Company IT networks in North Dakota can depend on prompt and affordable remote technical support from Progent's qualified security consultants to fix complex security problems. Rates are reasonable, billing is per minute, sign-up is fast, and support is unbeatable. Progent also provides assistance for complex projects that requires the knowledge of senior security consultants with high-level industry certifications.

If your North Dakota office is away from major metropolitan areas including Fargo, Bismark, or Grand Forks, support from local accredited network security professionals could be problematic when there's an urgent situation. This could mean a drop in revenue for your business, angry clients, unproductive workers, and distracted executives. By contacting Progent's remote support, you can get in touch with a Premier security consultant who can deliver expertise when you require it to keep your computer network on line and restore your data.

Progent can help you in all your initiatives to defend your IT environment with support ranging from security audits to developing a comprehensive security plan. Progent provides affordable support to help small and midsize companies to configure and maintain secure IT environments powered by Microsoft Windows and Cisco technology and that can include servers and desktops based on UNIX or Linux operating systems as well as mobile clients with Apple iPhones and iPads or Android or Windows Phone smart phones and tablets.

Progent can also show you how to outsource spam filtering and protection from email-borne security threats. Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that incorporates the technology of top information security vendors to deliver web-based management and comprehensive security for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. ProSight Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps most unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance adds a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that stays inside your security perimeter.

Progent's certified consultants are accessible remotely or in person to offer a variety of urgent or longer-term computer security services including:

  • Run thorough security evaluations
  • Recover quickly after attacks
  • Configure and troubleshoot firewalls
  • Implement safe techniques for offsite and mobile connectivity
  • Install effective applications for protection against viruses, spam and DHAs
  • Help create a company-wide security strategy with 24x7 monitoring
  • Provide comprehensive Help Desk Call Center Support
  • Help Develop an effective backup and disaster recovery plan built around Microsoft Data Protection Manager backup technology
If your business has an emergency requirement for IT security help, go to Progent's Urgent Online Network Help.

Progent's support professionals can deliver advanced support in vital areas of system protection including security evaluation, firewall/VPN support, and advanced security planning.

Security Audits
Progent's expert security consultants can assess the strength of your existing network protection implementation by performing comprehensive remote automated testing based on sophisticated software tools and tested techniques. Progent's experience in this testing saves you consulting fees and offers an accurate portrayal of gaps. The knowledge your IT organization gains can make up the basis of a network protection strategy that will permit your network to run safely and respond rapidly to new threats.

Automated Security Audits
Progent offers consulting in the application of security testing utilities including MBSA and GFI LANguard for affordably performing a set of automatic system auditing checks to uncover possible security gaps. Progent has extensive experience with additional network analysis utilities including NMAP, AMAP Application Scanner, eEye, plus utilities like SolarWinds, Netcat, and Nikto. Progent can show you how to make sense of testing reports and react effectively.

Progent can show you how to build security into your company processes, install scanning applications, define and implement a secure system environment, and suggest procedures to maximize the safety of your network. Progent's security consultants are available to help you set up a firewall, design safe remote connectivity to email and data, and install virtual private network. Learn more on Progent's network security analysis.

Security Inventory Scanning Bundles for Small Companies
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable security inventory packages designed to enable small businesses to get an impartial network security assessment from an accredited security specialist. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to determine the risk to internal threats. The two security inventory services are configured and run from a secured remote site. The project is directed by an engineer with high-level security credentials and who generates a report that details and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if appropriate.

Network Security Penetration Testing Support Services
Stealth intrusion testing is a key part of any successful network security plan. Progentís security professionals can perform extensive intrusion checks without the awareness of your company's internal IT resources. Unannounced penetration testing uncovers whether existing security defense tools such as intrusion detection alerts and event history monitoring are correctly configured and consistently monitored. Learn more about Progent's network security penetration testing consulting.

Firewall/VPN Solutions
Progent's expertise in network security technology encompasses extensive field work with leading firewalls and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology offered by multiple companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, and CheckPoint. Progent can provide the support of engineers with important industry accreditations including CCIE and Microsoft MCSE.

Cisco ASA 5500-X Firewalls with Firepower, ASA 5500 Series Firewalls, and PIX Firewalls Configuration and Troubleshooting
The new Cisco ASA 5500-X Series of firewalls with Firepower Services deliver significantly more value than Cisco's earlier firewalls and have replaced the ASA 5500 and PIX 500 security appliances for new deployments. Following Cisco's purchase of Sourcefire, the entire line of ASA 5500-X firewalls can be configured to enable Firepower Services, built on Sourcefire's Snort technology, which is the market's most popular network intrusion protection system. Firepower services provide enhanced features such as advanced malware protection (AMP), URL filtering, real-time threat analytics, and automation. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to manage your current PIX or Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls or upgrade efficiently to Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. Progent's consultants offer online and onsite support for ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services and can help you to design, integrate, optimize, administer and debug firewall environments built on Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services. See additional details about Cisco ASA Firewalls with Firepower configuration and debugging support.

Cisco Network Security and VPN Support Expertise
Cisco's network security and offsite access technology offer a comprehensive line of manageable security solutions to help safeguard your local and remote information system. Cisco's VPN line features routers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and VPN appliances. Progent's expert consulting staff includes experienced engineers with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certifications who are able to help your company to evaluate Cisco VPN, Cisco RADIUS Security, and additional Cisco security solutions that fit most closely with your business objectives. Read more details concerning Progent's Engineering Services for Cisco Security Solutions and VPN Products.

Consulting Services for Other Firewall and Virtual Private Network Solutions
Progent offers small and medium size businesses professional consulting for Intrusion Protection Systems and IPsec VPN technology from leading firewall and VPN security companies including Check Point Software, Juniper, and SonicWALL. Progent can show you how to create a detailed security strategy and choose the right products from multiple vendors to achieve your security goals while sticking within your spending limits.

