Small business information networks in Minnesota can have prompt and economical remote access to Progent's qualified network security engineers to fix critical security issues. Rates are competitive, charges are by the minute, sign-up is quick, and service is world class. Progent also provides help for long-term projects that demand the knowledge of seasoned security engineers with top industry certifications.

In case your Minnesota company is some distance from larger urban areas like Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, or Bloomington, contact with nearby accredited security experts could be problematic during an emergency. This can cause a drop in income for your company, angry customers, idle employees, and distracted management. By utilizing Progent, you can get in touch with a Certified security consultant who can provide expertise whenever you require it to get your computer network on line and salvage your data.

Progent can help you at any level in your efforts to defend your network with support services that ranges from network security checks to creating a comprehensive security plan. Progent provides affordable support to help small and midsize companies to set up and manage protected IT environments based on Windows and Cisco products and that can include servers and desktops running UNIX or Linux platforms plus BYOD clients with Apple iPhones and iPads or Android or Windows Phone handsets.

Progent can also help you outsource spam blocking and protection from email-borne attacks. Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that incorporates the technology of leading data security vendors to provide web-based control and comprehensive security for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway device to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a further layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also enable Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that stays within your corporate firewall.

Progent's security professionals are accessible online or in person to offer a range of emergency or longer-term network security services including:

  • Perform thorough security audits
  • Recuperate quickly after attacks
  • Install hardware and software firewalls
  • Configure secure techniques for offsite and mobile connectivity
  • Deploy advanced applications for protection against viruses, spam and DHAs
  • Help create a comprehensive security plan with 24x7 security monitoring
  • Offer comprehensive Call Center Support
  • Create an effective data backup and business continuity solution based on Data Protection Manager (DPM) backup capability
If your company has an emergency requirement for computer security help, refer to Progent's Emergency Online Technical Help.

Progent's support professionals offer advanced services in vital facets of network security that include security assessment, firewalls and VPN, and advanced security planning.

System Assessment
Progent's certified security engineers can assess the vulnerability of your existing computer security environment through exhaustive remote automated analysis via sophisticated software tools and tested procedures. Progent's skill in administering this service saves your company consulting fees and assures a detailed picture of gaps. The knowledge your business gains can make up the foundation of a security strategy that can permit your information system to operate safely and react rapidly to new risks.

Automated Vulnerability Assessment
Progent provides expertise in the use of security auditing products including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and GFI LANguard for affordably performing a set of programmed network testing checks to uncover possible security problems. Progent has extensive experience with other network auditing tools such as NMAP, AMAP, eEye, as well as tools like Metasploit Framework, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can show you how to understand audit reports and react effectively.

Progent can help you build security into your company processes, configure scanning tools, define and implement a secure system environment, and suggest policies to maximize the security of your IT system. Progent's security consultants are ready to assist you to set up a firewall, design secure remote connectivity to email and data, and integrate VPN. Find out more on Progent's network security analysis.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Bundles for Small Companies
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable security inventory bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive an impartial security evaluation from a certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine inside your firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to internal attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a secured remote location. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations and who produces a document that details and interprets the data captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements if appropriate.

Network Security Penetration Testing Consulting
Stealth penetration checking is an important part of any serious IT system security plan. Progentís security experts can run extensive intrusion checks without the knowledge of your company's in-house network support resources. Unannounced penetration checking shows whether current security monitoring tools such as intrusion incident alerts and event history analysis are correctly configured and consistently checked. Find out additional information on Progent's network penetration testing support services.

Firewall And Virtual Private Network (VPN) Expertise
Progent's background in security solutions includes in-depth familiarity with leading firewalls and VPN products from multiple vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent can provide the services of consultants with key networking certifications including Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Microsoft MCSE.

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Firewalls, and PIX 500 Firewalls Integration and Troubleshooting
The new Cisco ASA 5500-X Series of firewalls with Firepower Services provide significantly more performance than Cisco's earlier PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have superseded the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for all new deployments. Following Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole family of ASA 5500-X devices can be provisioned to support Firepower Services, based on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the market's most popular network intrusion protection system. Firepower services bring enhanced features including advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and security automation. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network consultants can assist you to manage your existing PIX or ASA 5500 security appliances or upgrade to ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants can provide online and on-premises support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can assist your organization to design, integrate, optimize, manage and debug firewall environments based on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Find out additional details about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower integration and debugging services.

Cisco Security and VPN Support Services
Cisco's security and offsite access technology provide a full range of manageable security products to help protect your local and remote information system. Cisco's VPN line features switches, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's professional consulting staff includes field-proven engineers with Cisco CCIE and Cisco Certified Network Professional certifications who are able to assist your company to evaluate Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security technologies that align most closely with your business goals. Learn additional information concerning Progent's Engineering Services for Cisco Security Solutions and VPN Products.

