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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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 solution that utilizes SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily evade traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight ASM protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to manage the entire threat lifecycle including protection, detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer economical multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering through leading-edge tools incorporated within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection standards. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent can also help your company to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery system like ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS): Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Progent has partnered with leading backup/restore software companies to produce ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS), a family of subscription-based offerings that deliver backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services automate and track your backup operations and allow non-disruptive backup and rapid recovery of critical files, applications, images, and Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps your business avoid data loss caused by hardware failures, natural calamities, fire, malware like ransomware, user error, malicious insiders, or software glitches. Managed backup services in the ProSight Data Protection Services product line include ProSight Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro 365 Backup), ProSight ECHO Backup based on Barracuda purpose-built hardware, and ProSight DPS MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent consultant can assist you to determine which of these managed 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 filtering and email encryption service that uses the technology of leading data security vendors to deliver web-based management and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway appliance to provide advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to external threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance adds a deeper level of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more information, visit Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to diagram, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances like routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are always updated, copies and displays the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when problems are detected. By automating tedious network management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating appliances that require critical updates, or resolving performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your network running at peak levels by tracking the state of critical assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is transmitted automatically to your designated IT staff and your Progent engineering consultant so that any looming issues can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote 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 create, update, find and safeguard data about your IT infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time thrown away looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure such as recommended procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether you're planning enhancements, performing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you require the instant you need it. Find out more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Active Defense Against Ransomware: Machine Learning-based Ransomware Detection and Cleanup
Progent's Active Protection Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection (EPP) managed service that incorporates next generation behavior-based analysis technology to guard endpoint devices and physical and virtual servers against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily get by legacy signature-based anti-virus products. Progent ASM services safeguard on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to automate the complete malware attack progression including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top 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 defense and recovery services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Service Desk: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Support Center managed services enable your information technology team to offload Help Desk services to Progent or divide responsibilities for Service Desk support seamlessly between your in-house network support team and Progent's extensive pool of IT service technicians, engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Shared Service Desk offers a transparent supplement to your core network support organization. User interaction with the Help Desk, delivery of support, escalation, trouble ticket creation and updates, efficiency measurement, and maintenance of the support database are consistent whether incidents are taken care of by your core IT support group, by Progent's team, or by a combination. Find out more about Progent's outsourced/shared Help Center services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's managed services for patch management offer organizations of any size a flexible and cost-effective alternative for evaluating, testing, scheduling, applying, and documenting software and firmware updates to your dynamic information network. In addition to optimizing the security and reliability of your computer network, Progent's software/firmware update management services allow your IT staff to concentrate on more strategic projects and tasks that deliver the highest business value from your information network. Learn more about Progent's patch management services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: ID Confirmation, Endpoint Remediation, and Secure Single Sign-on (SSO)
Progent's Duo MFA service plans incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to protect against stolen passwords through the use of two-factor authentication. Duo supports one-tap identity verification on Apple iOS, Google Android, and other personal devices. With 2FA, whenever you sign into a secured online account and enter your password you are requested to verify your identity on a unit that only you have and that is accessed using a different ("out-of-band") network channel. A wide selection of out-of-band devices can be used as this added means of authentication including an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware token, a landline phone, etc. You may register several validation devices. To learn more about Duo identity validation services, go to Duo MFA two-factor authentication (2FA) services for access security.
- ProSight Reporting: Real-time Reporting for Ticketing and Network Monitoring Applications
ProSight Reporting is a growing line of in-depth management reporting utilities created to work with the industry's top ticketing and remote network monitoring platforms including ConnectWise Manage, ConnectWise Automate, Customer Thermometer, Auvik, and SentinelOne. ProSight Reporting incorporates Microsoft Graph and utilizes color coding to highlight and contextualize critical issues such as inconsistent support follow-through or endpoints with missing patches. By identifying ticketing or network health concerns clearly and in near-real time, ProSight Reporting improves productivity, lowers management hassle, and saves money. For more information, visit ProSight Reporting for ticketing and network monitoring platforms.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits offer a fast and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an unbiased assessment of the health of their network. Powered by some of the leading remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your essential infrastructure devices adhere to best practices. Both 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 (AD) system. Both versions also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include easier management, better compliance with data security regulations, higher utilization of IT assets, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and higher availability. See more information about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service centered on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The interview is intended to assess your company's ability to block ransomware or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, Conti or Nephilim. Progent will work with you directly to gather information about your current AV defense and backup procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup system that reduces your exposure to ransomware and meets your business needs. For more information, see The 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.