Fast and Affordable Security Checkups for Small Businesses
Is your small business network keeping pace with today's security environment? Are you protecting your network assets? How difficult would it be for a hacker to break into your information system, and what steps can you take to prevent it? Progent has developed a fast and affordable way for small businesses to answer these questions without disrupting their network operations.
Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are fixed-price service bundles that rely on advanced network scanning technology and the certified expertise of Progent's security engineers to evaluate the vulnerability of your network and provide recommendations for simple ways you can mitigate your security risk. Progent offers two packages, the External Network Security Inventory and the Internal Network Security Inventory, which assess different aspects of network security exposure and which you can use separately or together. Both packages offer features designed for the needs of small businesses who want to take a more proactive role in making their networks safe from malicious assaults but who donít have the time or the budget to manage an exhaustive enterprise-class network security audit.
Top Features and Benefits of Progent's Security Inventory Packages for Small Business Networks
Progent's Security Inventory packages offer an array of features and benefits especially designed to address today's increasingly hostile security environment in which all business networks operate but also to take into account the financial and operational realties of small companies. Implemented together or separately, Progent's External and Internal security scanning packages help small businesses achieve a high level of network protection at little cost or hassle.
External Security Inventory Scan
Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are inexpensive and are offered at a set-price, so you know in advance what it will cost to understand the state of your network security. Potential attack vectors detected by Progent's security scans are typically easy to fix and involve configuration issues with network operating systems, applications, and devices. If you have not regularly utilized security scans in the past, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Generally, a great deal of security risk associated with small business networks can be substantially reduced at very little expense.
The scanning, analysis, and reporting processes involved in Progent's Network Security Inventory packages can usually be completed in one business day. This fast turnaround can reduce the window during which your network is exposed to attack by allowing you to move quickly into remediation mode. This also reduces the stressful suspense management may feel not knowing whether information assets are safe, and minimizes the time that your network manager is diverted from other responsibilities. A combination of advanced scanning technology and experienced engineers allow Progent's security team to deliver results quickly and at low cost to the customer.
- Remote Scanning:
The scanning phase of Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are managed remotely from a secure Progent site. In the case of the Internal Network Security Inventory package, the scan is itself run from an onsite machine made available by the customer. The setup procedure for external or internal scans can accomplished in minutes, and the collected data is analyzed offsite by Progent's certified security professionals. By utilizing remote tools to conduct the Network Security Inventory packages, Progent saves significant time and money, which in turn allows Progent to offer these packages at prices that small businesses can afford.
Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are not intended to detect and remove viruses or other malware resulting from a successful attack on your network, but to uncover common security gaps before they are exploited by malicious sources. Although larger enterprises routinely utilize third-party consulting firms like Progent to conduct vulnerability scans in order to benefit from an objective risk assessment, small businesses with limited IT budgets and technical expertise often wait until their networks are hacked before getting serious about security. By offering vulnerability scanning packages that are fast, affordable, and effective, Progent makes it a no brainer for small businesses to take the lead in protecting their network assets.
- Certified Security Engineers:
Progent's security engineers have been certified by some of the industry's most prestigious standards institutions including the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC), and the SANS Institute. Progent's security team has worked with major enterprises to assess and enhance network security. With Progent's Network Security Inventory packages, small businesses get the benefit of vulnerability assessments from world-class security professionals without requiring an enterprise-class IT budget.
Progent's security engineers are familiar with the sophisticated tools and techniques hackers employ to break into information networks to steal and control resources and data. The majority of these intrusion attempts are based on exploiting security gaps that are surprisingly easy to block. Both of Progent's Network Security Inventory packages address a separate range of potential security vulnerabilities often found in small business IT networks. Either package will provide information to help you enhance your network protection. Using the external and the internal scan packages together will allow you to secure your network even more.
- Actionable Reporting:
The data collected from Progent's Network Security Inventory scans are analyzed by a certified engineer on Progent's security team. As part of the package, Progent's security engineer will prepare and send a report that summarizes the results of the vulnerability scan and suggests mitigation procedures that can be performed by Progent, by your in-house IT support staff, or by a competent third-party security consulting firm. Any remedial work requested from Progent will be performed as a separate project for which Progent can provide a time estimate and for which Progent will bill at standard consulting rates.
Progent's External Network Security Inventory package tests for the threat levels of the open ports and services on your network that are exposed outside your firewall. These ports and services can include email, web sites, eCommerce applications, remote access tools, or any service that requires or is granted communication with the world beyond your firewall. This is a favorite hunting ground of hackers and, in many small businesses, a rich source of attack vectors.
