Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services incorporate behavior-based detection technology to provide endpoint and server protection from modern malware attacks such as ransomware, which have demonstrated the ability to evade legacy, signature-based anti-virus defenses. ProSight ASM gives small and mid-sized organizations access to the same threat protection platform used by leading enterprises including Walmart, Netflix, Visa, Citi, NASDAQ, Salesforce and others. By delivering real-time threat prevention, detection, removal and recovery in one unified package, ProSight ASM cuts ownership costs, simplifies management, and speeds up recovery. The next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) technology used by ProSight ASM was rated by Gartner Group as the most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform in the industry.
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring services utilize a low-overhead agent installed on each protected endpoint and server to build a cohesive security grid that responds to threats at machine speed and allows coordinated and decisive incident response featuring:
Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants and CISSP-certified cybersecurity and compliance experts have earned the security industry's top certifications including CISSP, CISA, GIAC, CISM and ISSAP. With 20 years of experience providing IT security and compliance solutions to organizations of all sizes, Progent has the skills required to help any business to deploy cutting-edge endpoint protection (EPP) technology effectively and affordably. By partnering with leading information security companies, Progent can offer the ProSight Active Security Monitoring package to small and mid-size businesses for enterprise-class threat protection on a small-business budget.
- Protection for Windows, Mac OS X and macOS, Linux, iOS and Android endpoints and servers
- Support for Windows Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer virtual environments
- Deep system-level monitoring
- Signature-less machine learning and intelligent automation
- Behavioral analysis and detection of advanced attacks across all vectors
- Full remediation with auto-removal of detected attacks
- Single-click rollback from ransomware and other attacks
- Automatic, network-wide immunization
- Real-time visualization of the attack storyline for comprehensive forensics
- Unified control via a single management console
- HIPPA and PCI certification
Progent offers ProSight Active Security Monitoring as a low-cost, flat-rate monthly service. A software-only EPP solution, ProSight ASM requires no special hardware or other costly upfront investment. ProSight ASM can provide protection for both on-premises and cloud-based resources. In the event that you suffer an attack, Progent is qualified to act as your red team to help you use ProSight ASM to contain and remove the threat, assess the damage, rollback your network to a healthy state, and understand the source and spread of the malware.
ProSight Active Security Monitoring and the Modern Threat Landscape
97% of data breaches could have been prevented by current security technology, but some successful attacks are inevitable. Sometimes the crooks win. ProSight Active Security Monitoring is designed around the premise that even with the best security technology, you may eventually suffer a breach. For this reason ProSight ASM not only provides malware blocking based on traditional static, signature-based prevention, but also dynamic detection of malware and exploits that have penetrated your network, fast isolation of infected devices, automatic removal of threats, near real-time immunization of all endpoints, single-click recovery (such as a rollback to a pre-ransomware state), and rich forensics to help you understand and eliminate your vulnerability.
By offering best-of-breed technology for before, during and after an attack, ProSight ASM delivers an end-to-end solution for addressing the realities of the modern security landscape and minimizing or eliminating financial, productivity and reputation loss in case of a breach.
Endpoints are the most vulnerable and most frequently targeted component of an information network. ProSight Active Security Monitoring services offer a single, integrated platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, response and remediation. Threats addressed by ProSight ASM include:
ProSight ASM's Behavior-based Threat Analysis
- File-based malware such as ransomware, trojans, worms, backdoors and payload-based attacks
- File-less and memory-only malware with no disk-based indicators
- Document-based exploits embedded in Office and Adobe files, and macros
- Phishing and spear phishing emails (which account for over 90+ of successful data breaches)
- Live attacks based on scripts like PowerShell, Powersploit, WMI, and VBS
- Credential-based attacks including credential-scraping, Mimikatz, and tokens
Traditional anti-virus tools use signature matching as their main defense. A unique file hash, or signature, is generated for each known threat, and potential threats are checked against a continually updated table of signatures. The flaw in this approach is that the speed and volume of new threats far outpace the anti-virus industry's ability to generate and distribute signatures. In contrast, modern behavior analysis looks at the activities of a potential threat and determines whether it behaves abnormally. For example, does it impact a large number of processes? Does it alter the registry? Does it install a keystroke logger? In essence, behavior analysis uses suspicious activities to create a kind of meta signature that can't be changed by a hacker simply by altering a few irrelevant bytes of code to escape detection.
Prevention: Before the Attack
With nation-state intelligence agencies joining the ranks of professional and amateur hackers, new malware is being developed far faster than the ability of anti-virus providers to write new signatures. The limitations of signature-matching endpoint protection has been recognized since around 2012 and its inadequacy is now an accepted tenet of IT security.
Malware production has increased beyond the capacity of traditional signature-based AV technology to block it
ProSight ASM utilizes low-overhead cloud intelligence and reputation services from multiple vendors to filter known malware. Deep file inspection plus dynamic blacklisting and whitelisting help make ProSight ASM a significant improvement over legacy anti-virus platforms, but prevention is only the first line of defense. Advanced exploits, file-less malware and script-based attacks can sneak past signature-matching barriers. For example, so-called "packers" compress code to disguise malware data so it canít be read by security researchers or malware blocking programs.
