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
ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that utilizes next generation behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely get by legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to automate the complete malware attack lifecycle including protection, identification, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent accessible from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist your business to plan and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's specific requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you define and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that call for urgent action. Progent can also help you to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and enables fast restoration of critical files, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted due to component failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements like HIPAA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when needed, can help you to recover your critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud 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 infrastructure of leading data security companies to provide web-based control and world-class security for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to external threats and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a further layer of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the on-premises gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more information, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progent’s ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map, monitor, optimize and debug their connectivity hardware such as routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, printers, client computers and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch ensures that network maps are kept updated, captures and displays the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, tracks performance, and sends notices when issues are detected. By automating complex network management processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary chores such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require critical software patches, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your IT system operating efficiently by checking the state of vital computers that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alert is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that any potential issues can be resolved before they can impact productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small or mid-size business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a secure fault tolerant 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 customer owns the data, the OS platforms, and the apps. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hosting environment without requiring a lengthy and difficult reinstallation process. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not tied one hosting service. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, find and safeguard data related to your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time spent searching for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized repository for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether you’re making improvements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need the instant you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
To download a white paper explaining why managed services are rapidly takingthe place of the old break/fix model of network support for small and mid-size businesses, click:
10 Benefits of Managed IT Services. (PDF - 710 KB)
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service centered on a brief phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to assess your company's ability to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Conti or Egregor. Progent will consult with you directly to gather information about your current AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow industry best practices to build an efficient AV and backup environment that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your business needs. For additional 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.