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, elevates 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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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 Microsoft 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) service that incorporates SentinelOne's next generation behavior-based analysis technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape legacy signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to automate the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Top features include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, device management, and web filtering through cutting-edge tools packaged within a single agent managed from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help you to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your organization's specific needs and that allows you prove compliance with government and industry information security regulations. Progent will assist you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alarms that call for immediate action. 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 quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Progent has worked with leading backup technology providers to produce ProSight Data Protection Services, a selection of offerings that deliver backup-as-a-service. ProSight DPS products automate and monitor your data backup processes and enable non-disruptive backup and rapid recovery of critical files, applications, system images, and virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps your business protect against data loss resulting from hardware failures, natural calamities, fire, malware like ransomware, user error, malicious employees, or software bugs. Managed backup services in the ProSight Data Protection Services product line include ProSight DPS Ataro VM Backup, ProSight Ataro Office 365 Backup, ProSight DPS ECHO Backup based on Barracuda dedicated storage, and ProSight MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent service representative can assist you to determine which of these managed services are best suited for your IT environment.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering and email encryption service that incorporates the infrastructure of top information security vendors to provide centralized management and comprehensive protection for your email traffic. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to provide advanced defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps most unwanted email from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your vulnerability to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the local gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations to map out, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot their networking appliances such as routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are always current, copies and manages the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when potential issues are discovered. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need important updates, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management technology to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the health of vital assets that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT management personnel and your Progent consultant so all potential issues can be resolved before they can impact productivity. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, find and safeguard data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time thrown away searching for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized repository for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether you’re planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Active Protection Against Ransomware: AI-based Ransomware Identification and Remediation
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection service that incorporates next generation behavior-based analysis technology to defend endpoint devices as well as physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to address the entire malware attack lifecycle including blocking, identification, containment, cleanup, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Learn more about Progent's ransomware protection and recovery services.
- Outsourced/Co-managed Help Center: Call Center Managed Services
Progent's Support Center services allow your information technology group to outsource Help Desk services to Progent or divide activity for support services seamlessly between your in-house support team and Progent's extensive roster of IT service engineers and subject matter experts. Progent's Co-managed Service Desk provides a seamless supplement to your corporate IT support resources. End user access to the Service Desk, delivery of support services, issue escalation, ticket creation and tracking, efficiency metrics, and maintenance of the service database are cohesive regardless of whether issues are taken care of by your corporate support staff, by Progent, or both. Read more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Help Desk services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Software/Firmware Update Management Services
Progent's managed services for software and firmware patch management provide businesses of any size a versatile and cost-effective alternative for evaluating, validating, scheduling, implementing, and documenting software and firmware updates to your dynamic information network. In addition to maximizing the security and reliability of your computer environment, Progent's software/firmware update management services allow your IT team to concentrate on line-of-business projects and tasks that deliver the highest business value from your information network. Learn more about Progent's patch management support services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Identity Validation, Endpoint Remediation, and Protected Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo MFA managed services incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to protect against stolen passwords by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Duo supports single-tap identity confirmation on Apple iOS, Android, and other personal devices. Using 2FA, when you log into a secured online account and give your password you are requested to verify who you are on a unit that only you possess and that is accessed using a separate network channel. A wide selection of out-of-band devices can be utilized for this added means of authentication including a smartphone or wearable, a hardware token, a landline telephone, etc. You may register several verification devices. To find out more about Duo identity authentication services, refer to Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and affordable alternative for small and medium-size organizations to get an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and supervised by Progent's certified team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the deployment of your essential network assets adhere to industry leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both also include a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include easier network management, improved compliance with data security standards, higher utilization of IT resources, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Learn more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to help assess your company's ability either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an attack by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), DopplePaymer, LockBit or Nephilim. Progent will work with you directly to gather information concerning your current cybersecurity posture and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply best practices to deploy an efficient security and backup environment that minimizes your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your company's needs. For more information, see Progent's 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.
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