Company IT networks in Illinois can depend on fast and affordable remote help from Progent's certified security engineers to resolve complex security issues. The cost is reasonable, charges are by the minute, sign-up is quick, and support is unbeatable. Progent also provides help for long-term projects that demand the knowledge of senior security engineers with high-level security credentials.

In case your Illinois company is based outside of more populated metropolitan neighborhoods including Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, or Naperville, access to local qualified network security engineers could be problematic during an emergency. This can result in lost revenue for your company, angry customers, idle workers, and defocused executives. By calling Progent's online services, you can get in touch with a Premier security consultant ready to deliver expertise when you have to have it to get your system running and restore your data.

Progent can help you in a variety of ways in your initiatives to guard your IT environment with support ranging from network security assessments to creating a company-wide security strategy. Progent provides affordable support to assist small and midsize companies to configure and maintain safe IT environments powered by Windows and Cisco products and that may include servers and desktops based on UNIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, or Mac OS X operating systems plus mobile users with Apple iOS handhelds or Android or Windows Phone handsets.

Progent can also assist you to outsource spam filtering and protection from e-mail-based security threats. Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that incorporates the technology of top information security companies to provide centralized control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway device to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps most unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external threats and saves system bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a further layer of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays within your corporate firewall.

Progent's security consultants are accessible online or on site to offer a variety of urgent or project-based computer security services which include:

  • Run automated security evaluations
  • Recuperate promptly after virus and worm attacks
  • Set up and troubleshoot firewalls
  • Implement safe methods for offsite and mobile connectivity
  • Install advanced applications for protection against viruses, spam and directory harvest attacks
  • Help create a comprehensive security strategy with round-the-clock network monitoring
  • Offer comprehensive Help Desk Support
  • Help Develop a practical backup and restore plan based on Microsoft DPM backup/restore technology
If your business has an immediate need for IT security help, go to Progent's Urgent Remote Technical Support.

Progent's support professionals offer world-class support in vital fields of computer security that include security evaluation, firewalls and VPN, and advanced security consulting.

Security Evaluation
Progent's expert security consultants can assess the strength of your current network protection systems through comprehensive remote automated testing based on sophisticated software tools and tested techniques. Progent's experience in administering this testing saves your company money and offers a detailed portrayal of security holes. The knowledge your company gains can form the basis of a network protection plan that will permit your information system to run dependably and respond quickly to new risks.

Automated Network Security Analysis
Progent provides consulting in the application of security auditing packages including Microsoft's MBSA and GFI LANguard NSS for affordably running a variety of automatic network testing checks to identify possible security weaknesses. Progent has extensive knowledge of other security auditing utilities including NMAP, AMAP Application Scanner, eEye Vulnerability Scanner, plus tools like SolarWinds, Hydra, and Nikto. Progent can help you to make sense of testing reports and respond effectively.

Progent can show you how to build protection into your business processes, install auditing tools, define and deploy a protected network architecture, and suggest procedures to maximize the security of your IT system. Progent's security professionals are available to assist you to set up a firewall, implement secure remote access to email and business applications, and integrate virtual private network. Learn additional information concerning Progent's automated security assessment.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages for Small Businesses
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable security inventory and evaluation packages designed to enable small companies to get an objective network security assessment from an accredited security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer administers an extensive examination of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a network scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to assess vulnerabilities to inside assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured external location. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations and who generates a report that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests practical remediation if called for.

Network Intrusion Analysis Consulting
Stealth penetration checking is an important part of any successful network security strategy. Progentís security professionals can run thorough penetration tests without the awareness of your organization's in-house IT resources. Unannounced penetration testing uncovers whether current security defense tools such as intrusion detection alerts and event history analysis are properly configured and consistently checked. Learn additional information about Progent's stealth penetration testing support services.

Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
Progent's background in security technology includes extensive familiarity with leading firewalls and Virtual Private Network technology offered by a variety of vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent offers the services of consultants who have earned important networking accreditations such as CCIE and Microsoft MCSE.

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Series Firewalls, and PIX Firewalls Configuration and Debugging
The new ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services deliver substantially more value than Cisco's earlier firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX security appliances for new installations. Following Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole family of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to enable Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most popular network intrusion protection system. Firepower services bring enhanced features such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network experts can help your company to maintain your legacy PIX or ASA 5500 security appliances or migrate to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer remote and onsite support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your business to design, configure, optimize, manage and troubleshoot firewall environments built on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Read additional information about ASA Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and troubleshooting support.

Cisco Security and VPN Consulting Expertise
Cisco's network security and remote connection technology offer a complete range of manageable security products to help protect your wired and wireless information system. Cisco's VPN line includes routers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's expert staff of consultants includes experienced specialists with Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Cisco Certified Network Professional certifications who can help your business to select Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security solutions that align most closely with your business objectives. Find out additional details concerning Progent's Engineering Expertise for Cisco Security Technology and Virtual Private Network Products.

