Viruses and hacking are steadily increasing in frequency and complexity. Threats include data loss as a result of malicious intent; Internet-based viruses, worms, and denial of service attacks; security compromises by inside sources; and attacks aimed at stealing or damaging valuable resources.

Progent's certified security consultants can assist you to defend your Apple Macintosh environment by offering an array of services which include performing security assessment, recovering from serious attacks, setting up firewalls, designing protected offsite and wireless access, installing proactive software for defense against viruses, worms, and denial of service attacks, and creating a comprehensive security strategy that fits your business needs and IT environment.

Managing and updating virus protection and discovery as well as the ability to recover critical IT resources calls for a continual campaign that entails an array of tools, procedures, and policies. Progent's GIAC and CISSP-qualified security engineers can assist you in your attempts to protect your IT network by offering consulting services ranging from security audits to creating and executing a corporate-wide security plan. Progent provides affordable emergency and scheduled help both online and on premise to assist small and midsize companies to set up and support secure multi-vendor IT environments based on Apple Mac OS X, Linux, MS Windows, and Cisco technology.

Security Evaluation
Progent's certified security consultants can carry out extensive security audits on your Apple Mac OS X environment by checking for outdated or missing security patches, security holes, unnecessary open ports, unused user accounts, and password strength. During a security assessment, Progent can in addition perform an inventory of your company's network resources, uncover potential Trojans on networked computers, and find out whether the OS is publicizing excessive information.

Preventive Measures
Progent can advise you concerning how to design security into your business operations. Progent can deploy scanning and auditing utilities, define and implement a protected network architecture, and propose procedures and policies to maximize the safety of your network. Progent's security consultants are ready to assist you to set up a firewall, establish secure offsite access to email, files and applications, and establish virtual private networks (VPNs).

Disaster Recovery and Virus Cleanup
Progent has experience in recovering systems that have been attacked, are suspect, or have crashed as a result of a security breakdown. Progent can help you to evaluate the damage caused by the attack, recover information damaged by the attack, and enable your organization to get back quickly to normal operations. Progent's expertise with security solutions minimizes your downtime and enables Progent to recommend proven ways to avoid or defuse future attacks.

Security Strategy
Every organization should have a carefully thought out security plan that includes both protection and response plans. The protective or pre-attack plan is a collection of steps that help to minimize exposure. The response or post-attack strategy helps security staff to assess the damage caused by an attack, repair the damage, document the event, and have business operations back on line as soon as feasible.

Progent's seasoned Mac security consultants can help your organization to perform a comprehensive security analysis and define a network security plan to enact security policies and enforcement to defend against potential threats.

Cisco PIX Firewalls Expertise
Progent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to select, configure, and maintain Cisco PIX and ASA Firewall appliances. Find out more about Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls consulting.

Certified Help for Cisco Security and Virtual Private Network Products
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers and Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNPs) offer in-depth help for Cisco's entire range of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) products including routers, Catalyst switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS systems, and VPN access appliances. See more details about Progent's support for Cisco security and VPN technology.

Other Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
As well as being expert in a wide range of protection technologies from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent offers small and mid-size companies expert support for products from other major firewall and Virtual Private Network vendors. Consulting services available from Progent include:

Outsourcing for Spam Filtering and Defense against Email-borne Threats
Progent has teamed up with Postini to provide small companies E-Mail Guard, a service that stops spam, viruses, and Denial of Service attacks before they reach your corporate firewall. Find out more about Progent's E-Mail GuardE-Mail Guard Spam and Virus Filtering.

Stealth Intrusion Testing Services
Stealth penetration assessment is a key mechanism for allowing companies to determine how exposed their IT environments are to serious threats by showing how well existing corporate security policies and mechanisms stand up to authorized but unpublicized penetration efforts launched by veteran security engineers using advanced intrusion methods. Learn additional information concerning Progent's Stealth Intrusion Assessment Consulting.

CISM Security Consulting Services
Certified Information Security Manager defines the basic competencies and worldwide benchmarks of performance that information technology security professionals are required to master. CISM offers business management the confidence that those who have earned their accreditation possess the background and knowledge to provide effective security administration and consulting support. Progent can offer a CISM-certified support professional to assist your organization in vital security areas such as information security governance, risk assessment, data protection process control, and crisis response management.

Learn more information concerning Progent's Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Security Consulting Services.

CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals) Security Consulting Expertise
Progent's CISSP consultants are security specialists who have earned CISSP accreditation as a result of demonstrated professional work, rigorous study, and exhaustive examination. CISSP Certification recognizes expertise in an international standard for IT security. American National Standards Institute has given the CISSP credential accreditation in the field of information security under ISO/IEC 17024. Areas of knowledge covered within CISSP include security administration practices, security design and test systems, connection permission systems, software development security, business processes security, hardware security, cryptography, telecommunications, Internet security, and business continuity planning.

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ISSAP Engineering Support for Protected System Architecture
Progent's ISSAP qualified security consultants are consultants who have been awarded ISSAP status following thorough testing and extensive experience. field experience with information security design. ISSAP security experts have acquired in-depth knowledge of access management mechanisms and methodologies, phone system and network infrastructure protection, cryptography, needs evaluation, BCP and disaster recovery planning (DRP), and physical security. Progent's ISSAP-certified security experts can help your business with all aspects of secure network architecture.

Learn additional information concerning Progent's ISSAP Accredited Secure IT Architecture Engineering Support.

CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) Professional Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor credential is an important achievement that represents mastery in information system security auditing. Certified by the American National Standards Institute, the CISA accreditation requires that consultants undergo a comprehensive examination administered by the ISACA professional association. Progent can provide the services of a CISA-qualified security consultant trained to help businesses in the areas of information systems audit process, information technology administration, network assets and architecture lifecycle, IT support, safeguarding information resources, and disaster recovery planning.

Find out more details concerning Progent's Certified Information Systems Auditor Support Assistance.

GIAC Consulting Services
GIAC was founded in 1999 to validate the knowledge of information technology security professionals. GIAC's goal is to ensure that a certified professional possesses the knowledge necessary to deliver support in vital areas of network, data, and application software security. GIAC accreditations are recognized by companies and institutions throughout the world including and the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Progent can provide the support of certified consultants for any of the network security capabilities addressed under GIAC accreditation programs such as auditing networks, security incident response, intrusion detection, and web services security.

Learn additional information concerning Progent's Global Information Assurance Certification Support Services.

Contact Progent for Computer Security Help
If you're trying to find Apple Mac OS X computer security consulting expertise, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or email

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