Spam accounts for 70% of email messages. Over 3% of emails have malicious attachments. 91% of successful hacks begin with email attacks. It all adds up to the urgency of protecting your email.
Progent has partnered with leading IT security companies to offer small and mid-size businesses ProSight Email Guard, a hybrid security solution that uses cloud-based resources and on-premises security gateway hardware to provide multi-tiered defense against spam, email-borne viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and other email-based threats. In addition, ProSight Email Guard's security gateway hardware provides outbound email encryption, enforces your internal content policies to keep sensitive data from leaking outside of your organization, and helps keep your organization off spam block lists by filtering outbound spam and viruses.
Progent's email security consultants can assist you to design and implement your ProSight Email Guard deployment, help you determine which email security gateway appliances are the best fit for your needs, configure your gateway, integrate ProSight Email Guard with Microsoft Exchange Server or any other email platform, set up policies for filtering inbound and outbound email, configure outbound encryption, plan and deploy high-availability topology that can include clustered security gateways, set up a streamlined cloud-based management system that utilizes delegated administration, and provide training, ongoing consulting support and troubleshooting.
Key Features of ProSight Email Guard
ProSight Email Guard is a complete solution for protecting inbound and outbound email. ProSight Email Guard offers these key features:
ProSight Email Guard delivers these features efficiently by using a hybrid architecture that combines cloud and local resources to provide world-class protection, performance and manageability in a package that small and mid-sized businesses can afford.
- Spam Protection uses heuristic-rules that analyze IP addresses, message content, and even images/
- Zero-hour Virus Protection offers multi-tiered scanning and 24x7 real-time updates
- Cloud-based Pre-filtering prevents the vast majority of email threats from ever reaching your security perimeter
- On-premises Gateway Appliance is purpose-built for deep analysis of inbound and outbound traffic
- Cloud-based Management with delegated administration rights centralizes and simplifies policy and configuration control
- Outbound Filtering provides policy-based Content Filtering for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Protection and blocks outbound spam and viruses
- Encryption uses AES with 256-bit keys and automatically protects outbound email that meets your policy settings
- Rate Control blocks spambots and controls outbound email rate based on IP address or sender's email address
- Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Protection keeps your network from being disabled by an overload of malicious spam
- Directory Harvest Attack (DHA) protection keeps spammers from stealing and selling your users' email addresses
- Low False Positive Rate is an industry-leading 0.01% before you apply any of the available custom optimization options
- Internal Email Protection with Exchange protects email that stays within your security perimeter, never reaching your gateway
The reliability of your email system is also improved due to the hardened, geographically dispersed data centers behind Email Guard's cloud infrastructure. Data center uptime averages 99.999 percent, far higher than can be achieved by the email servers of most small or mid-size businesses. If your email server or internal network infrastructure fails, Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants and Cisco-certified network engineers can provide immediate online expertise to get you up and running quickly.
Inbound Email Protection
All inbound email secured by ProSight Email Guard passes through the Cloud Protection Layer, which uses advanced data centers and massive computing grids to block 95% of spam and most email carrying viruses and other malware. Email that clears this first level of filtering is subjected to deep analysis by purpose-built on-premises security gateway hardware that provides multi-level inspection including OCR technology to detect image spam. The Cloud Protection layer and the email security gateway are continually updated in real time by the cloud-based Update Center, a technology center staffed 24x7x365 by security experts to provide zero-hour protection against the latest threats without requiring the intervention of your management personnel. For disaster recovery, the Cloud Protection Layer offers email spooling, which can store all your inbound email for up to 96 hours or redirect it to an alternate destination in case your on-premises data center is disrupted.
ProSight Email Guard provides multi-tiered zero-hour protection for inbound email
Outbound Email Protection
The outbound filtering capability of ProSight Email Guard prevents costly data leaks and protects your reputation as a trusted source of email. ProSight Email Guard provides Data Loss Protection (DLP) through policy-based content filtering. This prevents users from inadvertently releasing valuable or private information through email messages. Leaked information can violate regulatory requirements and can result in loss of competitive advantage, identity theft, and even litigation. The ProSight Email Guard security gateway appliance comes with standard content filters that include HIPAA, Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers. In addition, you can define custom policies for filtering content based on keywords, categories, or other factors. ProSight Email Guard allows you to use content filtering policies for automatically blocking, quarantining or encrypting email messages.
