ProSight Active Security Monitoring Services and Ransomware DefenseProgent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services feature behavior-analysis technology to provide advanced protection for endpoints and servers. This modern approach to malware defense addresses the new wave of cyber attacks, like ransomware, which easily avoid detection by traditional signature-based anti-virus (AV) techniques. ProSight ASM gives small and mid-sized companies the benefits of the same AV technology deployed by some of the world's largest enterprises including Walmart, Netflix, Visa, Citi, NASDAQ, and Salesforce. By providing real-time malware blocking, detection, mitigation, recovery and forensics in a single integrated platform, ProSight ASM lowers total cost of ownership, streamlines management, and expedites recovery. The next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) engine incorporated in ProSight ASM was ranked by Gartner Group as the industry's "most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform."

Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services rely on a low-profile software agent running on every protected device in order to create an active security grid that reacts to potential malware in real time and orchestrates unified defense featuring:

  • Real-time protection for Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices
  • Support for VMs powered by Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer virtualization platforms
  • In-depth OS-level monitoring
  • Signature-less heuristics and extensive automation
  • Modern behavioral analysis
  • Detection of new generation attacks from all vectors
  • Automated post-attack remediation
  • Single-click rollback to last safe state after ransomware attack
  • Instant and automatic immunization across the entire device grid
  • Real-time visualization of an attack's progression through your network
  • Comprehensive forensics for identifying vulnerabilities
  • Centralized web-accessible management console
  • HIPPA and PCI compliant
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is available as an affordable fixed-cost monthly service, requires no special hardware, and protects onsite, mobile, and cloud-based resources. In case you experience a successful cyber attack, Progent can provide the services of CISSP-certified cybersecurity experts to work as your red team to help you utilize ProSight ASM's advanced tools to contain the intrusion, remove the malware from all affected devices, evaluate the damage, rollback your system to the last known healthy state, and document the source of the attack and its storyline within your network.

ProSight Active Security Monitoring and Today's Threat Landscape
Over 97% of successful malware attacks could have been blocked by modern security tools. But the industry has come to realize that, unfortunately, some attacks will succeed despite the best defenses. The modern security landscape is too filled with bad actors, including state-sponsored cyber criminals, for any enterprise to be entirely safe. With this in mind, ProSight Active Security Monitoring is designed not just to prevent malware from gaining access to your network, but also to react decisively to any detected penetration. This includes immediate isolation of compromised devices, automatic threat removal, machine-speed immunization of all endpoints via device-resident agents, single-click restore to a safe state, and comprehensive forensics to show you how to bolster your security profile to foil future attacks. By delivering leading-edge protection during all phases of a cyber attack, ProSight ASM provides a comprehensive solution for dealing with the increasingly dire security landscape and avoiding the financial and reputation loss associated with a major security breach.

Endpoints such as desktops, notebooks and smartphones are the most susceptible and most commonly attacked elements of an IT network. ProSight Active Security Monitoring services offer a unified endpoint protection (EPP) platform to handle the complete lifecycle of a cyber attack including blocking, identification, remediation, restoration and analytics. Threats managed by ProSight ASM include:

  • File-based attacks like ransomware, trojans, worms, backdoors and payload-based attacks
  • File-less and memory-only attacks without disk-based indicators
  • Document-based attacks incorporated within macros and Office and Adobe files
  • Phishing and spear phishing email-based attacks (which are responsible for more than 90+ of security breaches)
  • Web browser-based attacks embedded in drive-by downloads, Flash, Java, Javascript, VBS, IFraME.htmL5, and plug-ins
  • Live attacks based on scripts like PowerShell, Powersploit, WMI, and VBS
  • Credential-based attacks such as credential-scraping, Mimikatz, and tokens
ProSight ASM's Behavior-based Threat Detection
Older-generation anti-virus (AV) software uses so-called "signature matching" as its primary mechanism for malware detection. With this technique, a distinct file hash, known as a signature, is calculated for every familiar threat. AV programs continually compare incoming data against ever-expanding signature tables, and block anything with a tell-tale signature. The problem with this technique is that new threats are now being generated much faster than AV labs can create and publish signatures. Next-generation AV platforms supplement traditional signature matching with behavior analysis. This technology examines the actions of a possible threat and decides whether the behavior is normal and safe or abnormal and potentially dangerous. For example, does the code in question impact an unusually large number of processes? Does it modify the registry? Does it log keystrokes? Basically, behavior analysis focuses on suspicious activities rather than on a signature, which a hacker can easily nullify just by changing a few inconsequential bytes of malware code.

Prevention: Prior to the Attack
New threats are being manufactured fast enough to overwhelm the capacity of signature-based AV platform providers. The industry has broadly recognized the shortcomings of signature-matching EPP since 2012. Since then things have grown worse quickly enough to quality as a crisis.

ProSight ASM Endpoint Protection Services

Malware production has increased far faster than signature-based AV technology can respond

ProSight ASM uses intelligent cloud-based resources and reputation services from major vendors to block known threats. This combined with deep file inspection and dynamic blacklisting and whitelisting give ProSight ASM an advantage over traditional AV products. However, prevention is only the first stage of modern AV defense. Sophisticated exploits, file-less and script-based attacks routinely slip by signature-matching systems. As an example, malware packers compress attack code to camouflage malicious software so security researchers and AV software are unable to recognize the threat.

