Company IT networks in the state of Illinois can have prompt and economical online help from Progent's accredited security engineers to help with urgent security problems. The cost is reasonable, billing is by the minute, sign-up is quick, and support is unbeatable. Progent also provides assistance for complex projects that requires the expertise of senior security consultants with top security certifications.

If your Illinois organization is far from larger urban areas such as Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, or Naperville, access to local qualified network security engineers may be limited when you have an urgent situation. This could mean a drop in productivity for your company, upset clients, idle employees, and distracted executives. By calling Progent, you can get in touch with a Premier security professional who can deliver help when you require it to get your network operating and recover your information.

Progent can help you in all your efforts to protect your network with support that can range from security assessments to developing a company-wide security plan. Progent provides affordable support to help companies of any size to configure and manage secure IT environments powered by Windows and Cisco technology and that may include computers running UNIX or Linux platforms plus BYOD users with Apple iPhones and iPads or Google Android or Windows Phone handsets.

Progent can also assist you to outsource spam filtering and protection from e-mail-based assaults. Email Guard is Progent's email security solution that uses the technology of top information security companies to deliver web-based control and comprehensive security for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further layer of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The local security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your security perimeter.

Progent's certified experts are accessible online or on premises to offer a range of urgent or project-based IT security services which include:

If your network has an urgent requirement for computer security help, go to Progent's Urgent Remote Network Support.

Progent's support professionals offer world-class services in key fields of network protection that include security assessment, firewall and VPN expertise, and high-level security planning.

Security Assessment
Progent's expert security consultants can evaluate the effectiveness of your current network protection environment through exhaustive remote automated analysis via sophisticated utilities and proven procedures. Progent's experience in administering this testing saves your company money and offers a detailed portrayal of system vulnerability. The knowledge your business is provided can make up the basis of a network protection strategy that can allow your network to run dependably and adapt rapidly to new risks.

Automated Network Security Audits
Progent provides expertise in the use of security auditing software including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and GFI LANguard for affordably performing a set of programmed system auditing scans to identify potential security vulnerabilities. Progent has broad knowledge of additional security auditing tools such as NMAP Port Scanner, AMAP, eEye, plus tools like SolarWinds, Netcat, Socat, and Nikto. Progent can help you to make sense of testing reports and react effectively.

Progent can help you build security into your business processes, configure auditing tools, define and deploy a protected system environment, and suggest procedures to optimize the security of your IT system. Progent's security consultants are ready to assist you to configure a firewall, implement safe remote connectivity to email and business applications, and install VPN. Learn additional information on Progent's network security analysis.

Security Inventory Service Bundles for Small Businesses
Progent offers two ultra-affordable security inventory and evaluation bundles designed to allow small companies to get an objective security assessment from a qualified security specialist. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to determine the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected remote site. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials and who generates a document that details and interprets the data captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if appropriate.

Network Intrusion Analysis Support Services
Stealth intrusion checking is a key part of any successful network security plan. Progentís security professionals can perform extensive intrusion tests without the knowledge of your company's in-house network support resources. Unannounced penetration testing uncovers whether current security defense tools such as intrusion incident alerts and event history analysis are correctly set up and actively checked. Learn more concerning Progent's stealth security penetration testing support services.

Firewall and Virtual Private Network Support
Progent's expertise in network security technology includes in-depth familiarity with major firewalls and Virtual Private Network technology offered by multiple vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the support of engineers who have earned important networking accreditations including Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Firewalls, and PIX Security Appliances Configuration and Troubleshooting
The new ASA 5500-X Series of firewalls with Firepower Services deliver significantly more bang for the buck than Cisco's previous PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX security appliances for all new installations. After Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire family of ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to enable Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most deployed network intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services provide enhanced capabilities including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network experts can help you to manage your existing PIX or ASA 5500 firewalls and migrate to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide online and onsite support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your business to plan, configure, optimize, administer and debug firewall environments based around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Find out additional details about ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and debugging support.

Cisco Network Security and VPN Engineering Services
Cisco's network security and offsite access products provide a full line of easy-to-administer security products to help protect your local and remote network infrastructure. Cisco's VPN line features routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and VPN appliances. Progent's professional staff of consultants includes experienced engineers with Cisco CCIE and Cisco Certified Network Professional qualifications who can help your company to evaluate Cisco Virtual Private Network, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security solutions that align most closely with your company objectives. Read additional details about Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco Security Solutions and VPN Products.

Engineering Expertise for Additional Firewall and Virtual Private Network Technology
Progent offers small and mid-size organizations professional consulting for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN technology from leading firewall and VPN security vendors including WatchGuard, Juniper Networks, and Symantec. Progent can help you create a comprehensive security strategy and choose appropriate technologies from a variety of vendors to support your security objectives while staying within your budget restraints.

