Viruses and malicious hacking are steadily increasing in frequency and complexity. Threats include information loss caused by malicious intent; web-based viruses and directory harvest attacks; security compromises by inside sources; and intrusions designed for stealing or damaging valuable resources.

Progent's certified security consultants can help your company to defend your Apple Macintosh environment by providing an array of services which include running security audits, cleaning up after virus and worm attacks, configuring firewalls, implementing safe offsite and wireless connectivity, deploying proactive monitors for protection against email and web-borne attacks, and developing a comprehensive security strategy appropriate for your company goals and IT environment.

Managing and coordinating intrusion protection and detection along with the capability to recover vital systems requires an on-going effort that entails an array of tools, procedures, and guidelines. Progent's CISM and CISA-qualified security consultants can help you in your attempts to protect your information network by providing support offerings that run from security audits to developing and executing a comprehensive security plan. Progent provides affordable emergency and scheduled support both remotely and on premise to assist small companies to configure and maintain secure multi-vendor networks based on Mac, UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Cisco technology.

Security Evaluation
Progent's seasoned security engineers can carry out comprehensive security audits on your Apple Mac OS X network by detecting outdated or missing security updates, security holes, needlessly open ports, unused accounts, and password policy. As part of a security evaluation, Progent can in addition perform a detailed inventory of your company's network resources, detect hidden Trojans on servers and workstations, and find out whether the OS is publicizing excessive information.

Preventive Measures
Progent can advise you about ways to build security into your business operations. Progent can install scanning and security assessment software, define and install a secure network architecture, and propose procedures and policies to optimize the security of your information system. Progent's security experts are ready to help you to configure a firewall, establish protected remote access to messaging, files and applications, and implement VPNs.

System Recovery and Virus Removal
Progent has experience in recovering computers that have been compromised, are under suspicion, or have failed because a security breach. Progent can assist your company to assess the damage caused by the intrusion, restore data damaged by the attack, and allow your organization to return rapidly to normal operations. Progent's experience with security solutions reduces your lost productivity and enables Progent to propose efficient methods to prevent or contain future attacks.

Security Strategy
Every company should develop a seriously crafted security plan that includes both protection and response plans. The proactive or pre-attack strategy is a collection of mechanisms that help to minimize vulnerabilities. The response or recovery plan helps security personnel to assess the impact of a security breach, repair the damage, document the experience, and get company operations back on line as soon as feasible.

Progent's seasoned Mac OS X security engineers can help you to execute a full risk evaluation and document a network security plan to enact security policies and enforcement to defend against future threats.

Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls Expertise
Progent can give you access to a Cisco CCIE network engineer or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to identify, deploy, and support Cisco PIX and ASA Firewall appliances. Find out more about Cisco ASA Firewalls support.

Professional Support for Cisco Protection and VPN Solutions
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers and CCNP professionals can provide in-depth consulting services for Cisco's entire line of security and VPN products including routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and Virtual Private Network access appliances. Find out more about Progent's support for Cisco security and Virtual Private Network technology.

Other Firewall and Virtual Private Network Technologies
In addition to being expert in a broad array of network security solutions available from Microsoft and Cisco, Progent offers small and mid-size organizations expert consulting for security products from other popular firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) vendors. Consulting services available from Progent include:

Inbound and Outbound Spam and Virus Protection and Email Encryption
Email Guard is Progent's email security platform that uses the technology of leading data security companies to provide centralized control and world-class security for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, DoAs, DHAs, and other email-based threats. The cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps most unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper layer of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the local gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that stays inside your corporate firewall.

Unannounced Intrusion Assessment Consulting
Unannounced intrusion testing is a key mechanism for helping businesses to determine how exposed their IT environments are to serious threats by showing how well existing network protection policies and technologies stand up to authorized but unpublicized penetration efforts instigated by seasoned security engineers using the latest hacking methods. Find out additional details concerning Progent's Unannounced Intrusion Assessment Consulting.

CISM Security Support Expertise
CISM defines the fundamental skills and international standards of service that computer security managers are expected to master. CISM provides business management the assurance that consultants who have been awarded their certification have the background and knowledge to provide effective security administration and engineering services. Progent can offer a CISM-certified support professional to assist your enterprise in vital security areas such as data security governance, vulnerability assessment, data protection program control, and incident handling support.

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CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals) Security Support Services
Progent's CISSP experts are security specialists who have been awarded CISSP accreditation through demonstrated professional work, extensive study, and exhaustive testing. CISSP Certification recognizes mastery of a worldwide standard for information security. American National Standards Institute has given the CISSP credential official recognition in the area of IT security under ISO/IEC 17024. Areas of knowledge included within CISSP include security management procedures, security design and models, access permission methodology, software development security, operations security, physical security, cryptography, telecommunications, Internet security, and business continuity planning.

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ISSAP Consulting Services for Secure Network Infrastructure
Progent's ISSAP qualified security experts are experts who have been awarded ISSAP certification following thorough examination and extensive experience. field experience with information security design. ISSAP consultants have comprehensive understanding of access management mechanisms and methodologies, phone system and network infrastructure security, cryptography, needs evaluation, BCP and disaster recovery planning (DRP), and physical security. Progent's ISSAP-qualified security specialists can help your business with all aspects of architecture security.

Learn additional details about Progent's ISSAP Accredited Protected System Infrastructure Consulting Assistance.

CISA Consulting Services
The Certified Information Systems Auditor credential is a recognized achievement that indicates mastery in network security audit and control. Accredited by ANSI, the CISA accreditation requires that consultants undergo an extensive test administered by the ISACA international professional association. Progent can provide the expertise of a CISA-certified security audit professional trained to help companies in the areas of IS audit process, information technology governance, systems and infrastructure planned useful life, IT service delivery, protecting data resources, and disaster recovery planning.

Find out additional details about Progent's Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Professional Services.

GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Professional Expertise
GIAC was founded in 1999 to certify the skill of information technology security professionals. GIAC's goal is to verify that an accredited professional possesses the knowledge needed to deliver support in important areas of system, information, and application program security. GIAC certifications are recognized by companies and government organizations throughout the world including and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Progent offers the assistance of certified professionals for all of the network security capabilities covered under GIAC accreditation programs including auditing networks, incident response, traffic analysis, and web-based services security.

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Contact Progent for Network Security Help
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