Detection and Response: During the Attack
The second part of the EPP lifecycle involves reacting to a cyber attack while the malicious code is executing. ProSight ASM uses next-generation endpoint protection technology to spot malicious activity caused by any threat that breaks through the first line of defense. In order to compromise data, even file-less threats like a memory-based attack perform recognizable activities such as creating an executable file without permission. ProSight ASM's compact agent monitors activity in every protected endpoint device and uses advanced behavioral threat analysis and full execution context to detect new attacks as soon as they start. When an attack is identified, ProSight ASM at once isolates the impacted endpoint from the network to contain the damage. Since the ProSight ASM agent operates autonomously, endpoints remain secured even when they are disconnected from the Internet.

Remediation: After the Attack
After containing an attack, ProSight ASM starts the mitigation phase of protection. When ProSight ASM is integrated with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (Windows VSS), changes to data caused by a cyber attack can be automatically rolled back to a trusted state with one click. ProSight ASM also logs any system-level files and settings that were altered by the attack and what files were fixed. Whenever ProSight ASM uncovers a new malware binary, the code is flagged and all devices on the network that are protected by agents are immunized against the new attack. Also, the ProSight ASM management console offers extensive forensics such as an intuitive visualization of the attack's storyline across the network from beginning to end. This audit trail of how an attack progressed through the network helps you assess the damage and highlights vulnerabilities in policies or work habits that should be corrected to avoid future breaches.

ProSight ASM Attack Storyline

ProSight ASM's management console provides a real-time storyline of a threat's path through the network

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Additional ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent's ProSight family of network management services includes other affordable, fixed-price managed services that allow you to outsource key aspects of IT network management including backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure monitoring and management, email content filtering, VM hosting, and IT documentation management. By partnering with some of the industry's leading technology vendors, Progent can offer small and mid-size businesses the benefits of the same advanced technology used by the world's largest enterprises. Managed services offered by Progent include:

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical multi-layer protection for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's specific needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will assist you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that call for immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also help your company to install and test a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid restoration of vital data, applications and VMs that have become lost or damaged due to component breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide advanced support to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when needed, can help you to recover your critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup.

  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading data security companies to provide centralized management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway device to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps most unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more information, see Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for smaller businesses to map out, track, optimize and troubleshoot their networking hardware such as switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, printers, client computers and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of almost all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that need critical software patches, or isolating performance issues. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your network operating efficiently by tracking the health of critical assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is sent automatically to your designated IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential issues can be addressed before they can impact your network. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
    With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and managed by Progent's IT 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 ported easily to an alternate hosting solution without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into a single hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By updating and managing your network documentation, you can save up to 50% of time spent trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you require when you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and low-cost way for small and mid-size organizations to obtain an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your core network assets conform to best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also come with one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with information security standards, higher utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. Learn more about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service centered on a phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is intended to evaluate your company's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information about your existing AV defense and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy a cost-effective security and backup environment that minimizes your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your business requirements. For details, visit Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.

The Progent Edge
Progent's roster of over 100 IT consultants includes experts who have earned certifications in all facets of network technology associated with small and mid-size businesses. This broad scope of skills positions Progent to be your single point of contact with technology vendors and a reliable source of guidance and troubleshooting know-how to help you manage your business network. Progent has built an especially strong team of data security specialists who can help you protect your information and maximize the business value of your network. Besides the endpoint security offered by ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent provides additional managed services and value-priced service packages intended to assist small and mid-size organizations to build and manage networks that deliver enterprise-class security and compliance on a small-business budget.

Progent offers expert support for all endpoints, servers and VMs protected by ProSight Active Security Monitoring. Expertise offered by Progent includes Windows 10 configuration, Linux integration, Mac OS X and macOS support, iPhone and iPad management, Android integration, Windows Server 2019 migration consulting, Windows Hyper-V support, and VMware vSphere planning and support. To implement the single-click rollback feature of ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent's Windows Server consultants can assist you to configure Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service. In addition, Progent offers remote and on-premises support from certified Cisco CCIE network infrastructure consultants to help you design, secure, or troubleshoot your infrastructure. If your network makes use of public cloud services, Progent can provide the expertise of Microsoft Azure consultants and Amazon AWS consultants to help you build and manage hybrid networking solutions that seamlessly integrate local and cloud-based resources.

Other Affor5dable Service Packages Available from Progent
In addition to the ProSight suite of network management services, Progent offers affordable, one-time service packages to assist small and mid-size companies to verify compliance with internal or regulatory security requirements. These low-cost services include security vulnerability evaluation and penetration testing. Progent can also provide high-level disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help make sure you can resume your business activity as soon as possible following a catastrophe.

Contact Progent about ProSight Active Security Monitoring Services
To find out more about how Progent can help you set up an affordable, fully managed endpoint security solution with ProSight Active Security Monitoring, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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