What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
Cloud computing uses the Internet to share access to IT resources and services such as processors, storage systems, and applications. Public clouds pool together massive physical resources and use virtualization technology to distribute these resources dynamically among clients. This provides very efficient resource utilization, which allows public clouds to offer customers substantial savings on infrastructure investment. Private clouds are also accessible via the Internet, with resources often deployed at colocation sites to cut infrastructure costs. However, private cloud resources are reserved for use by only one organization. This provides complete flexibility over resource allocation, eliminates configuration restrictions, and makes it easier to comply with certain security standards. As examples of flexibility, with a private cloud you can use a legacy operating system to run a legacy application or you can devote all available physical processing power to support one business-critical database.
Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service utilizes advanced virtualization technology, a Tier III datacenter, and the expertise of Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants to offer small and middle-size organizations an end-to-end IT outsourcing solution that improves availability, strengthens security, cuts management cost and trouble, and eliminates the need to make expensive investments in network infrastructure. Thanks to Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, smaller companies can have their servers and key applications hosted in a secure, non-stop datacenter on a high-performance virtual host custom configured and efficiently managed by Progent's network technology experts.
Virtualization technology allows Progent to improve the availability, security, throughput, expandability, recoverability, and portability of the customer's network while holding down hosting costs. Progent's customers keep ownership of their OS and application licenses. Progent owns the dedicated host servers and takes care of maintaining them. Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.
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A Smart Outsourcing Alternative for Small and Midsize Companies
Small and midsize companies can't afford the cost or management distraction associated with creating and maintaining an on-premises network infrastructure that approaches the level of robustness and security demanded by enterprises. Businesses of any size need reliable access to and consistent performance from mission-critical applications. Without the economy of scale enjoyed by large companies, smaller business need the leverage that comes with intelligently outsourcing infrastructure and management services. Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service allows smaller businesses to realize the advantages of enterprise-class IT infrastructure and support services at a cost they can afford.
Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Many businesses utilize public and private clouds combined with on-premises IT resources, a networking model known as a "hybrid cloud." This common architecture may be adopted in order to comply with security requirements, overcome latency issues for performance-critical applications, implement disaster recovery or business continuity plans, accommodate custom or legacy equipment or software, etc. As an example, an organization using a cloud-based email service could be required to host certain sensitive mailboxes on premises. Progent can assist you to plan and configure a hybrid networking solution that transparently and securely integrates cloud services and on-premises infrastructure. (See Consulting for Integrating Office 365 with On-premises Networks.)
How ProSight Virtual Hosting Differs from Typical Application Hosting
With ASP or SaaS hosting models, customers retain ownership of their corporate data but not the operating system or application licenses for the software maintained by the hosting provider. Since it can take considerable time and money to migrate from the ASP (Application Service Provider) or SaaS (Software as a Service) hosting service to another hosting provider or to move a hosted system to on-premises facilities, smaller organizations with modest IT management budgets can for all effectively become locked into their hosting service.
Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the data, OS platforms, and applications are all owned by the client. The virtualized environment can be moved easily and inexpensively to another hardware environment without requiring time-consuming and technically challenging reinstallation and re-configuration. ProSight Virtual Hosting makes you a partner of your hosting service, not a captive. An additional benefit of the virtualization technology of Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service is that your data can be restored promptly in the event of a natural, human or technical disaster. Since the entire environment is backed up regularly and stored in a geographically separate datacenter, the system can be hosted by any server hardware used to host the virtual environment.
Progent can also host environments with any mix of OS platforms and applications. This type of environment, with little standardization, is common for smaller businesses but is not accommodated ASP and SaaS hosting services. Public clouds are entirely virtualized but have strict standardization requirements offer minimal flexibility for configuring servers, hosting legacy applications, or supporting company-specific computing styles.
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Additional ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Virtual Hosting, Progent's ProSight suite of fully managed IT services includes other affordable outsourcing products that cover major aspects of network management including endpoint security, backup and disaster recovery, email content filtering, infrastructure health monitoring, and IT documentation management. By partnering with RMM technology leaders, Progent can offer smaller businesses the benefits of the same network management solutions used by global enterprises.
Managed services available from Progent include:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior machine learning tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely get by legacy signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the complete threat lifecycle including filtering, identification, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's specific requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection standards. Progent will assist you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that require immediate action. Progent's consultants can also assist you to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and mid-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight DPS automates your backup activities and allows rapid recovery of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can provide advanced support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements like HIPAA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Find out 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 and email encryption service that incorporates the technology of leading data security companies to deliver centralized control and world-class security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises security gateway device to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a preliminary barricade and blocks most threats from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further level of analysis for incoming email. For outbound email, the on-premises security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more details, visit ProSight 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 simple and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to map out, track, optimize and troubleshoot their networking appliances such as routers and switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, printers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are kept updated, captures and manages the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when issues are discovered. By automating tedious management activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important updates, or resolving performance problems. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by checking the state of vital assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your specified IT personnel and your Progent consultant so all looming issues can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring 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 create, update, retrieve and protect information about your IT infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save up to 50% of time wasted searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you require when you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the overall health of their network. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and supervised by Progent's world-class team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the deployment of your essential infrastructure assets adhere to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory system. Both versions also include one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more reliable backup and restore, and higher availability. See more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service centered on a brief interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The interview is designed to assess your company's preparedness either to counter ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Conti or Egregor. Progent will consult with you personally to gather information about your existing antivirus tools and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to create an efficient security and backup/recovery environment that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and meets your business requirements. For additional information, visit Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Additional Value-priced Service Packages Available from Progent
Specially priced service bundles available from Progent to help you achieve and prove compliance with regulatory and industry security standards include security vulnerability assessment and stealth penetration testing. Progent also offers expert disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help ensure you can return to operations quickly in case of a catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, fire, cyber attack, human error, equipment breakdown, or any other foreseeable disruptive event.
Contact Progent to Get Started with ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
To learn more about Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service and to find out how Progent can help you save money by outsourcing your IT management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.