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:
A High-value Service for Small and Midsize Businesses
- 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
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that incorporates SentinelOne's next generation behavior-based machine learning tools to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by traditional signature-based AV tools. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud resources and provides a single platform to manage the complete malware attack lifecycle including filtering, identification, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable in-depth security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering through leading-edge tools packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's unique requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that call for urgent attention. Progent can also help your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS): Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Progent has partnered with advanced backup technology providers to create ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS), a family of management outsourcing plans that provide backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services manage and track your backup processes and allow transparent backup and fast recovery of important files, apps, images, plus virtual machines. ProSight DPS lets you avoid data loss resulting from equipment failures, natural calamities, fire, malware such as ransomware, human error, malicious employees, or application bugs. Managed backup services available in the ProSight Data Protection Services product family include ProSight Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Backup, ProSight DPS ECHO Backup using Barracuda purpose-built storage, and ProSight DPS MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent expert can help you to identify which of these managed services are best suited for your network.
- 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 companies to deliver centralized management and comprehensive protection for all your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway device to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to external attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a deeper level of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that stays inside your corporate firewall. For more details, see 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 monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map out, track, optimize and debug their connectivity hardware such as routers and switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are kept current, copies and manages the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends alerts when problems are detected. By automating time-consuming management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need critical software patches, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to help keep your network operating at peak levels by tracking the health of vital assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so all potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and managed by Progent's network support experts. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware environment without a time-consuming and difficult configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting service. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- Progent Active Defense Against Ransomware: AI-based Ransomware Detection and Cleanup
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning tools to guard endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape legacy signature-based anti-virus products. Progent ASM services safeguard on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to address the entire malware attack progression including protection, detection, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against new threats. Read more about Progent's ransomware protection and recovery services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Help Desk: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Call Desk managed services enable your IT team to offload Support Desk services to Progent or divide responsibilities for Service Desk support seamlessly between your in-house network support staff and Progent's extensive pool of IT service engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Shared Service Desk provides a seamless supplement to your in-house IT support organization. End user interaction with the Service Desk, provision of support, problem escalation, trouble ticket generation and updates, performance measurement, and management of the service database are cohesive regardless of whether issues are taken care of by your corporate IT support staff, by Progent, or a mix of the two. Learn more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Call Center services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's support services for patch management offer organizations of all sizes a flexible and cost-effective solution for evaluating, testing, scheduling, implementing, and documenting software and firmware updates to your ever-evolving IT system. Besides maximizing the security and reliability of your IT environment, Progent's patch management services permit your in-house IT staff to focus on line-of-business initiatives and tasks that derive maximum business value from your information network. Find out more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Multi-Factor Authentication: Identity Validation, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Secure Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo authentication managed services incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to defend against compromised passwords through the use of two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo enables one-tap identity verification on iOS, Android, and other personal devices. With 2FA, whenever you sign into a secured application and give your password you are asked to confirm who you are on a device that only you possess and that uses a different network channel. A broad selection of devices can be used as this second means of ID validation including an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware token, a landline phone, etc. You can designate multiple validation devices. To learn more about Duo two-factor identity validation services, visit Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for access security.
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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 obtain an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the deployment of your essential network assets adhere to best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory system. Both versions also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with government and industry security requirements, more efficient utilization of IT resources, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and higher availability. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a brief interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is designed to evaluate your company's ability either to block ransomware or recover quickly after an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Snatch or Nephilim. Progent will consult with you directly to gather information about your existing cybersecurity posture and backup system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply industry best practices to deploy a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business requirements. For more information, refer to 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.