Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and affordable way for small and mid-size organizations to obtain an objective evaluation of the health of their information network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your core network assets conform to industry best practices.
Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits including a cleaner and safer Active Directory environment. Both versions also provide the benefits of advanced remote network monitoring and management technology. These can include lower management costs, better compliance with government and industry data security standards, higher utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, improved performance, and increased uptime.
Progent's ProSight Network Audit Basic
ProSight Network Audit Basic reports on essential server and desktop information and can optionally provide detailed information on other network-attached devices including routers, switches (Layer 3, VoIP, and switch stacks), firewalls and controllers. This low-cost audit includes a year of remote monitoring based on Progent's ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring services. Within 10 days from the start of the audit, Progent will provide you with all details and reports collected by ProSight WAN Watch. These deliverables include the Active Directory (AD) Health Check document completed by a Progent consultant certified by Microsoft. The AD Health Check report identifies errors and misconfigurations and recommends remediation.
ProSight Network Audit Basic includes:
- ProSight WAN Watch monitoring
- ProSight will collect basic information on servers and workstations and detailed device information
- Ongoing ProSight WAN Watch monitoring for 1 year
- Progent provides all documents and details collected and reports generated by ProSight WAN Watch
- Progent will provide an Active Directory Health Review document completed by a Microsoft-certified Progent consultant. This includes identified errors or misconfigurations and recommended remediation
ProSight Network Audits include advanced tools for remote network monitoring and management
Progent's ProSight Network Audit Advanced
ProSight Network Audit Advanced provides all services included in ProSight Network Audit Basic plus a deep-dive, based on ProSight LAN Watch remote monitoring, into information about your Microsoft-powered servers and workstations. ProSight Network Audit Advanced includes one full year of network monitoring based on ProSight LAN Watch, and customers have access to the rich selection of documents and reports created by ProSight LAN Watch. Reports include Software Inventory, Hardware Inventory and Patch Level per audited machine as well as Asset and Health reports for each site.
Sample Reports from ProSight Network Audit Advanced
These links let you view or download samples of the reports available with Progent's ProSight Network Audit Advanced.
Active Directory Health Check
- Asset Summary Report: Displays a summary of all network assets, followed by detailed lists grouped by each monitored device type.
Click here to view or download the sample Asset Summary Report. (PDF, 351 Kb, 6 pages).
- Client Health Standards: Lists a summary of your current health status, recent asset activity, and a concise asset analysis. Includes a graph of devices that are currently operating within standards.
Click here to view or download the sample Client Health Standards Report. (PDF, 188 Kb, 3 pages).
- Computer Audit: Displays a detailed overview of a computer.
Click here to view or download the sample Computer Audit Report. (PDF, 509 Kb, 7 pages).
- Computer Health Standards: For each monitored computer, displays details about the latest scans for standards and health checks.
Click here to view or download the sample Computer Health Standards Report. (PDF, 632 Kb, 10 pages).
- Patch Compliance: Displays the patch compliance of your systems, and details each device and patch that is non-compliant.
Click here to view or download the sample Patch Compliance Report. (PDF, 199 Kb, 3 pages).
- Software List: Displays a list of applications installed on each monitored computer.
Click here to view or download the sample Software List Report. (PDF, 1,581 Kb, 17 pages).
- Ticket Summary: Displays Progent's client ticket statistics and charts for the past 30 days, followed by a list of ticket activity.
Click here to view or download the sample Ticket Summary Report. (PDF, 380 Kb, 5 pages).
A valuable deliverable of the ProSight Network Audit Basic service is the Active Directory Health Check. This report documents the state of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and Group Policy; compares these services to industry best practices; and proposes how any discovered errors or misconfiguration could be corrected. This can be a vital service because an unhealthy AD and related services can lead to:
One of the most common problems with Active Directory deployments is unused or stale AD accounts. To keep the AD environment safe and secure, it is essential to disable and remove these accounts. This is why IT auditors put special emphasis on stale or inactive accounts. In many industries, removing these accounts is a requirement for meeting security compliance standards.
