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 (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior analysis tools to guard physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and provides a single platform to automate the complete threat progression including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies packaged within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's unique needs and that allows you prove compliance with government and industry data security standards. Progent will help you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that require immediate action. Progent can also help you to install and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a destructive cyber attack such as ransomware. Find out 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 Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast recovery of vital files, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged as a result of hardware breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver advanced support to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can help you to restore your business-critical information. Read 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 service that incorporates the technology of top information security companies to provide centralized management and world-class protection for your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local gateway appliance to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. The cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance adds a deeper level of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the local security gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays within your security perimeter. For more information, visit Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, optimize and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances like routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, printers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology diagrams are always updated, copies and manages the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates alerts when problems are discovered. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating devices that require important software patches, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network operating efficiently by tracking the state of vital assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alert is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your assigned Progent consultant so all looming problems can be resolved before they can disrupt productivity. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its critical servers and applications hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's IT support professionals. Under the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client owns the data, the OS software, and the applications. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to an alternate hardware environment without requiring a time-consuming and technically risky reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into a single hosting service. Learn more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, maintain, find and protect information related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By updating and managing your IT documentation, you can save up to 50% of time spent looking for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network such as recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you need when you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
To download a white paper explaining why managed services are quickly replacing the old break/fix model of IT support outsourcing for small and mid-size businesses, click:
10 Benefits of Managed IT Services. (PDF - 710 KB)
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service centered on a brief phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to evaluate your organization's preparedness to block ransomware or recover quickly following an attack by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, DopplePaymer, Conti or Nephilim. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup/recovery system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your company's needs. For more information, see Progent's 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.