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.
- Stealth Penetration Testing
Progent can manage in-depth penetration testing without the knowledge of internal network managers. Stealth Security Testing reveals whether in-place network security monitoring tools such as intrusion detection alerts and event log monitoring are properly set up and consistently monitored. Progent security experts can use a number of popular hacker techniques to extend attack vectors to gain an understanding of the entire network and detect how many internal devices can be accessed and exploited. This type of vulnerability testing can show the full scope of the security gaps of an information system.
- Security Assessment Consulting Services
Progent's advanced security assessment and compliance testing support services can assist your business to validate your procedures and policies and check your network environment to enable your company to design the maximum degree of protection into your IT system. Progent's certified security consultants can also test your web business applications for security vulnerability and can perform corporate-wide audits to verify your compliance with major security standards including HIPAA, FISMA, and ISO.
Progent's low-cost ProSight line of outsourced network management services is designed to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all facets of information assurance. ProSight managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to guard endpoint devices and servers and VMs against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape traditional signature-matching AV products. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a single platform to automate the complete threat progression including blocking, detection, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Endpoint Protection
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver economical multi-layer protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools packaged within a single agent accessible from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will help you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that require immediate action. Progent's consultants can also help you to install and test a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and enables fast restoration of critical files, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged due to hardware failures, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.
- ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that uses the technology of leading information security vendors to deliver web-based management and world-class security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to external attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance provides a further level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, content filtering and data leakage prevention.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map out, track, enhance and troubleshoot their networking appliances such as switches, firewalls, and access points as well as servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept updated, copies and manages the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when potential issues are detected. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting activities, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks like network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that need important updates, or identifying the cause of performance problems. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the health of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alert is sent immediately to your specified IT staff and your Progent engineering consultant so all looming problems can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt productivity Find out 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 critical servers and applications hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and managed by Progent's IT support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be moved easily to a different hardware solution without requiring a lengthy and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into a single hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, maintain, find and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can save up to 50% of time wasted trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether youíre planning improvements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you need the instant you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost way for small and medium-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the health of their information system. Based on a selection of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your core network assets conform to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI like a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both versions also come with a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include easier management, better compliance with information security standards, higher utilization of IT resources, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. See more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to help assess your organization's preparedness either to block or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will work with you personally to gather information concerning your existing security profile and backup system, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup environment that aligns with your business needs. For details, refer to Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
To learn additional information concerning Progent's network security inventory offerings, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.