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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape traditional signature-matching AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to automate the complete malware attack progression including filtering, infiltration detection, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver economical in-depth protection for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, device management, and web filtering through leading-edge technologies packaged within a single agent managed from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique requirements and that allows you prove compliance with legal and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that call for immediate action. Progent can also assist you to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly cost, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup activities and enables rapid recovery of critical files, applications and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged due to hardware breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver world-class support to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can assist you to recover your business-critical data. Learn 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 and virus filtering service that uses the infrastructure of leading data security companies to provide web-based management and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from making it to your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to inbound threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway appliance adds a deeper layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. For more details, visit ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations to map, monitor, enhance and debug their connectivity appliances such as switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are always current, copies and displays the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require critical updates, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to help keep your IT system operating at peak levels by tracking the health of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your specified IT management staff and your Progent engineering consultant so any potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring 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 capture, update, retrieve and safeguard data related to your IT infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your IT documentation, you can save as much as half of time thrown away looking for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether youíre making improvements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a quick and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size businesses to get an objective assessment of the overall health of their network. Based on a selection of the top remote monitoring and management tools available, and supervised by Progent's certified team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your essential network assets adhere to best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory system. Both also come with a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include lower-cost management, better compliance with data security requirements, higher utilization of IT resources, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Learn more about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service based on a brief phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to help evaluate your company's ability to block ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will work with you directly to collect information about your current security profile 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 create an efficient security and backup system that reduces your exposure to ransomware and aligns with your business requirements. For details, visit The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
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.