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 perform comprehensive network penetration exercises without the knowledge of internal network resources. Stealth Penetration Testing reveals whether in-place network security monitoring mechanisms such as intrusion detection alerts and event log monitoring are properly configured and consistently managed. Progent security engineers can utilize a number of popular hacker techniques to extend attack vectors to gain an understanding of the entire environment and detect how many internal devices can be accessed and exploited. This type of security checking can expose the entire extent of the security flaws of a network.
- Security Evaluation Consulting Services
Progent's expert network security audit and compliance testing support services can help your business to evaluate your procedures and policies and assess your network environment to allow your company to build the highest degree of protection into your information system. Progent's certified security consultants can also manually check your web business applications for security vulnerability and can perform corporate-wide audits to verify your company's adherence to key security standards including HIPAA, NIST, and ISO.
Progent's affordable ProSight suite of managed services is intended to provide small and mid-size organizations with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all aspects of information assurance and compliance. Managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that incorporates cutting edge behavior machine learning technology to guard endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to address the entire malware attack lifecycle including filtering, identification, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services offer ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's specific requirements and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection standards. Progent will help you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that require immediate action. Progent can also help you 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 cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight DPS: Managed Cloud Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of vital files, apps and VMs that have become lost or corrupted as a result of hardware breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to deliver web-based management and world-class protection for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway appliance to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne malware. The cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks most unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the local security gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, content filtering and data leakage prevention.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map, track, optimize and debug their connectivity appliances like routers and switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept updated, copies and displays the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when potential issues are detected. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need critical updates, or isolating performance problems. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management technology to keep your IT system running efficiently by checking the state of vital assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so all looming problems can be resolved before they can impact your network Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual host set up and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the apps. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hardware solution without requiring a lengthy and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied a single hosting service. Learn more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, maintain, find and protect information about your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as half of time thrown away searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you require when you need it. Find out more details about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and affordable alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their IT system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's certified group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your core network assets adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI like a more manageable Active Directory system. Both versions also include a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost management, better compliance with government and industry security standards, more efficient utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more reliable backup and restore, and higher availability. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to assess your company's preparedness to block or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will consult with you personally to gather information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can follow industry best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup environment that aligns with your business needs. For details, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
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