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: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
    Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's unique requirements and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also help your company to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of critical files, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide advanced expertise to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can help you to recover your business-critical information. 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 and email encryption service that incorporates the technology of leading information security vendors to deliver centralized control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to external threats and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance provides a further layer of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays within your security perimeter. For more details, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot their networking hardware such as routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept updated, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when issues are detected. By automating complex network management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important software patches, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your network operating efficiently by checking the health of vital assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is sent immediately to your designated IT management personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential problems can be resolved before they can impact your network. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
    With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host set up and managed by Progent's network support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Because the system is virtualized, it can be moved easily to an alternate hardware environment without requiring a lengthy and technically risky reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied a single hosting service. Learn more details 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 allows you to capture, maintain, retrieve and protect data about your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about impending expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time thrown away searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need as soon as you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and affordable way for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your core network assets conform to leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also include one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include easier management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service centered on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The interview is designed to evaluate your company's ability either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your existing AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply industry best practices to create a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your company's needs. For more information, 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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