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 comprehensive network penetration exercises without the knowledge of in-house network managers. Stealth Security Testing reveals whether existing network security monitoring tools like intrusion detection alerts and event log tracking are correctly set up and actively managed. Progent security engineers can use a number of popular hacker tools to expand attack vectors to gain an understanding of the entire environment and detect how many internal devices can be accessed and exploited. This method of security testing can show the full scope of the security gaps of a network.
- Security Evaluation Consulting Services
Progent's advanced security assessment and compliance testing support services can assist your company to validate your procedures and governance policies and assess your network environment to enable your company to design the highest degree of protection into your information system. Progent's security engineers can also manually check your web applications for security weaknesses and can perform corporate-wide security audits to verify your company's adherence to key security specifications such as HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's value-priced ProSight suite of outsourced network management services is intended to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and cutting-edge technology for all facets of information assurance and compliance. ProSight managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior machine learning tools to guard endpoint devices and servers and VMs against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a single platform to address the entire malware attack lifecycle including filtering, infiltration detection, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against new threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services offer ultra-affordable in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools incorporated within one agent accessible from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's unique needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data security standards. Progent will assist you define and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that call for immediate action. Progent can also help your company to install and test a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight DPS: Managed Cloud Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and allows rapid restoration of vital files, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted due to component failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide advanced support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to recover your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email security solution that uses the technology of leading data security vendors to deliver web-based control and world-class protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway device to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends within your security perimeter. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, email content filtering and data loss prevention.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map, monitor, reconfigure and debug their connectivity appliances such as routers and switches, firewalls, and access points as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are always updated, copies and displays the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when problems are discovered. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that require critical software patches, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your IT system running efficiently by tracking the state of critical computers that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your designated IT personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all potential problems can be resolved before they can disrupt your network Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a fast virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hardware environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting provider. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Infrastructure Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, retrieve and protect information related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time thrown away searching for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre making improvements, doing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Learn more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and affordable way for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the overall health of their information system. Powered by a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and supervised by Progent's certified team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your core network devices conform to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits such as a more manageable Active Directory system. Both also include one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with information security requirements, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and restore, and less downtime. Learn more information about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service centered on a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The interview is intended to evaluate your organization's preparedness to block or recover rapidly following an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to collect information about your existing security profile and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy an efficient AV and backup/recovery environment that aligns with your business requirements. For additional information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
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