ProSight Active Security Monitoring Services and Ransomware ProtectionProgent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services incorporate behavior-based detection technology 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:

  • 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
  • HIPPA and PCI certification
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.

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:

  • 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)
  • Browser-based attacks rooted 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 including credential-scraping, Mimikatz, and tokens
ProSight ASM's Behavior-based Threat Analysis
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.

ProSight ASM Endpoint Protection Services

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 canít 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 Attack Storyline

ProSight ASM's management console provides a real-time view of threats from inception to termination

Download the ProSight Active Security Monitoring Datasheet
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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:

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help you to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's specific needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that call for immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to install and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of critical data, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted due to hardware failures, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide world-class expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical data. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

  • 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 provide web-based management and world-class protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device adds a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more information, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, monitor, reconfigure and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances such as switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when potential issues are detected. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important software patches, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.

  • 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 help keep your IT system running at peak levels by checking the health of vital assets that power your business network. 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 that all looming problems can be addressed before they can impact productivity. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
    With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its key 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. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved easily to an alternate hosting environment without a lengthy and difficult configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting provider. Find out 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 makes it easy to create, update, find and safeguard information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time thrown away searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for holding and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you require when you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Download Progent's 10 Benefits of Managed IT Services White Paper
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable way for small and medium-size businesses to get an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your core infrastructure devices adhere to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant benefits like a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also include a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include simpler management, improved compliance with data security regulations, more efficient utilization of IT resources, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Learn more about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.

The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service centered on a brief discussion with a Progent information assurance consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to assess your company's ability either to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will work with you personally to gather information about your current antivirus tools and backup procedures, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to deploy a cost-effective AV and backup environment that reduces your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your company's requirements. For additional information, visit Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.

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 10 integration, Linux support, Mac OS X and macOS consulting, iPhone and iPad configuration, Android integration, 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 and Amazon AWS experts.

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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