What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
ProSight Virtual Hosting Services ConsultingCloud computing provides access to computing resources like processing, storage and applications remotely via the Internet rather than locally. Unlike public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, private clouds are used exclusively by a single organization, providing complete control over configuration and resource allocation. Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service combines proven virtualization technology, a state-of-the-art data center, and the support expertise of Progent's Microsoft Certified engineering team to provide small and midsize businesses with a comprehensive IT outsourcing alternative that enhances network dependability and security, eliminates management hassle, and saves money. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its servers and critical applications hosted in a secure and fault tolerant data center on a fast, non-stop virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's network support experts.

By using virtualization technology, Progent can optimize the fault tolerance, security, performance, scalability, recoverability, and portability of the client's environment while keeping hosting expenses at a minimum. Progent's customers retain ownership of the operating system platforms and all application licenses while Progent owns the dedicated host servers and is responsible for their maintenance. This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated. Virtualization also means that customers can easily and inexpensively move their entire IT environment to another host or take it in house if and when they believe such a move makes business sense.

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A Smart Outsourcing Alternative for Small and Midsize Businesses
Small and midsize businesses lack the budget or the management time to build and maintain an on-site information network environment that can match the dependability, security, and support quality demanded by large companies. Unfortunately, network downtime, unresolved technical problems, security breaches, poor performance, and low service levels all impair productivity for businesses of any size, and in the case of small companies the relative damage caused by a serious network problem can be far greater than for a larger organization. Mission-critical and line-of-business applications are by definition vital to any organization, but larger enterprises have the economy of scale to build network infrastructures and hire IT support staffs that provide acceptably high degrees of reliability, security, performance, and support. Smaller companies do not.

Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service allows small businesses to get the benefits of enterprise-class IT infrastructure and world-class support services at a cost that is typically far lower than the cost of building and maintaining in-house datacenters and managing full-scale internal IT support groups.

Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Many organizations combine private and/or public cloud resources with networks located at their own site or sites. This so-called "hybrid cloud" model may be adopted because of security compliance regulations, performance requirements, business continuity strategies, specialized hardware, or other reasons. An example is an organization that uses a cloud-hosted Microsoft Exchange Server but is required to keep certain sensitive mailboxes on site. Progent can help you build cohesive hybrid solutions that seamlessly incorporate cloud-based and local infrastructure securely connected via site-to-site tunneling. (See Office 365 Integration with On-premises Environments.)

How ProSight Virtual Hosting Is Different from Conventional Application Hosting
With ASP (Application Service Provider) or SaaS (Software as a Service) hosting models, customers own their corporate data but not the operating system platforms or the application licenses for the software that is being maintained by the hosting service. Because it is expensive and time consuming to move from an ASP or SaaS hosting service to another hosting provider or to bring the entire system in house, small and midsize businesses with limited IT budgets effectively become captive to their hosting service.

With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the software applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to a different hardware environment without lengthy and risky reinstallation and configuration. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting service.

Another benefit that stems from the virtualized architecture behind Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service is that data can be recovered quickly in case of a catastrophic event such as a natural disaster. Since the virtual environment is regularly backed up and archived off site, it can be hosted by any physical server acting as the underlying host to the virtual environment.

Progent will also host environments with a mix of operating system platforms and applications and little standardization. This type of environment is common for smaller businesses but is not addressed by application hosting services and is difficult to support for any hosting service that does not utilize a virtualized architecture or that does not retain a support staff with the depth and breadth of Progent's seasoned engineers. Public clouds, although fully virtualized, impose rigid standardization rules and offer little flexibility for controlling servers, supporting legacy applications, or accommodating in-house computing styles or legacy applications.

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Other ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Besides ProSight Virtual Hosting, 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
    ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based analysis technology to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight ASM protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including filtering, identification, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver economical in-depth protection for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering through leading-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique needs and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will help you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that call for urgent attention. Progent can also help you to install and test a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of critical files, applications and VMs that have become lost or corrupted as a result of hardware breakdowns, 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 Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver advanced support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

  • 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 incorporates the infrastructure of top data security companies to provide web-based control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local security gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway device adds a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that stays inside your security perimeter. For more details, see Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and affordable for smaller organizations to diagram, monitor, enhance and debug their networking hardware such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are always current, copies and displays the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when problems are discovered. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary tasks like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that require important updates, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your network running efficiently by checking the state of vital computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent consultant so all looming issues can be resolved before they can disrupt your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, find and protect information about your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save up to 50% of time wasted trying to find critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common repository for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you need as soon as you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to get an objective assessment of the health of their information system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and overseen by Progent's certified group of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential infrastructure assets adhere to leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits like a more manageable Active Directory system. Both versions also include one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include easier management, better compliance with government and industry security requirements, more efficient utilization of network resources, quicker problem resolution, more reliable backup and restore, and less downtime. Read more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.

The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a phone interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to help evaluate your organization's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly from a ransomware attack. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information about your current antivirus tools and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy a cost-effective security and backup system that minimizes your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business requirements. For more information, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.

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 Virtual Hosting Service
To find out more details about Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service and to learn how Progent can help your company to simplify your IT management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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