Introduction to ProSight IT Asset Management
ProSight IT Documentation Management ConsultingBy managing your IT documentation efficiently, you can cut wasted network support time in half. In a crisis, fast access to vital information can mean the difference between a minor glitch and major downtime. ProSight IT Asset Management is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, locate, retrieve and protect information about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management offers a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT information and synchronizes with popular remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) platforms.

Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service utilizes a world-class IT documentation management platform and is available for a low, fixed monthly fee to Progent's IT consulting clients. Information you can organize and share with ProSight IT Asset Management includes network-attached devices such as servers, workstations, mobile devices, firewalls, switches, wireless access points, SAN storage or any other device with or without an IP address. You can capture information about most network devices automatically by synchronizing with RMM software such as ProSight LAN Watch. Other IT assets you can document with ProSight IT Asset Management include SSL certificates, domains, and licenses so you can be alerted automatically about impending expirations. You can also import and share knowledge base articles or documents describing standard procedures such as how to onboard a new employee or how to set up a SQL Server. In addition, ProSight IT Asset Management features powerful password management capabilities.

How ProSight IT Asset Management Works
ProSight IT Asset Management organizes your IT documentation according to Core Assets, Procedures, and Apps and Services. Combined, these provide a panoramic view of your IT ecosystem. There are six types of Core Assets: Configurations, Locations, Contacts, Domain Tracker, SSL Tracker, and Passwords. All these asset types have fixed attributes to ensure maximum compatibility with RMM tools for automatic capture and synchronization. Configurations include network-attached devices and endpoints with IP addresses (e.g., servers, desktops, switches, access points) as well as devices with no IP address such as displays and UPS devices. SSL Tracker captures certificates, queries them over time, tracks changes and, like Domain Tracker, automatically notifies you of approaching expirations. The Password management feature stores passwords in the cloud with SOC-2 compliant security. Passwords can be audited, versioned, and quickly found when you need them.

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Core network assets are documented with standardized attribute fields to maximize compatibility

Procedures in the ProSight IT Asset Management control panel are listed under Documents and include unstructured procedural and reference documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), processes and How-To's. You can import documents from multiple sources and build up restricted-access and public knowledge bases that can take the load off your IT support resources and optimize productivity by enabling employee self service.

Apps and Services are so-called Flexible Assets and are described in structured documentation covering network infrastructure, applications and services. ProSight IT Asset Management includes more than 600 templates, based on industry best practices, for documenting procedures. You also have the option of designing your own documentation structure. Examples of flexible assets are Active Directory, line-of-business applications, email, backup, LAN and WAN. You can upload any type of file, including executables, into your procedural and reference documentation.

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You can customize documentation for flexible network assets and include images, videos and web links

By establishing associations between related items documented in ProSight IT Asset Management, changes in one document automatically ripple through to linked ones. This provides instant and continuously improving insights into your IT infrastructure. Associating related items can save considerable time when you perform common tasks such as determining the devices a terminated employee had access to, identifying all remaining employees with access to those devices, and alerting them of a password change.

Top Features of ProSight IT Asset Management
ProSight IT Asset Management includes a continually expanding array of features that provide enterprise-class IT documentation management at an ultra-affordable price. Key features include:

  • Ability to Track All IT Assets: Asset tracking engine allows you to specify and enforce documentation standards to match your needs for tracking and linking IT assets including complex elements like virtualization and wireless
  • Advanced Password Management: Password management system features next-generation password vault and management, policy enforcement, fast access for authorized personnel, and extensive auditing
  • Relationship Mapping: Associate related elements of your IT infrastructure so changes in one document automatically ripple through to linked ones, providing instant and continuously improving insights and eliminating tedious and costly research
  • Domain and SSL Tracking: Domain tracker engine continuously protects your domain names against expiration and DNS changes. Any changes are tracked as revisions, and you can configure upcoming expirations to send alerts.
  • SOC 2 Compliant Security: Granular access control, version management and detailed activity logs. Information hierarchy based on roles, users and groups.
  • Documentation Collaboration: Selective and secure document sharing with colleagues, partners and third parties
  • Immutable Audit Trail: View any documentation info that is accessed, created, revised or removed. Easily restore deleted or missing items
  • Version Control with Rollback: Automatic versioning and easy rollback capability includes passwords, devices, domains, SSL certificates, and custom asset types
  • Deep Search: Search across all classes of IT assets and quickly find crucial information like serial numbers, IP addresses, passwords, procedures, or business applications.
A High-value Service for Small and Midsize Businesses
Small and mid-size businesses have notoriously poor documentation about their IT infrastructure. Vital information about things like passwords, certificate expirations, and IP addresses plus key procedures like backup/recovery may be buried in emails, scrawled on sticky notes, locked in someone's head, or randomly distributed among spread sheets, SharePoint sites and Word documents. Worse, crucial IT documentation is rarely kept up to date and is usually impossible to correlate automatically. If an employee leaves, vital information about IT infrastructure may be lost or compromised. If a switch needs to be upgraded or replaced, it can take precious time to determine which applications and users may be impacted. The penalty for poor IT documentation is wasted time. Up to 20% of IT support time is spent hunting for the information needed to resolve issues.

ProSight IT Asset Management service solves the infrastructure documentation problem the way major enterprises do: by using a world-class IT documentation management platform tightly integrated with world class PSA and RMM systems. This combination provides a high level of standardization, which enforces best practices, and time-saving automation. The bottom line is your bottom line. You get fast ROI, typically within a few months, by minimizing network repair time, maximizing network productivity, and bolstering network security. Thorough and accurate IT documentation also saves direct IT support costs by enabling more self service for end users and by allowing Tier 1 technicians to perform much of the work that would otherwise require a Tier 2 engineer.

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Other ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Besides ProSight IT Asset Management, Progent's ProSight suite of IT management services includes other value-priced offerings that cover key facets of your information network including security, backup/recovery, and email content filtering. By partnering with leading-edge IT management technology companies, Progent can provide small and mid-size businesses the advantages of the same modern solutions deployed by global enterprises to monitor and manage their networks. Managed services available from Progent include:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes cutting edge behavior machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by traditional signature-matching AV tools. ProSight ASM protects local and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to manage the complete threat lifecycle including blocking, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top features include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools packaged within a single agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's specific requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security standards. Progent will help you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require urgent action. Progent can also help you to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup activities and allows fast recovery of vital files, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged due to hardware breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide world-class support to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.

  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that incorporates the technology of top data security companies to provide web-based management and comprehensive protection for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway device to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway device provides a deeper layer of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that stays within your corporate firewall. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • 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, track, enhance and troubleshoot their connectivity hardware such as routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, printers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are always updated, copies and displays the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when problems are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like making network diagrams, expanding your network, finding devices that require important software patches, or isolating performance problems. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your network running at peak levels by checking the health of critical computers that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is sent automatically to your designated IT staff and your Progent consultant so that all potential issues can be addressed before they can impact your network. Find out more details 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 organization can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be moved easily to a different hardware solution without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied one hosting service. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and affordable way for small and medium-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the overall health of their information system. Powered by a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your essential infrastructure assets conform to leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory system. Both also include a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include easier management, improved compliance with government and industry security standards, more efficient utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more reliable backup and restore, and less downtime. Learn more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service built around a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to evaluate your company's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover quickly after a ransomware incident. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information about your current AV defense and backup procedures, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to build an efficient AV and backup environment that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your business requirements. For details, refer to The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.

Additional Value-priced Services Packages Available from Progent
Specially priced service bundles available from Progent to help you achieve and prove compliance with regulatory and industry security standards 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.

How to Get Started with Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management Service
To find out more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service and to learn how Progent can help your company to simplify your IT documentation management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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