Fast and Affordable Security Checkups for Small Businesses
Is your small business network keeping pace with today's security environment? Are you protecting your network assets? How difficult would it be for a hacker to break into your information system, and what steps can you take to prevent it? Progent has developed a fast and affordable way for small businesses to answer these questions without disrupting their network operations.
Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are fixed-price service bundles that rely on advanced network scanning technology and the certified expertise of Progent's security engineers to evaluate the vulnerability of your network and provide recommendations for simple ways you can mitigate your security risk. Progent offers two packages, the External Network Security Inventory and the Internal Network Security Inventory, which assess different aspects of network security exposure and which you can use separately or together. Both packages offer features designed for the needs of small businesses who want to take a more proactive role in making their networks safe from malicious assaults but who donít have the time or the budget to manage an exhaustive enterprise-class network security audit.
Top Features and Benefits of Progent's Security Inventory Packages for Small Business Networks
Progent's Security Inventory packages offer an array of features and benefits especially designed to address today's increasingly hostile security environment in which all business networks operate but also to take into account the financial and operational realties of small companies. Implemented together or separately, Progent's External and Internal security scanning packages help small businesses achieve a high level of network protection at little cost or hassle.
External Security Inventory Scan
Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are inexpensive and are offered at a set-price, so you know in advance what it will cost to understand the state of your network security. Potential attack vectors detected by Progent's security scans are typically easy to fix and involve configuration issues with network operating systems, applications, and devices. If you have not regularly utilized security scans in the past, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Generally, a great deal of security risk associated with small business networks can be substantially reduced at very little expense.
The scanning, analysis, and reporting processes involved in Progent's Network Security Inventory packages can usually be completed in one business day. This fast turnaround can reduce the window during which your network is exposed to attack by allowing you to move quickly into remediation mode. This also reduces the stressful suspense management may feel not knowing whether information assets are safe, and minimizes the time that your network manager is diverted from other responsibilities. A combination of advanced scanning technology and experienced engineers allow Progent's security team to deliver results quickly and at low cost to the customer.
- Remote Scanning:
The scanning phase of Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are managed remotely from a secure Progent site. In the case of the Internal Network Security Inventory package, the scan is itself run from an onsite machine made available by the customer. The setup procedure for external or internal scans can accomplished in minutes, and the collected data is analyzed offsite by Progent's certified security professionals. By utilizing remote tools to conduct the Network Security Inventory packages, Progent saves significant time and money, which in turn allows Progent to offer these packages at prices that small businesses can afford.
Progent's Network Security Inventory packages are not intended to detect and remove viruses or other malware resulting from a successful attack on your network, but to uncover common security gaps before they are exploited by malicious sources. Although larger enterprises routinely utilize third-party consulting firms like Progent to conduct vulnerability scans in order to benefit from an objective risk assessment, small businesses with limited IT budgets and technical expertise often wait until their networks are hacked before getting serious about security. By offering vulnerability scanning packages that are fast, affordable, and effective, Progent makes it a no brainer for small businesses to take the lead in protecting their network assets.
- Certified Security Engineers:
Progent's security engineers have been certified by some of the industry's most prestigious standards institutions including the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC), and the SANS Institute. Progent's security team has worked with major enterprises to assess and enhance network security. With Progent's Network Security Inventory packages, small businesses get the benefit of vulnerability assessments from world-class security professionals without requiring an enterprise-class IT budget.
Progent's security engineers are familiar with the sophisticated tools and techniques hackers employ to break into information networks to steal and control resources and data. The majority of these intrusion attempts are based on exploiting security gaps that are surprisingly easy to block. Both of Progent's Network Security Inventory packages address a separate range of potential security vulnerabilities often found in small business IT networks. Either package will provide information to help you enhance your network protection. Using the external and the internal scan packages together will allow you to secure your network even more.
- Actionable Reporting:
The data collected from Progent's Network Security Inventory scans are analyzed by a certified engineer on Progent's security team. As part of the package, Progent's security engineer will prepare and send a report that summarizes the results of the vulnerability scan and suggests mitigation procedures that can be performed by Progent, by your in-house IT support staff, or by a competent third-party security consulting firm. Any remedial work requested from Progent will be performed as a separate project for which Progent can provide a time estimate and for which Progent will bill at standard consulting rates.
Progent's External Network Security Inventory package tests for the threat levels of the open ports and services on your network that are exposed outside your firewall. These ports and services can include email, web sites, eCommerce applications, remote access tools, or any service that requires or is granted communication with the world beyond your firewall. This is a favorite hunting ground of hackers and, in many small businesses, a rich source of attack vectors.
