The vast majority of email is spam, and the vast majority of successful cyber attacks begin with malicious email. Protecting your email, both incoming and outgoing, should be a top priority for any business. Progent has developed partnerships with developers of the industry's most advanced email security technology in order to provide small and mid-size organizations ProSight Email Guard, an affordable multi-tiered email security solution that incorporates cloud resources and local gateway hardware to deliver comprehensive protection against spam, viruses, DoS attacks, and other email-borne malware. ProSight Email Guardís on-premises security gateway enables advanced features such as email encryption, outbound content policy enforcement, and data leakage protection to keep sensitive and private information going beyond your firewall. ProSight Email Guard's content filtering also helps keep your business off block lists by intercepting outbound spam and viruses.
Progent's email security experts can assist you to plan and implement your ProSight Email Guard solution, help you decide which email security gateway device or devices are right for your situation, configure your email gateway, set up ProSight Email Guard to work with Microsoft Exchange or any other email system, define policies for bi-directional email filtering, install outbound email encryption, design a robust network architecture that can feature clustered email security gateways, set up cloud-based management with delegated administration, and provide training, continuing consulting expertise, and as-needed technical support.
Major Features of ProSight Email Guard
ProSight Email Guard is an end-to-end solution for protecting inbound and outbound email. ProSight Email Guard includes these major features:
ProSight Email Guard uses an efficient and effective hybrid design model that deploys both cloud and on-premises resources to deliver leading-edge security, throughput, and ease of management in a solution that fits the budgets of small and mid-sized organizations.
- Spam Filtering uses heuristic-intelligence to analyze IP addresses and message content
- Zero-hour Virus Defense provides multi-level scanning and real-time updates
- Pre-filtering in the Cloud blocks most email-borne threats before they reach your security perimeter
- Local Email Gateway Appliance is purpose-built for in-depth bi-directional filtering
- Cloud-based Management supports delegated administration rights to spread responsibility for policy and configuration control
- Outbound Email Filtering offers policy-based Content Filtering for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Leakage Protection and stops outbound spam and malware
- Email Encryption utilizes 256-bit key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and automatically protects policy-compliant outbound email
- Rate Monitoring and Control blocks spambots and throttles outbound email rate based on IP address/destination address
- DoS Attack Defense prevents your network from being overwhelmed by malicious spam
- DHA protection protects email addresses from being stolen and sold by spammers
- Low Rate of False Positives scores an industry-low of 0.01% before optimization
- Inside-the-Perimeter Email Protection with Microsoft Exchange protects the email that remains inside your security perimeter and never reaches your gateway
ProSight Email Guard enhances the availability of your email environment thanks to the hardened, geo-dispersed datacenters that support the platform's cloud infrastructure. With 99.999 percent uptime, this cloud-based ecosystem can deliver far higher availability than the email infrastructure that small or mid-size businesses can afford to build or maintain. If your on-premises email server or in-house network stops working, Progentís Microsoft-certified consultants and Cisco-certified network experts can provide immediate online assistance to get back on line fast.
Inbound Email Security
Inbound email protected by ProSight Email Guard arrives via the Cloud Protection Layer, which utilizes world-class datacenters and advanced computing grids to filter out 95% of spam and the majority of email that carries malware. The email that passes through this initial line of defense then undergoes in-depth inspection by a local security gateway appliance that performs multi-tier inspection including optical character recognition (OCR) analysis to detect image-based spam. Both the Cloud Protection layer and the email security gateway are kept up to date continuously by the Update Center, a cloud-based technology center staffed round the clock by security professionals to provide zero-hour defense against new threats. For disaster recovery scenarios, the Cloud Protection Layer can provide email spooling, which can cache your inbound email for as long as 96 hours or re-route it to a temporary destination while you repair local datacenter.
ProSight Email Guard offers in-depth zero-hour protection for inbound email
Outbound Email Security
ProSight Email Guard's outbound filtering offers data leakage protection and clocks outgoing spam and malware, which helps keep your company off email black lists. Policy-based content filtering keeps users from unknowingly or intentionally divulging sensitive or private information contained in email messages. Leaked information can violate regulatory mandates and result in identity theft, litigation, or loss of intellectual property. The ProSight Email Guard security gateway comes with a set of pre-configured content filters such as HIPAA compliance and Social Security and credit card numbers. You can also create custom filtering policies based on specified keywords, categories, or other factors. Filtering policies can cause affected emails to be automatically blocked, quarantined or encrypted.
