Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services incorporate behavior-based detection technology from SentinelOne to provide endpoint and server protection from modern malware attacks such as ransomware, which have demonstrated the ability to evade legacy, signature-based anti-virus defenses. ProSight ASM gives small and mid-sized organizations access to the same threat protection platform used by leading enterprises including Walmart, Netflix, Visa, Citi, NASDAQ, Salesforce and others. By delivering real-time threat prevention, detection, removal and recovery in one unified package, ProSight ASM cuts ownership costs, simplifies management, and speeds up recovery. The next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) technology used by ProSight ASM was rated by Gartner Group as the most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform in the industry.
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services utilize a low-overhead agent installed on each protected endpoint and server to build a cohesive security grid that responds to threats at machine speed and allows coordinated and decisive incident response featuring:
Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants and CISSP-certified cybersecurity and compliance experts have earned the security industry's top certifications including CISSP, CISA, GIAC, CISM and ISSAP. With 20 years of experience providing IT security and compliance solutions to organizations of all sizes, Progent has the skills required to help any business to deploy cutting-edge endpoint protection (EPP) technology effectively and affordably. By partnering with leading information security companies, Progent can offer the ProSight Active Security Monitoring package to small and mid-size businesses for enterprise-class threat protection on a small-business budget.
- Protection for Windows, Mac OS X and macOS, Linux, iOS and Android endpoints and servers
- Support for Windows Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer virtual environments
- Deep system-level monitoring
- Signature-less machine learning and intelligent automation
- Behavioral analysis and detection of advanced attacks across all vectors
- Full remediation with auto-removal of detected attacks
- Single-click rollback from ransomware and other attacks
- Automatic, network-wide immunization
- Real-time visualization of the attack storyline for comprehensive forensics
- Unified control via a single management console
- HIPAA and PCI certification
Progent offers ProSight Active Security Monitoring as a low-cost, flat-rate monthly service. A software-only EPP solution, ProSight ASM requires no special hardware or other costly upfront investment. ProSight ASM can provide protection for both on-premises and cloud-based resources. In the event that you suffer an attack, Progent is qualified to act as your red team to help you use ProSight ASM to contain and remove the threat, assess the damage, rollback your network to a healthy state, and understand the source and spread of the malware.
ProSight Active Security Monitoring and the Modern Threat Landscape
97% of data breaches could have been prevented by current security technology, but some successful attacks are inevitable. Sometimes the crooks win. ProSight Active Security Monitoring is designed around the premise that even with the best security technology, you may eventually suffer a breach. For this reason ProSight ASM not only provides malware blocking based on traditional static, signature-based prevention, but also dynamic detection of malware and exploits that have penetrated your network, fast isolation of infected devices, automatic removal of threats, near real-time immunization of all endpoints, single-click recovery (such as a rollback to a pre-ransomware state), and rich forensics to help you understand and eliminate your vulnerability.
By offering best-of-breed technology for before, during and after an attack, ProSight ASM delivers an end-to-end solution for addressing the realities of the modern security landscape and minimizing or eliminating financial, productivity and reputation loss in case of a breach.
Endpoints are the most vulnerable and most frequently targeted component of an information network. ProSight Active Security Monitoring services offer a single, integrated platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, response and remediation. Threats addressed by ProSight ASM include:
ProSight ASM's Behavior-based Threat Analysis
- File-based malware such as ransomware, trojans, worms, backdoors and payload-based attacks
- File-less and memory-only malware with no disk-based indicators
- Document-based exploits embedded in Office and Adobe files, and macros
- Phishing and spear phishing emails (which account for over 90+ of successful data breaches)
- Live attacks based on scripts like PowerShell, Powersploit, WMI, and VBS
- Credential-based attacks including credential-scraping, Mimikatz, and tokens
Traditional anti-virus tools use signature matching as their main defense. A unique file hash, or signature, is generated for each known threat, and potential threats are checked against a continually updated table of signatures. The flaw in this approach is that the speed and volume of new threats far outpace the anti-virus industry's ability to generate and distribute signatures. In contrast, modern behavior analysis looks at the activities of a potential threat and determines whether it behaves abnormally. For example, does it impact a large number of processes? Does it alter the registry? Does it install a keystroke logger? In essence, behavior analysis uses suspicious activities to create a kind of meta signature that can't be changed by a hacker simply by altering a few irrelevant bytes of code to escape detection.