Progent's Low-Cost Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's value-priced ProSight family of outsourced network management services is intended to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all aspects of information assurance and compliance. Managed services available from Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to defend endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to automate the entire threat progression including blocking, detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key features include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against new attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Endpoint Security
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical multi-layer protection for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection regulations. Progent will assist you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that require urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and test a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and enables fast restoration of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component failures, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

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 leading information security vendors to provide centralized management and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps most unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays within 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 ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual machine host configured and managed by Progent's IT support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting solution without a lengthy and technically risky reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied a single hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation and Password Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, update, find and safeguard information about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as half of time thrown away trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you need as soon as you need it. Learn more details about ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Certified Security Consulting
Any business ought to have a thoroughly thought out security program that incorporates both pre-attack processes and reaction plans. The proactive plan is a set of mechanisms intended to minimize security weaknesses. The post-attack plan assists your company's IT security engineers to evaluate the impact resulting from an attack, repair the network, document the experience, and get business functions operational as rapidly as feasible.

Progent's certified IT security consultants are available to assist your company to run a full vulnerability assessment and create a network security plan to implement security processes and mechanisms to mitigate ongoing attacks and threats.

CISM Qualified Network Security Engineering Services
The CISM committee defines the basic capabilities and global standards of skill that IT security managers are expected to learn. CISM gives executive management the assurance that consultants who have qualified for their CISM certification possess the experience and capability to provide efficient security management and support services. Progent can provide the expertise of CISM Certified security professionals to help companies with:

  • Network Security Processes
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Information Security Implementation Management
  • Information Security Administration
  • Response Management
Find out additional information concerning Progent's CISM Accredited Information Security Support Services.

CISSP Qualified Security Engineering Assistance
CISSP certification recognizes mastery of an international standard for information security. ANSI has granted the CISSP credential accreditation in the area of information security defined by ISO/IEC 17024. Progent can provide the services of security experts who have earned CISSP accreditation. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified professional to help your organization in a broad range of security areas such as:

  • Security Administration Procedures
  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Access Management Solutions and Methodology
  • Software Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Site Security
  • Data Encryption Mechanisms
  • Telecom, Network and Internet Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Read additional details concerning Progent's CISSP Accredited Information Security Support Services.

CISSP-ISSAP Certified Secure Information System Architecture Engineering Support
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Premier IT architecture professionals are consultants who have been awarded ISSAP status as a result of thorough examination and significant experience with information security architecture. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) credential indicates demonstrated skill in the more in-depth demands of IS security architecture bounded by the wider scope of information system security knowledge needed for CISSP accreditation. Progent's ISSAP-certified security consultants can assist your business with all aspects of architecture security such as.

  • Access Control Mechanisms and Methodologies
  • Phone System and Network Infrastructure Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Options
  • Requirements Evaluation and Security Guidelines
  • BCP and DRP
  • Physical Security
Find out additional details concerning Progent's ISSAP Accredited Secure IT Architecture Engineering Professionals.

CISA Certified IS Security Auditing Consulting Expertise
The CISA credential is an important qualification that represents expertise in IS security audit and control. Certified by ANSI, the CISA credential requires that consultants pass an extensive test administered by the ISACA international professional association. Progent's CISA-certified security audit specialists can help your business in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Process
  • IT Administration
  • Network Assets and Infrastructure Lifecycle Planning
  • Information Technology Service Delivery
  • Safeguarding Data Assets
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Find out the details about Progent's CISA Qualified Information System Security Auditing Engineering Services.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants
The CRISC certification program was initiated by ISACA to verify an IT professional's skills to design, implement, and support IS control mechanisms to mitigate risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to help your company to create and execute a workplace continuity or disaster recovery strategy based on leading practices identified by CRISC and crafted to align with your organization's risk appetite, business objectives, and IT budget. Progent's CRISC IT risk management consultants offer a variety of risk assessment services such as:

  • Collect data and review documentation to help identify significant vulnerabilities
  • Inventory legal, regulatory, and business mandates and organizational policies related to your information system to determine their potential influence on your strategic objectives
  • Point out potential vulnerabilities for your operational processes to assist in analyzing your corporate risk
  • Develop a risk awareness initiative and provide training to make sure your organization understand IT risk so they can assist with your risk control process
  • Connect identified risk vectors to your associated operational procedures to help assign risk ownership
  • Validate risk tolerance with your senior management and major stakeholders to ensure they match
Find out additional details about Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Experts.

GIAC Accredited Security Engineering Services
GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) was established in 1999 to validate the knowledge of information technology security engineers. GIAC's mission is to make sure that an accredited professional possesses the skills appropriate to provide support in vital categories of system, information, and program security. GIAC accreditations are acknowledged by businesses and government organizations throughout the world including and the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Progent's GIAC-qualified information security audit consultants can assist your business in the areas of:

Learn more information about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Expertise.

Talk to a Security Expert
To see how to access a certified security engineer for online or on-premises support in Illinois, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Online Network Help.