Progent's security team will examine the scanned data, produce a report that summarizes and interprets the results, and make suggestions on efficient ways to reduce your exposure to attack. The external scan will not disrupt your ongoing network operations or noticeably impact your system performance. Progent offers this service package at a low set price that covers setup, scanning, analysis, reporting, and recommendations. The set price does not include remediation services which may be suggested. These follow-on services can be performed by any qualified security engineer and are available from Progent at standard consulting rates.
Internal Security Inventory Scan
Many security attacks originate from inside your company firewall and can be the result of careless employees who attach compromised laptops to your network, workers who try to access restricted information or gain unauthorized administration rights, or lurkers in close physical proximity to your wireless access points. Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory package tests for vulnerabilities within your firewall by looking for open ports and services that are not exposed to the outside world but that could be a source of trouble if improperly configured. The internal scan can be executed from any computer inside your security perimeter that you make temporarily available to Progent's security engineer. Progent will remotely download a virtual machine and the required scanning tools to the internal computer you have assigned, launch the scan, and transfer the collected data to a secure Progent site. Progent does not need to make an expensive onsite service call and the time required to install and subsequently remove the scanning software is negligible.
Progent's security engineer managing the Internal Security Inventory Scan will examine the scanned data and create a report that summarizes the results and suggests any mitigation measures that may be required. Progent offers this service package at a low set price that covers setup, scanning, analysis, reporting, and recommendations. The set price does not include remediation services which may be suggested. These follow-on services can be performed by any qualified security engineer and are available from Progent at standard consulting rates.
Download the Security Inventory Scan Datasheet
To download a single-page printable datasheet describing Progent's two set-price Security Inventory Scan service packages for small businesses, click:
Security Inventory Scanning Packages (PDF - 104 KB).
Additional Network Security Auditing Services Available from Progent
Progent offers a variety of additional services designed to check your network for vulnerabilities, verify your compliance with governmental or industry security standards, and mitigate critical gaps in your network's defenses:
ProSight Fixed-price Managed Services for Information Assurance
- Enterprise Vulnerability Assessment Service Packages
Progent can provide a range of set-price enterprise security assessment service packages created for corporations who need to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by customers. Progent's security assessment packages offer larger businesses an opportunity to get an objective opinion about the strength of their network security. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, Progent engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective improvements. An added-cost option for on-premises security engineers is available throughout United States.
- Unannounced Penetration Testing
Progent can manage in-depth penetration testing without warning internal IT resources. Unannounced Security Testing uncovers whether existing security monitoring mechanisms such as penetration detection alarms and event log tracking are properly set up and actively monitored. Progent security experts can use various popular hacker techniques to extend security holes to gain knowledge of the full environment and determine how many internal devices can be accessed and compromised. This type of vulnerability testing can expose the entire extent of the security flaws of an IT environment.
- Security Evaluation Consulting Services
Progent's advanced network security assessment and compliance testing services can assist your business to evaluate your operations and governance policies and assess your IT infrastructure to enable you to build the highest degree of protection into your IT system. Progent's certified security engineers can also manually check your web applications for security vulnerability and can conduct corporate-wide audits to verify your company's compliance with key security standards such as HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's low-cost ProSight family of network monitoring and management services is designed to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all facets of information assurance. ProSight managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior-based analysis tools to guard endpoints and physical and virtual servers against modern malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to address the entire malware attack lifecycle including blocking, detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services offer affordable in-depth security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, device control, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies packaged within a single agent managed from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection regulations. Progent will help you define and configure 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 your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and enables fast restoration of critical data, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class support to set up ProSight DPS to comply with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup and Recovery.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to provide web-based management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. The cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to external attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device adds a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays within your security perimeter. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus blocking, email content filtering and data loss protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and affordable for smaller businesses to diagram, track, optimize and debug their connectivity appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Using state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when potential issues are detected. By automating tedious network management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores like network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that need critical software patches, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the state of critical assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is sent automatically to your designated IT staff and your Progent engineering consultant so all potential issues can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt productivity Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its key servers and apps hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a fast virtual host configured and managed by Progent's network support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Because the system is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting environment without requiring a lengthy and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied one hosting service. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Infrastructure Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, find and protect information about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time thrown away looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you require the instant you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the deployment of your essential network devices adhere to best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also include a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include lower-cost management, better compliance with information security standards, more efficient utilization of IT assets, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Read more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a brief discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to help evaluate your company's preparedness either to block or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your existing security profile and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to build an efficient security and backup/recovery environment that meets your business requirements. For additional information, refer to The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
For additional information concerning Progent's security inventory offerings, telephone Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.