Business networks in Minnesota can have fast and economical online technical support from Progent's accredited security support specialists to help with the toughest security issues. Rates are reasonable, billing is by the minute, engagement is immediate, and service is unbeatable. Progent also offers assistance for long-term projects that demand the expertise of seasoned security consultants with high-level industry certifications.

In case your Minnesota company is away from larger metropolitan areas including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, or Bloomington, help from local certified security professionals is often problematic when you have an urgent situation. This can result in a loss of revenue for your company, angry customers, unproductive workers, and defocused management. By calling Progent's remote support, you can get in touch with a Certified security consultant who can offer help whenever you need it to keep your information system running and recover your data.

Progent can help you in a variety of ways in your efforts to defend your information system with support ranging from security audits to developing a comprehensive security strategy. Progent provides economical support to assist companies of any size to configure and maintain protected networks powered by Windows and Cisco products and that may include servers and desktops running UNIX, Linux, Solaris, or Apple Mac OS X operating systems plus BYOD users with Apple iPhones and iPads or Android or Windows Phone smart phones and tablets.

Progent can also assist you to outsource spam blocking and protection from email-borne assaults. Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that uses the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to provide web-based management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway appliance to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. ProSight Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and blocks most unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and encryption. The onsite gateway can also enable Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall.

Progent's certified professionals are accessible online or on premises to offer a variety of emergency or longer-term IT security services including:

If your company has an urgent need for IT security help, refer to Progent's Urgent Remote Network Help.

Progent's engineers offer advanced support in vital facets of system security that include security evaluation, firewall/VPN support, and high-level security consulting.

System Security Assessment
Progent's certified security consultants can evaluate the vulnerability of your existing computer protection environment through exhaustive remote automated testing via advanced software tools and tested procedures. Progent's experience in administering this service saves your company consulting fees and offers a detailed portrayal of security holes. The knowledge your company gains can form the basis of a network protection strategy that will allow your network to run dependably and react rapidly to future threats.

Automated Vulnerability Assessment
Progent offers consulting in the use of security evaluation utilities including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and LANguard from GFI for affordably running a variety of programmed system testing scans to uncover possible security problems. Progent has extensive knowledge of additional network auditing tools including NMAP Port Scanner, AMAP Application Scanner, eEye, plus tools such as Metasploit Framework, Hydra, and Nikto. Progent can show you how to understand testing reports and react effectively.

Progent can show you how to design security into your company operations, install scanning tools, plan and implement a secure network architecture, and recommend policies to optimize the security of your network. Progent's security consultants are ready to assist you to configure a firewall, design secure remote connectivity to email and data, and install VPN. Find out additional information about Progent's network security evaluation.

Security Inventory Service Packages for Small Companies
Progent has put together two low-cost security inventory bundles intended to enable small companies to receive a professional security evaluation from a qualified security specialist. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a system scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to evaluate the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected remote location. The process is overseen by a consultant with high-level security accreditations and who generates a report that details and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where appropriate.

Network Security Penetration Analysis Support Services
Stealth intrusion testing is an important component of any comprehensive network security strategy. Progentís security professionals can run extensive intrusion tests without the awareness of your company's internal IT resources. Stealth penetration testing shows whether existing security monitoring tools such as intrusion detection alerts and event log monitoring are correctly configured and actively monitored. Find out more concerning Progent's network security penetration testing consulting.

Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
Progent's background in security technology includes in-depth field work with leading firewalls and Virtual Private Network technology from a variety of vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, and Juniper. Progent offers the support of engineers who have earned important networking certifications such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Firewalls, and PIX 500 Security Appliances Configuration and Debugging
The current Cisco ASA 5500-X Family Next-Generation Firewalls with Firepower Services provide substantially more value than Cisco's legacy PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX security appliances for new deployments. Following Cisco's purchase of Sourcefire, the whole line of ASA 5500-X devices can be configured to enable Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the market's most deployed intrusion protection system. Firepower services provide powerful new features including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to manage your current PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls and migrate efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer remote and on-premises help with ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your organization to design, deploy, optimize, manage and debug firewall environments built on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. See additional information about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and debugging support.

Cisco Security and VPN Support Services
Cisco's network security and remote connection technology represent a comprehensive range of manageable security solutions to help protect your local and remote information system. Cisco's VPN line features routers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and VPN appliances. Progent's professional staff of consultants includes experienced specialists with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP qualifications who can assist your organization to select Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and other Cisco security solutions that align best with your business goals. Read additional information about Progent's Consulting Expertise for Cisco Security Solutions and VPN Products.

