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 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.
- Unannounced Penetration Testing
Progent can perform comprehensive network penetration testing without the knowledge of internal IT managers. Stealth Penetration Testing uncovers whether in-place network security monitoring mechanisms like penetration detection alarms and event log monitoring are properly configured and consistently managed. Progent security experts can utilize a number of hacker techniques to expand security holes to acquire an understanding of the full environment and detect how many internal devices can be connected to and exploited. This method of security checking can expose the full extent of the security flaws of an IT environment.
- Security Assessment Consulting
Progent's expert network security assessment and compliance consulting services can help your company to evaluate your procedures and governance policies and assess your network environment to allow you to design the highest level of security into your IT system. Progent's certified security engineers can also test your web business applications for security vulnerability and can perform company-wide security audits to validate your adherence to major security standards such as HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's low-cost ProSight portfolio of network monitoring and management services is intended to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all facets of information assurance. ProSight managed services available from 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 next generation behavior-based analysis technology to defend endpoints as well as servers and VMs against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily evade legacy signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM protects local and cloud resources and offers a single platform to manage the entire malware attack lifecycle including protection, detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Endpoint Protection
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint management, and web filtering through leading-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's specific needs and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry data protection regulations. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alarms that require immediate action. Progent can also help your company to install and verify a backup and restore system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and allows fast restoration of critical data, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical 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 expertise to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to restore your business-critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that uses the services and infrastructure of top information security companies to deliver centralized management and comprehensive protection for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to external attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that stays inside your corporate firewall. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus blocking, content filtering and data loss protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, optimize and debug their networking appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept updated, captures and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and sends alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that require critical updates, or isolating performance problems. Find out more 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 managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to help keep your IT system running efficiently by checking the state of vital computers that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so that any looming issues can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III 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 high-performance virtual machine host set up and managed by Progent's IT support experts. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS software, and the apps. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to a different hosting environment without requiring a time-consuming and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting service. Learn more 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 allows you to capture, update, find and safeguard information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSLs or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time wasted trying to find vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, performing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you require when you need it. Find out more about 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 unbiased assessment of the health of their IT system. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's certified group of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential network devices adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI like a cleaner Active Directory environment. Both versions also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include simpler network management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service based on a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is designed to assess your company's preparedness to block or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will work with you directly to collect information concerning your existing antivirus tools and backup platform, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow best practices to build an efficient AV and backup/recovery environment that meets your business needs. For details, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
If you're looking for more information about Progent's security inventory scanning offerings, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.