Computer viruses and malicious hacking are steadily increasing in frequency and sophistication. Risks include data loss caused by malicious intent; Internet-based attacks; security breaches by inside sources; and intrusions aimed at stealing or destroying important assets.

Progent's expert security consultants can assist your company to defend your Mac OS X network by providing support services such as performing security audits, recovering from virus and worm security breaches, configuring firewalls, implementing protected remote and wireless connectivity, installing proactive monitors for protection against email and web-borne attacks, and developing a company-wide security plan that fits your company goals and IT environment.

Administering and coordinating virus prevention and discovery as well as the ability to restore critical IT resources calls for a continual campaign that involves a variety of technologies, processes, and guidelines. Progent's GIAC and CISSP-qualified security engineers can help you in your attempts to defend your IT system by offering support services ranging from security audits to developing and implementing a corporate-wide security strategy. Progent offers economical urgent and project-based support both remotely and in person to assist small companies to configure and support safe cross-platform IT environments based on Apple Mac OS X, UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Cisco products.

Security Evaluation
Progent's seasoned security experts can carry out comprehensive audits on your Mac environment by detecting outdated or missing security patches, security vulnerabilities, unnecessary open ports, old accounts, and password policy. As part of a security assessment, Progent can also perform an inventory of your network, uncover hidden Trojans on networked computers, and find out if the operating system is disclosing too much information.

Progent can advise you about ways to build protection into your business operations. Progent can deploy scanning and security assessment software, define and install a protected network architecture, and recommend procedures and policies to optimize the security of your network. Progent's security experts are available to assist you to set up a firewall, establish protected offsite connectivity to messaging, files and programs, and establish VPNs.

Disaster Recovery and Virus Removal
Progent has experience in recovering computers that have been compromised, are suspect, or have failed as a result of a security breakdown. Progent can assist your company to assess the damage caused by the intrusion, recover information damaged by the attack, and enable your organization to get back rapidly to regular operations. Progent's expertise with security issues minimizes your downtime and enables Progent to propose proven strategies to avoid or defuse future assaults.

Security Strategy
Every company ought to develop a seriously thought out security strategy that includes both protection and response plans. The proactive or defensive plan is a collection of mechanisms designed to reduce vulnerabilities. The response or post-attack plan enables security personnel to evaluate the impact of an attack, fix any damage, record the experience, and have company operations back on line as quickly as possible.

Progent's expert Mac security consultants can assist you to perform a comprehensive risk analysis and define a network security plan to enact security policies and controls to defend against future threats.

Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls Expertise
Progent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help your company to select, configure, and maintain Cisco PIX Firewalls. Learn more about Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls support.

Certified Consulting for Cisco Protection and VPN Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers and CCNP professionals offer in-depth support for Cisco's complete line of security and VPN solutions including routers, Catalyst switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN connection concentrator. See more details about Progent's consulting for Cisco security and Virtual Private Network products.

Other Firewall and VPN Technologies
In addition to supporting a broad range of protection technologies from Microsoft and Cisco Systems, Progent offers small and mid-size organizations expert engineering services for security products from other important firewall and Virtual Private Network suppliers. Services available from Progent include:

Outsourcing for Spam Filtering and Protection against Email-borne Threats
Progent has teamed up with Postini to provide small businesses E-Mail Guard, a managed service that stops spam, viruses, and Denial of Service attacks before they reach your defense perimeter. Read more about Progent's E-Mail GuardE-Mail Guard Spam and Virus Blocking.

Stealth Intrusion Testing Services
Stealth penetration testing is a key method for allowing businesses to understand how open their IT environments are to real-world attacks by showing how well existing corporate security processes and mechanisms stand up to planned but unannounced penetration efforts instigated by seasoned security specialists using the latest intrusion techniques. Read more information about Progent's Unannounced Intrusion Testing Services.

CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) Security Support Services
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) defines the basic skills and worldwide benchmarks of performance that information security managers are required to master. It offers executive management the assurance that those who have been awarded their CISM possess the experience and skill to provide effective security management and engineering services. Progent can provide a CISM-certified support professional to help your enterprise in vital security areas including information protection governance, risk assessment, data protection process management, and incident handling management.

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CISSP Security Consulting Expertise
Progent's CISSP consultants are security engineers who have been awarded CISSP certification through verified professional work, rigorous study, and exhaustive testing. CISSP Certification recognizes mastery of a worldwide standard for information security. American National Standards Institute has given the CISSP status official recognition in the field of IT security under ISO/IEC 17024. Fields of knowledge covered within CISSP include security management practices, security design and test systems, connection permission systems, applications development security, operations security, physical security, encryption, communications, Internet security, and business continuity planning.

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ISSAP (Information Systems Security Architecture Professionals) Engineering Support for Protected IT Architecture
Progent's ISSAP certified security consultants are experts who have been awarded ISSAP status after thorough examination and substantial hands-on work with network security design. ISSAP consultants possess in-depth knowledge of access management systems and methodologies, telecommunications and network security, cryptography, requirements analysis, business continuity planning (BCP) and DRP, and physical security integration. Progent's ISSAP-qualified security specialists can help your company with all phases of architecture security.

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CISA Support Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor credential is a prestigious achievement that indicates mastery in IS security audit and control. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute, the CISA credential requires that candidates undergo an extensive examination administered by the ISACA professional group. Progent offers the services of a CISA-certified security engineer trained to assist businesses in the areas of IS audit process, IT governance, network assets and infrastructure lifecycle, information technology service delivery, safeguarding information resources, and disaster recovery planning.

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GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Support Expertise
Global Information Assurance Certification was founded in 1999 to validate the knowledge of information technology security engineers. GIAC's mission is to assure that a certified security consultant possesses the skills needed to deliver support in important categories of system, data, and program security. GIAC accreditations are recognized by businesses and government organizations all over the world including and the United States National Security Agency. Progent offers the support of certified security engineers for any of the security disciplines covered within GIAC certification topics including assessing IT infrastructure, incident handling, intrusion detection, and web-based services security.

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