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 Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior analysis technology to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely get by legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight ASM protects on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to automate the complete malware attack lifecycle including protection, identification, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top features include single-click rollback with Windows VSS and real-time network-wide immunization against new threats. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, reseller, and integrator. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services offer ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alarms, device control, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help you to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with government and industry information protection regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to set up and test a backup and disaster recovery system such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Progent has worked with advanced backup/restore software companies to create ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS), a selection of subscription-based management outsourcing plans that provide backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS products manage and monitor your backup operations and allow non-disruptive backup and rapid recovery of critical files/folders, applications, images, and virtual machines. ProSight DPS lets you avoid data loss caused by hardware breakdown, natural calamities, fire, cyber attacks such as ransomware, user mistakes, malicious insiders, or application glitches. Managed backup services in the ProSight Data Protection Services product line include ProSight DPS Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro 365 Backup), ProSight ECHO Backup using Barracuda purpose-built hardware, and ProSight DPS MSP360 Cloud and On-prem Backup. Your Progent consultant can help you to identify which of these fully managed backup 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 service that incorporates the technology of leading data security vendors to provide centralized management and world-class security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the on-premises security gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside 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 monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map, track, enhance and troubleshoot their networking hardware such as switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that infrastructure topology maps are always current, copies and manages the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are discovered. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks such as making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating appliances that require important updates, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to keep your network running at peak levels by checking the state of critical assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects a problem, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT management personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so any potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Find out 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 capture, update, find and safeguard information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as half of time wasted looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized repository for holding and sharing all documents required for managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether you're planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you require as soon as you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Progent Active Protection Against Ransomware: Machine Learning-based Ransomware Detection and Cleanup
Progent's Active Protection Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection solution that incorporates next generation behavior analysis technology to guard endpoints as well as physical and virtual servers against modern malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape legacy signature-based AV tools. Progent Active Security Monitoring services protect on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to automate the entire malware attack progression including blocking, identification, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new threats. Read more about Progent's ransomware defense and recovery services.
- Progent's Outsourced/Shared Help Desk: Help Desk Managed Services
Progent's Support Center services enable your information technology staff to offload Call Center services to Progent or divide responsibilities for support services seamlessly between your in-house support team and Progent's extensive pool of certified IT support engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Progent's Co-managed Help Desk Service offers a seamless supplement to your corporate support group. User interaction with the Help Desk, delivery of support services, issue escalation, trouble ticket creation and tracking, performance measurement, and maintenance of the support database are consistent regardless of whether incidents are resolved by your internal network support resources, by Progent's team, or both. Learn more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Help Center services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Patch Management Services
Progent's support services for patch management provide organizations of all sizes a flexible and cost-effective alternative for evaluating, validating, scheduling, applying, and documenting updates to your ever-evolving information system. Besides optimizing the security and functionality of your IT network, Progent's software/firmware update management services permit your IT team to focus on more strategic projects and tasks that derive maximum business value from your network. Learn more about Progent's patch management services.
- ProSight Duo Two-Factor Authentication: ID Confirmation, Endpoint Policy Enforcement, and Protected Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo authentication service plans incorporate Cisco's Duo cloud technology to defend against password theft by using two-factor authentication. Duo enables single-tap identity confirmation on iOS, Android, and other personal devices. Using Duo 2FA, whenever you sign into a secured online account and give your password you are asked to confirm who you are on a device that only you have and that uses a different network channel. A wide range of out-of-band devices can be utilized as this second means of ID validation including an iPhone or Android or wearable, a hardware/software token, a landline phone, etc. You can designate multiple validation devices. To learn more about Duo identity validation services, visit Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication services.
- ProSight Reporting: Real-time Reporting for Ticketing and Network Monitoring Platforms
ProSight Reporting is an expanding family of in-depth management reporting tools designed to integrate with the industry's top ticketing and remote network monitoring applications such as ConnectWise Manage, ConnectWise Automate, Customer Thermometer, Auvik, and SentinelOne. ProSight Reporting incorporates Microsoft Graph and features color coding to surface and contextualize key issues like spotty support follow-through or machines with missing patches. By identifying ticketing or network health problems clearly and in near-real time, ProSight Reporting improves network value, lowers management overhead, and saves money. For more information, visit ProSight Reporting for ticketing and network monitoring applications.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost way for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an unbiased evaluation of the overall health of their IT system. Based on a selection of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your essential network devices 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 like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also include one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include simpler management, improved compliance with government and industry security standards, higher utilization of IT resources, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and higher availability. See more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a phone interview with a Progent information assurance consultant. The fact-finding interview is designed to evaluate your company's ability either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an attack by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), DopplePaymer, Snatch or Nephilim. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information about your current security profile and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow best practices to deploy a cost-effective security and backup/recovery system that reduces your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your company's needs. For more information, refer to 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.
Contact Progent to Get Started with ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
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