ProSight Ransomware Preparedness ReportRansomware has become the weapon of choice for the major cyber-crime organizations, posing an existential threat to businesses that fall victim. The latest strains of ransomware target everything, including backup, making even partial recovery a long and expensive process. New variations of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Egregor have made the headlines, displacing WannaCry, Cerber, CryptoWall, and NotPetya in notoriety, elaborateness, and destructive impact.

90% of ransomware infections come from innocent-seeming emails with malicious links or attachments, and many are so-called "zero-day" attacks that can escape detection by traditional signature-based antivirus (AV) tools. While user education and frontline detection are critical to defend against ransomware, best practices dictate that you assume some attacks will succeed and that you put in place a strong backup solution that allows you to recover quickly with minimal damage.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an ultra-affordable service centered around an interview with a Progent security consultant experienced in ransomware defense and recovery. Progent will help determine your company's readiness to block or recover from a ransomware attack. During this interview Progent will work directly with you to gather pertinent information about your security and backup environment. Progent will use this information to produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how to apply best practices for configuring and managing your security and backup systems.

Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Report focuses on key issues associated with prevention (Security) and recovery (Backups). The review addresses:

Security

  • Correct use of administration accounts
  • Correct NTFS and SMB permissions
  • Optimal firewall settings
  • Secure RDP connections
  • AntiVirus tools selection and configuration
Backups
  • Split permission model for backup protection
  • Backing up required servers (AD)
  • Offsite backups including cloud backup to Azure
The interview process included with the ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service takes about one hour for a typical small business network and longer for larger or more complex environments. The written report includes recommendations for improving your ability to ward off or recover from a ransomware attack, and Progent can provide as-needed expertise to help you and your IT staff create a cost-effective security/backup solution tailored to your business needs.

About Ransomware
Ransomware is a form of malware that either encrypts files so they are unreadable or deletes them altogether. Ransomware often locks the victim's computer so it is unusable. To reverse the damage, the victim is required to pay a specified amount of money (the ransom), typically via a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a short time window. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will result in a recovery. Compromised or deleted files can extend throughout a network depending on the victim's write permissions, and the military-grade encryption algorithm used on the hostage files cannot be broken. A common ransomware attack vector is spoofed email, which the user is lured into opening by a social engineering technique known as spear phishing. This makes the email look as though it came from a trusted sender. The most targeted attack vector is an improperly secured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) port. These are becoming more of a problem as businesses support more at-home workers.

CryptoLocker opened the modern era of ransomware in 2013, and the damage caused by ransomware variants is estimated at billions of dollars annually, more than doubling every two years. Notorious recent threats include WannaCry/WannaCrypt, Locky, Cerber, NotPetya and Spora. Current high-profile threats like Ryuk, Maze, and Sodinokibi are more elaborate and have caused more havoc. Even if your backup processes allow you to recover your ransomed files, you can still be threatened by exfiltration, where stolen data is made publc (known as "doxxing"). Because new variants of ransomware crop up daily, there is no guarantee that conventional signature-matching anit-virus tools will block the latest attack. If an attack does show up in an email, it is critical that your users have been educated to be wary of social engineering tricks. Your last line of defense is a solid scheme for scheduling and retaining offsite backups plus the deployment of reliable recovery tools.

ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Progent's ProSight network management suite is a family of affordable, subscription-based service packages that allow small and mid-size businesses to outsource crucial IT management functions. ProSight services that can help defend against or recover from ransomware attacks include email filtering, next-generation AV based on behavior analysis, automatic isolation of infected computers and immediate inoculation of safe devices, plus cloud-based backup with both granular and whole-site recovery.

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely evade legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to manage the entire malware attack lifecycle including blocking, detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within a single agent accessible from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's unique needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that call for immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also help you to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and allows rapid recovery of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as 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 backup and recovery consultants can deliver world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory standards such as HIPAA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to recover 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 and virus filtering service that uses the technology of leading data security companies to provide centralized management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to external attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device adds a deeper level of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that stays inside your security perimeter. For more details, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and affordable for smaller organizations to map, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their networking appliances such as switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, printers, client computers and other networked devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch ensures that network maps are kept updated, copies and manages the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when issues are detected. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as network mapping, expanding your network, locating devices that need critical updates, or isolating performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system running efficiently by tracking the health of critical computers that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that any looming issues can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.

  • 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 applications hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual machine host set up and managed by Progent's network support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the apps. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting environment without a lengthy and technically risky configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied one hosting service. Find out 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 create, update, find and protect data related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save up to half of time wasted looking for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether you're making enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you require when you need it. Read more about 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 service that incorporates next generation behavior analysis tools to defend endpoints and physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely evade traditional signature-matching AV products. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect local and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to manage the complete malware attack lifecycle including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Find out more about Progent's ransomware protection and recovery services.

  • Progent's Outsourced/Shared Call Center: Call Center Managed Services
    Progent's Call Center services enable your IT staff to outsource Call Center services to Progent or split responsibilities for support services seamlessly between your in-house support staff and Progent's nationwide pool of certified IT support engineers and subject matter experts. Progent's Co-managed Service Desk provides a transparent supplement to your internal IT support organization. User access to the Help Desk, delivery of support services, issue escalation, trouble ticket generation and updates, efficiency measurement, and management of the service database are consistent whether issues are taken care of by your corporate support organization, by Progent, or by a combination. Find out more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Help Center services.

  • Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
    Progent's support services for patch management offer organizations of any size a versatile and affordable alternative for assessing, testing, scheduling, applying, and tracking updates to your dynamic information network. In addition to optimizing the protection and functionality of your IT network, Progent's patch management services allow your in-house IT team to concentrate on more strategic projects and tasks that derive the highest business value from your network. Find out more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
Read or Download Progent's White Paper: 10 Benefits of Managed IT Services
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to get an objective assessment of the overall health of their IT system. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and overseen by Progent's certified team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the deployment of your essential infrastructure devices conform to leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include lower-cost management, better compliance with government and industry security requirements, higher utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. See more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.

Contact Progent to Find Out More about Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
For pricing information and to learn more about how Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report can reduce your vulnerability to ransomware, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.



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