Progent'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:
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.
- 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
- HIPAA and PCI compliant
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:
ProSight ASM's Behavior-based Threat Detection
- 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 a high percentage of security breaches)
- Live attacks based on scripts like PowerShell, Powersploit, WMI, and VBS
- Credential-based attacks such as credential-scraping, Mimikatz, and tokens
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 qualify as a crisis.
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 Mitigation: 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.
Cleanup: After a Break-in
After containing an attack, ProSight ASM starts the recovery 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'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:
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- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer ultra-affordable in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique needs and that allows you prove compliance with legal and industry information protection standards. Progent will help you specify and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that require immediate attention. Progent can also help you to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast recovery of critical files, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted as a result of component failures, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can deliver world-class support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that incorporates the technology of top data security vendors to deliver web-based management and world-class security for your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to inbound attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway device adds a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing 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 help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. For more details, see Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, optimize and troubleshoot their networking hardware like routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are always current, copies and displays the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when issues are discovered. By automating complex management processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks like making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating appliances that need important software patches, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system operating efficiently by checking the state of critical assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is transmitted immediately to your designated IT management personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual machine host set up and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client retains ownership of the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hardware solution without requiring a lengthy and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied one hosting provider. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, maintain, find and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as half of time thrown away trying to find vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether you’re planning enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you require the instant you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable way for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the health of their network. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential network devices adhere to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits 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 simpler network management, improved compliance with information security requirements, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and higher availability. See more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service built around a phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to evaluate your company's preparedness either to counter ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), DopplePaymer, Conti or Egregor. Progent will work with you directly to collect information concerning your existing antivirus tools and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup/recovery environment that minimizes your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your company's needs. For details, refer to 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, Amazon AWS consultants, and Google Cloud integration consultants to help you build and manage hybrid networking solutions that seamlessly integrate local and cloud-based resources.
Other Affordable 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.