Consulting Services for Additional Firewall and VPN Technology
Progent offers small and medium size businesses professional consulting for Intrusion Protection products and IPsec VPN solutions from major firewall and VPN security companies including Check Point Software, Juniper, and SonicWall. Progent can show you how to design a detailed security plan and select the right technologies from a variety of vendors to support your security objectives while staying within your budget restraints.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Security
Progent's affordable ProSight family of managed services is intended to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all facets of information assurance and compliance. ProSight managed services offered by Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to guard endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely evade legacy signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including blocking, detection, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring 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 affordable in-depth security for physical servers and VMs, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within one agent accessible from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's specific needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection standards. Progent will help you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts 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 (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and enables fast recovery of critical files, apps and VMs that have become lost or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can provide world-class support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to restore your critical data. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.

ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that uses the infrastructure of top data security companies to provide centralized control and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway appliance to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device adds a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines 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 Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and managed by Progent's network support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved easily to a different hardware environment without a time-consuming and difficult configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: IT Documentation and Password Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, retrieve and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT documentation, you can save up to 50% of time wasted looking for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you need the instant you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Certified Security Design
Any company ought to have a thoroughly considered security strategy that includes both pre-attack processes and response planning. The proactive plan is a collection of steps that help to reduce security weaknesses. The reactive plan assists your company's IT security personnel to assess the impact resulting from a security penetration, fix the network, document the event, and get the IT network operational as quickly as possible.

Progent's certified IT security engineers are available to help your business to perform a comprehensive risk assessment and create a company-wide security plan to establish security processes and controls to minimize ongoing assaults and dangers.

CISM Accredited Security Consulting Services
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) committee defines the basic capabilities and worldwide standards of performance that information security professionals are required to learn. CISM provides executive management the assurance that consultants who have earned their CISM credential possess the background and knowledge to deliver efficient security administration and consulting consulting. Progent can provide the expertise of CISM Premier security professionals to help companies with:

  • Information Security Strategies
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • IS Security Program Management
  • Information Security Administration
  • Response Management
Read additional information concerning Progent's CISM Certified Security Consulting Expertise.

CISSP Accredited Security Consulting Services
CISSP denotes expertise with an international standard for data security. The American National Standards Institute has awarded the CISSP credential recognition in the field of data security under ISO/IEC 17024. Progent offers access to of security experts who have earned CISSP certification. Progent can give you access to a CISSP-certified professional to help your company in a broad range of security areas such as:

  • Security Management Procedures
  • Security Infrastructure and Models
  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Applications Development Security
  • Operations Security
  • Site Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Mechanisms
  • Telecom, LAN and WAN Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Learn more details concerning Progent's CISSP-certified Network Security Consulting Professionals.

CISSP-ISSAP Accredited Secure System Architecture Engineering Assistance
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Certified IT architecture professionals are experts who have earned ISSAP Certification through rigorous examination and extensive work with network security design. The ISSAP certification represents demonstrated skill in the most complex demands of information system security architecture bounded by the wider field of information system security knowledge needed for CISSP certification. Progent's ISSAP-premier security experts can help your company with all aspects of secure network architecture including.

  • Access Management Systems and Methodologies
  • Phone System and Network Protection
  • Data Encryption Solutions
  • Requirements Analysis and Security Guidelines
  • Business Continuity Planning and DRP
  • Hardware Security
Read additional details concerning Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure System Architecture Engineering Expertise.

CISA Qualified IS Security Auditing Engineering Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor accreditation is a globally recognized qualification that signifies mastery in information system security auditing. Certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CISA credential requires that consultants pass a comprehensive test administered by the ISACA international professional group. Progent's CISA-qualified IS security audit specialists can assist your business in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Process
  • IT Administration
  • Systems and Architecture Planned Useful Life
  • Information Technology Service Delivery
  • Protecting Data Resources
  • Business Continuity Planning
Find out more information about Progent's CISA Certified Information System Security Auditing Consulting Services.

CRISC Consultants
The CRISC program was established by ISACA in 2010 to verify a consultant's skills to design, implement, and support information system controls to mitigate risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to help your company to create and execute a workplace continuity plan based on leading practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to align with your organization's risk appetite, business objectives, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC-qualified IT risk management specialists offer a range of risk assessment services such as:

  • Collect information and study documentation to evaluate major vulnerabilities
  • Identify statutory, industry, and contractual mandates and organizational standards associated with your information system to assess their possible impact on your business objectives
  • Identify possible vulnerabilities for your business processes to help in evaluating your corporate risk
  • Create a risk awareness program and provide seminars to make sure your organization understand IS risk so they can assist with your risk management program
  • Connect identified risk vectors to your associated operational procedures to help assign risk responsibility
  • Validate risk appetite with executive leadership and major stakeholders to make sure they are in agreement
Get additional details concerning Progent's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants.

GIAC Accredited Network Security Consulting Assistance
Global Information Assurance Certification was established in 1999 to validate the skill of IT security experts. GIAC's mission is to verify that an accredited professional possesses the skills appropriate to provide support in critical areas of system, data, and application software security. GIAC certifications are recognized by businesses and institutions all over the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent's GIAC IS security audit engineers can assist your IT organization in the areas of:

  • Assessing Security Systems
  • Incident Response
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Web-based Application Security
  • SIEM solutions
Find out additional details concerning Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Support.

Contact a Certified Progent Security Engineer
To learn how you can access a certified Progent security engineer for online or on-premises expertise in Minnesota, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Online Network Support.