ProSight Email Guard's outbound protection includes policy-based content filtering to prevent data leaks
Outbound filtering can also block spam and viruses sent by internal computers that have been compromised, which is a serious vulnerability in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environments. Organizations which allow spam and viruses to be sent out can be placed on block lists, or "blacklisted". This loss of reputation can hurt productivity and profits.
Outbound Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard uses a cloud-based Message Center to encrypt and deliver outbound email. You can configure multiple policies for deciding which emails should be encrypted, and the entire process is handled automatically. The on-premises security gateway sends email to be encrypted to the Message Center using a secure TLS connection. There the messages are encrypted using the advanced AES-256 standard and stored for retrieval. The Message Center sends a notice to the recipient and includes a web link that permits the recipient to retrieve the decrypted email. Any replies are also encrypted at the Message Center.
ProSight Email Guard offers policy-based outbound email encryption
A plug-in for Microsoft Exchange allows users to encrypt emails on an individual basis. For additional details about ProSight Email Guard outbound email encryption, see Email Guard technology and architecture.
Technologies Behind ProSight Email Guard for Blocking Email Threats
ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based filtering resources, technology centers and gateway appliances combine open source mechanisms with proprietary techniques developed by Progent's partners to protect against spam and other email-based threats. Anti-spam/virus techniques include:
Types of email-based threats that ProSight Email Guard is designed to block include:
- IP Reputation Analysis
- Sender Authentication
- Recipient Verification
- Predictive Sender Profiling
- Virus Databases
- Pre-Defined And Custom Policies
- Rate Control
- Signature Analysis
- Intent Analysis
- Image Analysis
- Bayesian Analysis
- Spam Rules Scoring Thresholds
For a glossary of email security terms, visit Glossary of Terms Related to Spam Filtering Technology.
- Polymorphic Viruses
- Denial Of Service (Dos) Attacks
- Directory Harvest Attacks (Dhas)
How Progent Can help You Deploy and Manage ProSight Email Guard
Progent's certified email security experts can work with you to develop a comprehensive email security strategy that protects you from email-borne threats and helps you stay in compliance with government regulations and industry standards. Progent can help you plan and implement a smooth rollout of ProSight Email Guard, tune your configuration to match your environment, develop auditing and reporting practices, train your management and end users on how to avoid spam and prevent virus propagation, and develop enforceable email policies. In addition, Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can help you plan, implement and troubleshoot a robust on-premises network infrastructure to support your email solution and efficiently integrate your local IT resources with ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based resources and services.
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer world-class expertise providing remote and onsite IT consulting services for Microsoft Exchange including Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 consulting, Exchange Server 2013 support, plus support and migration services for legacy versions of Exchange Server. Progent also offers Windows Server consulting as well as support for the entire family of Microsoft Servers.
Download the ProSight Email Guard Datasheet
To see the ProSight Email Guard datasheet, click: ProSight Email Guard Spam and Email Content Filtering Datasheet (94 Kb PDF file).
Other Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Email Guard, Progent's ProSight suite of network monitoring and management services offers other affordably-priced managed service packages that address key components of your information system such as endpoint security, backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure management, virtual machine hosting, and IT documentation management. By partnering with leading technology innovators, Progent can offer small and mid-size businesses the benefits of the same advanced technology used by global enterprises. Managed services available from Progent include:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes cutting edge behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a single platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including blocking, identification, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services offer economical in-depth security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent managed from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's specific needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection standards. Progent will help you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require urgent action. Progent's consultants can also help your company to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive cyber attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and enables fast recovery of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted due to hardware failures, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images/. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, enhance and debug their networking hardware such as routers, firewalls, and access points as well as servers, client computers and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept updated, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when potential issues are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that require important updates, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to keep your network operating at peak levels by checking the health of vital computers that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is sent automatically to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent consultant so all potential issues can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs 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 Tier III data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the OS software, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware solution without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied one hosting service. Find out 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 create, maintain, find and protect information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time thrown away looking for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether youíre making improvements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you need when you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your core network assets adhere to best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant benefits such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also include one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include easier network management, better compliance with information security standards, higher utilization of IT resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Learn more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service centered on a brief interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to evaluate your company's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover quickly after an assault by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information about your current antivirus tools and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business requirements. For more information, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Contact Progent for Email Solutions
If you want to find out more about using Progent's ProSight Email Guard managed services or if you need Progent's help to troubleshoot or enhance your email system, call 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.