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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes SentinelOne's next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by traditional signature-matching AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the complete threat lifecycle including protection, detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Progent is a certified SentinelOne Partner. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools incorporated within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's specific needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data security standards. Progent will assist you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent can also assist you to set up and test a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS): Backup and Recovery Services
Progent has worked with advanced backup software providers to produce ProSight Data Protection Services, a family of offerings that deliver backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services automate and monitor your backup processes and enable non-disruptive backup and rapid recovery of critical files/folders, apps, images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps you protect against data loss resulting from equipment breakdown, natural calamities, fire, malware such as ransomware, human error, malicious employees, or software glitches. Managed backup services in the ProSight DPS portfolio include ProSight Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Total Backup, ProSight DPS ECHO Backup based on Barracuda dedicated hardware, and ProSight DPS MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent expert can help you to determine which of these managed backup services are best suited for your network.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, optimize and debug their networking appliances such as switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch ensures that network maps are kept updated, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when issues are detected. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks like network mapping, expanding your network, locating devices that need critical software patches, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your IT system operating efficiently by tracking the state of vital assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted immediately to your designated IT personnel and your Progent consultant so that any potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its key servers and apps hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual host set up and managed by Progent's network support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Because the system is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting environment without a lengthy and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to capture, update, find and protect information related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT documentation, you can save up to 50% of time spent searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether you’re making enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you require the instant you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Active Protection Against Ransomware: AI-based Ransomware Detection and Cleanup
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection managed service that utilizes cutting edge behavior-based analysis technology to defend endpoints as well as servers and VMs against modern malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape legacy signature-matching anti-virus products. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect local and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to manage the complete threat lifecycle including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Read more about Progent's ransomware protection and recovery services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Help Center: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Support Desk managed services permit your IT group to outsource Help Desk services to Progent or split activity for Service Desk support transparently between your internal support team and Progent's nationwide roster of certified IT support engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Co-managed Help Desk Service offers a transparent supplement to your internal support resources. Client access to the Help Desk, delivery of support, issue escalation, ticket creation and tracking, performance metrics, and maintenance of the support database are cohesive regardless of whether issues are taken care of by your in-house IT support group, by Progent, or by a combination. Find out more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Service Desk services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Software/Firmware Update Management Services
Progent's managed services for patch management offer organizations of any size a flexible and affordable alternative for evaluating, testing, scheduling, implementing, and documenting updates to your ever-evolving information network. Besides optimizing the protection and reliability of your computer environment, Progent's patch management services free up time for your in-house IT team to concentrate on more strategic projects and activities that deliver the highest business value from your network. Learn more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Identity Validation, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Protected Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo authentication service plans utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against password theft through the use of two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables single-tap identity confirmation on iOS, Android, and other personal devices. With Duo 2FA, whenever you sign into a secured online account and enter your password you are requested to confirm your identity via a device that only you possess and that uses a different network channel. A broad selection of devices can be utilized as this second form of ID validation including a smartphone or wearable, a hardware/software token, a landline telephone, etc. You may register several verification devices. To learn more about Duo two-factor identity authentication services, see Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for access security.
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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 objective assessment of the health of their information system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential infrastructure devices conform to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI such as a cleaner Active Directory system. Both versions also include one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include simpler management, better compliance with information security requirements, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to help evaluate your organization's ability to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Snatch or Egregor. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your current cybersecurity posture and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to build an efficient AV and backup/recovery environment that minimizes your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your company's needs. For details, visit 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.