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.
- Expertise with Horizon3.ai's NodeZero Penetration Testing Solutions
NodeZero from Horizon3.ai is a leading-edge penetration test (pentest) platform that can deliver continuous, concurrent, programmable testing of your network to help you find, prioritize, remediate, and confirm security weaknesses before threat actors can take advantage of them. Progent offers the skills of a NodeZero Certified Operator (NCO) who can help you to deploy NodeZero to carry out comprehensive pentests of your network perimeter and your internal IT infrastructure so you can evaluate your present security posture. Progent's NodeZero experts can also assist you to harden your network security and can assist you to plan and deploy a unified cybersecurity ecosystem that streamlines management and provides optimum cyber defense for on-prem, multi-cloud, and perimeter IT assets. To find out additional details about Progent's threat analysis services based on on NodeZero's PEN test products, visit Consulting Support for NodeZero's PEN Test Products.
- Unannounced Penetration Testing
Progent can manage in-depth penetration exercises without the knowledge of internal network resources. Unannounced Penetration Testing uncovers whether existing security monitoring mechanisms such as penetration detection alerts and event log monitoring are properly configured and actively managed. Progent security experts can use various hacker tools to extend security holes to gain an understanding of the full network and detect how many internal systems can be connected to and exploited. This type of security checking can show the entire scope of the security flaws of an information system.
- Network Security Assessment Consulting
Progent's advanced security audit and compliance testing support services can help your business to validate your processes and policies and assess your network infrastructure to allow you to design the highest degree of security into your IT system. Progent's security consultants can also manually check your web business applications for security vulnerability and can conduct company-wide security audits to validate your company's adherence to key security standards including HIPAA, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's low-cost 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. Managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that incorporates SentinelOne's next generation behavior analysis technology to guard endpoint devices and physical and virtual servers against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including filtering, infiltration detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery with SentinelOne technology.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver ultra-affordable in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and responding to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools incorporated within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's unique requirements and that allows you prove compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that call for urgent attention. Progent can also assist your company to install and verify a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly 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 Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup
Progent has worked with leading backup product companies to produce ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS), a family of subscription-based management offerings that provide backup-as-a-service (BaaS). All ProSight DPS products manage and track your backup operations and allow transparent backup and fast restoration of vital files, apps, images, plus virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps your business protect against data loss caused by equipment failures, natural disasters, fire, malware like ransomware, user error, malicious employees, or application glitches. Managed services in the ProSight DPS product line include ProSight Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro Office 365 Backup), ProSight ECHO Backup using Barracuda dedicated storage, and ProSight MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent consultant can help you to determine which of these fully managed backup services are most appropriate for your IT environment.
- ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading information security companies to provide centralized management and world-class security for your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway device to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to external threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a further level of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, content filtering and data loss protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progent's ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map, track, optimize and debug their networking appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, client computers and other networked devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are always updated, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates alerts when problems are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores such as network mapping, expanding your network, locating appliances that require important software patches, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system running efficiently by checking the state of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is sent immediately to your specified IT staff and your Progent engineering consultant so that all looming issues can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity 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 key servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host configured and managed by Progent's network support professionals. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to a different hardware environment without requiring a time-consuming and difficult configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting service. Learn more 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 allows you to capture, update, retrieve and protect information about your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time wasted looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether you're planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you need when you need it. Find out more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's support services for patch management provide organizations of all sizes a flexible and cost-effective alternative for evaluating, testing, scheduling, implementing, and documenting updates to your ever-evolving IT system. In addition to maximizing the security and reliability of your computer network, Progent's software/firmware update management services permit your IT staff to concentrate on line-of-business projects and activities that deliver the highest business value from your information network. Read more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Identity Validation, Endpoint Remediation, and Protected Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo MFA services incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against compromised passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables single-tap identity verification with iOS, Google Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using 2FA, whenever you sign into a secured online account and give your password you are asked to confirm your identity on a unit that only you have and that is accessed using a separate network channel. A broad range of devices can be utilized for this added form of ID validation including a smartphone or wearable, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You may register multiple validation devices. For details about Duo identity validation services, go to Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for access security.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and affordable alternative for small and medium-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the overall health of their information system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and supervised by Progent's certified team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your essential infrastructure assets conform to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory environment. Both also come with a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include simpler network management, improved compliance with information security requirements, more efficient utilization of network assets, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a brief interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is intended to evaluate your company's preparedness to stop or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you personally to gather information concerning your current security profile and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow best practices to deploy an efficient AV and backup system that aligns with your business needs. For more information, refer to Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
For additional information concerning Progent's security inventory offerings, telephone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.
Ransomware 24x7 Hot Line: Call 800-462-8800
Progent's Ransomware 24x7 Hot Line is intended to help you to take the urgent first step in mitigating a ransomware assault by containing the malware. Progent's remote ransomware expert can help businesses to locate and quarantine infected servers and endpoints and protect undamaged resources from being penetrated. If your network has been penetrated by any strain of ransomware, don't panic. Get immediate help by calling Progent's Ransomware Hot Line at 800-462-8800. For details, see Progent's Ransomware 24x7 Hot Line.