Small business IT networks in North Dakota can depend on quick and affordable online technical support from Progent's qualified security consultants to fix complex security problems. The cost is reasonable, charges are by the minute, engagement is immediate, and support is unbeatable. Progent also provides assistance for long-term projects that requires the expertise of senior security consultants with high-level security certifications.

In case your North Dakota business is situated outside of larger metropolitan neighborhoods including Fargo, Bismark, or Grand Forks, contact with nearby certified security experts could be problematic during an urgent situation. This could mean lost income for your business, angry clients, idle workers, and defocused executives. By utilizing Progent, you have access to a Premier security consultant who can offer assistance when you have to have it to keep your network running and salvage your information.

Progent can assist you at any level in your initiatives to guard your network with services that ranges from security checks to developing a comprehensive security strategy. Progent offers affordable service to assist businesses of all sizes to configure and maintain protected networks based on Windows and Cisco products and that can include computers running UNIX or Linux platforms plus mobile users with Apple iOS iPhones and iPads or Google Android or Windows Phone devices.

Progent can also assist you to outsource spam blocking and protection from e-mail-based security threats. Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that uses the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to deliver centralized management and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall.

Progent's certified professionals are accessible online or in person to offer a variety of emergency or project-based computer security services such as:

  • Perform automated security audits
  • Recover promptly after virus and worm attacks
  • Set up hardware and software firewalls
  • Configure secure methods for offsite and mobile access
  • Deploy advanced software for automatic defense against viruses, spam and DHAs
  • Develop a company-wide security strategy with proactive network monitoring
  • Provide comprehensive Call Center Services
  • Create a practical backup and disaster recovery plan centered on Microsoft DPM automated backup technology
If your business has an urgent need for IT security help, refer to Progent's Urgent Online Technical Help.

Progent's consultants can deliver advanced support in vital facets of computer protection including analysis, firewall and VPN solutions, and advanced security consulting.

Security Audits
Progent's certified security consultants can evaluate the strength of your existing network protection environment by performing exhaustive remote automated testing via sophisticated utilities and proven procedures. Progent's experience in administering this testing saves you money and offers an objective picture of security holes. The information your IT organization gains can be used as the foundation of a security strategy that will permit your network to run safely and respond rapidly to new risks.

Automated Security Evaluation
Progent provides expertise in the use of security testing utilities including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner for economically performing a variety of automatic system testing checks to identify possible security weaknesses. Progent has broad experience with additional security analysis products including NMAP, AMAP Application Scanner, eEye Vulnerability Scanner, plus utilities like SolarWinds, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can show you how to make sense of audit reports and react effectively.

Progent can show you how to design protection into your company operations, install scanning applications, plan and deploy a protected system environment, and suggest policies to optimize the security of your network. Progent's security consultants are able to help you configure a firewall, design safe remote connectivity to email and data, and integrate virtual private network. Learn additional information on Progent's network security audits.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Bundles for Small Companies
Progent offers two low-cost security inventory service packages designed to enable small companies to receive an independent security evaluation from a certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a network scan from an authorized computer within your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside attacks. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured remote location. The project is managed by a consultant with top security credentials and who generates a report that details and analyzes the data collected by the scan and suggests practical remediation where appropriate.

Stealth Penetration Analysis Consulting
Stealth intrusion checking is an important part of any successful network security plan. Progentís security professionals can run thorough intrusion checks without the knowledge of your organization's internal IT staff. Unannounced penetration testing shows whether existing security defense tools such as intrusion incident warnings and event history monitoring are correctly set up and actively monitored. Find out more about Progent's network penetration testing consulting.

Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
Progent's background in security technology includes in-depth familiarity with leading firewalls and VPN technology offered by a variety of companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec. Progent offers the support of engineers with important industry certifications including Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Series Firewalls, and PIX 500 Security Appliances Configuration and Troubleshooting
The latest generation of ASA 5500-X Series of firewalls with Firepower Services provide substantially more bang for the buck than Cisco's previous PIX and ASA 5500 firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX firewalls for all new deployments. Following Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire, the whole family of Cisco ASA 5500-X devices can be provisioned to enable Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort product, which is the market's most deployed network intrusion protection system (IPS). Firepower services bring enhanced features such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, dynamic threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to manage your legacy PIX or ASA 5500 firewalls and migrate to 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 help you to design, integrate, tune, administer and troubleshoot firewall solutions based on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Read more details about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services configuration and troubleshooting services.

Cisco Security and Virtual Private Network Consulting Expertise
Cisco's network security and offsite access technology provide a complete line of easy-to-administer security products to help safeguard your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's VPN line features switches, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and Virtual Private Network appliances. Progent's expert staff of consultants includes experienced specialists with Cisco's Certified Internetwork Expert and CCNP certifications who can assist your organization to select Cisco Virtual Private Network, Cisco RADIUS Security, and other Cisco security technologies that align best with your business objectives. Read more details about Progent's Support Expertise for Cisco Security Technology and Virtual Private Network Appliances.

Engineering Expertise for Additional Firewall and VPN Technology
Progent provides small and medium size organizations professional support for Intrusion Protection Systems and IPsec VPN solutions from major firewall and Virtual Private Network security vendors such as Check Point Software, Juniper Networks, and SonicWall. Progent can show you how to design a comprehensive security plan and choose the right technologies from multiple suppliers to support your security objectives while staying within your budget limits.

