Viruses and malicious hacking are continually growing in frequency and complexity. Threats include data loss as a result of malicious intent; web-based attacks; security breaches by internal sources; and attacks aimed at stealing or destroying valuable resources.

Progent's certified security consultants can help you to protect your Mac OS X environment by offering an array of services such as running security assessment, recovering from virus and worm security breaches, configuring firewalls, designing safe offsite and mobile connectivity, installing automated software for protection against viruses, spam, and directory harvest attacks, and creating a comprehensive security strategy appropriate for your business needs and IT environment.

Administering and updating virus prevention and discovery as well as the ability to restore vital systems calls for a continual effort that entails an array of tools, processes, and guidelines. Progent's GIAC and CISSP-qualified security engineers can assist you in your attempts to protect your information network by providing support services ranging from security assessments to developing and executing a comprehensive security strategy. Progent provides economical emergency and project-based help both online and on site to assist small and midsize companies to configure and maintain secure cross-platform IT environments powered by Mac, Linux, MS Windows, and Cisco products.

Security Assessments
Progent's seasoned security engineers can carry out comprehensive security audits on your Apple Mac OS X network by checking for outdated or missing security updates, security vulnerabilities, needlessly open ports, abandoned user accounts, and password policy. As part of a security evaluation, Progent can in addition make an inventory of your company's network, detect hidden Trojans on networked computers, and determine whether the OS is disclosing too much information.

Progent can consult with you concerning ways to design protection into your business processes. Progent can install scanning and auditing software, define and install a secure network infrastructure, and propose procedures and policies to optimize the safety of your information system. Progent's security experts are ready to assist you to set up a firewall, facilitate secure remote connectivity to email, files and programs, and establish virtual private networks.

Disaster Recovery and Virus Cleanup
Progent has expertise in recovering computers that have been compromised, are suspect, or have failed as a result of a security breach. Progent can help your company to assess the extent of the intrusion, restore information lost by the breach, and allow your business to return quickly to normal. Progent's experience with security engineering minimizes your downtime and allows Progent to propose efficient methods to prevent or contain future assaults.

Security Strategy
Every company should have a carefully crafted security strategy that includes both protection and response procedures. The proactive or defensive plan is a collection of steps that help to minimize exposure. The response or post-attack plan enables security staff to assess the impact of an attack, fix the damage, record the event, and get business operations back on line as soon as possible.

Progent's seasoned Mac OS X security consultants can assist your organization to execute a comprehensive risk assessment and define a computer security plan to enact protection policies and enforcement to minimize potential attacks.

Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls Support
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to identify, deploy, and maintain Cisco PIX and ASA Firewall appliances. Learn more about Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls support.

Professional Support for Cisco Protection and VPN Products
Progent's Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs) and Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNPs) offer in-depth consulting services for Cisco's entire line of security and Virtual Private Network products including integrated services routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and Virtual Private Network access appliances. Learn more about Progent's support for Cisco security and VPN technology.

Additional Firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) Technologies
As well as being expert in a broad array of security solutions available from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent offers small and mid-size organizations expert engineering services for security products from other major firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) suppliers. Services offered by Progent include:

Outsourcing for Spam Blocking and Defense against Viruses and DHAs
Progent has teamed up with Postini to offer small businesses E-Mail Guard, a service that stops spam, viruses, and Denial of Service attacks before they reach your corporate firewall. Learn more about Progent's E-Mail GuardSpam and Virus Filtering.

Stealth Intrusion Testing Services
Unannounced penetration assessment is a valuable method for allowing organizations to understand how exposed their networks are to real-world threats by revealing how effectively current network security processes and mechanisms stand up to authorized but unpublicized penetration efforts instigated by veteran security engineers utilizing the latest hacking methods. Learn the details about Progent's Stealth Penetration Testing Consulting.

CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) Security Support Services
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) defines the basic skills and international standards of service that computer security managers are required to master. CISM offers executive management the assurance that those who have earned their CISM possess the experience and skill to offer effective security administration and engineering services. Progent can offer a CISM support professional to assist your enterprise in vital security disciplines such as information security governance, risk management, data security program management, and incident handling management.

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CISSP Security Support Services
Progent's CISSP experts are security specialists who have been awarded CISSP accreditation through verified experience, rigorous study, and formal testing. CISSP Certification recognizes expertise in an international standard for IT security. ANSI has given the CISSP credential official recognition in the field of IT security under ISO/IEC 17024. Areas of expertise included within CISSP include security administration procedures, security architecture and test systems, connection permission methodology, applications development security, operations security, physical security, cryptography, telecommunications, Internet security, and disaster recovery planning.

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ISSAP (Information Systems Security Architecture Professionals) Consulting Support for Secure System Infrastructure
Progent's ISSAP certified security consultants are consultants who have been awarded ISSAP certification as a result of rigorous examination and extensive experience. field experience with information security architecture. ISSAP consultants have acquired in-depth knowledge of access management mechanisms and methodologies, telecommunications and network infrastructure security, cryptography, needs evaluation, business continuity and DRP, and physical security integration. Progent's ISSAP-qualified security experts can help your company with all aspects of secure network architecture.

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CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) Professional Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential is a recognized qualification that represents mastery in IS security auditing. Accredited by ANSI, the CISA credential requires that candidates pass a comprehensive test administered by the ISACA professional association. Progent can provide the expertise of a CISA-qualified security consultant able to assist businesses in the areas of information systems audit process, IT administration, network assets and infrastructure lifecycle, IT service delivery, protecting information assets, and business continuity preparedness.

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GIAC Consulting Expertise
GIAC was established in 1999 to certify the skill of IT security professionals. GIAC's goal is to make sure that a certified professional has the knowledge needed to provide support in critical areas of system, data, and program security. GIAC certifications are recognized by companies and government organizations all over the world including and the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Progent can provide the support of certified consultants for all of the network security capabilities covered within GIAC certification programs including auditing networks, incident handling, intrusion detection, and web-based services security.

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Contact Progent for Computer Security Consulting Services
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