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 cutting edge behavior analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely get by legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to manage the entire threat progression including protection, detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent accessible from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection regulations. Progent will assist you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that call for immediate action. Progent can also assist your company to set up and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS): Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Progent has worked with advanced backup/restore software companies to produce ProSight Data Protection Services, a selection of subscription-based management outsourcing plans that provide backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services automate and monitor your data backup processes and enable transparent backup and rapid restoration of critical files, applications, system images, plus virtual machines. ProSight DPS lets your business protect against data loss caused by equipment failures, natural disasters, fire, cyber attacks like ransomware, human error, malicious employees, or software bugs. Managed services in the ProSight Data Protection Services product family include ProSight Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro 365 Backup), ProSight ECHO Backup based on Barracuda dedicated storage, and ProSight MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent consultant can assist you to determine which of these fully managed backup services are most appropriate for your IT environment.
- 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 data security companies to deliver web-based control and comprehensive protection for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device adds a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the local security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays inside your corporate firewall. For more information, visit 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 small and mid-sized organizations to map out, track, optimize and debug their connectivity appliances like routers and switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept updated, captures and manages the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when problems are detected. By automating time-consuming network management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like making network diagrams, expanding your network, finding appliances that require critical updates, or isolating performance problems. Learn more details 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 incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your network running at peak levels by tracking the health of critical assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all looming issues can be resolved before they have a chance to impact your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support experts. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client owns the data, the OS platforms, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to an alternate hardware environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into one hosting service. Find out more details about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- Progent Active Defense Against Ransomware: Machine Learning-based Ransomware Identification and Remediation
Progent's Active Protection Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection (EPP) managed service that utilizes next generation behavior-based analysis tools to defend endpoints and servers and VMs against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by traditional signature-based AV tools. Progent Active Security Monitoring services safeguard on-premises and cloud resources and offers a single platform to address the entire malware attack progression including blocking, identification, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Read more about Progent's ransomware protection and cleanup services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Call Center: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Help Desk managed services permit your IT team to offload Call Center services to Progent or split activity for Service Desk support seamlessly between your internal support resources and Progent's nationwide roster of IT support technicians, engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Shared Help Desk Service offers a transparent supplement to your corporate IT support group. User interaction with the Service Desk, delivery of support services, escalation, ticket generation and tracking, performance measurement, and maintenance of the support database are cohesive regardless of whether incidents are resolved by your corporate network support resources, by Progent's team, or by a combination. Read more about Progent's outsourced/shared Help Desk services.
- Patch Management: Software/Firmware Update Management Services
Progent's managed services for patch management provide organizations of any size a versatile and affordable solution for evaluating, validating, scheduling, applying, and tracking software and firmware updates to your ever-evolving information system. In addition to optimizing the protection and functionality of your IT environment, Progent's patch management services allow your IT staff to focus on line-of-business projects and tasks that derive the highest business value from your network. Read more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Access Security, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Protected Single Sign-on (SSO)
Progent's Duo MFA services utilize Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication. Duo supports one-tap identity confirmation with Apple iOS, Google Android, and other personal devices. With Duo 2FA, when you sign into a secured online account and give your password you are asked to confirm your identity on a device that only you possess and that uses a different ("out-of-band") network channel. A wide selection of devices can be utilized for this second form of authentication including a smartphone or watch, a hardware/software token, a landline phone, etc. You may register several verification devices. To find out more about ProSight Duo identity validation services, see Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services.
- ProSight Reporting: Real-time Reporting for Ticketing and Network Monitoring Applications
ProSight Reporting is an expanding suite of in-depth management reporting plug-ins created to work with the top ticketing and network monitoring platforms including ConnectWise Manage, ConnectWise Automate, Customer Thermometer, Auvik, and SentinelOne. ProSight Reporting uses Microsoft Graph and utilizes color coding to highlight and contextualize critical issues such as inconsistent support follow-up or machines with missing patches. By exposing ticketing or network health concerns clearly and in near-real time, ProSight Reporting improves productivity, reduces management hassle, and saves money. For details, visit ProSight Reporting for ticketing and network monitoring platforms.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost way for small and medium-size organizations to obtain an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their information system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management platforms in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your essential infrastructure devices conform to leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also include one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost network management, improved compliance with data security requirements, more efficient utilization of IT resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and restore, and less downtime. Read more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a brief interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to help evaluate your company's ability either to counter ransomware or recover rapidly after an attack by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, LockBit or Egregor. Progent will work with you personally to gather information concerning your existing AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup system that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and meets your company's requirements. For details, see 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 IT Asset Management Service
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