Consulting Expertise for Additional Firewall and VPN Technology
Progent provides small and mid-size businesses expert support for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN solutions from major firewall and VPN security companies such as WatchGuard, Juniper, and SonicWALL. Progent can show you how to create a detailed security plan and choose the right technologies from multiple suppliers to achieve your security objectives while staying within your budget restraints.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Security
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of network management outsourcing 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. Managed services offered by Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior-based machine learning tools to defend endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the entire malware attack progression including filtering, detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback using 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 recovery.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services offer economical multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint management, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help your business to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique requirements and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection standards. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that call for immediate attention. Progent can also assist you to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and enables fast restoration of vital data, applications and VMs that have become lost or corrupted as a result of hardware breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when necessary, can assist you to restore your critical data. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.

ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of top data security vendors to deliver web-based management and world-class security for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway appliance to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance adds a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more information, visit 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 or mid-size business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a fast virtual machine host set up and maintained by Progent's network support experts. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hardware environment without a time-consuming and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Infrastructure Documentation and Password Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, retrieve and protect data about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as half of time wasted searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you require when you need it. Learn more details about ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Expert Security Planning
Any business should develop a thoroughly thought out security strategy that includes both proactive procedures and response plans. The proactive plan is a collection of steps intended to reduce security weaknesses. The post-attack strategy assists your company's network security engineers to assess the damage caused by a security penetration, fix the damage, record the experience, and get business functions operational as rapidly as feasible.

Progent's certified information security engineers can to assist your company to run a comprehensive vulnerability evaluation and create a network security strategy to establish security policies and mechanisms to minimize ongoing assaults and dangers.

CISM Certified System Security Consulting Services
The CISM organization describes the basic capabilities and international standards of skill that information security professionals are expected to master. It provides business management the assurance that consultants who have qualified for their CISM credential have the experience and capability to deliver efficient security management and support consulting. Progent can provide the services of CISM Premier security consultants to assist companies with:

  • IS Security Strategies
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Information Security Implementation Management
  • Information Security Administration
  • Recovery Management
Learn more information about Progent's CISM Qualified IS Security Consulting Professionals.

CISSP Accredited Security Engineering Services
CISSP recognizes expertise with a worldwide standard for data security. ANSI has awarded certification recognition in the field of information protection defined by ISO/IEC 17024. Progent offers the services of security professionals who have earned CISSP accreditation. Progent can give you access to a CISSP-certified expert to help your company in a broad range of security fields including:

  • Security Administration Procedures
  • Security Infrastructure and Paradigms
  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Software Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Physical Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Technology
  • Telecommunications, LAN and Internet Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Read additional information concerning Progent's CISSP Network Security Support Services.

CISSP-ISSAP Qualified Secure Network Architecture Engineering Expertise
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Premier network architecture engineers are experts who have been awarded ISSAP Certification through rigorous testing and significant work with information security architecture. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) certification represents proven skill in the most in-depth requirements of IS security architecture bounded by the broader field of IS security knowledge needed for CISSP certification. Progent's ISSAP-certified security specialists can assist your company with all aspects of architecture security such as.

  • Access Management Systems and Methodologies
  • Phone System and Network Infrastructure Security
  • Data Encryption Options
  • Requirements Evaluation and Security Criteria
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Site Security
Read more information about Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure System Architecture Engineering Services.

CISA Certified Information System Security Auditing Consulting Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential is a recognized qualification that signifies expertise in network security audit and control. Accredited by ANSI, the CISA accreditation requires that consultants undergo an extensive examination given by the ISACA professional group. Progent's CISA-qualified information security audit consultants can assist your IT organization with:

  • Information Systems Audit Services
  • Information Technology Governance
  • Systems and Architecture Lifecycle
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Safeguarding Data Assets
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Find out additional information concerning Progent's CISA Qualified Security Auditing Engineering Support.

CRISC Experts
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) program was established by ISACA in 2010 to verify a consultant's ability to design, implement, and maintain information system control mechanisms to mitigate network risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to help you to develop and carry out a business continuity strategy based on leading practices identified by CRISC and crafted to match your organization's risk appetite, business objectives, and IT budget. Progent's CRISC-certified network risk mitigation consultants offer a variety of risk assessment services including:

  • Gather data and study documentation to evaluate significant risk scenarios
  • Identify legal, regulatory, and business mandates and organizational standards related to your network to determine their possible influence on your business objectives
  • Point out possible vulnerabilities for your operational processes to assist in evaluating your enterprise risk
  • Develop a risk awareness initiative and provide seminars to make sure your stakeholders understand information system risk so they can assist with your risk control program
  • Match identified risk scenarios to related business processes to help assign risk responsibility
  • Determine risk tolerance with executive management and major stakeholders to ensure they match
Get additional information concerning Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants.

GIAC Accredited Network Security Engineering Services
GIAC was established in 1999 to certify the knowledge of IT security professionals. GIAC's goal is to make sure that a certified security consultant possesses the knowledge needed to provide services in vital areas of system, data, and software security. GIAC accreditations are recognized by businesses and government organizations around the world including and the U.S. National Security Agency. Progent's GIAC-qualified security audit engineers can assist your IT organization with:

  • Auditing Networks
  • Security Incident Handling
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Web Services Security
  • SIEM solutions
Find out additional details concerning Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Services.

Get in Touch with a Certified Progent Security Expert
To find out how to access a certified Progent security consultant for remote or onsite help in Illinois, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Online Network Support.