Introduction to ProSight IT Asset Management
By managing your IT documentation efficiently, you can cut wasted network support time in half. In a crisis, fast access to vital information can mean the difference between a minor glitch and major downtime. ProSight IT Asset Management is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, locate, retrieve and protect information about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management offers a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT information and synchronizes with popular remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) platforms.
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service utilizes a world-class IT documentation management platform and is available for a low, fixed monthly fee to Progent's IT consulting clients. Information you can organize and share with ProSight IT Asset Management includes network-attached devices such as servers, workstations, mobile devices, firewalls, switches, wireless access points, SAN storage or any other device with or without an IP address. You can capture information about most network devices automatically by synchronizing with RMM software such as ProSight LAN Watch. Other IT assets you can document with ProSight IT Asset Management include SSL certificates, domains, and licenses so you can be alerted automatically about impending expirations. You can also import and share knowledge base articles or documents describing standard procedures such as how to onboard a new employee or how to set up a SQL Server. In addition, ProSight IT Asset Management features powerful password management capabilities.
How ProSight IT Asset Management Works
ProSight IT Asset Management organizes your IT documentation according to Core Assets, Procedures, and Apps and Services. Combined, these provide a panoramic view of your IT ecosystem. There are six types of Core Assets: Configurations, Locations, Contacts, Domain Tracker, SSL Tracker, and Passwords. All these asset types have fixed attributes to ensure maximum compatibility with RMM tools for automatic capture and synchronization. Configurations include network-attached devices and endpoints with IP addresses (e.g., servers, desktops, switches, access points) as well as devices with no IP address such as displays and UPS devices. SSL Tracker captures certificates, queries them over time, tracks changes and, like Domain Tracker, automatically notifies you of approaching expirations. The Password management feature stores passwords in the cloud with SOC-2 compliant security. Passwords can be audited, versioned, and quickly found when you need them.
Core network assets are documented with standardized attribute fields to maximize compatibility
Procedures in the ProSight IT Asset Management control panel are listed under Documents and include unstructured procedural and reference documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), processes and How-To's. You can import documents from multiple sources and build up restricted-access and public knowledge bases that can take the load off your IT support resources and optimize productivity by enabling employee self service.
Apps and Services are so-called Flexible Assets and are described in structured documentation covering network infrastructure, applications and services. ProSight IT Asset Management includes more than 600 templates, based on industry best practices, for documenting procedures. You also have the option of designing your own documentation structure. Examples of flexible assets are Active Directory, line-of-business applications, email, backup, LAN and WAN. You can upload any type of file, including executables, into your procedural and reference documentation.
You can customize documentation for flexible network assets and include images, videos and web links
By establishing associations between related items documented in ProSight IT Asset Management, changes in one document automatically ripple through to linked ones. This provides instant and continuously improving insights into your IT infrastructure. Associating related items can save considerable time when you perform common tasks such as determining the devices a terminated employee had access to, identifying all remaining employees with access to those devices, and alerting them of a password change.
Top Features of ProSight IT Asset Management
ProSight IT Asset Management includes a continually expanding array of features that provide enterprise-class IT documentation management at an ultra-affordable price. Key features include:
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- Ability to Track All IT Assets: Asset tracking engine allows you to specify and enforce documentation standards to match your needs for tracking and linking IT assets including complex elements like virtualization and wireless
- Advanced Password Management: Password management system features next-generation password vault and management, policy enforcement, fast access for authorized personnel, and extensive auditing
- Relationship Mapping: Associate related elements of your IT infrastructure so changes in one document automatically ripple through to linked ones, providing instant and continuously improving insights and eliminating tedious and costly research
- Domain and SSL Tracking: Domain tracker engine continuously protects your domain names against expiration and DNS changes. Any changes are tracked as revisions, and you can configure upcoming expirations to send alerts.
- SOC 2 Compliant Security: Granular access control, version management and detailed activity logs. Information hierarchy based on roles, users and groups.
- Documentation Collaboration: Selective and secure document sharing with colleagues, partners and third parties
- Immutable Audit Trail: View any documentation info that is accessed, created, revised or removed. Easily restore deleted or missing items
- Version Control with Rollback: Automatic versioning and easy rollback capability includes passwords, devices, domains, SSL certificates, and custom asset types
- Deep Search: Search across all classes of IT assets and quickly find crucial information like serial numbers, IP addresses, passwords, procedures, or business applications.
Small and mid-size businesses have notoriously poor documentation about their IT infrastructure. Vital information about things like passwords, certificate expirations, and IP addresses plus key procedures like backup/recovery may be buried in emails, scrawled on sticky notes, locked in someone's head, or randomly distributed among spread sheets, SharePoint sites and Word documents. Worse, crucial IT documentation is rarely kept up to date and is usually impossible to correlate automatically. If an employee leaves, vital information about IT infrastructure may be lost or compromised. If a switch needs to be upgraded or replaced, it can take precious time to determine which applications and users may be impacted. The penalty for poor IT documentation is wasted time. Up to 20% of IT support time is spent hunting for the information needed to resolve issues.
ProSight IT Asset Management service solves the infrastructure documentation problem the way major enterprises do: by using a world-class IT documentation management platform tightly integrated with world class PSA and RMM systems. This combination provides a high level of standardization, which enforces best practices, and time-saving automation. The bottom line is your bottom line. You get fast ROI, typically within a few months, by minimizing network repair time, maximizing network productivity, and bolstering network security. Thorough and accurate IT documentation also saves direct IT support costs by enabling more self service for end users and by allowing Tier 1 technicians to perform much of the work that would otherwise require a Tier 2 engineer.
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Other ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Besides ProSight IT Asset Management, 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:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that incorporates next generation behavior machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape traditional signature-matching AV tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to address the entire threat progression including blocking, identification, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's unique needs and that helps you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that call for urgent action. Progent can also help you to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast restoration of critical files, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of hardware failures, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can assist you to recover your business-critical data. Find out 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 uses the infrastructure of leading information security vendors to provide web-based control and world-class protection for your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway appliance to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps most unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device adds a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite security gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. For more information, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map out, track, enhance and troubleshoot their networking hardware such as routers, firewalls, and access points as well as servers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept current, copies and displays the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when potential issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating appliances that need important updates, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the state of vital computers that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your specified IT staff and your Progent engineering consultant so that all potential problems can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host set up and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hardware environment without a time-consuming and technically risky configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting provider. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and low-cost way for small and mid-size businesses to get an unbiased evaluation of the overall health of their network. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the deployment of your core network devices conform to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also come with one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include easier management, improved compliance with information security standards, higher utilization of IT resources, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a brief interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to evaluate your organization's preparedness to block ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your existing AV defense and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup environment that reduces your exposure to ransomware and meets your company's needs. For details, see The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
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 IT Asset Management Service
To find out more details about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service and to learn how Progent can help your company to simplify your IT documentation management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.