Computer viruses and hacking are steadily increasing in frequency and sophistication. Threats include information loss as a result of malicious intent; web-based attacks; security breaches by internal sources; and attacks designed for taking or damaging important assets.

Progent's expert security consultants can assist you to defend your Mac environment by providing support services which include running security audits, cleaning up after serious security breaches, setting up firewalls, implementing protected remote and wireless connectivity, installing automated monitors for protection against viruses, spam, and directory harvest attacks, and producing a comprehensive security plan that fits your company goals and network environment.

Administering and updating virus protection and detection as well as the ability to recover critical systems calls for an on-going campaign that entails a variety of technologies, processes, and policies. Progent's CISM and CISA-qualified security consultants can help you in your attempts to protect your IT system by offering support offerings that run from security assessments to creating and executing a comprehensive security plan. Progent offers affordable emergency and project-based help both remotely and in person to help small and midsize businesses to configure and maintain secure cross-platform networks based on Apple Mac OS X, UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Cisco products.

Security Audits
Progent's seasoned security engineers can perform comprehensive security audits on your Mac environment by checking for outdated or missing security updates, security vulnerabilities, unnecessary open ports, old accounts, and password strength. As part of a security assessment, Progent can in addition make an inventory of your network resources, uncover hidden Trojans on servers and workstations, and find out whether the operating system is disclosing too much information.

Progent can consult with you concerning how to design protection into your business operations. Progent can deploy monitoring and security assessment utilities, define and install a protected network architecture, and recommend procedures and policies to optimize the safety of your information system. Progent's security experts are available to assist you to set up a firewall, establish protected remote access to email, files and applications, and establish virtual private networks.

System Recovery and Virus Cleanup
Progent has expertise in recovering computers that have been attacked, are under suspicion, or have failed as a result of a security breakdown. Progent can assist you to evaluate the extent of the intrusion, restore information lost by the attack, and allow your organization to return rapidly to regular operations. Progent's experience with security solutions minimizes your downtime and enables Progent to propose efficient methods to avoid or ameliorate future attacks.

Security Strategy
Every organization ought to have a carefully crafted security strategy that incorporates both protection and response plans. The protective or pre-attack plan is a set of steps designed to minimize vulnerabilities. The reactive or post-attack plan helps security staff to assess the damage caused by a security breach, fix any damage, record the event, and get company operations back on line as soon as feasible.

Progent's expert Mac OS X security engineers can assist your company to perform a full risk evaluation and document a network security plan to enact security policies and controls to minimize potential attacks.

Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls Support
Progent can provide a Cisco CCIE network engineer or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist your company to select, configure, and support Cisco ASA Firewall appliances. See more details about Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls consulting.

Professional Help for Cisco Security and Virtual Private Network Products
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers and CCNP professionals can provide in-depth consulting for Cisco's complete range of security and Virtual Private Network solutions including routers, Catalyst switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and Virtual Private Network access appliances. See more details about Progent's support for Cisco security and Virtual Private Network products.

Additional Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
As well as being expert in a broad array of network security technologies from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent can provide small companies expert consulting for products from other major firewall and Virtual Private Network suppliers. Support services available from Progent include:

Spam and Virus Protection and Email Encryption
Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that incorporates the technology of leading data security companies to deliver centralized management and world-class security for all your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance provides a further level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall.

Stealth Penetration Testing Consulting
Unannounced penetration testing is a valuable technique for allowing businesses to understand how exposed their networks are to serious attacks by testing how thoroughly current network protection procedures and technologies stand up to planned but unpublicized intrusion attempts launched by seasoned security specialists utilizing advanced intrusion methods. Learn additional information concerning Progent's Unannounced Intrusion Assessment Consulting.

CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) Security Consulting Expertise
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) defines the core competencies and international standards of service that information technology security professionals are required to achieve. CISM provides executive management the assurance that those who have been awarded their CISM possess the background and skill to provide efficient security management and consulting services. Progent can offer a CISM-certified expert to help your enterprise in critical security areas such as information security governance, vulnerability management, data security program control, and incident response management.

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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 accreditation as a result of verified experience, rigorous study, and exhaustive examination. CISSP qualification recognizes mastery of a worldwide standard for information security. ANSI has given the CISSP status official recognition in the area of IT security under ISO/IEC 17024. Fields of knowledge included within CISSP include security management practices, security design and test systems, connection permission methodology, software development security, operations security, physical security, cryptography, communications, Internet security, and disaster recovery planning.

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ISSAP Consulting Support for Secure System Architecture
Progent's ISSAP certified security consultants are consultants who have earned ISSAP accreditation as a result of thorough examination and significant hands-on work with information security architecture. ISSAP security experts possess in-depth knowledge of access management mechanisms and methodologies, telecommunications and network infrastructure security, cryptography, requirements analysis, business continuity and disaster recovery planning (DRP), and physical security integration. Progent's ISSAP-certified security consultants can help your company with all aspects of secure network architecture.

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CISA Professional Expertise
The CISA credential is an important qualification that signifies mastery in information system security auditing. Accredited by ANSI, the CISA credential requires that candidates pass an extensive test given by the ISACA international professional group. Progent can provide the services of a CISA-certified security engineer trained to assist companies in the fields of information systems audit process, IT governance, systems and infrastructure lifecycle, IT support, safeguarding information resources, and disaster recovery planning.

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GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Consulting Expertise
Global Information Assurance Certification was established in 1999 to validate the knowledge of computer security experts. GIAC's goal is to verify that a certified professional has the skills necessary to provide support in important areas of system, data, and software security. GIAC certifications are acknowledged by businesses and institutions around the world including and the U.S. NSA. Progent can provide the assistance of GIAC certified security engineers for any of the security disciplines addressed within GIAC certification topics including auditing IT infrastructure, security incident response, intrusion detection, and web application security.

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Get in Touch with Progent for Computer Security Help
If you're looking for Mac OS X security support services, telephone Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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