- Full network outages
- Significant delays in authentication or access to services (file/print/etc)
- Complete data loss
- Bottlenecks to disaster recovery
- Security vulnerabilities
- Poor Internet performance
What does a messy Active Directory actually mean to you?
Reasons for cleaning up Active Directory include:
- Lots of stale resources
- Little insight into group permissions and access ('group grants')
- Lack of an established and efficient process for provisioning and de-provisioning accounts
- No defined owners identified or involved
- Problems with operations and monitoring
The AD Health Check includes the installation of ProSight WAN Watch discovery tools plus automated network scans and a manual health check. Key discovery processes and topics include:
- Security: Understand who has access to what, how they received that access, and what they are doing with it
- Group Transformation: Drive consistency across groups for easier management and compliance
- Audit & Compliance: Pass internal and external audits to remain compliant
- Identity Management: Better secure structured and unstructured data with a clean Active Directory integrating with an Identity Access Management (IAM) solution
- Migration & Consolidation: Clean-up Active Directory to facilitate a merger with another organization
Progent reviews the collected information, documents errors and misconfigurations, and creates a detailed map of physical network connectivity. Once all AD information is collected, Progent confers with the client to discuss findings and propose solutions to any problems.
- Existing DC roles and placement
- Physical site layout
- IP layout and DHCP
- Existing hardware and software inventory
- Verify NTFRS/DFSR and group policy replication/configuration
- Verify AD replication
- Verify DNS/domain/forest zones
- Identify stale/lingering objects
- Security assessment
- Forest/Domain functional levels
Download Progent's ProSight Network Audit Datasheet
To view or download a datasheet describing Progent's ProSight Network Audit services, click:
Progent's ProSight Network Audit Services Datasheet. (PDF - 83 KB)
ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Progent's ProSight suite of solutions for outsourcing network management includes monthly fixed-cost managed service packages intended to help small and mid-size companies to maintain onsite or hybrid cloud networks by providing remote monitoring and proactive management in key areas that include endpoint security, cloud-based backup/restore, email spam and content filtering, virtual server hosting, and network documentation management. By partnering with leading RMM platform vendors, Progent can bring smaller organizations the same leading-edge network management solutions used by the largest corporations. Managed services offered by Progent include:
Read or Download Progent's White Paper: 10 Benefits of Managed IT Services
- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning technology to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely evade legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to manage the entire threat progression including filtering, identification, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical in-depth protection for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent accessible from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help you to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's unique needs and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data security standards. Progent will assist you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alarms that call for immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to install and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates your backup processes and allows rapid recovery of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged as a result of hardware failures, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can deliver world-class expertise to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when necessary, can assist you to recover your critical information. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.
- 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 technology of top information security companies to deliver web-based management and comprehensive security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway device to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and blocks most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance adds a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to map, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot their networking hardware like routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Incorporating cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are always current, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when issues are discovered. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require critical updates, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- 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 network running efficiently by checking the state of vital assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alert is sent automatically to your designated IT management personnel and your Progent consultant so any potential problems can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its key servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and managed by Progent's network support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Because the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware environment without requiring a lengthy and technically risky configuration process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting service. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, maintain, retrieve and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time wasted searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you require the instant you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
To view a white paper describing why managed services are quickly takingthe place of the old break/fix model of IT support for small and mid-size businesses, click:
10 Benefits of Managed IT Services. (PDF - 710 KB)
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to assess your organization's ability to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to collect information concerning your current 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 create an efficient security and backup system that reduces your exposure to ransomware and meets your business requirements. For additional information, refer to The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Contact Progent to Find Out More About ProSight Network Audits
For pricing information and to learn more about how ProSight Network Audits can reduce support costs and increase network uptime for your business, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.