Business information networks in the state of Minnesota can have fast and affordable remote technical support from Progent's accredited network security consultants to resolve critical security issues. Rates are competitive, billing is by the minute, engagement is fast, and support is world class. Progent also provides help for long-term projects that requires the expertise of seasoned security engineers with top security credentials.

In case your Minnesota network is located outside of major urban neighborhoods like Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, or Bloomington, access to local certified security consultants may be problematic during an emergency. This can result in lost revenue for your business, angry customers, unproductive employees, and defocused executives. By utilizing Progent's remote support, you can get in touch with a Premier security consultant ready to provide assistance when you have to have it to keep your network running and restore your information.

Progent can help you in all your initiatives to defend your network with support ranging from security checks to developing a company-wide security strategy. Progent offers economical service to assist small and midsize companies to configure and manage secure networks powered by Windows and Cisco technology and that may include servers and desktops running UNIX or Linux operating systems as well as mobile users with Apple iOS handhelds or Android or Windows Phone smart phones and tablets.

Progent can also help you outsource spam blocking and defense against email-borne security threats. Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that incorporates the technology of top data security companies to provide centralized control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne threats. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a further layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises security gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that stays inside your security perimeter.

Progent's certified professionals are available remotely or on site to offer a variety of emergency or project-based network security services which include:

  • Run automated network security audits
  • Recover rapidly after attacks
  • Install firewalls from multiple vendors
  • Configure secure methods for remote and mobile access
  • Install effective utilities for automatic protection against spam and directory harvest attacks
  • Develop a comprehensive security strategy with proactive monitoring
  • Provide comprehensive Help Desk Support
  • Create an effective network backup and restore solution centered on Data Protection Manager automated backup technology
If your network has an emergency requirement for computer security help, refer to Progent's Urgent Remote Technical Support.

Progent's consultants can deliver world-class services in vital fields of system protection that include auditing, firewall and VPN expertise, and advanced security planning.

Security Assessment
Progent's certified security engineers can assess the vulnerability of your existing computer security systems through comprehensive remote automated analysis via sophisticated utilities and tested procedures. Progent's skill in this testing saves you time and money and assures a detailed picture of security holes. The knowledge your business is provided can form the foundation of a network protection strategy that can permit your network to operate dependably and respond rapidly to new threats.

Automated Security Audits
Progent provides consulting in the application of security testing products including MBSA and LANguard from GFI for economically performing a variety of programmed network auditing scans to uncover possible security weaknesses. Progent has broad knowledge of additional security analysis utilities including NMAP Port Scanner, AMAP application mapper, eEye Vulnerability Scanner, plus utilities like SolarWinds, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can help you to understand audit reports and respond effectively.

Progent can help you design security into your company operations, install auditing tools, define and deploy a protected network environment, and recommend policies to maximize the safety of your IT system. Progent's security engineers are ready to help you set up a firewall, implement safe remote connectivity to email and data, and integrate VPN. Find out additional information on Progent's network security evaluation.

Security Inventory Packages for Small Companies
Progent offers two ultra-affordable security inventory scanning packages intended to enable small businesses to receive an impartial security evaluation from a certified security specialist. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to evaluate the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured external location. The process is directed by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials and who produces a document that details and analyzes the data collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where appropriate.

Network Intrusion Testing Consulting
Stealth intrusion testing is a key part of any successful IT system security plan. Progentís security professionals can perform thorough intrusion checks without the awareness of your organization's internal network support resources. Unannounced penetration testing uncovers whether existing security monitoring systems such as intrusion detection alerts and event log monitoring are properly configured and actively monitored. Learn additional information about Progent's network security penetration testing consulting.

Firewalls and VPN Expertise
Progent's expertise in security technology encompasses extensive field work with leading firewalls and Virtual Private Network (VPN) products from a variety of companies including Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the services of engineers who have earned important industry accreditations such as CCIE and Microsoft MCSE.

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Series Firewalls, and PIX Security Appliances Configuration and Debugging
The latest generation of ASA 5500-X Family of firewalls with Firepower Services deliver substantially more performance than Cisco's legacy PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for new installations. After Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the entire line of Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls can be configured to support Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the world's most deployed intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services bring powerful new features such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network consultants can assist you to manage your legacy PIX or ASA 5500 firewalls and upgrade to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer online and on-premises support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help your company to plan, configure, tune, manage and troubleshoot firewall environments built around Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. See additional details about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services integration and debugging support.

Cisco Network Security and Virtual Private Network Engineering Services
Cisco's network security and remote connection products offer a full line of manageable security solutions to help protect your local and remote information system. Cisco's VPN product family includes routers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's expert staff of consultants includes experienced specialists with Cisco CCIE and Cisco Certified Network Professional qualifications who are able to assist your business to evaluate Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security technologies that fit best with your company objectives. Learn more details concerning Progent's Consulting Services for Cisco Security Solutions and Virtual Private Network Products.

Support Expertise for Additional Firewall and VPN Technology
Progent offers small and mid-size companies professional support for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN solutions from major firewall and VPN security vendors including Check Point Software, Juniper Networks, and SonicWALL. Progent can help you design a detailed security plan and choose the right products from multiple suppliers to achieve your security objectives while sticking within your spending limits.

