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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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.

Download Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service Datasheet
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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 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 information security companies to provide centralized control and comprehensive protection for your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway appliance to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and keeps most unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to external attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance adds a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the local gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more information, see Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior machine learning tools to guard endpoints and physical and virtual servers against new malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape traditional signature-matching AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to automate the complete threat progression including filtering, identification, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against new threats. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and enables rapid restoration of vital data, apps and VMs that have become lost or damaged due to component breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the health of vital computers that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alert is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential issues can be resolved before they can impact your network Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, optimize and troubleshoot their connectivity hardware like routers, firewalls, and access points plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept current, captures and displays the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when problems are discovered. By automating time-consuming network management processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating devices that require critical updates, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.

  • 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 data related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about impending expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing 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 common location for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like recommended procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need the instant you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Download Progent's 10 Benefits of Managed IT Services White Paper
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10 Benefits of Managed IT Services. (PDF - 710 KB)

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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