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.
- Unannounced Penetration Testing
Progent can manage extensive penetration testing without the knowledge of internal IT managers. Unannounced Security Testing reveals whether in-place security monitoring tools like intrusion detection alerts and event log monitoring are correctly set up and consistently monitored. Progent security experts can use a number of hacker techniques to expand security holes to acquire an understanding of the full network and determine how many internal devices can be connected to and exploited. This method of vulnerability checking can show the full extent of the security gaps of a network.
- Network Security Evaluation Consulting
Progent's expert security assessment and compliance testing support services can help your business to validate your operations and governance policies and check your network infrastructure to allow your company to build the highest degree of protection into your information system. Progent's security engineers can also test your web applications for security weaknesses and can conduct company-wide security audits to confirm your company's compliance with major security standards such as HIPAA, PCI, and ISO.
Progent's affordable ProSight line of managed 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. Managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes cutting edge behavior-based analysis technology to guard endpoint devices and servers and VMs against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape legacy signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to address the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top features include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Endpoint Protection
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services offer affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent managed from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help you to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's specific needs and that helps you prove compliance with legal and industry data protection regulations. 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 call for urgent attention. Progent can also help your company to set up and test a backup and restore system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight DPS: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged due to component failures, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR specialists can deliver world-class expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when needed, can assist you to recover your business-critical information. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.
- ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that uses the technology of top information security vendors to provide web-based control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and blocks most unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device provides a deeper layer of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, email content filtering and data loss protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, track, optimize and troubleshoot their networking appliances like routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are always current, captures and manages the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and sends alerts when problems are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off common tasks such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating appliances that require critical software patches, or resolving performance issues. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to help keep your network operating at peak levels by checking the state of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your assigned Progent consultant so all potential issues can be addressed before they have a chance to impact productivity Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a fast virtual machine host configured and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS platforms, and the apps. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hardware solution without a lengthy and difficult reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting provider. Learn more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, find and protect information about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By updating and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time spent looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network such as recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you need the instant you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and affordable way for small and mid-size organizations to obtain an objective assessment of the health of their network. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your core network assets adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also include one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include easier management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, higher utilization of IT resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Read more about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service centered on a brief discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to evaluate your organization's preparedness to stop or recover rapidly after an attack by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your current security profile and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup environment that aligns with your business requirements. For additional information, see The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
To learn more information about Progent's computer security inventory scanning packages, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.