Progent's Low-Cost Managed Services for Information Security
Progent's affordable ProSight family of managed services is designed to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all aspects of information assurance and compliance. Managed services available from Progent include:

ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Next Generation Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Recovery
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based analysis tools to defend endpoint devices and servers and VMs against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a single platform to manage the complete malware attack progression including filtering, detection, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Unified Endpoint Security
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's unique needs and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security regulations. Progent will assist you define and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent can also help your company to install and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.

ProSight DPS: Managed Backup
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and enables rapid restoration of critical files, applications and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged due to hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images/, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can deliver advanced support to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to recover your business-critical information. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup and Recovery.

ProSight Email Guard: Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering and email encryption service that incorporates the infrastructure of top data security vendors to provide web-based management and world-class security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway appliance to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays inside your security perimeter. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.

ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its key servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's network support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS software, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported easily to a different hosting environment without a lengthy and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting service. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

ProSight IT Asset Management: Infrastructure Documentation and Password Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, update, find and safeguard information related to your IT infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time thrown away trying to find vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you require the instant you need it. Find out more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.

Certified Network Security Planning
Any company ought to have a thoroughly thought out security strategy that incorporates both proactive procedures and reaction planning. The pre-attack plan is a set of procedures intended to reduce security weaknesses. The reactive plan helps your network security personnel to assess the impact resulting from an attack, repair the network, record the event, and get business functions restored as rapidly as possible.

Progent's expert IT security consultants are available to assist your business to perform a full risk evaluation and define a company-wide security plan to implement security policies and mechanisms to mitigate future assaults and dangers.

CISM Certified Security Consulting Expertise
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) committee defines the basic capabilities and worldwide standards of skill that information security managers are required to master. It gives executive management the confidence that consultants who have qualified for their CISM credential have the background and knowledge to provide efficient security administration and support consulting. Progent can provide the services of CISM Certified security consultants to assist businesses with:

  • Network Security Strategies
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Network Security Implementation Management
  • Network Security Administration
  • Recovery Planning
Learn more information about Progent's CISM IS Security Support Services.

CISSP Qualified Security Consulting Expertise
The CISSP credential recognizes mastery of a global standard for information security. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has granted certification accreditation in the area of information security defined by ISO/IEC 17024. Progent offers the services of security professionals who have earned CISSP certification. Progent can provide a CISSP-certified consultant to help your enterprise in a variety security fields such as:

  • Security Management Procedures
  • Security Infrastructure and Models
  • Access Management Systems and Processes
  • Applications Development Security
  • Secure Operations
  • Physical Security
  • Encryption/Decryption Technology
  • Telecommunications, Network and Internet Security
  • Business Continuity Preparedness
Learn additional details concerning Progent's CISSP Accredited Cybersecurity Support Professionals.

CISSP-ISSAP Qualified Secure Information System Architecture Consulting Support
Progent's CISSP-ISSAP Certified IT architecture professionals are experts who have been awarded ISSAP status through thorough examination and significant experience with information security design. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) certification represents proven skill in the more challenging requirements of information system security architecture bounded by the broader scope of information security expertise required for CISSP certification. Progent's ISSAP-premier security experts can help your business with all phases of architecture security including.

  • Access Control Systems and Techniques
  • Telecom and System Infrastructure Security
  • Cryptography Solutions
  • Needs Analysis and Security Guidelines
  • BCP and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Physical Security
Read more information about Progent's ISSAP Certified Secure System Architecture Consulting Professionals.

CISA Certified Information System Security Auditing Engineering Expertise
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) accreditation is a globally recognized achievement that signifies mastery in network security audit and control. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute, the CISA accreditation has consultants undergo an extensive test given by the ISACA international professional group. Progent's CISA-qualified security audit engineers can assist your IT organization in the areas of:

  • IS Audit Process
  • IT Governance
  • Network Assets and Architecture Lifecycle
  • Information Technology Service Delivery
  • Protecting Information Resources
  • Business Continuity Planning
Read more information about Progent's CISA Qualified Information System Security Auditing Consulting Expertise.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Experts
The CRISC certification program was initiated by ISACA in 2010 to verify an IT professional's ability to design, deploy, and maintain information system control mechanisms to reduce risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to assist you to create and execute a business continuity or disaster recovery plan based on leading practices identified by CRISC and geared to align with your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and budgetary guidelines. Progent's CRISC-certified IT risk mitigation specialists offer a variety of risk evaluation services such as:

  • Gather data and study documentation to evaluate major vulnerabilities
  • Identify legal, industry, and contractual mandates and organizational standards associated with your information system to determine their possible impact on your business goals
  • Point out possible threats for your operational processes to assist in evaluating your enterprise risk
  • Create a risk awareness program and provide seminars to ensure your organization understand information system risk so they can contribute to your risk management process
  • Match key risk vectors to your associated operational procedures to help determine risk ownership
  • Determine risk appetite with executive management and key stakeholders to ensure they match
Find out additional information concerning Progent's CRISC Risk Management Experts.

GIAC Qualified IS Security Engineering Support
GIAC was founded in 1999 to validate the knowledge of computer security professionals. GIAC's goal is to verify that an accredited security consultant possesses the knowledge necessary to deliver support in critical categories of network, information, and application software security. GIAC accreditations are recognized by businesses and government organizations throughout the world including and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Progent's GIAC-certified IS security audit experts are available to help your company with:

Learn additional details about Progent's GIAC Information Assurance Services.

Contact a Security Engineer
To learn how to access a Progent security consultant for online or on-premises expertise in North Dakota, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Remote Computer Help.