ProSight Network Audit ServicesProgent'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 WAN Watch IT Infrastructure Management Consulting

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
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:
  • 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
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.

What does a messy Active Directory actually mean to you?

  • 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
Reasons for cleaning up Active Directory 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
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:
  • 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
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.

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:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes cutting edge behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by legacy signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight ASM protects local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to manage the complete threat progression including filtering, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services offer economical in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies packaged within a single agent accessible from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your organization's specific requirements and that allows you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data protection standards. Progent will assist you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to set up and verify a backup and restore system like 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 (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and enables rapid restoration of critical data, apps and VMs that have become lost or corrupted due to component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's BDR specialists can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical data. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services 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 uses the technology of top data security vendors to deliver centralized management and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance provides a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, visit Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map out, track, enhance and troubleshoot their networking hardware such as routers, firewalls, and access points plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are kept updated, captures and displays the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when issues are detected. By automating tedious management activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores such as network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that need critical updates, or isolating performance problems. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to help keep your network running at peak levels by checking the health of vital assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so that all potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to impact productivity. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight Virtual Hosting: Hosted VMs at Progent's Tier III Data Center
    With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its key servers and applications hosted in a protected fault tolerant data center on a fast virtual host set up and maintained by Progent's network support professionals. Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the client retains ownership of the data, the operating system software, and the applications. Since the system is virtualized, it can be ported easily to an alternate hosting environment without a time-consuming and technically risky configuration procedure. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, your business is not locked into one hosting provider. Find out more about ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, maintain, retrieve and protect data about your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time spent trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether youíre making improvements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you need the instant you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
Read or Download Progent's White Paper: 10 Benefits of Managed IT Services
To view a white paper describing why managed services are rapidly takingthe place of the traditional 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
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service centered on a phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The interview is designed to help assess your organization's ability to block ransomware or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will work with you personally to collect information concerning your current AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to create a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery environment that minimizes your exposure to ransomware and meets your business needs. For additional information, see 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.

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