Overview of Progent's Remote Monitoring and Reporting Services
Remote 24x7 monitoring, automated alerts, and periodic reporting are vital for maintaining the health of your IT system and avoiding unnecessary and costly downtime. Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology has advanced to the point that businesses of any size can afford a level of protection that was once reserved for large enterprises. Progent offers two types of RMM solutions available as low-cost services designed to help you detect and resolve a variety of network problems before they can seriously impact productivity.
Progent's ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure remote monitoring and management (RMM) service provides a wealth of features for delivering world-class RMM capabilities to small and mid-size businesses at a budget-friendly price. WAN Watch's features include network topology mapping, asset inventory, configuration and IP address management, advanced network monitoring and alerts, troubleshooting, and performance analysis. Progent's ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring and management services continually monitor the health of critical computers and feature automated services such as patch management and asset inventory. Find out about Progent's portfolio of low-cost ProSight network monitoring and management services for small and mid-size businesses.
Progent's server monitoring packages based on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) allow you to keep continual watch over various Microsoft servers and .NET applications and automatically apply sophisticated heuristics developed by Microsoft to detect and automatically repair issues that could, if ignored, result in serious problems impacting network performance, security, or availability.
Progent offers the support of a nationwide team of computer experts with certifications from all major information technology vendors including Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware to help you mitigate issues uncovered by ProSight WAN Watch, ProSight LAN Watch, or System Center Operations Manager remote monitoring and management services. You can outsource your IT support services to Progent or co-source them by having Progent work closely with your in-house support staff. Either way, Progent can provide the knowledge to help you configure an effective RMM solution and the experience to solve problems quickly and affordably by providing world-class remote support or on-premises consulting.
ProSight Flat-rate Managed Services for Small and Mid-size Businesses
Progent offers a family of budget-friendly, fixed-price services intended to allow small and mid-size businesses to benefit from the same advanced IT solutions used by many of the world's top enterprises. The ProSight series of outsourced network management services addresses all key facets of information technology such as email protection, security and compliance, cloud-based backup/recovery, infrastructure health monitoring, VM hosting, and IT asset documentation management. ProSight managed services offered by Progent include:
ProSight Network Audits
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint detection and response (EDR) service that incorporates SentinelOne's next generation behavior-based machine learning tools to guard endpoint devices and servers and VMs against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily evade legacy signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to manage the complete malware attack lifecycle including filtering, detection, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new threats. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint security and ransomware recovery powered by SentinelOne technology.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Protection and Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and responding to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's specific requirements and that allows you prove compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that call for urgent action. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS): Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
Progent has worked with advanced backup technology vendors to create ProSight Data Protection Services, a family of subscription-based management offerings that deliver backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services automate and track your data backup processes and enable transparent backup and rapid recovery of vital files/folders, apps, images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS lets your business protect against data loss caused by hardware breakdown, natural calamities, fire, malware like ransomware, human mistakes, ill-intentioned employees, or software glitches. Managed backup services available in the ProSight Data Protection Services family include ProSight DPS Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro Office 365 Backup, ProSight ECHO Backup based on Barracuda purpose-built storage, and ProSight MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent expert can help you to identify which of these fully managed backup services are most appropriate for your IT environment.
- Patch Management: Software/Firmware Update Management Services
Progent's support services for patch management provide businesses of any size a flexible and affordable alternative for assessing, testing, scheduling, applying, and tracking software and firmware updates to your dynamic information network. Besides optimizing the protection and reliability of your IT environment, Progent's software/firmware update management services permit your in-house IT team to concentrate on line-of-business initiatives and activities that deliver the highest business value from your network. Learn more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Identity Validation, Endpoint Remediation, and Secure Single Sign-on (SSO)
Progent's Duo authentication services incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against compromised passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo supports single-tap identity confirmation on iOS, Google Android, and other personal devices. With 2FA, when you sign into a secured application and give your password you are asked to verify who you are via a unit that only you possess and that uses a separate network channel. A broad selection of devices can be utilized for this second form of ID validation such as an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You can designate multiple verification devices. For details about Duo two-factor identity validation services, go to Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication services for access security.
- ProSight Reporting: Real-time Reporting for Ticketing and Network Monitoring Applications
ProSight Reporting is an expanding suite of real-time and in-depth reporting plug-ins created to integrate with the leading ticketing and network monitoring programs such as ConnectWise Manage, ConnectWise Automate, Customer Thermometer, Auvik, and SentinelOne. ProSight Reporting incorporates Microsoft Graph and utilizes color coding to highlight and contextualize critical issues like spotty support follow-through or endpoints with missing patches. By identifying ticketing or network health problems clearly and in near-real time, ProSight Reporting improves network value, lowers management overhead, and saves money. For details, visit ProSight Reporting for ticketing and network monitoring platforms.
- 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 top information security companies to provide centralized management and world-class security for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway appliance to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance adds a further level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progent's ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map, track, enhance and debug their networking hardware such as routers and switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept updated, copies and displays the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common tasks like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that need important software patches, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your IT system operating efficiently by tracking the state of critical assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted automatically to your specified IT personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all looming problems can be addressed before they have a chance to impact your network Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected Tier III data center on a fast virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's network support experts. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Because the system is virtualized, it can be moved easily to a different hosting environment without a lengthy and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting provider. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Infrastructure Documentation and Password Management Services
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to create, update, retrieve and safeguard data related to your IT infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can save up to half of time wasted searching for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether you're planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need as soon as you need it. Learn more details about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and affordable alternative for small and medium-size organizations to get an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your core infrastructure assets adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with government and industry security requirements, higher utilization of IT assets, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Learn more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is intended to help evaluate your company's preparedness to block or recover rapidly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your current AV defense and backup/recovery platform, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow industry best practices to build a cost-effective AV and backup environment that meets your company's requirements. For details, refer to The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Automated Server Management with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a state-of-the-art RMM platform that proactively monitors physical and virtual, local and cloud-based IT resources to detect emerging troubles before they can disrupt your business. SCOM scans event records from designated servers, applica6ions, and services and then sorts and evaluates these network events based on a comprehensive, continually updated knowledge base. When SCOM detects a potential problem, it runs pre-programmed remedial scripts or generates alerts to notify specified support people. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager also produces trend analysis so you can track the performance of your network.
The version of SCOM included with System Center 2012 R2 adds the ability to monitor routers and switches, along with associated Virtual LANs, as well as Internet Information Services (IIS)-hosted .NET applications. Although SCOM remains a Microsoft-centric RMM platform, the latest releases allow you to monitor popular distributions of Linux and UNIX.
Progent's certified professionals can help configure Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to match your network architecture and operational needs, create specialized rules, evaluate SCOM trend data, and respond quickly and effectively to SCOM alarms via remote troubleshooting. For problems that need on-premises support, Progent can send a Microsoft-qualified field engineer to anywhere in the and to major cities throughout the United States.
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24x7 Support Services
Even if your company has a minimal in-house computer support staff and a limited IT budget, your information system can still feature the same high reliability and responsiveness that in the past needed a substantial internal support group. Progent's 24x7 Network Support Services, offered as an extra-cost option to companies throughout the U.S., combine the experience of world-class Microsoft-qualified and Cisco-qualified network professionals, the latest system management software for 24x7 monitoring and threshold alarms, and cost-effective service packages such as a help desk call center to keep your mission-critical business applications and hardware up and running.
Progent's 24x7 Network Support Services include:
To find out more about Progent's 24x7 outsourcing and co-sourcing options, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
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