSight Email Guard allows you to use content filtering policies for automatically blocking, quarantining or encrypting email messages.
ProSight Email Guard's outbound protection includes policy-based content filtering to prevent data leaks
Outbound filtering can also block spam and viruses sent by internal computers that have been compromised, which is a serious vulnerability in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments. Organizations which allow spam and viruses to be sent out can be placed on block lists, or "blacklisted". This loss of reputation can hurt productivity and profits.
Outbound Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard uses a cloud-based Message Center to encrypt and deliver outbound email. You can configure multiple policies for deciding which emails should be encrypted, and the entire process is handled automatically. The on-premises security gateway sends email to be encrypted to the Message Center using a secure TLS connection. There the messages are encrypted using the advanced AES-256 standard and stored for retrieval. The Message Center sends a notice to the recipient and includes a web link that permits the recipient to retrieve the decrypted email. Any replies are also encrypted at the Message Center.
ProSight Email Guard offers policy-based outbound email encryption
A plug-in for Microsoft Exchange allows users to encrypt emails on an individual basis. For additional details about ProSight Email Guard outbound email encryption, see Email Guard technology and architecture.
Technologies Behind ProSight Email Guard for Blocking Email Threats
ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based filtering resources, technology centers and gateway appliances combine open source mechanisms with proprietary techniques developed by Progent's partners to protect against spam and other email-based threats. Anti-spam/virus techniques include:
Types of email-based threats that ProSight Email Guard is designed to block include:
- IP Reputation Analysis
- Sender Authentication
- Recipient Verification
- Predictive Sender Profiling
- Virus Databases
- Pre-Defined And Custom Policies
- Rate Control
- Signature Analysis
- Intent Analysis
- Image Analysis
- Bayesian Analysis
- Spam Rules Scoring Thresholds
For a glossary of email security terms, visit Glossary of Terms Related to Spam Filtering Technology.
- Polymorphic Viruses
- Denial Of Service (Dos) Attacks
- Directory Harvest Attacks (Dhas)
How Progent Can help You Deploy and Manage ProSight Email Guard
Progent's certified email security experts can work with you to develop a comprehensive email security strategy that protects you from email-borne threats and helps you stay in compliance with government regulations and industry standards. Progent can help you plan and implement a smooth rollout of ProSight Email Guard, tune your configuration to match your environment, develop auditing and reporting practices, train your management and end users on how to avoid spam and prevent virus propagation, and develop enforceable email policies. In addition, Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can help you plan, implement and troubleshoot a robust on-premises network infrastructure to support your email solution and efficiently integrate your local IT resources with ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based resources and services.
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer world-class expertise providing remote and onsite IT consulting services for Microsoft Exchange including Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 consulting, Exchange Server 2013 support, plus support and migration services for legacy versions of Exchange Server. Progent also offers Windows Server consulting as well as support for the entire family of Microsoft Servers.
Download the ProSight Email Guard Datasheet
To see the ProSight Email Guard datasheet, click: ProSight Email Guard Spam and Email Content Filtering Datasheet (94 Kb PDF file).
Other Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Email Guard, Progent's ProSight suite of network monitoring and management services offers other affordably-priced managed service packages that address key components of your information system such as endpoint security, backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure management, virtual machine hosting, and IT documentation management. By partnering with leading technology innovators, Progent can offer small and mid-size businesses the benefits of the same advanced technology used by global enterprises. Managed services available from Progent include:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily evade traditional signature-matching AV tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and offers a single platform to address the entire threat progression including protection, identification, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Top features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical multi-layer protection for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering through leading-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's specific needs and that helps you prove compliance with legal and industry information protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that require urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also help your company to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid recovery of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted due to component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can provide advanced expertise to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when necessary, can assist you to recover your business-critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and affordable for smaller businesses to map out, monitor, enhance and debug their networking hardware such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that network maps are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when issues are discovered. By automating complex network management activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that need important updates, or isolating performance issues. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management technology to keep your IT system running efficiently by checking the state of vital assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT staff and your assigned Progent consultant so any looming problems can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hosting solution without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into a single hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, find and safeguard data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about impending expirations of SSLs or domains. By updating and organizing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time thrown away looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your business network like recommended procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require when you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size organizations to get an objective evaluation of the overall health of their IT system. Powered by a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms available, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your core infrastructure devices adhere to leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) system. Both also include a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with information security regulations, higher utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The interview is intended to help evaluate your company's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will work with you personally to gather information about your existing security profile and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to build a cost-effective AV and backup environment that minimizes your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your business requirements. For details, refer to Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Email Solutions
If you want to find out more about using Progent's ProSight Email Guard managed services or if you need Progent's help to troubleshoot or enhance your email system, call 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.