Progent's Low-Cost Managed Services for Information Assurance
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of network monitoring and management services is intended to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all aspects of information assurance. ProSight managed services available from Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that incorporates next generation behavior analysis tools to defend endpoint devices and servers and VMs against modern malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a single platform to address the entire malware attack lifecycle including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time system-wide immunization against new threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device management, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's specific requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that require urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.

ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Cloud Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and allows rapid restoration of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged due to component failures, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide world-class expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when necessary, can assist you to restore your critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.

ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that incorporates the technology of leading data security vendors to deliver centralized control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne malware. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more information, visit ProSight 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 or mid-size organization can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant 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 customer retains ownership of the data, the OS software, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware solution without a time-consuming and technically risky reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied a single hosting provider. Find out more details 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, update, retrieve and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time thrown away searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network such as recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you need when you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Expert Security Planning
Any company should develop a carefully considered security program that includes both preventive processes and reaction planning. The proactive plan is a set of steps designed to minimize vulnerabilities. The post-attack plan helps your company's IT security engineers to assess the impact resulting from a security penetration, fix the system, document the experience, and get business functions running as soon as possible.

Progent's expert information security consultants can to help your company to run a full risk assessment and create a network security strategy to implement security policies and mechanisms to reduce future attacks and dangers.

CISM Accredited System Security Consulting Services
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) organization describes the basic competencies and international standards of skill that information security managers are expected to learn. CISM gives executive management the assurance that consultants who have qualified for their CISM certification possess the background and knowledge to provide effective security administration and consulting consulting. Progent offers the support of CISM Premier security professionals to help companies with:

  • IS Security Processes
  • Risk Management
  • IS Security Implementation Management
  • Network Security Management
  • Recovery Management
Learn more information about Progent's CISM Certified Information Security Engineering Services.

CISSP Certified Security Consulting Services
The CISSP credential denotes mastery of an international standard for network security. The American National Standards Institute has granted the CISSP credential accreditation in the area of data security defined by ISO 17024. Progent offers access to of security experts who have qualified for CISSP certification. Progent can give you access to a CISSP-certified consultant to help your enterprise in a variety security fields such as:

  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Infrastructure and Paradigms
  • Access Management Systems and Methodology
  • Software Development Security
  • Operations Security
  • Site Security
  • Cryptography Mechanisms
  • Telecom, Network and Internet Security
  • Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Read more information concerning Progent's CISSP-certified Cybersecurity Consulting Services.

CISSP-ISSAP Accredited Secure System Architecture Engineering Assistance
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Premier system architecture engineers are experts who have earned ISSAP Certification as a result of thorough testing and extensive work with network security design. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) certification indicates demonstrated mastery in the most in-depth demands of information security architecture within the wider scope of IS security knowledge required for CISSP accreditation. Progent's ISSAP-certified security consultants can assist your company with all phases of secure network architecture including.

  • Access Control Systems and Techniques
  • Phone System and Network Infrastructure Protection
  • Cryptography Solutions
  • Requirements Analysis and Security Criteria
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Site Security
Read additional information about Progent's ISSAP Accredited Secure Information System Architecture Support Expertise.

CISA Certified Information System Security Auditing Consulting Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential is a recognized achievement that indicates mastery in IS security audit and control. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute, the CISA accreditation requires that candidates pass a comprehensive examination administered by the ISACA professional group. Progent's CISA-certified IS security audit engineers can assist your IT organization in the areas of:

  • IS Audit Services
  • IT Enforcement
  • Network Assets and Infrastructure Planned Useful Life
  • IT Support
  • Safeguarding Information Resources
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Learn additional details concerning Progent's CISA Certified Security Auditing Consulting Expertise.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants
The CRISC certification program was established by ISACA in 2010 to validate an IT professional's skills to plan, deploy, and support IS controls to mitigate network risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist your company to develop and carry out a business continuity strategy based on industry best practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to match your organization's risk appetite, business goals, and IT budget. Progent's CRISC-certified network risk mitigation specialists can provide a variety of risk identification services including:

  • Collect data and review documentation to evaluate major vulnerabilities
  • Identify legal, regulatory, and business mandates and organizational policies associated with your information system to determine their possible influence on your strategic objectives
  • Point out potential vulnerabilities for your operational processes to assist in analyzing your enterprise risk
  • Develop a risk awareness initiative and conduct seminars to make sure your organization appreciate IT risk so they can assist with your risk management process
  • Match key risk vectors to your associated operational procedures to help determine risk ownership
  • Validate risk tolerance with your senior leadership and major stakeholders to ensure they are in agreement
Learn the details concerning Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants.

GIAC Accredited IS Security Consulting Expertise
Global Information Assurance Certification was established in 1999 to certify the skill of computer security engineers. GIAC's mission is to verify that an accredited security consultant possesses the knowledge necessary to deliver services in critical areas of network, data, and application security. GIAC certifications are recognized by businesses and institutions all over the world including and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Progent's GIAC-certified security audit engineers are available to assist your IT organization in the areas of:

  • Auditing Perimeters
  • Incident Response
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Web Application Security
  • SIEM solutions
Learn more details about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Support.

Talk to a Certified Security Engineer
To learn how to contact a certified Progent security engineer for remote or onsite help in Minnesota, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Online Network Help.