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.
Progentís 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
Progentís 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 (ďgroup grantsĒ)
- 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 incorporates next generation behavior-based machine learning tools to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to automate the entire threat lifecycle including blocking, identification, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's specific requirements and that allows you prove compliance with legal and industry information security standards. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that require urgent attention. Progent can also help your company to install and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Find out 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 from Progent offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and allows rapid restoration of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted as a result of component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide world-class support to configure ProSight DPS to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can help you to restore your critical information. Read 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 filtering and email encryption service that uses the infrastructure of top data security companies to provide centralized management and world-class protection for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway appliance to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance adds a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. For more information, visit Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, optimize and troubleshoot their connectivity hardware such as routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are always current, copies and manages the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when problems are detected. By automating time-consuming management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like network mapping, expanding your network, finding devices that require important updates, or resolving performance problems. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network running at peak levels by tracking the state of vital assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is sent immediately to your designated IT personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so any looming issues can be addressed before they can impact your network. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted Virtual Machines at Progent's World-class Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size organization can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a secure fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual machine host configured and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. With the ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the operating system software, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hardware solution without requiring a lengthy and technically risky reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not tied one hosting provider. Find out 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 makes it easy to create, update, find and safeguard information related to your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time wasted looking for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your business network such as recommended procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need the instant you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
To view a white paper describing why managed services are rapidly replacing the old break/fix model of IT support for small and mid-size organizations, click:
10 Benefits of Managed IT Services. (PDF - 710 KB)
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is intended to assess your company's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover rapidly after an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will consult with you personally to gather information about your existing antivirus tools and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup environment that reduces your exposure to ransomware and meets your business needs. For more information, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
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.