What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
ProSight Virtual Server Hosting Services ConsultingCloud computing uses the Internet to share access to IT resources and services such as processors, storage systems, and applications. Public clouds pool together massive physical resources and use virtualization technology to distribute these resources dynamically among clients. This provides very efficient resource utilization, which allows public clouds to offer customers substantial savings on infrastructure investment. Private clouds are also accessible via the Internet, with resources often deployed at colocation sites to cut infrastructure costs. However, private cloud resources are reserved for use by only one organization. This provides complete flexibility over resource allocation, eliminates configuration restrictions, and makes it easier to comply with certain security standards. As examples of flexibility, with a private cloud you can use a legacy operating system to run a legacy application or you can devote all available physical processing power to support one business-critical database.

Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service utilizes advanced virtualization technology, a Tier III datacenter, and the expertise of Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants to offer small and middle-size organizations an end-to-end IT outsourcing solution that improves availability, strengthens security, cuts management cost and trouble, and eliminates the need to make expensive investments in network infrastructure. Thanks to Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, smaller companies can have their servers and key applications hosted in a secure, non-stop datacenter on a high-performance virtual host custom configured and efficiently managed by Progent's network technology experts.

Virtualization technology allows Progent to improve the availability, security, throughput, expandability, recoverability, and portability of the customer's network while holding down hosting costs. Progent's customers keep ownership of their OS and application licenses. Progent owns the dedicated host servers and takes care of maintaining them. Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.

Learn about Progent's Tier III datacenters for ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

A Smart Outsourcing Alternative for Small and Midsize Companies
Small and midsize companies can't afford the cost or management distraction associated with creating and maintaining an on-premises network infrastructure that approaches the level of robustness and security demanded by enterprises. Businesses of any size need reliable access to and consistent performance from mission-critical applications. Without the economy of scale enjoyed by large companies, smaller business need the leverage that comes with intelligently outsourcing infrastructure and management services. Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service allows smaller businesses to realize the advantages of enterprise-class IT infrastructure and support services at a cost they can afford.

Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Many businesses utilize public and private clouds combined with on-premises IT resources, a networking model known as a "hybrid cloud." This common architecture may be adopted in order to comply with security requirements, overcome latency issues for performance-critical applications, implement disaster recovery or business continuity plans, accommodate custom or legacy equipment or software, etc. As an example, an organization using a cloud-based email service could be required to host certain sensitive mailboxes on premises. Progent can assist you to plan and configure a hybrid networking solution that transparently and securely integrates cloud services and on-premises infrastructure. (See Consulting for Integrating Office 365 with On-premises Networks.)

How ProSight Virtual Hosting Differs from Typical Application Hosting
With ASP or SaaS hosting models, customers retain ownership of their corporate data but not the operating system or application licenses for the software maintained by the hosting provider. Since it can take considerable time and money to migrate from the ASP (Application Service Provider) or SaaS (Software as a Service) hosting service to another hosting provider or to move a hosted system to on-premises facilities, smaller organizations with modest IT management budgets can for all effectively become locked into their hosting service.

Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the data, OS platforms, and applications are all owned by the client. The virtualized environment can be moved easily and inexpensively to another hardware environment without requiring time-consuming and technically challenging reinstallation and re-configuration. ProSight Virtual Hosting makes you a partner of your hosting service, not a captive. An additional benefit of the virtualization technology of Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service is that your data can be restored promptly in the event of a natural, human or technical disaster. Since the entire environment is backed up regularly and stored in a geographically separate datacenter, the system can be hosted by any server hardware used to host the virtual environment.

Progent can also host environments with any mix of OS platforms and applications. This type of environment, with little standardization, is common for smaller businesses but is not accommodated ASP and SaaS hosting services. Public clouds are entirely virtualized but have strict standardization requirements offer minimal flexibility for configuring servers, hosting legacy applications, or supporting company-specific computing styles.

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Additional ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Virtual Hosting, Progent's ProSight suite of fully managed IT services includes other affordable outsourcing products that cover major aspects of network management including endpoint security, backup and disaster recovery, email content filtering, infrastructure health monitoring, and IT documentation management. By partnering with RMM technology leaders, Progent can offer smaller businesses the benefits of the same network management solutions used by global enterprises. Managed services available from Progent include:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes cutting edge behavior analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to manage the complete threat progression including protection, identification, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Protection and Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical servers and VMs, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within a single agent managed from a unified console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's unique requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security standards. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require immediate action. Progent can also assist you to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and enables rapid recovery of vital files, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged due to component breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can deliver advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can help you to restore your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.

  • 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 infrastructure of leading data security vendors to deliver centralized management and world-class protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to external attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the local security gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that stays within your corporate firewall. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map, track, optimize and debug their connectivity hardware like routers and switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch ensures that network maps are kept current, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when issues are detected. By automating complex network management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that need important software patches, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your IT system running efficiently by tracking the health of critical assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is transmitted immediately to your designated IT management personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so all potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to impact your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, maintain, find and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about impending expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time spent searching for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your business network like standard operating 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 delivers the data you require when you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your core network devices adhere to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant benefits like a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both versions also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with data security standards, higher utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. See more about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to help evaluate your organization's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover quickly after a ransomware incident. Progent will work with you personally to collect information about your current antivirus tools and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow best practices to deploy a cost-effective security and backup environment that reduces your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your business needs. For details, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.

Additional Value-priced Service 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.

Contact Progent to Get Started with ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
To learn more about Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service and to find out how Progent can help you save money by outsourcing your IT management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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