Progent's Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Security
Progent's affordable ProSight series of outsourced network management services is intended to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all aspects of information assurance. Managed services available from Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based machine learning tools to defend endpoints and servers and VMs against new malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to address the complete malware attack lifecycle including protection, infiltration detection, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against new threats. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection 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 heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's specific needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that call for immediate action. Progent's consultants can also help your company to install and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Exchange filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Cloud Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly cost, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and allows fast recovery of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS 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 protected on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class support to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can assist you to recover your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering and email encryption service that incorporates the technology of leading information security companies to deliver centralized control and world-class protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway device to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to external attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further layer of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more details, visit Email Guard spam and content filtering.

ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines 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 secure fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual machine host set up and managed by Progent's network support experts. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Because the system is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hardware environment without a time-consuming and technically risky configuration procedure. 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: IT Documentation and Password Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, update, retrieve and protect data related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time thrown away trying to find vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you need as soon as you need it. Find out more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Expert Network Security Design
Every business ought to develop a carefully considered security program that incorporates both preventive procedures and reaction planning. The proactive strategy is a collection of mechanisms designed to reduce vulnerabilities. The reactive strategy helps your security engineers to assess the impact resulting from an attack, fix the damage, record the experience, and get business functions restored as quickly as possible.

Progent's certified IT security consultants can to help you to run a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and define a company-wide security plan to establish security processes and mechanisms to minimize future assaults and dangers.

CISM Certified Security Support Expertise
The CISM organization defines the core capabilities and worldwide standards of performance that IT security managers are expected to master. It provides executive management the assurance that consultants who have qualified for their CISM certification possess the experience and capability to deliver effective security administration and support services. Progent can provide the support of CISM Premier security professionals to help businesses with:

  • IS Security Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Information Security Program Management
  • Information Security Administration
  • Recovery Management
Read more information about Progent's CISM Certified Network Security Engineering Services.

CISSP Certified Security Consulting Support
The CISSP credential recognizes mastery of an international standard for information security. ANSI has granted certification recognition in the area of data protection stipulated by ISO 17024. Progent offers the services of security professionals who have qualified for CISSP accreditation. Progent can give you access to a CISSP-certified professional to help your business in a broad range of security areas such as:

  • Security Administration Practices
  • Security Infrastructure and Models
  • Access Control Systems and Processes
  • Applications Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Physical Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Mechanisms
  • Telecom, Network and WAN Security
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
Learn additional details concerning Progent's CISSP Qualified Information Security Support Professionals.

CISSP-ISSAP Certified Secure IT Architecture Engineering Support
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Premier system architecture engineers are consultants who have earned ISSAP Certification through rigorous testing and significant experience with information security design. The ISSAP credential represents proven competence in the more complex requirements of information security architecture bounded by the broader field of information security knowledge needed for CISSP certification. Progent's ISSAP-certified security specialists can help your business with all phases of architecture security including.

  • Access Control Mechanisms and Methodologies
  • Telecom and Network Infrastructure Protection
  • Data Encryption Solutions
  • Requirements Evaluation and Security Guidelines
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Physical Security
Read additional information concerning Progent's ISSAP Accredited Secure System Architecture Support Professionals.

CISA Qualified Information System Security Auditing Consulting Support
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) accreditation is a prestigious qualification that signifies expertise in IS security auditing. Certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CISA credential requires that candidates pass a comprehensive examination administered by the ISACA professional group. Progent's CISA-certified network security audit engineers are available to assist your company in the areas of:

  • Information Systems Audit Process
  • IT Enforcement
  • Network Assets and Architecture Planned Useful Life
  • IT Support
  • Protecting Information Assets
  • Business Continuity Planning
Learn more details about Progent's CISA Accredited Information System Security Auditing Consulting Assistance.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Consultants
The CRISC certification program was established by ISACA to verify a consultant's ability to plan, deploy, and support IS control mechanisms to reduce network risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to assist your company to create and execute a business continuity plan that follows industry best practices promoted by CRISC and geared to align with your organization's risk appetite, business objectives, and IT budget. Progent's CRISC IT risk mitigation experts can provide a variety of risk evaluation services including:

  • Gather data and review documentation to identify significant vulnerabilities
  • Identify legal, regulatory, and business requirements and organizational policies associated with your information system to determine their potential impact on your strategic objectives
  • Identify potential vulnerabilities for your business processes to assist in analyzing your enterprise risk
  • Create a risk awareness initiative and provide seminars to ensure your stakeholders understand information system risk so they can contribute to your risk management process
  • Connect key risk scenarios to your associated business procedures to help assign risk ownership
  • Determine risk tolerance with executive management and key stakeholders to make sure they align
Get more information about Progent's CRISC Risk Management Experts.

GIAC Qualified IS Security Engineering Expertise
GIAC was founded in 1999 to certify the skill of network security experts. GIAC's mission is to make sure that a certified security consultant has the knowledge necessary to deliver services in key categories of network, information, and application security. GIAC accreditations are acknowledged by companies and government organizations around the world including and the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Progent's GIAC-qualified security audit engineers are available to help your company with:

  • Assessing Networks
  • Incident Response
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Web Services Security
  • SIEM solutions
Learn additional details about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Expertise.

Contact a Security Expert
To learn how you can access a Progent security engineer for remote or onsite expertise in North Dakota, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Remote Network Support.