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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes next generation behavior-based machine learning tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely get by legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to manage the complete malware attack progression including protection, identification, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver affordable multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools incorporated within a single agent managed from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can assist you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's unique requirements and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry data security standards. Progent will assist you define and implement policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require immediate action. Progent's consultants can also help you to set up and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast restoration of critical files, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of hardware breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class support to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to restore your critical information. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering and email encryption service that uses the technology of top data security companies to provide web-based control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to external threats and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper level of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the local security gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances like switches, firewalls, and access points as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are kept updated, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when potential issues are detected. By automating time-consuming management processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that need critical updates, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the health of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted automatically to your specified IT management staff and your Progent consultant so that any looming problems can be addressed before they can disrupt your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its key servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host configured and managed by Progent's IT support professionals. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the customer owns the data, the OS software, and the applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hardware solution without a lengthy and technically risky reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting service. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable way for small and medium-size businesses to get an objective assessment of the overall health of their network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the configuration of your essential infrastructure devices conform to best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and provide instant benefits like a cleaner Active Directory environment. Both versions also include a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include easier network management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, higher utilization of IT assets, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and higher availability. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a brief phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is intended to evaluate your company's ability to block ransomware or recover rapidly following an assault by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you directly to gather information about your existing AV defense and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to build an efficient AV and backup environment that minimizes your exposure to ransomware and meets your company's requirements. For more information, refer to Progent's 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.