ProSight Email Guard's outbound protection stops data leakage and blocks outbound spam and malware
Outbound Email Encryption
ProSight Email Guard uses a cloud-based Message Center to encrypt and deliver outbound email. You can configure multiple policies for deciding which emails should be encrypted, and the entire process is handled automatically. The on-premises security gateway sends email to be encrypted to the Message Center using a secure TLS connection. There the messages are encrypted using the advanced AES-256 standard and stored for retrieval. The Message Center sends a notice to the recipient and includes a web link that permits the recipient to retrieve the decrypted email. Any replies are also encrypted at the Message Center.
ProSight Email Guard offers policy-based encryption for outbound email
A plug-in available for Microsoft Exchange makes it possible to encrypt emails individually. For details about ProSight Email Guard outbound email encryption, refer to ProSight Email Guard technology and architecture.
What Threats Can ProSight Email Guard Defend Against?
ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based filtering resources, technology centers, and email security gateway appliances use a variety of open source tools and proprietary techniques developed by Progent's partners to protect against spam and other email-based threats. Anti-spam/virus techniques and the threats that can be blocked include:
IP Reputation Analysis
Predictive Sender Profiling
Pre-Defined and Custom Policies
Spam Rules Scoring Thresholds
Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs)
For a glossary of email security terms, visit Glossary of Terms Related to Spam Filtering Technology.
How Progent Can help You with ProSight Email Guard
Progentís certified email integration and security consultants can help you design a complete email security solution that defends against email-based attacks and helps you comply with government and industry security requirements. Progent can assist you to implement an efficient deployment of ProSight Email Guard, optimize your system according to your business needs, institute auditing and reporting processes based on best practices, educate your end users on how to avoid malware propagation, and develop sound policies for email security and content. In addition, Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can help you plan, implement and troubleshoot a robust on-premises network infrastructure to support your email solution and efficiently integrate your local IT resources with ProSight Email Guard's cloud-based resources and services.
Download the ProSight Email Guard Datasheet
To view or download the ProSight Email Guard datasheet, click: ProSight Email Guard Spam and Email Content Filtering Datasheet (94 Kb PDF file).
Other Managed Services and Network Auditing Packages Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Email Guard, Progent's ProSight suite of network monitoring and management services includes other value-priced services that cover major facets of network management including endpoint security, cloud-based backup/restore, network infrastructure management, virtual server hosting, and IT asset documentation management. By partnering with leading technology innovators, Progent can offer small and mid-size organizations the advantages of the same world-class remote monitoring technology used by global enterprises. Managed services available from Progent include:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior analysis technology to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape legacy signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to address the complete threat lifecycle including filtering, detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Key features include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's unique needs and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will assist you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require immediate action. Progent's consultants can also help your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and enables rapid restoration of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images/, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images/. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver advanced support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your critical data. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map, track, optimize and debug their connectivity appliances such as routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept current, copies and displays the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating appliances that need critical updates, or resolving performance problems. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your network running efficiently by tracking the health of vital computers that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted immediately to your designated IT personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so all potential problems can be resolved before they can disrupt productivity. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's network support experts. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the operating system software, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hardware environment without requiring a lengthy and technically risky configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting provider. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, update, retrieve and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time spent looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you require when you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an unbiased evaluation of the health of their information system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management platforms available, and supervised by Progent's certified group of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential infrastructure devices adhere to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also come with one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include simpler management, better compliance with data security requirements, higher utilization of IT resources, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and restore, and less downtime. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a brief phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to evaluate your organization's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will consult with you personally to gather information about your current AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply best practices to create an efficient security and backup system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your company's requirements. For additional information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Email Solutions
If you want to find out more about using Progent's ProSight Email Guard managed services or if you need Progent's help to troubleshoot or enhance your email system, call 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.