The vast majority of email is spam, and the vast majority of successful cyber attacks begin with malicious email. Protecting your email, both incoming and outgoing, should be a top priority for any business. Progent has developed partnerships with developers of the industry's most advanced email security technology in order to provide small and mid-size organizations ProSight Email Guard, an affordable multi-tiered email security solution that incorporates cloud resources and local gateway hardware to deliver comprehensive protection against spam, viruses, DoS attacks, and other email-borne malware. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises security gateway enables advanced features such as email encryption, outbound content policy enforcement, and data leakage protection to keep sensitive and private information going beyond your firewall. ProSight Email Guard's content filtering also helps keep your business off block lists by intercepting outbound spam and viruses.
Progent's email security experts can assist you to plan and implement your ProSight Email Guard solution, help you decide which email security gateway device or devices are right for your situation, configure your email gateway, set up ProSight Email Guard to work with Microsoft Exchange or any other email system, define policies for bi-directional email filtering, install outbound email encryption, design a robust network architecture that can feature clustered email security gateways, set up cloud-based management with delegated administration, and provide training, continuing consulting expertise, and as-needed technical support.
Major Features of ProSight Email Guard
ProSight Email Guard is an end-to-end solution for protecting inbound and outbound email. ProSight Email Guard includes these major features:
ProSight Email Guard uses an efficient and effective hybrid design model that deploys both cloud and on-premises resources to deliver leading-edge security, throughput, and ease of management in a solution that fits the budgets of small and mid-sized organizations.
- Spam Filtering uses heuristic-intelligence to analyze IP addresses and message content
- Zero-hour Virus Defense provides multi-level scanning and real-time updates
- Pre-filtering in the Cloud blocks most email-borne threats before they reach your security perimeter
- Local Email Gateway Appliance is purpose-built for in-depth bi-directional filtering
- Cloud-based Management supports delegated administration rights to spread responsibility for policy and configuration control
- Outbound Email Filtering offers policy-based Content Filtering for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Protection and stops outbound spam and malware
- Email Encryption utilizes 256-bit key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and automatically protects policy-compliant outbound email
- Rate Monitoring and Control blocks spambots and throttles outbound email rate based on IP address/destination address
- DoS Attack Defense prevents your network from being overwhelmed by malicious spam
- DHA protection protects email addresses from being stolen and sold by spammers
- Low Rate of False Positives scores an industry-low of 0.01% before optimization
- Inside-the-Perimeter Email Protection with Microsoft Exchange protects the email that remains inside your security perimeter and never reaches your gateway
ProSight Email Guard enhances the availability of your email environment thanks to the hardened, geo-dispersed datacenters that support the platform's cloud infrastructure. With 99.999 percent uptime, this cloud-based ecosystem can deliver far higher availability than the email infrastructure that small or mid-size businesses can afford to build or maintain. If your on-premises email server or in-house network stops working, Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants and Cisco-certified network experts can provide immediate online assistance to get back on line fast.
Inbound Email Security
Inbound email protected by ProSight Email Guard arrives via the Cloud Protection Layer, which utilizes world-class datacenters and advanced computing grids to filter out 95% of spam and the majority of email that carries malware. The email that passes through this initial line of defense then undergoes in-depth inspection by a local security gateway appliance that performs multi-tier inspection including optical character recognition (OCR) analysis to detect image-based spam. Both the Cloud Protection layer and the email security gateway are kept up to date continuously by the Update Center, a cloud-based technology center staffed round the clock by security professionals to provide zero-hour defense against new threats. For disaster recovery scenarios, the Cloud Protection Layer can provide email spooling, which can cache your inbound email for as long as 96 hours or re-route it to a temporary destination while you repair local datacenter.
ProSight Email Guard offers in-depth zero-hour protection for inbound email
Outbound Email Security
ProSight Email Guard's outbound filtering offers data leakage protection and clocks outgoing spam and malware, which helps keep your company off email black lists. Policy-based content filtering keeps users from unknowingly or intentionally divulging sensitive or private information contained in email messages. Leaked information can violate regulatory mandates and result in identity theft, litigation, or loss of intellectual property. The ProSight Email Guard security gateway comes with a set of pre-configured content filters such as HIPAA compliance and Social Security and credit card numbers. You can also create custom filtering policies based on specified keywords, categories, or other factors. Filtering policies can cause affected emails to be automatically blocked, quarantined or encrypted.
