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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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.

Download Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service Datasheet
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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 Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that uses the technology of top information security companies to deliver web-based management and world-class protection for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the local gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more information, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning technology to defend endpoint devices and physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by legacy signature-matching AV products. ProSight ASM protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to address the complete malware attack progression including blocking, detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast restoration 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, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide advanced expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can assist you to recover your critical information. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup and Recovery.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your IT system operating efficiently by tracking the health of critical computers that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is sent immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so any looming issues can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt your network Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and affordable for smaller organizations to map, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances like routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, printers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that network maps are kept current, captures and displays the configuration of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when issues are discovered. By automating complex management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that need important software patches, or resolving performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, maintain, find and protect information related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time thrown away searching for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Read more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable way for small and medium-size organizations to get an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your essential infrastructure assets conform to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also include one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include simpler management, improved compliance with information security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. See more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.

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.

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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