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 Low-Cost 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 extensive network penetration testing without warning in-house network resources. Stealth Security Testing reveals whether in-place network security monitoring tools like intrusion detection alarms and event log monitoring are correctly set up and actively managed. Progent security engineers can utilize various hacker techniques to expand security holes to gain an understanding of the entire network and detect how many internal devices can be accessed and exploited. This type of security testing can show the entire extent of the security gaps of an information system.
- Network Security Evaluation Consulting Services
Progent's advanced network security audit and compliance consulting support services can help your business to evaluate your operations and policies and assess your network infrastructure to enable your company to build the highest level of security into your IT system. Progent's certified security engineers can also test your web applications for security weaknesses and can conduct company-wide audits to verify your company's compliance with key security standards including HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of network management outsourcing services is intended to provide small and mid-size organizations 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): Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to defend endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by legacy signature-matching AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and offers a single platform to address the complete malware attack progression including filtering, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Find out 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 services deliver affordable multi-layer protection for physical and virtual servers, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual 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, endpoint management, and web filtering through leading-edge tools incorporated within one agent accessible from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's specific needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security standards. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid recovery of vital data, applications and VMs that have become lost or corrupted as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can provide advanced expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed 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 top data security vendors to provide web-based control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to external threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a deeper level of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that stays inside your security perimeter. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, content filtering and data loss protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map, monitor, optimize and debug their networking hardware like routers, firewalls, and access points plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept current, copies and manages the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when problems are discovered. By automating time-consuming network management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, locating appliances that require important software patches, or isolating performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the state of vital assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alarm is sent automatically to your designated IT personnel and your Progent consultant so that any looming problems can be addressed before they can impact productivity Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host configured and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Since the system is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to a different hosting environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting provider. Learn more details 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, update, retrieve and safeguard information about your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your IT documentation, you can eliminate up to half of time thrown away trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your business network like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you need the instant you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size organizations to get an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your core infrastructure devices adhere to best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also include one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include lower-cost management, improved compliance with government and industry security requirements, higher utilization of IT assets, faster problem resolution, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. See more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service centered on a brief phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is intended to evaluate your company's preparedness either to stop or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information concerning your existing security profile and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to build an efficient AV and backup/recovery environment that meets your company's requirements. For additional information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
If you want more information concerning Progent's network security inventory scanning offerings, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.