ProSight Email Guard's outbound protection stops data leakage and blocks outbound spam and malware
Outbound Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard uses a cloud-based Message Center to encrypt and deliver outbound email. You can configure multiple policies for deciding which emails should be encrypted, and the entire process is handled automatically. The on-premises security gateway sends email to be encrypted to the Message Center using a secure TLS connection. There the messages are encrypted using the advanced AES-256 standard and stored for retrieval. The Message Center sends a notice to the recipient and includes a web link that permits the recipient to retrieve the decrypted email. Any replies are also encrypted at the Message Center.
ProSight Email Guard offers policy-based encryption for outbound email
A plug-in available for Microsoft Exchange makes it possible to encrypt emails individually. For details about ProSight Email Guard outbound email encryption, refer to ProSight Email Guard technology and architecture.
What Threats Can ProSight Email Guard Defend Against?
ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based filtering resources, technology centers, and email security gateway appliances use a variety of open source tools and proprietary techniques developed by Progent's partners to protect against spam and other email-based threats. Anti-spam/virus techniques and the threats that can be blocked include:
IP Reputation Analysis
Predictive Sender Profiling
Pre-Defined and Custom Policies
Spam Rules Scoring Thresholds
Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs)
For a glossary of email security terms, visit Glossary of Terms Related to Spam Filtering Technology.
How Progent Can help You with ProSight Email Guard
Progent's certified email integration and security consultants can help you design a complete email security solution that defends against email-based attacks and helps you comply with government and industry security requirements. Progent can assist you to implement an efficient deployment of ProSight Email Guard, optimize your system according to your business needs, institute auditing and reporting processes based on best practices, educate your end users on how to avoid malware propagation, and develop sound policies for email security and content. In addition, Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can help you plan, implement and troubleshoot a robust on-premises network infrastructure to support your email solution and efficiently integrate your local IT resources with ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based resources and services.
Download the ProSight Email Guard Datasheet
To view or download the ProSight Email Guard datasheet, click: ProSight Email Guard Spam and Email Content Filtering Datasheet (94 Kb PDF file).
Other Managed Services and Network Auditing Packages Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Email Guard, Progent's ProSight suite of network monitoring and management services includes other value-priced services that cover major facets of network management including endpoint security, cloud-based backup/restore, network infrastructure management, virtual server hosting, and IT asset documentation management. By partnering with leading technology innovators, Progent can offer small and mid-size organizations the advantages of the same world-class remote monitoring technology used by global enterprises. Managed services available from Progent include:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes cutting edge behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely evade legacy signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and offers a single platform to manage the complete malware attack progression including protection, detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, penetration alerts, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's specific requirements and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry data protection standards. Progent will assist you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alarms that require urgent action. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and medium-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup activities and enables fast restoration of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged due to component breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve 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 an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR specialists can deliver advanced support to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to restore your business-critical data. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to map, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their networking appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that network maps are always updated, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices on your network, tracks performance, and generates alerts when potential issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting activities, WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that need critical updates, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the health of vital assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT staff and your assigned Progent consultant so all potential problems can be resolved before they can disrupt your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a fast virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's network support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hosting environment without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky reinstallation procedure. 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, 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 domains. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time spent searching for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre making improvements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you need when you need it. Read more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable alternative for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the health of their IT system. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms in the industry, and overseen by Progent's certified group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your core network assets adhere to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory system. Both also come with one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost management, improved compliance with information security regulations, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service built around a brief phone interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to evaluate your company's ability to block ransomware or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Lockbit or Egregor. Progent will work with you personally to gather information about your current AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup environment that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business needs. For details, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Email Solutions
If you want to find out more about using Progent's ProSight Email Guard managed services or if you need Progent's help to troubleshoot or enhance your email system, call 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.