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 service that incorporates SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by legacy signature-matching AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to automate the complete malware attack lifecycle including filtering, identification, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and responding to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent accessible from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's unique requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information security regulations. Progent will assist you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that call for immediate action. Progent can also assist you to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Backup and Recovery Services
Progent has worked with leading backup/restore technology providers to create ProSight Data Protection Services, a family of management offerings that provide backup-as-a-service. ProSight DPS products automate and monitor your data backup operations and allow transparent backup and fast recovery of important files, apps, images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps your business protect against data loss caused by hardware failures, natural calamities, fire, cyber attacks like ransomware, human error, ill-intentioned employees, or software glitches. Managed services available in the ProSight Data Protection Services product family include ProSight DPS Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Backup, ProSight ECHO Backup based on Barracuda purpose-built storage, and ProSight MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent service representative can assist you to determine which of these fully managed services are most appropriate for your network.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progent’s ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, monitor, reconfigure and debug their networking appliances like switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept current, captures and manages the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, tracks performance, and generates alerts when problems are discovered. By automating time-consuming management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need important software patches, or isolating performance issues. Find out 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 techniques to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the health of critical computers that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential issues can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Find out 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 or mid-size business can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Because the system is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hardware solution without a lengthy and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied a single hosting service. 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 allows you to create, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information about your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSLs or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time thrown away trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether you’re making enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you require as soon as you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Progent Active Protection Against Ransomware: AI-based Ransomware Detection and Remediation
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection (EPP) managed service that utilizes next generation behavior-based machine learning tools to defend endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape legacy signature-matching AV products. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to manage the entire malware attack lifecycle including protection, infiltration detection, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key features include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ransomware protection and cleanup services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Call Center: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Support Center services allow your information technology group to outsource Help Desk services to Progent or divide activity for support services transparently between your in-house support team and Progent's nationwide roster of certified IT support technicians, engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Co-managed Service Desk offers a seamless extension of your corporate network support resources. Client access to the Help Desk, provision of support services, problem escalation, ticket creation and updates, efficiency measurement, and management of the support database are cohesive regardless of whether issues are taken care of by your core IT support staff, by Progent, or a mix of the two. Read more about Progent's outsourced/shared Call Desk services.
- Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's support services for software and firmware patch management provide businesses of any size a flexible and cost-effective solution for assessing, validating, scheduling, applying, and tracking software and firmware updates to your ever-evolving information network. In addition to maximizing the protection and reliability of your computer environment, Progent's software/firmware update management services allow your in-house IT staff to concentrate on line-of-business initiatives and tasks that derive the highest business value from your network. Read more about Progent's software/firmware update management services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: ID Confirmation, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Protected Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo MFA service plans incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to defend against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo supports one-tap identity verification on Apple iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using 2FA, whenever you log into a secured online account and enter your password you are requested to confirm who you are on a unit that only you have and that is accessed using a separate network channel. A broad selection of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this added form of ID validation such as an iPhone or Android or watch, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You may register several validation devices. To learn more about ProSight Duo two-factor identity validation services, visit Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for access security.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost way 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 tools available, and overseen by Progent's certified group of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your core network 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 deliver instant ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include lower-cost network management, improved compliance with data security requirements, higher utilization of IT resources, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. Learn more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a phone interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The interview is designed to assess your company's preparedness either to counter ransomware or recover quickly after an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, DopplePaymer, LockBit or Nephilim. Progent will consult with you directly to gather information concerning your current cybersecurity posture and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to create an efficient security and backup environment that reduces your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your company's requirements. For additional information, refer to Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
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.