Prevention: Before the Attack
With nation-state intelligence agencies joining the ranks of professional and amateur hackers, new malware is being developed far faster than the ability of anti-virus providers to write new signatures. The limitations of signature-matching endpoint protection has been recognized since around 2012 and its inadequacy is now an accepted tenet of IT security.
Malware production has increased beyond the capacity of traditional signature-based AV technology to block it
ProSight ASM utilizes low-overhead cloud intelligence and reputation services from multiple vendors to filter known malware. Deep file inspection plus dynamic blacklisting and whitelisting help make ProSight ASM a significant improvement over legacy anti-virus platforms, but prevention is only the first line of defense. Advanced exploits, file-less malware and script-based attacks can sneak past signature-matching barriers. For example, so-called "packers" compress code to disguise malware data so it can't be read by security researchers or malware blocking programs.
Detection and Response: During the Attack
The second phase of endpoint protection involves dealing with malware while it is executing. ProSight ASM uses next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) technology to detect malicious behavior from any malware that gets through the automated blacklisting process. Even in the case of advanced file-less malware such as application and memory-based attacks, the malicious code must perform certain recognizable activities (e.g., creating an executable file without permission) if it is to compromise data. ProSight ASM's lightweight agent watches all activity in each protected endpoint and uses state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis and full execution context to identify new attacks at inception. When an attack is discovered, ProSight ASM immediately disconnects the affected device from the network to contain the threat. Because the ProSight ASM agent is autonomous, devices stay protected even when they are not connected to the Internet.
Remediation: After the Attack
Once an attack is contained, ProSight ASM begins policy-based mitigation. When you use ProSight ASM in conjunction with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service, modifications to data made by the malware attack can be rolled back automatically with a single click. ProSight ASM also logs whatever system-level files and settings were changed by the attack and what were remediated. Whenever ProSight ASM detects a new malicious binary, the threat is flagged and all protected agents on the network are immediately immunized against the attack. In addition, the ProSight ASM management console provides in-depth forensics, which include a clear visualization of the attack's progress through the network from inception to termination. This real-time audit trail of what happened during the attack exposes weaknesses that need to be addressed in your security strategy and answers questions like: How did the attack enter our network? Which employee or guest opened the malware file? What did the malware change on our network?
ProSight ASM's management console provides a real-time view of threats from inception to termination
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Other ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent's ProSight suite of network management services includes other budget-friendly, flat-rate managed services that address key aspects of your IT network including backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure monitoring and management, and email content filtering. By partnering with some of the industry's most innovative technology vendors, Progent can offer small and mid-size organizations 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 (ESP): Endpoint Protection and Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable in-depth security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's specific requirements and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information security regulations. Progent will assist you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that call for urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to set up and test a backup and restore system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery Services
Progent has partnered with leading backup/restore technology companies to create ProSight Data Protection Services, a family of subscription-based management offerings that provide backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services manage and track your backup operations and enable transparent backup and rapid recovery of vital files, applications, images, and VMs. ProSight DPS lets your business protect against data loss resulting from hardware failures, natural disasters, fire, malware such as ransomware, human error, malicious insiders, or software glitches. Managed backup services available in the ProSight DPS product line include ProSight Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Total Backup, ProSight ECHO Backup using Barracuda dedicated hardware, and ProSight DPS MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent consultant can assist you to identify which of these managed services are best suited for your network.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of top information security vendors to provide web-based management and world-class security for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that stays within your security perimeter. For more details, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progent’s ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for smaller businesses to map out, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot their connectivity hardware like switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are kept current, copies and displays the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when potential issues are discovered. By automating time-consuming network management processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating devices that need important software patches, or isolating performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management technology to help keep your IT system operating efficiently by tracking the state of vital assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so all potential problems can be resolved before they can disrupt your network. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its key servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual machine host configured and managed by Progent's network support professionals. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hosting solution without a time-consuming and technically risky reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting service. Learn 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, update, retrieve and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate up to half of time thrown away searching for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for holding and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether you’re planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you need the instant you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Active Defense Against Ransomware: Machine Learning-based Ransomware Identification and Remediation
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes cutting edge behavior machine learning technology to guard endpoint devices and physical and virtual servers against new malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by traditional signature-based AV products. Progent ASM services protect local and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to manage the entire threat progression including protection, infiltration detection, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ransomware protection and cleanup services.
