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 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 extensive network penetration exercises without the knowledge of in-house IT managers. Stealth Security Testing reveals whether in-place security monitoring mechanisms such as intrusion detection alarms and event log monitoring are properly configured and actively monitored. Progent security experts can utilize various popular hacker tools to expand attack vectors to gain an understanding of the entire environment and determine how many internal devices can be accessed and exploited. This method of vulnerability testing can show the full extent of the security flaws of a network.
- Network Security Evaluation Consulting Services
Progent's expert security assessment and compliance testing services can assist your company to evaluate your procedures and policies and check your network environment to allow you to build the maximum degree of security into your IT system. Progent's certified security consultants can also manually check your web-based applications for security weaknesses and can conduct company-wide security audits to validate your adherence to major security specifications such as HIPAA, NIST, and ISO.
Progent's value-priced ProSight series of managed services is intended to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all aspects of information assurance. ProSight managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM): Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that utilizes next generation behavior analysis technology to guard endpoints as well as servers and VMs against modern malware attacks 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 resources and offers a single platform to manage the entire malware attack progression including blocking, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies packaged within one agent accessible from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's unique requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that call for urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to set up and test a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Find out 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 provide small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and allows fast restoration of critical data, apps and VMs that have become lost or damaged due to component breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, 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 set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email security solution that uses the services and infrastructure of leading information security vendors to provide centralized management and world-class security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises security gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and encryption. The local gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, email content filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, enhance and troubleshoot their connectivity hardware such as routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are kept current, captures and displays the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when potential issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that require important updates, or identifying the cause of performance problems. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management technology to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the state of vital assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted immediately to your designated IT staff and your Progent consultant so all looming issues can be addressed before they have a chance to 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 or mid-size organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a fast virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hosting environment without a time-consuming and difficult reinstallation 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 a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, find and safeguard data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate up to half of time thrown away looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the overall health of their network. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms available, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential network assets conform to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also include one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include simpler management, better compliance with data security standards, higher utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. See more information about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service built around a brief phone interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The interview is designed to help evaluate your organization's preparedness either to block or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to collect information about your current antivirus tools and backup 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 a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery system that meets your business requirements. For more information, visit Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
To learn additional information concerning Progent's network security inventory packages, telephone Progent at 800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.