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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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 (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates next generation behavior-based analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to address the complete malware attack lifecycle including filtering, detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
    Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver economical in-depth protection for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint management, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist you to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's specific needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data security standards. Progent will assist you specify and implement policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that call for immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Find out 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 Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast recovery of critical files, applications and VMs that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of hardware breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with regulatory standards like HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when needed, can help you to restore your business-critical information. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup.

  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading data security vendors to provide web-based management and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most threats from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map, track, optimize and debug their connectivity hardware such as switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are kept current, captures and manages the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when issues are detected. By automating complex network management activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that need important updates, or isolating performance problems. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.

  • 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 (RMM) techniques to help keep your network running efficiently by tracking the state of critical assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your assigned Progent consultant so any looming issues can be resolved before they can impact your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time spent looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need as soon as you need it. Find out 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 mid-size businesses to obtain an objective evaluation of the overall health of their network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your essential network devices conform to leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and provide immediate ROI such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with one year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include simpler management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, higher utilization of IT resources, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Learn more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a brief phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to help assess your company's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover rapidly after a ransomware incident. Progent will work with you personally 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 detailing how you can apply best practices to create an efficient security and backup system that minimizes your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business needs. For details, refer to Progent's 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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