- Outsourced/Co-managed Call Center: Call Center Managed Services
Progent's Help Desk services allow your IT staff to outsource Call Center services to Progent or divide activity for Service Desk support transparently between your internal support staff and Progent's extensive roster of IT support technicians, engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Co-managed Service Desk offers a transparent extension of your internal network support group. Client access to the Help Desk, delivery of support services, problem escalation, trouble ticket creation and updates, performance measurement, and maintenance of the support database are cohesive regardless of whether issues are resolved by your corporate support resources, by Progent, or a mix of the two. Find out more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Call Center services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's support services for software and firmware patch management provide organizations of any size a versatile and cost-effective solution for assessing, validating, scheduling, applying, and documenting software and firmware updates to your ever-evolving IT network. In addition to optimizing the protection and functionality of your computer network, Progent's software/firmware update management services allow your IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives and tasks that derive maximum business value from your network. Learn more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Multi-Factor Authentication: Identity Validation, Endpoint Remediation, and Secure Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo authentication service plans utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against password theft by using two-factor authentication. Duo enables one-tap identity verification with Apple iOS, Google Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using Duo 2FA, whenever you log into a protected online account and enter your password you are asked to confirm who you are via a unit that only you possess and that is accessed using a different network channel. A broad selection of devices can be used for this second means of ID validation such as a smartphone or wearable, a hardware/software token, a landline telephone, etc. You can designate multiple verification devices. To learn more about Duo identity authentication services, visit Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for access security.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost way for small and mid-size organizations to obtain an objective assessment of the overall health of their IT system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your core network assets adhere to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI such as a cleaner Active Directory system. Both also include a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include simpler management, improved compliance with data security regulations, more efficient utilization of IT resources, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Learn more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service built around a brief interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to help assess your company's ability to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, Conti or Egregor. Progent will work with you directly to gather information concerning your existing security profile and backup procedures, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to create a cost-effective security and backup environment that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business requirements. For details, visit Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
The Progent Advantage
Progent's team of more than 100 consulting professionals includes certified experts in every aspect of information technology related to small and mid-size businesses. With this breadth of expertise, Progent can be your one-stop source for integrating a comprehensive security solution that delivers immediate business value. In addition to the endpoint protection provided by ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent offers other managed services and specially-priced service packages designed to help small and mid-size businesses to deploy, validate, and manage networks that feature enterprise-class information assurance and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Besides the ProSight suite of ongoing network management services, Progent offers specially priced one-time service bundles to help organizations of any size to achieve and demonstrate compliance with regulatory and industry security standards. These value-priced services include security vulnerability assessment and stealth penetration testing. Progent also offers expert disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help ensure you can return to operations quickly in case of a catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, fire, cyber attack, human error, equipment breakdown, or any other foreseeable disruptive event.
Progent has expertise in all the endpoints, servers and virtual machines that can be protected by ProSight Active Security Monitoring and offers services that include Windows 11 planning and migration consulting, Windows 10 integration, Linux support, Mac OS X and macOS consulting, iPhone and iPad configuration, Android integration, Windows Server 2022 integration expertise, Windows Server 2019 migration consulting, Hyper-V virtualization support, and VMware vSphere consulting. For single-click or manual rollback capability, Progent's Windows Server consultants can help you set up Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Progent can also provide online and onsite access to certified Cisco CCIE consultants to help you plan, protect or troubleshoot your network infrastructure. If your network incorporates cloud resources, Progent offers the guidance of Microsoft Azure consultants, Amazon AWS experts, and Google Cloud integration consultants.
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.