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 (EPP) solution that incorporates SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior machine learning tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by traditional signature-matching AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud resources and offers a single platform to automate the entire threat progression including blocking, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against new attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services offer affordable multi-layer security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection regulations. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alarms that call for urgent action. Progent's consultants can also help your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery Services
Progent has partnered with advanced backup/restore technology providers to create ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS), a portfolio of subscription-based management outsourcing plans that deliver backup-as-a-service. ProSight DPS services manage and monitor your backup processes and allow transparent backup and rapid recovery of critical files, apps, images, and Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS lets you recover from data loss resulting from equipment breakdown, natural calamities, fire, cyber attacks like ransomware, user error, ill-intentioned insiders, or application glitches. Managed backup services in the ProSight DPS product line include ProSight Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Backup, ProSight DPS ECHO Backup using Barracuda purpose-built storage, and ProSight MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent consultant can help you to identify which of these fully managed backup services are best suited for your network.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of top information security companies to provide centralized control and world-class protection for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external threats and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device adds a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more details, visit Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it simple and affordable for smaller organizations to map, monitor, reconfigure and troubleshoot their connectivity hardware like routers and switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, printers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are always current, captures and manages the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when potential issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that need critical software patches, or resolving performance problems. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to help keep your IT system operating efficiently by checking the state of vital computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alarm is transmitted immediately to your designated IT staff and your Progent consultant so that all potential problems can be addressed before they have a chance to impact productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small organization can have its critical servers and apps hosted in a secure Tier III data center on a high-performance virtual host configured and managed by Progent's IT support experts. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service model, the client retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the apps. Since the environment is virtualized, it can be ported immediately to a different hosting solution without requiring a lengthy and technically risky reinstallation procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into a single hosting provider. Learn more details 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 makes it easy to create, maintain, retrieve and safeguard information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can save up to 50% of time spent searching for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether you're planning improvements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you need the instant you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Progent Active Defense Against Ransomware: Machine Learning-based Ransomware Identification and Remediation
Progent's Active Protection Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection managed service that incorporates cutting edge behavior analysis technology to defend endpoint devices and physical and virtual servers against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the complete threat progression including filtering, detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Find out more about Progent's ransomware protection and recovery services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Call Center: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Support Center managed services allow your IT staff to offload Help Desk services to Progent or divide activity for Service Desk support seamlessly between your internal network support resources and Progent's nationwide roster of IT service engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Shared Help Desk Service offers a smooth supplement to your in-house IT support group. End user interaction with the Service Desk, delivery of support, escalation, trouble ticket creation and tracking, performance measurement, and maintenance of the support database are consistent regardless of whether incidents are taken care of by your core IT support organization, by Progent, or by a combination. Read more about Progent's outsourced/shared Help Desk services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's managed services for patch management offer organizations of all sizes a versatile and affordable alternative for assessing, validating, scheduling, implementing, and tracking updates to your ever-evolving information network. In addition to maximizing the protection and functionality of your IT environment, Progent's patch management services permit your IT team to concentrate on line-of-business initiatives and tasks that derive the highest business value from your network. Read more about Progent's software/firmware update management support services.
- ProSight Duo Multi-Factor Authentication: Access Security, Endpoint Remediation, and Secure Single Sign-on (SSO)
Progent's Duo authentication managed services incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication. Duo enables single-tap identity confirmation with Apple iOS, Android, and other out-of-band devices. Using Duo 2FA, whenever you log into a secured online account and give your password you are requested to confirm who you are on a device that only you have and that is accessed using a different network channel. A broad range of devices can be used as this second form of ID validation including a smartphone or watch, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You can register several validation devices. To learn more about ProSight Duo two-factor identity validation services, go to Duo MFA two-factor authentication services.
To download a white paper explaining why managed services are rapidly 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
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is designed to help assess your company's preparedness to counter ransomware or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Snatch or Egregor. Progent will work with you personally to gather information concerning your existing security profile and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup system that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your company's needs. For details, refer to 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.