Progent's security team will examine the scanned data, produce a report that summarizes and interprets the results, and make suggestions on efficient ways to reduce your exposure to attack. The external scan will not disrupt your ongoing network operations or noticeably impact your system performance. Progent offers this service package at a low set price that covers setup, scanning, analysis, reporting, and recommendations. The set price does not include remediation services which may be suggested. These follow-on services can be performed by any qualified security engineer and are available from Progent at standard consulting rates.
Internal Security Inventory Scan
Many security attacks originate from inside your company firewall and can be the result of careless employees who attach compromised laptops to your network, workers who try to access restricted information or gain unauthorized administration rights, or lurkers in close physical proximity to your wireless access points. Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory package tests for vulnerabilities within your firewall by looking for open ports and services that are not exposed to the outside world but that could be a source of trouble if improperly configured. The internal scan can be executed from any computer inside your security perimeter that you make temporarily available to Progent's security engineer. Progent will remotely download a virtual machine and the required scanning tools to the internal computer you have assigned, launch the scan, and transfer the collected data to a secure Progent site. Progent does not need to make an expensive onsite service call and the time required to install and subsequently remove the scanning software is negligible.
Progent's security engineer managing the Internal Security Inventory Scan will examine the scanned data and create a report that summarizes the results and suggests any mitigation measures that may be required. Progent offers this service package at a low set price that covers setup, scanning, analysis, reporting, and recommendations. The set price does not include remediation services which may be suggested. These follow-on services can be performed by any qualified security engineer and are available from Progent at standard consulting rates.
Download the Security Inventory Scan Datasheet
To download a single-page printable datasheet describing Progent's two set-price Security Inventory Scan service packages for small businesses, click:
Security Inventory Scanning Packages (PDF - 104 KB).
Additional Network Security Auditing Services Available from Progent
Progent offers a variety of additional services designed to check your network for vulnerabilities, verify your compliance with governmental or industry security standards, and mitigate critical gaps in your network's defenses:
ProSight Flat-rate Managed Services for Information Assurance
- Enterprise Vulnerability Assessment Service Packages
Progent can provide a range of set-price enterprise security assessment service packages created for corporations who need to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by customers. Progent's security assessment packages offer larger businesses an opportunity to get an objective opinion about the strength of their network security. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, Progent engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective improvements. An added-cost option for on-premises security engineers is available throughout United States.
- Stealth Penetration Testing
Progent can manage comprehensive penetration exercises without the knowledge of in-house IT resources. Stealth Penetration Testing uncovers whether existing network security monitoring mechanisms such as intrusion detection alarms and event log tracking are correctly configured and consistently monitored. Progent security engineers can utilize a number of hacker tools to expand security holes to acquire an understanding of the entire network environment and detect how many internal systems can be connected to and exploited. This method of vulnerability checking can show the entire scope of the security flaws of an IT environment.
- Security Evaluation Consulting
Progent's advanced security audit and compliance consulting support services can help your business to evaluate your procedures and policies and assess your network infrastructure to enable you to design the maximum level of protection into your IT system. Progent's certified security consultants can also test your web business applications for security weaknesses and can conduct company-wide audits to verify your company's compliance with major security specifications such as HIPAA, NIST, and ISO.
Progent's low-cost ProSight family of outsourced network management services is intended to provide small and mid-size businesses with enterprise-class support and state-of-the-art technology for all facets of information assurance and compliance. ProSight managed services available from Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that utilizes cutting edge behavior machine learning tools to guard endpoint devices and physical and virtual servers against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to automate the complete malware attack progression including protection, identification, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic network-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Unified Endpoint Security
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services deliver affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist your business to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique needs and that allows you prove compliance with legal and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that require urgent action. Progent's consultants can also help your company to set up and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid restoration of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component failures, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images/, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images/. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can assist you to restore your critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering, Data Leakage Protection and Content Filtering
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's email filtering and encryption solution that incorporates the technology of top data security companies to provide centralized management and comprehensive security for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of threats from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the local security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Email Guard spam filtering, virus defense, email content filtering and data loss prevention.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller businesses to diagram, monitor, reconfigure and troubleshoot their networking appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that network maps are always current, copies and displays the configuration of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are discovered. By automating complex management activities, WAN Watch can knock hours off common tasks like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important updates, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the health of vital assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT personnel and your Progent consultant so that any looming problems can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt productivity Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support professionals. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system platforms, and the apps. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved easily to an alternate hosting environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied a single hosting service. Learn more details 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, update, find and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as half of time wasted searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your business network like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether youíre making improvements, performing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you need the instant you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size organizations to obtain an objective evaluation of the health of their information system. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms in the industry, and overseen by Progent's certified group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the deployment of your core infrastructure devices adhere to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both versions also include one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include simpler network management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, faster problem resolution, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The interview is designed to help assess your organization's ability to stop or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information about your current AV defense and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup/recovery environment that aligns with your business needs. For more information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent for Network Security Auditing
To learn more information about Progent's network security inventory offerings, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.