Detection and Response: During the Attack
The second phase of endpoint protection involves dealing with malware while it is executing. ProSight ASM uses next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) technology to detect malicious behavior from any malware that gets through the automated blacklisting process. Even in the case of advanced file-less malware such as application and memory-based attacks, the malicious code must perform certain recognizable activities (e.g., creating an executable file without permission) if it is to compromise data. ProSight ASM's lightweight agent watches all activity in each protected endpoint and uses state-of-the-art behavioral threat analysis and full execution context to identify new attacks at inception. When an attack is discovered, ProSight ASM immediately disconnects the affected device from the network to contain the threat. Because the ProSight ASM agent is autonomous, devices stay protected even when they are not connected to the Internet.
Remediation: After the Attack
Once an attack is contained, ProSight ASM begins policy-based mitigation. When you use ProSight ASM in conjunction with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service, modifications to data made by the malware attack can be rolled back automatically with a single click. ProSight ASM also logs whatever system-level files and settings were changed by the attack and what were remediated. Whenever ProSight ASM detects a new malicious binary, the threat is flagged and all protected agents on the network are immediately immunized against the attack. In addition, the ProSight ASM management console provides in-depth forensics, which include a clear visualization of the attack's progress through the network from inception to termination. This real-time audit trail of what happened during the attack exposes weaknesses that need to be addressed in your security strategy and answers questions like: How did the attack enter our network? Which employee or guest opened the malware file? What did the malware change on our network?
ProSight ASM's management console provides a real-time view of threats from inception to termination
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Other ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent's ProSight suite of network management services includes other budget-friendly, flat-rate managed services that address key aspects of your IT network including backup and disaster recovery, network infrastructure monitoring and management, and email content filtering. By partnering with some of the industry's most innovative technology vendors, Progent can offer small and mid-size organizations the benefits of the same advanced technology used by the world's largest enterprises. Managed services offered by Progent include:
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- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver affordable in-depth security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help you to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's specific needs and that allows you prove compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that require urgent action. Progent's consultants can also help you to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of critical data, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of hardware failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images/, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup and Recovery.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering and email encryption service that uses the technology of top data security companies to deliver web-based control and comprehensive protection for your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway appliance to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne malware. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that stays inside your corporate firewall. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map, monitor, optimize and debug their networking appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are always current, captures and manages the configuration information of almost all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when problems are detected. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that require important software patches, or identifying the cause of performance problems. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network running at peak levels by tracking the health of critical assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is sent automatically to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that any potential issues can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hosting solution without a time-consuming and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, maintain, find and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time wasted searching for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you need when you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the health of their information system. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your essential network assets adhere to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and provide instant ROI like a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both also come with a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include simpler management, better compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more reliable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service built around a brief phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is designed to help evaluate your company's ability either to block ransomware or recover rapidly following an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information concerning your current security profile and backup system, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply best practices to create a cost-effective security and backup/recovery environment that minimizes your exposure to ransomware and meets your company's needs. For additional information, see The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
The Progent Advantage
Progent's team of more than 100 consulting professionals includes certified experts in every aspect of information technology related to small and mid-size businesses. With this breadth of expertise, Progent can be your one-stop source for integrating a comprehensive security solution that delivers immediate business value. In addition to the endpoint protection provided by ProSight Active Security Monitoring, Progent offers other managed services and specially-priced service packages designed to help small and mid-size businesses to deploy, validate, and manage networks that feature enterprise-class information assurance and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Besides the ProSight suite of ongoing network management services, Progent offers specially priced one-time service bundles to help organizations of any size to achieve and demonstrate compliance with regulatory and industry security standards. These value-priced services include security vulnerability assessment and stealth penetration testing. Progent also offers expert disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help ensure you can return to operations quickly in case of a catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, fire, cyber attack, human error, equipment breakdown, or any other foreseeable disruptive event.
Progent has expertise in all the endpoints, servers and virtual machines that can be protected by ProSight Active Security Monitoring and offers services that include Windows 10 integration, Linux support, Mac OS X and macOS consulting, iPhone and iPad configuration, Android integration, Windows Server 2019 migration consulting, Hyper-V virtualization support, and VMware vSphere consulting. For single-click or manual rollback capability, Progent's Windows Server consultants can help you set up Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Progent can also provide online and onsite access to certified Cisco CCIE consultants to help you plan, protect or troubleshoot your network infrastructure. If your network incorporates cloud resources, Progent offers the guidance of Microsoft Azure consultants and Amazon AWS experts.
Contact Progent about ProSight Active Security Monitoring Services
To find out more about how Progent can help you set up an affordable, fully managed endpoint security solution with ProSight Active Security Monitoring, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.