Viruses and hacking are continually increasing in volume and sophistication. Risks include data loss caused by malicious intent; web-based viruses, worms, and denial of service attacks; security compromises by inside sources; and intrusions aimed at stealing or destroying important resources.

Progent's expert security engineers can assist you to protect your Mac environment by providing support services such as running security audits, cleaning up after serious security breaches, setting up firewalls, implementing safe offsite and wireless connectivity, installing proactive monitors for defense against email and web-borne attacks, and developing a comprehensive security strategy that fits your company goals and IT environment.

Administering and coordinating virus prevention and discovery as well as the capability to restore critical systems calls for a continual effort that entails a variety of technologies, procedures, and guidelines. Progent's GIAC and CISSP-certified security engineers can assist you in your attempts to protect your IT system by offering consulting offerings ranging from security assessments to developing and implementing a comprehensive security plan. Progent provides affordable emergency and project-based support both remotely and on premises to assist small and midsize businesses to configure and support secure cross-platform networks powered by Apple Mac OS X, Linux, MS Windows, and Cisco products.

Security Assessments
Progent's certified security engineers can perform comprehensive security audits on your Apple Mac OS X environment by checking for outdated or missing security updates, security vulnerabilities, needlessly open ports, abandoned user accounts, and password strength. During a security assessment, Progent can also perform a detailed inventory of your network, detect hidden Trojans on servers and workstations, and find out whether the operating system is disclosing too much information.

Progent can advise you concerning ways to build security into your business processes. Progent can install scanning and auditing utilities, define and implement a protected network architecture, and recommend mechanisms and policies to optimize the security of your information system. Progent's security experts are available to help you to set up a firewall, establish protected remote access to messaging, data and applications, and implement virtual private networks (VPNs).

Disaster Recovery and Virus Cleanup
Progent has expertise in restoring systems that have been attacked, are under suspicion, or have crashed because a security breach. Progent can assist you to evaluate the extent of the attack, recover data damaged by the breach, and allow your business to return rapidly to regular operations. Progent's experience with security solutions reduces your downtime and allows Progent to recommend proven methods to avoid or contain future attacks.

Security Strategy
Every company should have a seriously crafted security strategy that incorporates both proactive and reactive plans. The proactive or defensive plan is a set of mechanisms that help to reduce exposure. The response or recovery plan helps security personnel to assess the impact of an attack, repair any damage, record the experience, and get company operations back on line as quickly as feasible.

Progent's expert Mac OS X security engineers can assist you to execute a comprehensive security assessment and document a network security plan to implement protection policies and controls to defend against future attacks.

Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls Consulting
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to select, configure, and maintain Cisco ASA and PIX Firewalls. Find out more about Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower Services expertise.

Professional Expertise for Cisco Security and VPN Products
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers and CCNP professionals offer in-depth consulting for Cisco's entire line of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) products including routers, Catalyst switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS systems, and Virtual Private Network access concentrator. Learn more about Progent's expertise for Cisco security and Virtual Private Network solutions.

Additional Firewall and VPN Technologies
As well as being expert in a broad array of protection solutions available from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent offers small and mid-size businesses expert support for technologies from other major firewall and VPN suppliers. Services available from Progent include:

Inbound and Outbound Spam and Virus Protection and Email Encryption
Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption platform that uses the technology of top data security companies to deliver centralized management and world-class security for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway appliance to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most threats from making it to your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device adds a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and encryption. The local security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays inside your corporate firewall.

Stealth Penetration Testing Consulting
Stealth intrusion assessment is a vital technique for helping businesses to understand how exposed their networks are to potential attacks by showing how well current corporate protection processes and technologies hold up against planned but unpublicized penetration efforts launched by seasoned security specialists using advanced intrusion methods. Get more information about Progent's Unannounced Intrusion Assessment Consulting.

CISM Security Consulting Expertise
CISM defines the basic skills and worldwide benchmarks of performance that IT security managers are expected to achieve. It offers executive management the assurance that consultants who have earned their certification have the background and knowledge to offer effective security administration and engineering services. Progent can offer a CISM-certified consultant to help your organization in key security disciplines including data security governance, vulnerability assessment, data security program management, and incident handling support.

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CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals) Security Support Services
Progent's CISSP consultants are security engineers who have been awarded CISSP certification through demonstrated experience, rigorous study, and formal testing. CISSP Certification recognizes expertise in a worldwide standard for information security. American National Standards Institute has given the CISSP status accreditation in the area of IT security under ISO/IEC 17024. Fields of expertise included within CISSP include security administration practices, security architecture and models, access permission methodology, software development security, business processes security, hardware security, cryptography, telecommunications, network security, and disaster recovery planning.

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ISSAP Engineering Support for Protected Network Infrastructure
Progent's ISSAP qualified security consultants are consultants who have been awarded ISSAP certification following rigorous testing and extensive hands-on work with information security architecture. ISSAP consultants have acquired comprehensive understanding of access control mechanisms and techniques, telecommunications and network security, cryptography, needs evaluation, BCP and disaster recovery, and physical security. Progent's ISSAP-qualified security consultants can help your business with all aspects of architecture security.

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CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) Professional Services
The Certified Information Systems Auditor accreditation is a globally recognized qualification that represents mastery in IS security audit and control. Certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CISA credential has consultants pass a comprehensive test given by the ISACA international professional group. Progent can provide the expertise of a CISA-qualified security audit consultant able to help businesses in the fields of IS audit process, information technology governance, systems and architecture lifecycle, IT service delivery, safeguarding data resources, and disaster recovery planning.

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GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Professional Expertise
GIAC was established in 1999 to validate the knowledge of IT security professionals. GIAC accreditations are acknowledged by businesses and institutions all over the world including and the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide expertise with any of the security capabilities covered within the GIAC accreditation including evaluating infrastructure vulnerability, incident handling, traffic analysis, web application security and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions for compliance with government mandates for reporting events.

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Get in Touch with Progent for Network Security Help
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