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 network penetration exercises without the knowledge of in-house network resources. Unannounced Penetration Testing reveals whether in-place security monitoring tools like penetration detection alarms and event log monitoring are properly set up and actively monitored. Progent security experts can utilize various popular hacker techniques to expand security holes to acquire knowledge of the entire network and detect how many internal systems can be connected to and compromised. This type of security checking can show the entire extent of the security gaps of an IT environment.
- Network Security Assessment Consulting
Progent's expert security assessment and compliance testing services can help your company to validate your processes and governance policies and check your IT environment to enable you to build the highest level of security into your IT system. Progent's certified security consultants can also manually check your web-based applications for security vulnerability and can perform corporate-wide security audits to verify your company's compliance with key security standards including HIPAA, NIST, and ISO.
Progent's value-priced ProSight suite of network management outsourcing services is designed to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all aspects of information assurance and compliance. Managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that incorporates SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior-based analysis technology to guard endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and offers a single platform to address the complete malware attack progression including protection, identification, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery with SentinelOne technology.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver ultra-affordable in-depth security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique needs and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection standards. Progent will help you specify and implement 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 assist you to set up and verify a backup and restore system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Cloud Backup
Progent has worked with advanced backup technology companies to produce ProSight Data Protection Services, a portfolio of subscription-based offerings that deliver backup-as-a-service. All ProSight DPS services manage and track your backup processes and enable non-disruptive backup and rapid restoration of important files/folders, apps, images, and virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps you protect against data loss resulting from hardware breakdown, natural disasters, fire, malware such as ransomware, user error, ill-intentioned insiders, or software glitches. Managed services in the ProSight Data Protection selection include ProSight Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro Office 365 Backup), ProSight DPS ECHO Backup using Barracuda dedicated storage, and ProSight MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent consultant can assist you to identify which of these managed backup services are best suited for your IT environment.
- 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 top data security companies to provide web-based management and comprehensive protection for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further layer of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, content filtering and data leakage prevention.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progent's ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, track, enhance and troubleshoot their networking hardware like routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are kept updated, copies and manages the configuration of almost all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when potential issues are discovered. By automating tedious network management activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that require important updates, or isolating performance problems. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your network running at peak levels by tracking the health of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your designated IT staff and your Progent consultant so all potential issues can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host set up and maintained by Progent's network support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the OS software, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting environment without a time-consuming and technically risky 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 Infrastructure 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 data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSLs or domains. By updating and managing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time wasted searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network 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 information. Whether you're planning improvements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you require when you need it. Learn more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Progent's Patch Management: Software/Firmware Update Management Services
Progent's support services for patch management provide businesses of all sizes a flexible and affordable solution for assessing, testing, scheduling, applying, and tracking software and firmware updates to your ever-evolving information network. In addition to optimizing the security and functionality of your computer environment, Progent's software/firmware update management services allow your IT staff to focus on line-of-business projects and activities that derive the highest business value from your network. Find out more about Progent's patch management support services.
- ProSight Duo Multi-Factor Authentication: Access Security, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Secure Single Sign-on (SSO)
Progent's Duo MFA services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against compromised passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables one-tap identity confirmation on iOS, Android, and other personal devices. With 2FA, when you log into a secured application and enter your password you are requested to confirm your identity via a unit that only you possess and that is accessed using a different network channel. A broad selection of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this added form of ID validation including an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You may register several verification devices. For details about Duo identity authentication services, visit Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication services.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an objective evaluation of the health of their network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your essential infrastructure assets adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide immediate ROI like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include simpler management, better compliance with data security regulations, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. See more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service built around a brief phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is designed to evaluate your organization's ability either to stop or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you personally to collect information about your existing AV defense and backup platform, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to create a cost-effective security and backup system that aligns with your business requirements. For details, refer to Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
If you're trying to find additional information about Progent's computer security inventory offerings, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
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Progent's Ransomware 24x7 Hot Line is designed to guide organizations to complete the time-critical first phase in mitigating a ransomware assault by putting out the fire. Progent's online ransomware expert can help businesses to locate and quarantine breached devices and guard undamaged assets from being compromised. If your network has been penetrated by any strain of ransomware, don't panic. Get help quickly by calling Progent's Ransomware Hot Line at 800-462-8800. For more information, see Progent's Ransomware 24x7 Hot Line.