Support Expertise for Other Firewall and Virtual Private Network Products
Progent provides small and medium size businesses professional consulting for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN products from leading firewall and Virtual Private Network security vendors including WatchGuard, Juniper Networks, and SonicWALL. Progent can help you create a comprehensive security plan and select the right products from a variety of suppliers to achieve your security objectives while staying within your budget limits.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight series of managed services is intended 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: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based machine learning technology to guard endpoint devices and servers and VMs against new malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including protection, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Endpoint Protection
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools incorporated within one agent accessible from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique requirements and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that call for urgent attention. Progent can also assist you to install and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of critical data, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can help you to restore your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering and email encryption service that uses the infrastructure of top data security vendors to provide web-based control and world-class protection for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway appliance to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based threats. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises gateway device provides a further layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic 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 ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hardware environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied a single hosting service. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Infrastructure Documentation and Password Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, find and protect information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSLs or domains. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save up to half of time wasted looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your business network such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you need when you need it. Learn more details about ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Expert Network Security Design
Every business ought to have a carefully considered security program that includes both preventive procedures and reaction plans. The pre-attack strategy is a collection of steps designed to reduce security weaknesses. The reactive plan assists your company's security personnel to evaluate the damage caused by a security penetration, repair the damage, document the experience, and get the IT network running as quickly as possible.

Progent's expert IS security consultants can to assist you to perform a comprehensive vulnerability evaluation and create a company-wide security plan to implement security policies and mechanisms to reduce future attacks and threats.

CISM Qualified Information Security Consulting Expertise
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) organization describes the basic competencies and global standards of skill that IT security managers are required to master. CISM gives business management the assurance that those who have qualified for their CISM certification have the background and knowledge to provide efficient security administration and consulting consulting. Progent offers the expertise of CISM Premier security professionals to assist companies with:

  • Network Security Processes
  • Risk Management
  • IS Security Program Management
  • Network Security Administration
  • Response Planning
Read more information about Progent's CISM Certified Network Security Consulting Services.

CISSP Accredited Security Engineering Assistance
The CISSP credential recognizes expertise with a worldwide standard for information security. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has awarded the CISSP credential recognition in the field of data protection stipulated by ISO 17024. Progent offers the services of security consultants who have qualified for CISSP accreditation. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified consultant to help your enterprise in a broad range of security areas such as:

  • Security Administration Practices
  • Security Infrastructure and Paradigms
  • Access Control Systems and Processes
  • Software Development Security
  • Operations Security
  • Site Security
  • Data Encryption Technology
  • Telecom, Network and Internet Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Find out more information concerning Progent's CISSP Accredited Cybersecurity Consulting Expertise.

CISSP-ISSAP Certified Secure System Architecture Consulting Support
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Certified system architecture professionals are experts who have earned ISSAP status through rigorous testing and extensive work with information security design. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) credential indicates demonstrated competence in the most in-depth requirements of information system security architecture bounded by the wider scope of information system security expertise required for CISSP accreditation. Progent's ISSAP-premier security experts can help your business with all phases of architecture security such as.

  • Access Management Mechanisms and Methodologies
  • Telecom and Network Infrastructure Protection
  • Cryptography Options
  • Requirements Analysis and Security Criteria
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Site Security
Learn additional details concerning Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure Information System Architecture Consulting Professionals.

CISA Accredited Network Security Auditing Engineering Services
The Certified Information Systems Auditor credential is a globally recognized qualification that signifies expertise in IS security auditing. Certified by the American National Standards Institute, the CISA accreditation has consultants undergo an extensive examination given by the ISACA international professional association. Progent's CISA information security audit consultants can assist your IT organization in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Process
  • Information Technology Enforcement
  • Network Assets and Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • Information Technology Service Delivery
  • Protecting Data Assets
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Find out additional details about Progent's CISA Qualified Security Auditing Consulting Expertise.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants
The CRISC program was established by ISACA to verify an IT professional's ability to plan, deploy, and maintain information system control mechanisms to reduce network risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to develop and execute a business continuity or disaster recovery plan that follows leading practices identified by CRISC and crafted to match your company's risk tolerance, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC-certified IT risk management consultants offer a variety of risk evaluation services including:

  • Collect information and review documentation to identify major vulnerabilities
  • Identify statutory, industry, and business mandates and company standards associated with your information system to determine their possible influence on your business goals
  • Point out potential threats for your business workflows to assist in evaluating your corporate risk
  • Create a risk awareness initiative and conduct training to ensure your organization understand information system risk so they can contribute to your risk control process
  • Connect identified risk vectors to related operational processes to help determine risk ownership
  • Validate risk appetite with your senior leadership and major stakeholders to ensure they are in agreement
Find out more information concerning Progent's CRISC Risk Management Consultants.

GIAC Certified Network Security Consulting Expertise
GIAC was founded in 1999 to validate the knowledge of computer security experts. GIAC's goal is to ensure that an accredited professional has the knowledge necessary to provide support in vital areas of network, data, and program security. GIAC accreditations are recognized by companies and institutions throughout the world including and the United States NSA. Progent's GIAC information security audit consultants are available to help your IT organization with:

  • Auditing IT Infrastructure
  • Incident Response
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Web Application Security
  • SIEM solutions
Learn additional details concerning Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Services.

Contact a Security Specialist
To find out how you can get in touch with a security engineer for online or onsite help in Minnesota, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Remote Computer Help.