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 2019 consulting, Exchange Server 2016 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
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes SentinelOne's next generation behavior-based analysis tools to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by traditional signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to address the complete threat lifecycle including filtering, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new threats. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services deliver ultra-affordable in-depth security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering via leading-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can assist you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's unique requirements and that allows you prove compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will assist you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that require urgent action. Progent's consultants can also help you to install and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS): Backup and Recovery Services
Progent has worked with leading backup/restore technology providers to produce ProSight Data Protection Services, a portfolio of offerings that provide backup-as-a-service. ProSight DPS services manage and monitor your backup processes and allow transparent backup and rapid restoration of important files, applications, images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps your business protect against data loss resulting from hardware breakdown, natural calamities, fire, cyber attacks such as ransomware, human error, ill-intentioned employees, or application glitches. Managed services available in the ProSight DPS product family include ProSight Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Backup, ProSight ECHO Backup using Barracuda dedicated hardware, and ProSight MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent consultant can help you to determine which of these fully managed backup services are most appropriate for your network.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map, monitor, enhance and debug their connectivity appliances such as switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of almost all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when problems are discovered. By automating complex management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important updates, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network operating at peak levels by tracking the state of critical computers that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alert is transmitted automatically to your designated IT personnel and your assigned Progent consultant so that any potential problems can be resolved before they can impact your network. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting solution without requiring a time-consuming and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, find and protect data about your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time spent trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether you're making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you require when you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Progent Active Protection Against Ransomware: AI-based Ransomware Identification and Remediation
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection managed service that utilizes next generation behavior analysis tools to defend endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to automate the entire threat progression including protection, infiltration detection, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Read more about Progent's ransomware protection and recovery services.
- Outsourced/Co-managed Service Center: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Support Center services enable your IT staff to offload Support Desk services to Progent or divide responsibilities for Service Desk support transparently between your internal network support resources and Progent's nationwide pool of certified IT support engineers and subject matter experts. Progent's Co-managed Help Desk Service provides a seamless supplement to your corporate support organization. Client access to the Help Desk, delivery of support services, problem escalation, trouble ticket creation and tracking, performance metrics, and management of the support database are consistent whether incidents are taken care of by your corporate IT support staff, by Progent, or a mix of the two. Read more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Service Center services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's support services for software and firmware patch management provide organizations of any size a flexible and affordable solution for evaluating, validating, scheduling, applying, and tracking updates to your dynamic IT system. Besides optimizing the security and functionality of your computer environment, Progent's patch management services allow your in-house IT staff to focus on more strategic projects and tasks that deliver maximum business value from your network. Learn more about Progent's patch management services.
- ProSight Duo Multi-Factor Authentication: Access Security, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Secure Single Sign-on (SSO)
Progent's Duo authentication managed services utilize Cisco's Duo technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables one-tap identity verification with Apple iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. With Duo 2FA, when you log into a secured application and give your password you are asked to verify your identity via a device that only you possess and that is accessed using a separate network channel. A broad selection of devices can be used for this added means of authentication including a smartphone or wearable, a hardware token, a landline phone, etc. You can register multiple verification devices. For more information about ProSight Duo two-factor identity validation services, refer to Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and affordable way for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an objective evaluation of the health of their information system. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management tools available, and supervised by Progent's certified team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your essential network devices conform to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost management, improved compliance with information security requirements, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and less downtime. See more information about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service built around a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to evaluate your organization's preparedness to counter ransomware or recover quickly after an assault by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, DopplePaymer, Conti or Egregor. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information about your existing cybersecurity posture and backup procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to create an efficient AV and backup environment that minimizes your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business needs. For more information, refer to The 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.