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 don't 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 Flat-rate 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 perform extensive 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 correctly configured and actively monitored. Progent security experts can use a number of popular hacker techniques to extend security holes to acquire knowledge of the entire environment and determine how many internal systems can be accessed and compromised. This type of security testing can show the full extent of the security flaws of a network.
- Security Assessment Consulting Services
Progent's advanced security assessment and compliance consulting support services can help your company to validate your processes and policies and assess your network environment to enable you to build the highest level of security into your IT system. Progent's security engineers can also manually check your web-based applications for security weaknesses and can conduct company-wide security audits to validate your company's compliance with major security specifications such as HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's affordable ProSight line of outsourced network management services is designed 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. ProSight managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning technology to guard endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by traditional signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the entire threat lifecycle including filtering, detection, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top features include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against new threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable in-depth security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data security standards. Progent will help you specify and implement policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and test a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and allows rapid restoration of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged due to hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver world-class support to set up ProSight DPS to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that incorporates the technology of leading data security companies to deliver centralized control and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends within your security perimeter. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus blocking, email content filtering and data loss protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
Progent’s ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, track, optimize and debug their networking appliances like switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept updated, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when potential issues are detected. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating appliances that need important updates, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management technology to help keep your network running at peak levels by tracking the state of vital assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alarm is transmitted immediately to your specified IT personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its critical 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 experts. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hardware solution without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting provider. Learn more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Infrastructure Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, retrieve and protect information about your IT infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By updating and managing your IT infrastructure 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 repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether you’re making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need when you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the health of their information system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's certified team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your essential network devices adhere to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and provide immediate ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include easier network management, improved compliance with data security requirements, higher utilization of IT resources, faster problem resolution, more reliable backup and recovery, and higher availability. See more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to evaluate your organization's preparedness to stop or recover quickly after an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your existing security profile and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to create a cost-effective security and backup system that meets your business requirements. For additional information, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
For more information concerning Progent's computer security inventory offerings, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.